Repsol Honda Team’s Toni Bou achieves an overwhelming victory as the 2015 X-Trial World Championship opens in Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Eight times world champion Toni Bou’s unbeaten spell continued in the indoor competition after the Spaniard posted his twenty-seventh consecutive triumph in the discipline.
As the 2015 X-Trial World Championship got underway, the adversaries of Toni Bou were forced to witness a high-level display that they were unable to match in any moment of the event. By the end of a first lap that took in six sections, Bou was leading the scoreboard, and making an exhibition of his extraordinary style onboard his Montesa Cota 4RT, clearly showing that possessing the lengthiest tally of triumphs in the sport’s history, has in no way diminished his appetite for winning.
A fairly demanding final lap, saw Bou once again in command, although picking up a five-point foot-fault in one of the sections meant repeating the same score as the first time round. This, however, ended up working to his advantage when all the champ’s rivals dropped points on the obstacle too.
The result propels the Repsol Honda Team rider to the top of the competition’s leader-board. Next 2015 X-Trial World Championship outing is to be held in Marseille on January 31.
1ST PLACE 1 POINT – Toni Bou
“I’m really pleased about how the year has begun. I was a little nervous and wanted to start off aggressively. I think I did really well. We’ve worked really hard over the last few months of the year, and I’m really happy with the work that we’ve got done, and the way it all went today, with a very strong ride.”