Participants preparing for X-Trial Barcelona

January 9, 2019
by Pere Flores @Perflo135 / FIM X-Trial Journalist

Participants preparing for X-Trial Barcelona

Contenders confirmed for the second Round of the series

The protagonists for Round Two of the FIM X-Trial World Championship, set for Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi on 3rd February, are now confirmed.  

Once again, Spain’s stars will have the opportunity to shine as they compete in front of a demanding and knowledgeable home fanbase, as the 42nd edition of the most historic event on the calendar.  

Leading the Spanish Armada will be twelve-times World Champion Toni Bou (Repsol Montesa-HRC), also a twelve times winner in Barcelona after his victory over Adam Raga (TRS) by just six marks in a tight 2018 Final.  Both riders will be fighting for home honours again in 2019, the veteran contingent against youth hopefuls Jaime Busto (Gas Gas), Benoit Bincaz (Beta) and Miquel Gelabert (Sherco).  All three made it onto the podium on at least one occasion last season and were the revelations of 2018; Busto in particular, having even taken his first X-Trial victory.  

Joining the five permanent riders in Barcelona will be Jeroni Fajardo (Gas Gas), who made the podium in his home event last year, Japan’s spectacular star Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Montesa-HRC), and Vertigo’s Jorge Casales.  

The ninth participant in this second Round of the FIM X-Trial World Championship will be the best-performing of the four “event riders” from the opening Round in Budapest, which takes place on 20th January.  

Tickets are already available for X-Trial Barcelona at: