The Repsol Honda Team ace today sealed the 2018 TrialGP World Championship title with the season not yet over. Toni Bou, who won the trial in Great Britain, takes the tally of consecutive championship wins to twelve in TrialGP, added to the twelve in X-Trial (indoor). The twenty-four back-to-back titles mark the greatest achievement in motorcycling history.
Toni Bou, who didn’t technically need the win today in Silsden to be proclaimed champion, but the Repsol Honda Team rider nevertheless went all out to take the new world title in style. The list now totalling twelve titles in a row in the outdoor season stand alongside the other twelve in the indoor season. On the day, Bou took control of the terrain and finished off the competition over the final sections of the course to mathematically seal top championship honours.
Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami came close, once again to a podium spot. At the end of the first lap the Japanese rider held second. Looking very at ease throughout the day, the rider made a costly mistake in a section which other rivals had zeroed, meaning the veteran narrowly missed out on a place on the rostrum.
Toni’s title was a cause for celebration, not only for Repsol Honda Team today. The team also scooped the manufacturers’ title with Montesa. This is the twentieth world trial title for the Spanish constructor.
The next trial for Repsol Honda Team will be the final round of the TrialGP World Championship, scheduled to take place on 15th and 16th September in Pietramurata, Italy.