Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou will be one of the two riders taking part for the Spanish team in the X-Trial des Nations. This will be Bou’s eighth participation in the competition, having scooped a clean sweep of victories in every edition he has entered.
Bou, the Repsol Honda Team rider has been chosen by the Real Federación Española de Motociclismo as one of the duo of riders to represent Spain in the X-Trial des Nations which gets underway this weekend in the French town of Vendée.
Bou will line up in the Federación Española squad alongside Jaime Busto. In addition to Spain, four other countries will compete in the team competition: France, Great Britain, Italy and Norway.
Toni Bou has seven X-Trial des Nations titles already under belt; on one previous occasion in Pau in 2017, there was a full podium of Repsol Honda Team riders, which also featured former team-mate Jaime Busto. Bou won in 2006, 2007, 2008 with three-member teams as well as in the revamped championship in 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2018, which had the chosen national teams represented by just two riders apiece.
The X-Trial des Nations is a different race and I like to compete in it because it is a very tactical competition. It forces you to have to empathize very well with your partner and, in this case, I think it can work as we know each so well. However, the sections tend to be easy and it will be difficult to mark any differences.
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