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Bou Wins Marseille FIM X-Trial

2012 FIM X-Trial Championship Results

Three rounds complete. One winner.

And the man who took the first three rounds in the 2012 FIM X-Trial Championship should not be surprising – Repsol Montesa’s Toni Bou.

The Spaniard’s latest victory arrived Saturday after a dominating performance at the Marseille Indoor Trial. With his win in Marseille, France, and his wins in Strasbourg and Geneva, Bou now has a 21-point lead over his biggest rival – Adam Raga (GasGas).

Repsol Montesa says: “The current champion started this third round with a crushing victory in the qualifying session held on Friday, where he received 6 points.

“He was leader again in the semi-final, with just one point, showing his most aggressive face in the long zones, in order to avoid any penalty for excess of time. Despite receiving a five in the first obstacle, the Repsol rider secured another victory, showing his great form.”

The FIM X-Trial World Championship continues March 3 in Madrid, Spain, for Round 4 of 8. Before that, next week in Barcelona one of the classic rounds of the season will be held, the Barcelona Indoor Trial, that this year is not part of the World Championship

Toni Bou (Repsol Montesa Trial) says: “The zones were very long and they required not only a good technique, but also to be fast to finish them within the allowed time. I decided to risk and that served me to finish the semi-final with six points less than the second.

“I didn’t change my approach for the final, which I started with 5 points in the first obstacle for being to eager.

I did a good race and again I felt very good on the bike, very confident. I am in good form, I enjoy it a lot and each win motivates me to keep fighting”.

2012 Marseille FIM X-Trial Championship Results:

1. Toni Bou (Repsol Montesa Honda) 7 points

2. Adam Raga (Gas Gas) 12 points

3. Albert Cabestany (Sherco) 19 points

4. Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Montesa Honda) 29 points

5. Jeroni Fajardo (Beta) 18 points

2012 FIM X-Trial Championship Points (after three of eight rounds):

1. Toni Bou (Repsol Montesa Honda) 60 points

2. Adam Raga (Gas Gas) 39 points

3. Albert Cabestany (Sherco) 39 points

4. Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Montesa Honda) 30 points

5. Jeroni Fajardo (Beta) 17 points

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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