Brilliant Bou remains unbeaten in X-Trial World Championship

By Team TMX on 20th Mar 24

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Chalon-Sur-Saône hosted the second round of the 2024 FIM X-Trial World Championship season. The Repsol Honda Team took a one-two finish, with series leader Toni Bou winning and teammate Gabriel Marcelli placing second.

The first lap was a preview for what would happen throughout the day. Bou began by stringing together four consecutive perfect zones, and completed the first go-around with just a single penalty point. On the second lap, he remained at the same level and qualified for the final, together with Marcelli and Jaime Busto. In it, he put in a peerless performance to claim his second win of the season.

Marcelli maintained an intense fight with Jaime Busto throughout the day. On the first lap, the young rider incurred four penalty points and moved into second place. On the second lap, the Repsol Honda rider made some mistakes that dropped him down a place, but was enough for him to enter the final. After overcoming the closing obstacles with great precision, Marcelli took second in Chalon-Sur-Saône.

Bou maintains the lead in the overall standings with 44 points, as Marcelli moves into second with 27.

For Britain’s Toby Martyn, an excellent ride on the second lap saw him move up to fourth place in the evening’s classification and fourth in the X-Trial championship.

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