Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou has just been proclaimed 2019 FIM X-Trial World Champion in the season’s penultimate trial held this evening in Marseille, France. The success brings Bou’s 13th X-Trial title and takes his world championship tally to 25.

Toni Bou’s thirteenth world X-Trial title, sees the rider grab a twenty-fifth outright title triumph, including the twelve outdoor titles achieved in TrialGP. The feat amounts to thirteen consecutive seasons of victories since winning the first crown back in 2007 – all of them aboard the Montesa Cota 4RT. The Repsol Honda Team rider sealed the championship title at the first available opportunity with one event still to run before the end of the season.

After starting the campaign with victory in the first event of the calendar in Budapest, Bou went on to take victory in Bilbao and Granada, as well as a runner-up podium spot in Barcelona.

In the X-Trial in Marseille, the Repsol Honda Team ace was able to mathematically guarantee the championship after winning the trial with an outstanding performance at the Palais des Sports to take the title, with one championship event left to dispute in Andorra la Vella on 27th April.

Toni Bou

Toni Bou 1

I’m super happy with the new title. Today was a very hard trial with a very high level, which is what I like. I had a hard time getting into the event; I did not feel comfortable, maybe because of my nerves. Both in the first round and in the semi-finals it was pretty tough for me. Finally we managed to make it through to the final, more by strategy rather than riding skills. The best way to get a title is with a victory, so I'm very happy about that. Thanks to the whole team and my family for the support. Thank you all very much.

Repsol Honda Team
Miquel Cirera

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

Congratulations Toni, another title is a complete outrage. We knew that this event wouldn’t be particularly easy, but in the end Toni was able to command it and take the victory as he is used to doing. Congratulations also to the whole team for all the work that they have done this X-Trial season. This year has been riddled with injuries, so congratulations to the doctors and all the staff of the team for always giving 100%. We will try to continue adding more championships. Thanks to everyone who supports us.

Repsol Honda Team
X-Trial of France

Marseille, France

X-Trial 2019, Round 5

Sunday 10 Mar 2019, 01:00 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Total Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 14 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Jeroni Fajardo 2 SPA 30 15 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
3 Adam Raga 67 SPA 4 12 TRS Factory Team TRS +
4 Miquel Gelabert 9 SPA 11 9 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
5 Benoit Bincaz 73 FRA 21 6 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
6 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 23 4 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
7 Alexandre Ferrer 29 FRA 22 3 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
8 Luca Petrella ITA 25 2 TRS Factory Team TRS +
9 Téo Colairo 13 FRA 25 1 Gas Gas Gas Gas +
Rider Standings
Sunday, 10 Mar 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Toni BOU 1 SPA 95 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam RAGA 67 SPA 74 TRS Factory Team TRS
3 Jaime BUSTO 69 SPA 49 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
4 Jeroni FAJARDO 2 SPA 46 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
5 Benoit BINCAZ 73 FRA 39 Beta Factory Racing Beta
6 Miquel GELABERT 9 SPA 23 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
7 Gabriel MARCELLI SPA 6 RG Team Montesa
8 Jorge CASALES 33 SPA 6 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
9 Luca PETRELLA ITA 5 TRS Factory Team TRS
10 Takahisa FUJINAMI 6 JPN 5 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
11 Alexandre FERRER 29 FRA 3 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
12 James DABILL 22 GBR 3 Beta Factory Racing Beta
13 Sondre HAGA NOR 2 TRS Factory Team TRS
14 Aniol GELABERT SPA 2 Scorpa Factory Scorpa
15 Téo COLAIRO 13 FRA 1 Gas Gas Gas Gas
16 Dan PEACE 38 GBR 1 Sherco Factory Team Sherco