This will also be the final opportunity for Toni Bou‰Ûªs Repsol team-mate, Takahisa Fujinami, Japan, to complete the season‰Ûªs mission and qualify for the final. In both Barcelona and Wiener Neustadt he was just one point away from doing so.
"My goal of getting into the final is still the same," Fujinami explained. "In the two most recent trials I came very close to it and I think that I can achieve it this time round. I will concentrate hard on not making any mistakes and take advantage of all the work that I have put into the training sessions."
Repsol Honda Team‰Ûªs third rider, Jaime Busto, will be the organisation‰Ûªs wildcard for the final X-Trial outing. The Basque youngster also took part in the Barcelona edition of X-Trial and will be hoping to improve on the result.
"I came away from Barcelona with a bitter taste as I believed that I would do better," Busto said. "I didn‰Ûªt really hit it off and I think that I could have done much better. I hope that I am able to ride here in Marseille the way that I know how to and I hope to be able to take advantage of the chance that the organisation has given me."
The race gets underway at 20:30 hrs with the final set to commence at 21:30. The event will consist of a race followed by the course‰Ûªs five sections.
Main Photo: Toni Bou
1 BOU Toni SPA - Repsol Honda Team - 55 Points
2 RAGA Adam SPA - TRS Factory Team - 47 Points
3 CABESTANY Albert SPA - Sherco Factory Team - 39 Points
4 FAJARDO Jeroni SPA - Vertigo Factory Team - 27 Points
5 FUJINAMI Takahisa JPN - Repsol Honda Team - 18 Points
6 FERRER Alexandre FRA - Sherco Factory Team - 9 Points
7 KARLSSON Eddie SWE - Montesa Team Karlsson - 7 Points
8 DABILL James GBR - Vertigo Factory Team - 2 Points
9 KADLEC Franz GER - Gas Gas - 2 Points
10 BUSTO Jaime SPA - Repsol Honda Team - 1 Points