Click for more information about Zeta Products

Click the Fullnoise Logo to return to the home page
Click here for more info


Trials News
Toni Bou draws first blood at 2018 X-Trial Championship opener


Posted: Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 : 8:39 AM - - 702 Reads




Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou clinched victory ahead of Jaime Busto in Vendée, France in the opening round of the 2018 FIM X-Trial World Championship.

In the first qualifying round, Bou laid down the gauntlet, collecting just a single penalty point in the six-section course, as the eleven-times champion sauntered through the relatively low-difficulty obstacles. The second phase of the competition, held in the Vendespace Sports Complex, saw Toni Bou included in a group with James Dabill and Benoît Bincaz, with only the top-finisher going through to the final. The Montesa Cota 4RT rider replicated the near perfect first lap to comfortably seal a place in the final.


The X-Trial Vendée podium
 
The final turned out to be a face-off with former team-mate Jaime Busto, whose six points were no match for the incumbent champion who picked up a solitary penalty mark en route to victory.

"We have started a new season and we knew that we would have a fight on our hands, especially when we saw how easy the sections were," Bou said. "Jaime pushed harder than we’d expected, putting in a very good lap and turning out to be a great rival. I think I made a few more mistakes and if things continue like this, the championship could turn out to be a hotly-disputed one. It is important to start with a victory and with good sensations. Now we will rest a bit and continue with the pre-season which we haven’t yet been able to do so far."

Jaime Busto was happy with his second place finish on debut with his new GasGas team.

“It´s been a great debut with a new team and on a new bike," Busto said. "I felt comfortable right from the start, and making it to the Final is the result of excellent work from the whole GasGas team. I tried my best to make things difficult for Toni right to the last momento, and I´m happy with the result, my riding and the atmosphere in Vendée today."

After a scary moment in the final Adam Raga was content with the final podium place.

“I had a scary moment at the end of the last section on the first lap because I lost control of the bike, and it was a big hit," Raga explained. "Thankfully I wasn´t injured, and I rode well in the Semi Final, even if a place in the Final got away from me by a point. Considering how the trial started, making it to the podium is a good result.”

The next round of the 2018 X-Trial World Championship will be held on Saturday January 13th in Montpellier, France.


Winner Toni Bou in action.
 
X-Trial Vendée 18
1 Bou Toni SPA 1
2 Busto Jaime SPA 6
3 Raga Adam SPA 3
4 Fajardo Jeroni SPA 7
5 Dabill James GBR 13
6 Bincaz Benoit FRA 16
7 Casales Jorge SPA 11
8 Grattarola Matteo ITA 11
9 Farre Arnau SPA 14

Top 8 Rider Standings
1 Bou Toni SPA 20
2 Busto Jaime SPA 15
3 Raga Adam SPA 12
4 Fajardo Jeroni SPA 9
5 Dabill James GBR 6
6 Bincaz Benoit FRA 4
7 Casales Jorge SPA 2
8 Grattarola Matteo ITA 1


Click to go back Click here for a print friendly format Click here to email this news item to a friend

Click here for more info






Click here for more info







Motocross
MXGP returns to Ottobiano in 2018
10th Dec, 2017
Enduro
KTM and Husqvarna confirm participation in inaugural WESS championship
10th Dec, 2017
Speedway
Gillman Speedway Stadium will host the 2018 FIM 1000cc Speedway Sidecars Wo..
10th Dec, 2017
Enduro
Matthew Phillips calls off EnduroGP retirement plans!
10th Dec, 2017
Enduro
Taddy Blazusiak makes a triumphant return at SuperEnduro World Championship..
10th Dec, 2017
Motocross
Yamaha Racing Launches Restructured Australian MX and SX Program
8th Dec, 2017
Motocross
Gibbs, Clout and Mastin To Form KTM Australia's MX/SX Line Up For 2018
8th Dec, 2017
Supercross
AME Management and the Monster Energy AUS-X Open launch to three feature le..
8th Dec, 2017
Enduro
World Enduro Super Series to launch in 2018
8th Dec, 2017
Motocross
HRC MXGP's Brian Bogers recovering from foot injury
8th Dec, 2017
Supercross
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing unveil 2018 Supercross team
8th Dec, 2017
Industry
Honda's Motorcycle Excellence Award Winner Announced
7th Dec, 2017
Rallye
Rodney Faggotter set for second Dakar charge
6th Dec, 2017
Dirt Track
2017 Australian Track Championship heads to Oakburn Park Speedway
5th Dec, 2017
Trials
Toni Bou draws first blood at 2018 X-Trial Championship opener
5th Dec, 2017
Supercross
KTM USA unveils 450 SX-F factory edition and 2018 racing line-ups
5th Dec, 2017
Enduro
Taddy Blazusiak comes out of retirement!
4th Dec, 2017
General
Sydney Indoor MotoX Park approved by Blacktown City Council
4th Dec, 2017
Supercross
Marvin Musquin Sweeps Both Nights At Geneva SX
3rd Dec, 2017
Supercross
2017 Monster Energy Geneva Supercross Results and Replay
3rd Dec, 2017
General
MXTV Gets Set For Summer Fun This Weekend.
1st Dec, 2017
Motocross
Ryan Dungey Home Grown
30th Nov, 2017
General
MWA Women Win FIM Highest Award in Andorra, Spain
30th Nov, 2017
Supercross
Blake Fox Reflects On Maiden 85cc Supercross Title
29th Nov, 2017
General
Strong crowds herald 2017 Sydney Motorcycle Show return to Darling Harbour ..
28th Nov, 2017
Motocross
Dylan Long continues on with CDR Yamaha in 2018
27th Nov, 2017
Off Road
Daniel Sanders Heads Home To Australia to Join Husqvarna
25th Nov, 2017
Desert Racing
Paulo Goncalves Ready To Lead Honda Into Dakar 2018
24th Nov, 2017
Off Road
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Welcomes Alfredo Gomes
24th Nov, 2017
General
Sydney Motorcycle Show unveils artwork to be auctioned for Beyond Blue
24th Nov, 2017
General
Catch All The AJMX on Track Action from Horsham This Weekend on MXTV
24th Nov, 2017
General
2017 Sydney Motorcycle Show takes shape
23rd Nov, 2017
Off Road
Pablo Quintanilla and Andrew Short Named As Husqvarna's Dakar Front Men
23rd Nov, 2017
Supercross
Hayden Mellross re-signs to Race in the U.S with 51Fifty Yamaha
23rd Nov, 2017
Supercross
Mud and Mayhem for CDR Yamaha At ASX Finale
22nd Nov, 2017
Supercross
Quagmire can't dampen Penrite CRF Honda team spirits at Jimboomba
21st Nov, 2017
Supercross
Richardson Rakes in SX2 Championship for Serco Yamaha
21st Nov, 2017
Supercross
DPH Motorsport wraps up 2017 as SX2 runner-up for Wilson Todd
21st Nov, 2017
Enduro
Honda RedMoto to continue in FIM EnduroGP
21st Nov, 2017
Rallye
Toby Price ready for 2018 Dakar assault
20th Nov, 2017

  More News Articles....



Click here to read
Click here to read
2018 Suzuki Support Racing Programme
We catch up with Suzuki Australia's Marketing Co-ordinator after two big annoucements that are directly related to the all new Suzuki RM-Z450
  Click here to read....  |  Insider archive

Click here for more info




E V E N T S   N E X T   W E E K E N D:

  Go to Details


T E L E V I S I O N:

  Go to TV Guide





  2013 AMA ArenaX Race - Rd2
  2013 FIM WMX
  2013 AMA SX Rd9
  2013 NZMX Champs Rd2
  2013 Aus AAX Champs
  2013 AMA ArenaX Race - Rd2
  2013 AMA SX Rd8
  2013 AMA SX Rd7
  NZMX Champs Rd1
  2013 AMA ArenaX



Click here to go to the Choice Suspension Website
Click here to go to Apex Imports
Click here for more info on Mountian Shade
Click here to visit Bolton Motorcyles, Australia's largest KTM, Honda and Suzuki parts store
Click here for more info
Click here for info on Penrite
Click here for more info on Endura products
Click here for more info on MX Ink Graphics
Click here for more info on Polisport products

Click here for more info


Click here to visit Click28.com


CYCRA Releases Body Kit Bolt Sets
After years of developing high performance Powerflow body kits, Cycra are taking things a step further by offering complete fastener sets for body plastics..   View

SCOTT 550 Helmet
Ficeda Accessories and Scott Motosports have announced the introduction of the Scott MX550 Helmet to Australian riders. .   View

Crankshaft Main Bearing and Seal Kits from Italy
Apex Imports are now importing and retailing Crankshaft Main Bearing and Seal Kits from Italy..   View





FULLNOISE CONTENT:
Home
News Archive
Results > National - Local - International
Photo Galleries
Features
New Products
Product Reviews
Film / Video
Classifieds
Links
TV Guide
Calendars > This Weekend - Australia - International
Club Information

FULLNOISE BUSINESS:

Privacy Statement
Contacts
About Fullnoise
Logos
Add to Favourites



PREMIUM ADVERTISERS:
100% Moto
Ficeda Accessories
Honda Australia
John Titman Racing
KTM Australia
Lee Hogan Racing
Link International
McLeod Accessories
Moto National Accessories
Steve Cramer Products
Suzuki Australia
Yamaha Australia
Yamaha Parts & Accessories



All content © Fullnoise.com.au 2002-2017 - New



Click for more information about Zeta Products