Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou has just been proclaimed 2019 FIM X-Trial World Champion in the season’s penultimate trial held this evening in Marseille, France. The success brings Bou’s 13th X-Trial title and takes his world championship tally to 25.
Toni Bou’s thirteenth world X-Trial title, sees the rider grab a twenty-fifth outright title triumph, including the twelve outdoor titles achieved in TrialGP. The feat amounts to thirteen consecutive seasons of victories since winning the first crown back in 2007 – all of them aboard the Montesa Cota 4RT. The Repsol Honda Team rider sealed the championship title at the first available opportunity with one event still to run before the end of the season.
After starting the campaign with victory in the first event of the calendar in Budapest, Bou went on to take victory in Bilbao and Granada, as well as a runner-up podium spot in Barcelona.
In the X-Trial in Marseille, the Repsol Honda Team ace was able to mathematically guarantee the championship after winning the trial with an outstanding performance at the Palais des Sports to take the title, with one championship event left to dispute in Andorra la Vella on 27th April.
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I’m super happy with the new title. Today was a very hard trial with a very high level, which is what I like. I had a hard time getting into the event; I did not feel comfortable, maybe because of my nerves. Both in the first round and in the semi-finals it was pretty tough for me. Finally we managed to make it through to the final, more by strategy rather than riding skills. The best way to get a title is with a victory, so I’m very happy about that. Thanks to the whole team and my family for the support. Thank you all very much.
Congratulations Toni, another title is a complete outrage. We knew that this event wouldn’t be particularly easy, but in the end Toni was able to command it and take the victory as he is used to doing. Congratulations also to the whole team for all the work that they have done this X-Trial season. This year has been riddled with injuries, so congratulations to the doctors and all the staff of the team for always giving 100%. We will try to continue adding more championships. Thanks to everyone who supports us.