FIM X-Trial World Championship will make its Norwegian Debut

April 9, 2024
by Pere Flores @Perflo135 / FIM X-Trial Journalist

FIM X-Trial World Championship will make its Norwegian Debut

The Championship will visit Stavanger next season

Mark your calendars for an unprecedented motorsport spectacle as Norway gears up to host its first-ever FIM X-Trial World Championship scoring round, the X-Trial Norway on February 8, 2025. In an exciting collaboration, the Norwegian Motorsport Federation, Riska Motorcycle Club and Esdeux, the championship promoter, are set to bring this thrilling event to the heart of Stavanger, a city celebrated for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.  

Stavanger, nestled in the southwestern part of Norway, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes that blend dramatic fjords, such as the famous Lysefjorden with the iconic Pulpit Rock, alongside pristine beaches alongside the North Sea coastlines. This region offers a rich mix of cultural history, from ancient Viking monuments and medieval churches to contemporary Norwegian cuisine and art, making it a captivating destination for adventurers, history enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike. The compelling energy sector in the region ensures that Stavanger Airport is easily accessible from virtually anywhere and there are a wide and diverse variety of accommodations.  

This is also the home town of 24-year-old, Sondre “Gekko” Haga, who became the FIM Trial2 World Champion in 2022. Also, a 6-time Norwegian Trial Champion, Sondre became Norway’s first ever X-Trial performer when he was nominated for a wild card appearance at the Bilbao round back in 2019.  

Norwegian motorsport and Trial are developing rapidly, with an increasing number of licensed athletes and impressive international achievements. The organizer aims to catalyze this positive momentum to boost recruitment and skill development in trial sports, with a particular focus on inclusivity and gender equality. The initiative includes organizing social events, training camps for women, and tournaments to amplify female representation in motorsport. Additionally, the event will highlight sustainable practices with the introduction of electric training bikes, a move already gaining traction among Norwegian clubs and the Motorsport Federation.  

The President of Norwegian Motorsport Federation, Emile Funderud Westbye are excited to be able to present the FIM X-Trial World Championship in Norway for the first time: "This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our country as an excellent host for motorsport, and we look forward to welcoming participants and fans."  

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