News Toni Bou ignites Madrid Indoor Trial

Toni Bou ignites Madrid Indoor Trial

Indoor Trails Report

The Repsol Montesa Honda rider, Toni Bou, has won the Comunidad de Madrid Indoor Trial, the fourth and penultimate test in the World Championship, held this Saturday at the Palacio de Deportes in the Spanish capital.

With this new win, the third in the present edition of the event, the Repsol rider consolidates his position as leader of the overall standings and takes a leap forward in his bid to renew his title for the fourth year running. To do this, all he needs to do is finish in the top four in the decisive test that will be held in Palma de Mallorca, on 27 March.

Toni Bou resolved the qualifying round without a single penalty point and he also achieved the best score in the semi-final, with two points, four less than his nearest rival.

His Repsol team-mate, Takahisa Fujinami, went out in this stage of the competition after being penalised eight points, one more than in the qualifying. With one point less, the Japanese rider would have gone through to the final for the second time running.

Toni Bou Speaks…

"It has been a very important win and with added-value, as Adam [Raga] has taken three points off my nearest rival, so I’m very happy. As regards the title, my situation is more favourable, but the championship is not over yet and there are still twenty points to play for."

"In a championship with just five tests, you cannot make any mistakes and this means that you are always under maximum pressure. It’s obvious that in Majorca we will again be under a lot of pressure".

Takahisa Fujinami Speaks…

"I imagine that the crowd will be happy with the show, but I’m not at all happy with my result. I still don’t like these regulations. Today, I missed the final by just one point and I lost a new chance to be on the podium by the minimum difference. I don’t want to finish the championship without standing on the podium, so I’ll be forced to sharpen up in Majorca".


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

2022 Kawasaki KLR650 First Look (14 Fast Facts)

2018 was a dark year for Kawasaki KLR650 enthusiasts. It was the last year of the much-loved venerable big-bore dual-sport model that debuted in...

2022 Indian FTR Lineup First Look (8 Fast Facts)

It’s barely 2021, yet the 2022 Indian FTR lineup is here, and there are some significant changes to three of the four variants. In...

2021 Kawasaki KLX230R S First Look (8 Fast Facts)

Just a year after the debut of the Kawasaki KLX230R trail bike, we get our first look at the 2021 Kawasaki KLX230R S. While...

2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS First Look (19 Fast Facts)

Forget what you know about any previous Triumph Speed Triple. The 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS is an all-new naked upright sportbike ready...

2021 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited First Look: Updates, Specs, Photos

The 2021 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited arrives with two new paint choices, plus a couple of updates in the dash area. There’s a new LED...

MP Magic 37.5 Tech Merino Wool Socks Review (All-Season Footwear)

I’m very picky when it comes to motorcycle socks. For dirt bikes, it’s easy. I always wear Fly Racing Knee Brace socks, as they...