FIM Indoor Trials
Toni Bou finished third in the Indoor Trial that concluded the 2010 Trial World Championship in Kramolin, Czech Republic back in Sept. 2010.
With seven wins and three podium finishes, Bou clearly commanded the 36th edition of the Indoor Trial World Championship, raising his number of wins to 32, a milestone he has achieved before his 24th birthday and which puts him in the historic ranking of the World Championship.
Toni Bou, after his fourth World Indoor Trial Champiohship, said: "Obviously, I would have preferred to have ended the championship with another win, but it wasn’t to be."
"My first round was very good but I made a fiasco of the second and my rivals were more accurate. However, the season’s balance is totally satisfactory and of course, I’m very proud of everything we have achieved."
Having claimed the Indoor Title in four consecutive seasons Toni Bou, the Repsol Montesa will begin the defence of his crown as the 2011 SPEA FIM X-Trial World Championship kicks off in Italy’s atmospheric Palasport Fiera di Genova arena this evening.
Bou is in a confident mood having won both the Indoor and Outdoor titles last season, however, he is mindful of the ever present threat that his closest rivals present.
Toni Bou says: "I am really looking forward to the race this evening. It is important that I get a good result here in Genoa as it is the first round and there is a long break before the next one in January. I know that if I can win here then I will have maximum confidence during that break."
"The sections look great as they are made from natural, local Italian stone," continued Bou.
"It will not be easy tonight, though. I know that guys like Albert Cabestany – Sherco and Adam Raga – Gas Gas are hungry for the title this year so I must focus one hundred percent on my performance if I am to win it for the fifth time in a row. This is my aim."