For the seventh consecutive year, Repsol Montesa rider Toni Bou earned the Outdoor Trial World Championship.
The title arrived following a win at the final round of the season – the French Grand Prix. Bou, the most successful rider in history of both outdoor and indoor trials, has now matched the Outdoor Trial World Championship record of titles set by Jordi Tarrés and Dougie Lampkin.
During the final round of the 39th edition of the Trial World Championship in France, Bou had to recover from a first-lap finish of fourth. He completed the second and third laps of the race in first, and after those two almost flawless laps, he achieved the seventh win of 2013 Outdoor Trial World Championship, and the title.
He finished ahead of Sherco’s Albert Cabestany and Gas Gas’ Adam Raga.
Toni Bou (Repsol Montesa Honda) says: “Of all the World Championship titles I achieved, this is the one that cost me more effort. The new non stop regulation forced me to change my riding style and I progressively felt more comfortable under those new conditions. Once again, the Montesa Cota 4RT, the team and the work done were the keys to finish this championship, where we had very tough moments, in the best way. Now, after repeating the title I feel immensely happy.”
2013 France Outdoor Trial Results:
1. Toni Bou, Repsol Montesa Honda: 22 points
2. Albert Cabestany, Sherco: 27 points
3. Adam Raga, Gas Gas: 28 points
4. Jeroni Fajardo, Beta: 36 points
5. James Dabill, Beta: 37 points
6. Takahisa Fujinami, Repsol Montesa Honda: 45 points
2013 Outdoor Trial World Championship Point Standings:
1. Toni Bou, Repsol Montesa Honda: 238 points
2. Adam Raga, Gas Gas: 228 points
3. Jeroni Fajardo, Beta: 171 points
4. Albert Cabestany, Sherco: 170 points
5. Takahisa Fujinami, Repsol Montesa Honda: 169 points