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X-Trial Montpellier 18
X-Trial 2018 Round XTR 2
The second round of the X-Trial World Championship held at the Sud de France Arena in Montpellier was a productive one for Repsol Honda Team. Toni Bou made off with an important victory that consolidates his position at the head of the championship table. Fujinami came close to qualifying for the semi-final.
In Montpellier, France champion Toni Bou added a new victory to his lengthy honours list, in the second round of the FIM X-Trial World Championship. Playing to a packed house, the Repsol Honda Team rider ignored some physical ailments, principally affecting his arms, to prevail in the final which involved a face-to-face with Adam Raga.
Bou was the strongest in the first qualifying round, where Toni’s Repsol Honda Team team-mate, Takahisa Fujinami – the organisation’s wildcard invite – failed to make the cut by a single penalty point. In the second round, in spite of a few mistakes, Bou was able to outride his group’s adversaries, finishing with a two and four point advantage. The final meant a showdown with archrival Adam Raga, who the champion was able to defeat with a five-point advantage. Bou now comfortably leads the championship table with 40 points, thirteen more than second-placed Adam Raga.
The next date on the calendar for the FIM X-Trial World Championship will be the third round held next Friday, January 19th in Toulouse, France.
RACE: 1st STANDINGS: 1st
RACE: 8th STANDINGS: 11th
X-Trial Montpellier 2018
|1||Bou Toni||SPA||40||Repsol Honda Team|
|2||Raga Adam||SPA||27||TRS Factory Team|
|3||Dabill James||GBR||18||Beta Factory Racing|
|4||Busto Jaime||SPA||15||Gas Gas Factory Team|
|5||Bincaz Benoit||FRA||13||Scorpa Factory|
|6||Fajardo Jeroni||SPA||13||Gas Gas Factory Team|
|7||Gelabert Miquel||10||SPA||6||Sherco Factory Team|
|8||Casales Jorge||SPA||2||Vertigo Factory Team|
|9||Ferrer Alexandre||13||FRA||2||Sherco Factory Team|
|10||Grattarola Matteo||ITA||1||Montesa Team Sembenini|
|11||Fujinami Takahisa||JPN||1||Repsol Honda Team|