2014 X-Trial World Championship Catalunya Grand Prix Results
Toni Bou’s dominance in the X-Trial World Championship continued this past weekend in his hometown of Barcelona.
As the Spaniard chases his eight consecutive X-Trial title, he took his eighth win in Barcelona’s annual round. This feat allowed him to beat Jordi Tarres’ record in the Barcelona round, which was seven wins. Also, with his third win in three rounds so far this season, Bou has a record of 24-consecutive victories in the indoor X-Trial series.
Repsol reports that backed by his home crowd at the Palau Sant Jordi, Bou won the Catalunya Grand Prix of the X-Trial World Championship by showing a riding level above his rivals, which allowed him to secure an indisputable victory in the decisive phase of a round where he only received one point.
In the four areas of the finale, Bou finished 8 points ahead of the second, Adam Raga, and 14 ahead of the third, Albert Cabestany, Repsol reports.
Toni Bou (Repsol Montesa Honda) says: “Today we had a race worthy of the World Championship, with a very high level, so I’m very happy with this victory. It was great to see such a huge crowd, because in Barcelona the fans know this sport and for us their support is very important.
“I think I rode well and I felt comfortable the whole week. We worked a lot to prepare the bike for this race, that is very complicated due to the dust and even the water in some areas, as the enduro race is also held here. We already left half of the Championship behind and this win, together with the victory in Sheffield, were both very important. I am looking forward to Milan to try to win another Championship, because with these rules every round takes a lot of effort.”
With two rounds remaining in the 2014 X-Trial World Championship, Bou now has a 21-point lead over Cabestany. The series continues in Milan March 15, with the final round occurring in Madrid, March 28.
2014 Barcelona X-Trial World Championship Results:
1. Toni Bou Repsol Montesa Honda 1 point
2. Adam Raga Gas Gas 9 points
3. Albert Cabestany Sherco 15 points
4. James Dabill Beta 15 points
5. Jeroni Fajardo Beta 14 points
6. Takahisa Fujinami Repsol Montesa Honda 16 points
2014 X-Trial World Championship:
1. Toni Bou Repsol Montesa Honda 60 points
2. Albert Cabestany Sherco 39 points
3. Adam Raga Gas Gas 36 points
4. Jeroni Fajardo Beta 24 points
5. James Dabill Beta 23 points
6. Takahisa Fujinami Repsol Montesa Honda 19 points