The new season couldn’t begin better, as Jeroni Fajardo gave Vertigo his first ever podium in the FIM X-Trial Championship. In front of an amazing crowd, the 40th anniversary of the Trial Indoor Barcelona will be one to be remembered. More than three hours of thrilling competition took the spectator’s heart rates to the extent, being Jeroni Fajardo the last one to made them stand up from their seats.
The night for Jeroni begin with his battle against James Dabill. Full focused on cleaning the sections Jeroni only penalized 6 marks and secured his advance to the final. He was 3rd in this first round, yet in this early stages of the competition, Jeroni demonstrated great smoothness and fineness, positioning himself as one to take into account for the final podium.
For the final all the sections except one were inverse, adding more difficulty and being totally new for the riders and what is more, two sections more were added for this final round, increasing to eight the number of sections. After being the only rider to clean section 1 in the first round, Jeroni fived it this time, forcing him to work hard through all the other sections. He was outstanding on his riding, and after a great battle against Albert Cabestany (Sherco) they were tied in points forcing them to compete one more time in the speed section in order to tie-break. Fajardo was finally who secured the third step of the podium, claiming the maiden FIM X-Trial Championship podium for Vertigo. The crowd went crazy, as Jeroni took his Vertigo Ice Hell to the limit to be just one second faster than his rival.
It was a great ending for a great night of racing, being historical for Vertigo.