2016 X-Trial World Championship Results
When the 2016 X-Trial World Championship began, Toni Bou was in unusual form. The Repsol Honda rider had lost the opening round in the UK – a first for Bou.
But he quickly regained his rhythm, winning round two and three in Barcelona and Austria, respectively. And this past weekend, Bou earned the win at the final round of the 2016 X-Trial World Championship in Marseilles, France.
With his victory, Bou’s legend grew; he now has won 10-consecutive indoor trial titles. Along with his nine outdoor trial titles, Bou has 19 in the sport, and is the most successful trials rider ever (infograph below).
During the Marseilles X-Trial round, Bou qualified behind Sherco’s Albert Cabestany and TRS’ Adam Raga. He quickly redeemed himself during the finale, completing a perfect round.
Toni Bou says ”Today it went really well. I’m so happy, because we suffered a lot. It was a very difficult race. In the end, not only Adam [Raga] pushed, but also Albert Cabestany was there. I want to say that Adam fought hard during the whole season and made things very difficult for me. When you find a rival of that level, the titles are even more valuable. I’m very happy. Now we can keep living this dream.”
Bou will get some rest for two weeks ahead of the opening round of the 15-round FIM Outdoor Trial World Championship, which takes place in Barcelona April 9-10.
2016 Marseille X-Trial Results:
1. Toni Bou Repsol Honda 0 points
2. Albert Cabestany Sherco 4 points
3. Adam Raga TRS 5 points
4. Takahisa Fujinami Repsol Honda 18 points
5. Jeroni Fajardo Beta 15 points
2016 X-Trial Championship Points (final):
1. Toni Bou Repsol Honda 75 points
2. Adam Raga TRS 59 points
3. Albert Cabestany Sherco 54 points
4. Jeroni Fajardo Beta 33 points
5. Takahisa Fujinami Repsol Honda 27 points