Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou was again victorious in the latest X-Trial in Granada as the world championship reaches its fourth round. The champion takes his tally of top flight victories to sixty in the indoor competition. This third victory of the season sees Bou distance himself further at the head of the overall championship leader board. 

It has been over ten years since that the Municipal Sports Palace of Granada hosted an FIM X-Trial World Championship event. On the previous two occasions it was also Toni Bou who took top honours in the competition. The Repsol Honda Team rider arrived in Granada as overall leader, after having retaken the overall top spot seven days ago in Bilbao.

Bou, aboard the Montesa Cota 4RT, made short work of the first phase to comfortably qualify for the second round, after taking the best score on the first run through sections, collecting just two penalty marks. The second phase turned out to be a tighter, more closely fought group as Bou faced Adam Raga and Miquel Gelabert. However, the current champ prevailed, guaranteeing a place on the podium before competing in the Super-final.

Toni Bou performed brilliantly in a thrilling Super-final, riding to a third victory of the season. The result means that the Repsol Honda Team ace retains the world championship leadership with a 13-point advantage over the nearest second place rival.

The fifth and penultimate event of the X-Trial World Championship will top-flight next Saturday, March 9th at the Palais des Sports in Marseille. Prior to this, however, Toni Bou will take part in the opening of the Spanish Trial Championship which will be held on Sunday March 3rd in the town of Arnedillo, La Rioja.

Toni Bou  1

RACE: 1ST   STANDINGS: 1ST

I’m super happy. Today was a very hard-fought victory. It was very important to go all out and finally I was able to get the victory after a very difficult semi-final where there was no margin for mistakes. Technically I was very good and I performed well in the final. I will go back home having recovered the good feelings and I want to continue fighting for this championship. We will try to give everything in the two events that we have left.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

Today Toni Bou was spectacular; he rode fantastically. 60 victories are a lot and therefore it is time to congratulate him, once again. Tonight, Toni made a huge difference but we have to keep fighting trial by trial as the scores of this championship are complicated. Congratulations to the whole team and again to Toni since these have been some tough days for him with the injuries, and hopefully soon he will be back at 100% physically.

Results X-Trial Granada 2019 

Pos.RiderNumNationPointsTeamConstructorTime/Gap
1BOU Toni1SPA20Repsol Honda TeamMontesa7
2BUSTO Jaime69SPA15Gas Gas Factory TeamGas Gas23
3RAGA Adam67SPA12TRRS Factory TeamTRRS2
4BINCAZ Benoit16FRA9Beta Factory RacingBeta6
5FAJARDO Jeroni4SPA6Gas Gas Factory TeamGas Gas13
6GELABERT Miquel11SPA4Sherco Factory TeamSherco19
7MARCELLI Gabriel38SPA3RG TeamMontesa14
8GELABERT Aniol18SPA2Scorpa FactoryScorpa18
9HAGA  Sondre 99NOR1TRRS Factory TeamTRRS21

Rider Standings 

Pos.RiderNumNationPointsTeamConstructor
1BOU Toni1SPA75Repsol Honda TeamMontesa
2RAGA Adam67SPA62TRRS Factory TeamTRRS
3BUSTO Jaime69SPA45Gas Gas Factory TeamGas Gas
4BINCAZ Benoit16FRA33Beta Factory RacingBeta
5FAJARDO Jeroni4SPA31Gas Gas Factory TeamGas Gas
6GELABERT Miquel11SPA14Sherco Factory TeamSherco
7CASALES Jorge33SPA6Vertigo Factory TeamVertigo
8MARCELLI Gabriel38SPA6RG TeamMontesa
9FUJINAMI Takahisa3JPN5Repsol Honda TeamMontesa
10DABILL James22GBR3Beta Factory RacingBeta
11PETRELLA Luca98ITA3Beta Factory RacingBeta
12GELABERT Aniol18SPA2Scorpa FactoryScorpa
13HAGA  Sondre 99NOR2TRRS Factory TeamTRRS
14PEACE Dan17GBR1Sherco Factory TeamSherco