The Repsol Honda Team rider was today crowned 2019 TrialGP World Champion. Toni Bou, who triumphed in the French trial takes his tally of consecutive title wins to 13 in TrialGP, in addition to the 13 indoor trophies. 26 titles for the greatest rider in history!
“This is not a miracle, it’s a legend” reads the slogan printed across the Repsol Honda Team commemorative t-shirts for the 26th Toni Bou world title. The latest trial victory, the seventh of the season, means that Toni Bou mathematically seals the TrialGP World Champion title for the thirteenth time in a row.
The Repsol Honda Team rider was a cut above the rest from the get-go in a trial full of long, steep sections and Bou was clearly feeling at ease as evidenced by the mere nine marks accrued throughout. The trial or the title never looked in question. The triumph is the 111th victory for Toni Bou in Trial World Championships as well as the thirteenth consecutive trial win since Andorra last season. The Repsol Honda Team star has made a clean streak so far in the 2019 Trial World Championship, with one event still to contest.
Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami finished in fifth position on the day. ‘Fujigas’ rode a notable first lap with good sensations but went into the second lap and began to collect marks and eventually had to settle for fifth position. In the championship standings, Fujinami sits fourth in the rankings with everything to play for at the final event.
It wasn’t the unique title celebration for Repsol Honda Team today. Team gets the constructors title. 21 for Montesa in World Championship.
The next trial for the Repsol Honda Team will be the final round of the TrialGP World Championship set to take place on 21st and 22nd September in La Nucia, Spain.