Motorcycle Racing News 2016 Austria X-Trial | Bou Dominates, Takes Over Points Lead

2016 Austria X-Trial | Bou Dominates, Takes Over Points Lead

2016 Austria X-Trial Results

Toni Bou Earns 2nd Win of 2016 X-Trial in Vienna 2016 Viana X-Trial Results When the 2016 X-Trial Championship began in Sheffield, UK, Repsol Honda’s Toni Bou was in rare form. The Repsol rider - an 18-time champion with nine indoor and nine outdoor titles - lost. It was the first time Bou had ever lost an opening X-Trial event. Bou returned to the top of the podium at round two in Barcelona, and followed this up with yet another win this past weekend in Vienna, Austria. Bou was joined on the Vienna X-Trial podium by Sherco’s Albert Cabestany and TRS’ Adam Raga. Bou, who dominated Vienna X-Trial from qualifying on, now has 55 points - eight ahead of Raga. If he wins the season finale next week in the French City of Marseille, Bou can earn his 10th indoor title, which will be the 19th of his career. Toni Bou says ”I’m very happy, today it was fantastic. I suffered in the Qualifying, but it was worth it. The finale went very well and I’m happy with this round. Albert Cabestany was very strong, he was going to win and I had to ride better than ever. “Today, the conditions for the last race of the X-Trial Championship improved. Having to gamble in Marseille was very tough, although I know it will not be easy and there will be nerves. There’s nothing decided yet."
Toni Bou at Austria X-Trial

When the 2016 X-Trial Championship began in Sheffield, UK, Repsol Honda’s Toni Bou was in rare form. The Repsol rider – an 18-time champion with nine indoor and nine outdoor titles – lost. It was the first time Bou had ever lost an opening X-Trial event.

Bou returned to the top of the podium at round two in Barcelona, and followed this up with yet another win this past weekend in Vienna, Austria. Bou was joined on the Vienna X-Trial podium by Sherco’s Albert Cabestany and TRS’ Adam Raga.

Bou, who dominated Vienna X-Trial from qualifying on, now has 55 points – eight ahead of Raga. If he wins the season finale next week in the French City of Marseille, Bou can earn his 10th indoor title, which will be the 19th of his career.

Toni Bou says ”I’m very happy, today it was fantastic. I suffered in the Qualifying, but it was worth it. The finale went very well and I’m happy with this round. Albert Cabestany was very strong, he was going to win and I had to ride better than ever.

“Today, the conditions for the last race of the X-Trial Championship improved. Having to gamble in Marseille was very tough, although I know it will not be easy and there will be nerves. There’s nothing decided yet.”

2016 Austria X-Trial Results

1. Toni Bou Repsol Honda 9 points
2. Albert Cabestany Sherco 17 points
3. Adam Raga TRS 17 points
4. Jeroni Fajardo Beta 23 points
5. Takahisa Fujinami Repsol Honda 8 points

2016 X-Trial Point Standings (indoor, after three of four rounds)

1. Toni Bou Repsol Honda 55 points
2. Adam Raga TRS 47 points
3. Albert Cabestany Sherco 39 points
4. Jeroni Fajardo Beta 27 points
5. Takahisa Fujinami Repsol Honda 18 points

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