July 5, 2022

Toni Bou has added one more title to his title. The 35-year-old Spaniard who rides for the Repsol Honda Crew is essentially the most profitable trials rider of all time. This previous weekend, he received his fifteenth consecutive FIM X-Trial World Championship on the last spherical in Barcelona. His successful streak began in 2007, and this victory takes his complete to an unprecedented 30 consecutive world championship titles.

This season’s X-Trial was contested over two rounds — shorter than regular owing to the pandemic. Bou received the opening spherical in Andorra on November 7 earlier than successful the Barcelona spherical on November 21.

For these unfamiliar with the game, the non-speed Trial competitors requires riders to beat obstacles and attain the tip of the road with out preserving their toes on the bottom. The Trial world championships are break up into two classes; the X-Trial (or indoor trials), contested over a manufactured course, and Trials, held between Could and September at outside venues. 

Toni Bou navigating through obstacles on his Honda

Commenting on his title, Toni Bou stated, “Fortunately, the error in part one simply after the beginning made me get into the trial. From then on, I knew that I had a tricky warmth with Adam in the identical group and I needed to do very well. It was one other nice evening on the Palau Sant Jordi. I’m very joyful and grateful to everybody who has helped me. We’ve labored very onerous, we’ve performed issues very effectively and that’s the one approach to do it. We’ve lengthy since surpassed our limits, we live a dream and to have reached 30 consecutive titles is a good achievement. I additionally need to congratulate Gabriel Marcelli, as a result of he deserved his second place. He works very onerous and is a powerful rider. He has been doing very well for fairly some time now.”

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Toni Bou navigating through obstacles on his Honda