Competition for these places has been fierce in each of the opening two Rounds of the season: there was little to choose between Gelabert and Casales in La Réunion, and Fajardo only earned his place at X-Trial Budapest following a tense tie-break at X-Trial Rennes with Gelabert again in contention.
Despite missing out on automatic qualification, Gelabert gets the nod with a nominated call-up to continue his string of successive appearances this season. The Vertigo man will aim to go one better after a pair of fourth place rankings at the start of the campaign.
Jorge Casales meanwhile returns to the series after missing X-Trial Rennes: the Spaniard was only eliminated on countback after making the heat stages in La Réunion and he will be staking his claim for a place in the Final phase this time around.
The inclusion of these three capable performers, alongside the regular quintet led in the early running by Toni Bou, will ensure a competitive third visit to Budapest, the only city to have so far hosted the series in Hungary.
Tickets for X-Trial Budapest are available to purchase at: www.eventim.hu/en/tickets/x-trial-hungary-budapest-papp-laszlo-sportarena-480300/event.html
And if you are unable to travel, full and live coverage will be broadcast as ever on www.x-trial.tv