Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona today witnessed the second round of the FIM X-Trial World Championship. Toni Bou took second place on the podium with Takahisa Fujinami posting seventh.
In spite of a good performance, Toni Bou was unable to conclude the trial with the desired result. After making the cut for both the second phase and the final, Toni suffered a heavy fall in the semi-final sustaining an injured back. The pain severely hampered the champion in the head-to-head with Adam Raga, with Bou eventually having to settle for second place.
The result sees Bou in second overall place in the championship general standings on 35 points, equal to the current leader Adam Raga.
Repsol Honda Team stable-mate Takahisa Fujinami, a wildcard rider in this second round of the world championship, rode a solid first phase, but failed to make the grade for the semi-final finishing seventh in the event.
The third event of the X-Trial World Championship, with Toni Bou competing as the sole representative of the Repsol Honda Team, is scheduled for Saturday February 16th at the Bizkaia Arena (Bilbao Exhibition Center) in Barakaldo.