They are joined as ´event riders´ by Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Montesa Honda), who earned a first podium of the season last time out in Paris and with it automatic qualification, and Miquel Gelabert (Sherco), one of the stars of the season who appears once again as a nominated rider. Throughout the season, the Championship riders are: newly crowned 12-times World Champion Toni Bou (Repsol Montesa Honda), world number two Adam Raga (TRS), and direct rivals for third in the World Championship Benoit Bincaz (Scorpa), Paris winner Jaime Busto (Gas Gas) and Great Britain´s James Dabill (Beta).
Gabriel Marcelli, at just eighteen years of age, comes into the X-Trial season as the reigning Trial2 World Champion, having taken the title last year with six podium finishes including four victories.
Luca Petrella, age nineteen, rode for the Italian team that finished fourth in the 2017 X-Trial of Nations. The young TRS representative was the 2014 Youth Championship runner-up.
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