FIM X-Trial of Nations
In the search for victory Toni Bou (Repsol Montesa Honda) and Jaime Busto (Gas Gas) set the record for the biggest winning margin in the history of the FIM X-Trial of Nations held at the Vendespace stadium in France. The pair did not drop a single mark in the first two rounds of the contest, while the French pair of Benoit Bincaz (Beta) and Alexandre Ferrer (Sherco) parted with 12 marks as they joined them in the final. Bincaz was handicapped by a fall in the warm-up prior to the event which left him with bruising to his wrist and leg. He performed well alongside Ferrer to take France to second place despite some late failures.
Spain also suffered a couple of disasters in the final, but won by 12 marks to 34. British youngsters Jack Price (Gas Gas) and Toby Martyn (Beta) performed superbly, finishing just one point behind France after the first two rounds to just miss out on the final. Martyn – on his X-Trial debut – and Price were two of the stars of the evening to take third for Great Britain for the second year running. Dave Cooper Trial Mag 0817.pdf 1 14/08/2017 22:51 RESULTS: 1: Spain 12; 2: France 34; 3: Great Britain 13; 4: Italy 16; 5: Norway 41.