The French city of Strasbourg will this Friday host the FIM X-Trial World Championship which arrives at its halfway point with Toni Bou firmly in command. It is the first time that the city of the European parliament has held a world championship indoor trial event.
The capital of the Alsace region plays host for the first time to a trial competition in the X-Trial World Championship, with no less than the participation of Repsol Honda Team’s multi-time champion Toni Bou. The fourth date in the calendar will take place at the Zénith Europe centre in Strasbourg this Friday evening at 20:00 hrs. Fans can look forward to a qualifying round, followed by the semi-finals and the subsequent final, with the winner’s podium scheduled for 23:00.
Toni Bou, after winning the three previous races (Vendée, Montpellier and Toulouse) has a substantial advantage at the head of the X-Trial Championship overall standings, some eighteen points clear of main rival Adam Raga.
The Strasbourg event is the final round of the string of events in French cities, with the championship now moving on to Spain for the next two stops (Barcelona and Seville) before the championship closes with dates in Paris and Budapest.
Standings after Round 3
|1||Bou Toni||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||60|
|2||Raga Adam||SPA||TRS Factory Team||TRS||42|
|3||Bincaz Benoit||FRA||Scorpa Factory||Scorpa||26|
|4||Dabill James||GBR||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||22|
|5||Busto Jaime||SPA||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||21|
|6||Gelabert Miquel||SPA||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||16|
|7||Fajardo Jeroni||SPA||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||16|
|8||Fujinami Takahisa||JPN||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||9|
|9||Ferrer Alexandre||FRA||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||3|
|10||Casales Jorge||SPA||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||3|
|11||Grattarola Matteo||ITA||Montesa Team Sembenini||Montesa||2|
|12||Farre Arnau||SPA||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||1|
|13||Price Jack||GBR||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||1|