Repsol Media Press Release:
Toni Bou increased his legend by taking this Sunday in France his seventh Outdoor Trial World Championship title and matching the record set by Jordi Tarrés and Dougie Lampkin in these series. To those seven titles, all of them consecutive, the Repsol rider adds seven more in the indoor category, which makes him the most successful rider in Trial history.
His team mate, Takahisa Fujinami, finished the championship with another six place and thus losing two positions in the overall standings, where he is fifth.
Today finished the 39th edition of the Trial World Championship with an exciting victory for Toni Bou in the second day of the French Grand Prix, where the title was decided. The Repsol Montesa Honda rider had to recover from the fourth place where he finished the first of the three laps, with 17 points.
He completed a second and third lap virtually faultless, where he only received two and three points, respectively, achieving his seventh win of the season and the well-deserved title.
“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.”
“It was a great weekend both for Toni [Bou] and for the team, as they achieved their objectives and I must feel happy for them. But for me it was a disaster. Neither yesterday nor today have things worked as I expected and I lost the third position in the Championship’s overall standings. I am very disappointed.”
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
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
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