FIM X-Trial of Na­tions

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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.

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