Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou claimed victory in the fifth round of the FIM X-Trial World Championship in Bilbao. This fifth consecutive win of the season sees Bou extend his leadership in the contest.

On this second occasion that Bilbao has hosted an FIM World Championship X-Trial event, spectators at the Bilbao Exhibition Center were able to witness Toni Bou make a hesitant start, picking up 8 marks in the first round compared to the 4 of Adam Raga. Nevertheless, the rider was successfully able to make the cut for the second phase.

The Repsol Honda Team ace rode a more precise second round, picking up 12 marks over the course of the five highly technical sections. The result saw Bou, as best of the group, go through to the final to once again face rival Adam Raga. It turned out to be a fine yet tightly-fought final with Bou taking the upper hand thanks to finer precision in the very demanding sections. The rider, aboard the Montesa Cota 4RT, finished with 9 penalty marks ahead of the 12 of Raga.

With this triumph, the Repsol Honda Team rider continues to lead the World Championship, with a 35-point margin ahead of the nearest second place competitor.

For the sixth event of the X-Trial World Championship, in which Toni Bou gets a first chance to officially seal the world title, enthusiasts will have to wait over a month, with the event scheduled to take place on March 21 at Wiener Neustadt, in Austria.

Toni Bou

Toni Bou 1

I am very happy with the victory. Again it has been a very tight trial with a very strong Adam Raga from the start. In the final, with a very high level, I was very aggressive from the start as I have had to open the sections. I was able to make a difference, and I had to take a few risks in section five, but finally I was able to salvage something in the very last section. It is a very important victory for the championship.

Repsol Honda Team
Miquel Cirera

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

First of all we have to congratulate Toni for his great riding, but as always, you also have to congratulate the great rival, Adam Raga. This season the two are putting on a great show and this great rivalry gives even more value to the victories of Toni. Today's victory has been very good for the championship. Now we have to take it step by step as always and try to win again in Austria. Thanks to the whole team for the work.

Repsol Honda Team
X-Trial of Spain

Bilbao, Spain

X-Trial 2020, Round 5

Sunday 16 Feb 2020, 10:30 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 L2 L3 T3 Total Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA - - 9 9 20 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam Raga 67 SPA - - 13 13 15 15 TRS Factory Team TRS +
3 Benoit Bincaz 73 FRA - 2 - 2 12 12 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
4 Jeroni Fajardo 12 SPA - 3 - 3 9 9 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
5 Gabriel Marcelli 14 SPA - 17 - 17 6 6 RG Team Montesa +
6 Jorge Casales 33 SPA - 25 - 25 4 4 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
7 Miquel Gelabert 56 SPA 15 - - 15 2 2 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
8 Toby Martin GBR 25 - - 25 1 1 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
Rider Standings
Monday, 3 Feb 2020 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Toni BOU 1 SPA 80 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam RAGA 67 SPA 60 TRS Factory Team TRS
3 Jaime BUSTO 69 SPA 28 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
4 Jeroni FAJARDO 12 SPA 25 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
5 Jorge CASALES 33 SPA 24 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
6 Miquel GELABERT 56 SPA 22 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
7 Gabriel MARCELLI 14 SPA 19 RG Team Montesa
8 Benoit BINCAZ 73 FRA 16 Beta Factory Racing Beta
9 Toby MARTIN GBR 1 Beta Factory Racing Beta
10 Kieran TOULY FRA 1 Scorpa Factory Scorpa