Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou rode to victory in the third round of the FIM X-Trial World Championship held tonight in Bilbao. The second win of the season sees the champion bounce back to the head of the overall standings. 

As Bilbao debuted as a host in the FIM X-Trial World Championship, spectators at the Bizkaia Arena-BEC were able to witness a somewhat hesitant start from Toni Bou who nevertheless made the cut for the second phase.

The second round saw the Repsol Honda Team rider finish on equal points with Adam Raga whom he went on to beat in a thrilling final. The final proved to be a hotly disputed one with Bou emerging victorious for the second time this season. 

The win means that Toni Bou, once again, retakes the top spot in the overall rankings with a five-point advantage over Adam Raga.

The fourth trial of the X-Trial World Championship is scheduled for this coming Saturday, February 23rd at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Granada, Spain.

Toni Bou

RACE: 1ST   STANDINGS: 1ST 

I am very happy to win here in Bilbao after the second position in Barcelona and to regain the lead. We knew that this year would be very complicated as it is very easy to not get through to the next round with this system and the high level of the riders. We know that we could miss out on any event, so to get a win is very satisfying. This championship is very short and we know that we are not at 100% physically. I lack continuity but luckily I have the aggressiveness, so we will work hard to get to Granada in the best possible conditions.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

It was not an easy trial. Adam Raga is not making things easy for Toni and is taking advantage of the fact that our rider is not at 100%. Even so we were able to obtain a crucial victory. Today we had a minor problem due to the indisposition of Toni Bou’s usual minder Marc Freixa. In the end we were able to sort it out with the inclusion of Oriol Terricabras as his minder whom we wish to congratulate for his good work.

Results X-Trial Bilbao 2019 

Pos.RiderNumNationL1L2L3T3PointsTeamConstructorTime/Gap
1BOU Toni1SPA20Repsol Honda TeamMontesa7
2RAGA Adam67SPA15TRRS Factory TeamTRRS9
3BINCAZ Benoit16FRA12Beta Factory RacingBeta5
4BUSTO Jaime69SPA9Gas Gas Factory TeamGas Gas11
5GELABERT Miquel11SPA6Sherco Factory TeamSherco16
6FAJARDO Jeroni4SPA4Gas Gas Factory TeamGas Gas18
7MARCELLI Gabriel38SPA3RG TeamMontesa12
8PETRELLA Luca98ITA2Beta Factory RacingBeta15
9HAGA  Sondre 99NOR1TRRS Factory TeamTRRS21

Rider Standings 

Pos.RiderNumNationPointsTeamConstructor
1BOU Toni1SPA55Repsol Honda TeamMontesa
2RAGA Adam67SPA50TRRS Factory TeamTRRS
3BUSTO Jaime69SPA30Gas Gas Factory TeamGas Gas
4FAJARDO Jeroni4SPA25Gas Gas Factory TeamGas Gas
5BINCAZ Benoit16FRA24Beta Factory RacingBeta
6GELABERT Miquel11SPA10Sherco Factory TeamSherco
7CASALES Jorge33SPA6Vertigo Factory TeamVertigo
8FUJINAMI Takahisa3JPN5Repsol Honda TeamMontesa
9MARCELLI Gabriel38SPA3RG TeamMontesa
10DABILL James22GBR3Beta Factory RacingBeta
11PETRELLA Luca98ITA3Beta Factory RacingBeta
12HAGA  Sondre 99NOR1TRRS Factory TeamTRRS
13PEACE Dan17GBR1Sherco Factory TeamSherco