Budapest contenders announced

January 4, 2019
by Pere Flores @Perflo135 / FIM X-Trial Journalist

Budapest contenders announced

The competing riders for the opening round of the FIM X-Trial World Championship are confirmed

The riders aiming to de-throne 12-times X-Trial World Champion Toni Bou (Repsol Honda Team) at the Budapest Arena – the first date of the 2019 calendar – are now known.  

Bou, who makes his debut at X-Trial Budapest, will take on the 2018 winner and reigning world number two Adam Raga (TRS) as well as the two riders who made the podium alongside him last season: Jaime Busto (Gas Gas) and Benoit Bincaz (Beta).  Putting into the mix Miquel Gelabert (Sherco) as well, there are plenty of youth hopefuls hoping to overthrow the discipline’s veteran contingent this season.  

For the opening Round in Budapest, experienced competitors Jeroni Fajardo (Gas Gas), Britain’s James Dabill (Beta) and spectacular Japanese star Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Montesa-HRC) will join Vertigo’s Jorge Casales to complete the field.  

All nine riders can look forward a close fight for the first honours of the season, in front of the sizeable Hungarian crowd that will have the privilege of taking in the first action of the campaign, at an event that made an impressive mark last year.  

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