The season in statistics

April 3, 2018
by Pere Flores @Perflo135 / FIM X-Trial Journalist

The season in statistics

The first campaign in the new X-Trial FIM World Championship era has seen several records broken

The 2018 X-Trial FIM World Championship, which came to a conclusion last Thursday in Budapest, has produced a marked step forward for the discipline demonstrated by various interesting statistics.   

· A total of sixteen different riders have participated at some stage during the seven X-Trial events.  

· 6 different nationalities have been represented through the season.  

· Seven different riders have made it onto an X-Trial podium in 2018, and three of them (Toni Bou, Jaime Busto and Adam Raga) have made it to top spot.  

· 6 young hopefuls have made their first steps in the Championship by achieving their series debuts in 2018.  

· Toni Bou has recorded a twelfth consecutive X-Trial World Championship title.  

· Jaime Busto claimed his first-ever X-Trial win.  With victory at X-Trial Paris, Busto became the 20th different winner in the discipline, and only the fourth different rider to win a round in the last decade.  

· In five of the seven events, the X-Trial was decided by six marks or fewer.  The smallest victory margin of the season was just three marks at both X-Trial Paris and X-Trial Budapest, where on each occasion the winner was only settled in the final section.  

· With an impressive level of consistency again in 2018, Adam Raga has now reached 25 consecutive X-Trial podium appearances, stretching back to the 2014 campaign, and extends his all-time podium record above the century mark to a total of 104 top-three finishes.  

· TRS rider Raga has also become the highest all-time point-scorer in the sport, moving above Dougie Lampkin with a total of 2043 career X-Trial points.   

· Takahisa Fujinami made his 136th X-Trial start when he lined up at X-Trial Budapest, in the process securing a new all-time appearance record in the sport.  

· Youngsters Benoit Bincaz and Miquel Gelabert have been among the stars of the season, both debutants making it onto an X-Trial podium for the first time – Bincaz with two third places and Gelabert with a runner-up ranking as his best result.  Frenchman Bincaz became the first Frenchman to make it onto an X-Trial podium since 2001, and did so on board a French machine (Scorpa) and at a French venue (X-Trial Toulouse).  

· At the season-ending X-Trial Budapest, Hungary became the nineteenth different nation to host an X-Trial World Championship round.

 Several of the riders will participate on Friday, April 6 in the X-Trial of the Nations to be held at the Palais Nikaia in Nice.  

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