Ferrer back in the mix for Nice

Alexandre Ferrer – Sherco will be hoping to give himself a late birthday present when he appears as a wild card rider at the fourth and final round of the 2017 FIM X-Trial World Championship in Nice, France this coming Friday. The experienced Frenchman from the region of Pertuis, two hundred kilometres west of Nice, celebrates his twenty-seventh birthday two days before the series concludes in the Mediterranean city and will be aiming to earn himself a place in the final on his twentieth X-Trial start.

Alexandre Ferrer – Sherco will be hoping to give himself a late birthday present when he appears as a wild card rider at the fourth and final round of the 2017 FIM X-Trial World Championship in Nice, France this coming Friday.
The experienced Frenchman from the region of Pertuis, two hundred kilometres west of Nice, celebrates his twenty-seventh birthday two days before the series concludes in the Mediterranean city and will be aiming to earn himself a place in the final on his twentieth X-Trial start.

 

2016 saw Ferrer compete in the FIM X-Trial World Championship as a permanent rider, however unfortunately he failed to reach the automatic selection criteria this season. Over the four rounds last year Alexandre amassed a total of thirteen points to secure sixth in the final overall rankings. This comprised a trio of sixth spot placings, including at the closing round in Marseille, France and was only spoiled by an eighth position at the event in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

 

Alexandre made his championship debut in 2010 and has competed every year since 2012 with his highest finish coming in 2015 when he ended the series in fifth overall.

 

Despite his undoubted skills he has never qualified for a final although he has come close on a number of occasions, most notably in 2015 when he was eliminated in the semi-final stages four times.

 

The reigning French national outdoor champion, Alexandre has won his domestic title on three occasions – 2012 / 2015 / 2016 – and has represented his country in the FIM Trial des Nations for the last eight years, finishing third in 2013 and 2014 and second in 2015. He has also ridden for France three times in the FIM X-Trial des Nations, finishing third in 2012 and second in 2015 / 2016.

 

Alexandre was the 2008 FIM Junior European Champion and followed this up by winning the 2012 FIM Junior World Cup.

 

Since competing in the final three rounds of the FIM Trial World Championship in 2012 he has been a series regular outdoors with his best finish coming in 2015 when he ended the season in seventh with his best result being a sixth on the opening day in Teo, Spain.

Photo – FIM/Good-Shoot

Alexandre Ferrer – Key Facts  

  • FIM X-Trial World Championship debut Marseille, France 2010 – Aged 19
  • Winner – FIM Junior European Championship 2008 – Aged 18
  • Winner – FIM Junior Trial World Cup 2012 – Aged 22
  • 3 x French Trial Champion 2012 / 2015 / 2016
  • FIM X-Trial World Championship best final ranking 5th 2015 – Aged 25
  • 8 x member of French FIM Trials des Nations team – 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 
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