The opening round of FIM X-Trial World Championship, held tonight on the island of Réunion, saw an authoritative triumph from Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou.

Toni Bou, the Repsol Honda Team ace, continues to be on cracking form. The crowd at the curtain-raising event of the new season witnessed a dazzling performance from Bou in the Stade Jean Ivoula, in Saint Denis, capital of Réunion, who becomes the provisional leader in the 2020 championship standings. Bou made his maiden outing in the venue in spectacular style.

In the first qualifying phase, with competitors facing five sections, Bou was already looking leagues ahead of his adversaries with just six marks on the scorecard. In the second, with only the winner of each group making the cut for the final, the champion again lapped with a mere six penalty marks. In the final, up against one of his toughest rivals Adam Raga, Bou scored 10 marks compared to the 16 collected by Raga.

Repsol Honda Team and Toni Bou will get little rest as the second season event is scheduled to be held in French city of Rennes this coming weekend.

Toni Bou

Toni Bou 1

I am very happy to start off winning. For us it was really important. Today I felt at ease with my riding, and I had a very good first round. I am also very happy too, as this is the first time that I have participated here, with some very technical areas. I want to congratulate the organiser for the marked sections. Now it's time to think about next week, as in this championship it is very easy to not get through to the semi-finals or the other round for that matter, as everything is really tight. It is very important to come away from this first trial with these twenty points.

Repsol Honda Team
Miquel Cirera

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

As always you have to congratulate Toni for the victory, today he did very well. Starting this way is fantastic. Now we have to take it one step at a time as always. Today the sections were very tricky so Toni Bou was able to shine and show his best side. Let’s try and keep it up for next week.

Repsol Honda Team
X-Trial of Reunion Island

Saint Denis, France

X-Trial 2020, Round 1

Saturday 16 Nov 2019, 23:43 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 L2 L3 Total Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA - - 10 10 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam Raga SPA - - 17 17 15 TRS Factory Team TRS +
3 Jaime Busto SPA - 2 - 2 12 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
4 Miquel Gelabert SPA - 5 - 5 9 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
5 Jorge Casales SPA - 12 - 12 6 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
6 Gabriel Marcelli SPA - 25 - 25 4 RG Team Montesa +
7 Benoit Bincaz FRA 17 - - 17 2 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
8 Kieran Touly FRA 25 - - 25 1 Scorpa Factory Scorpa +
Rider Standings
Saturday, 16 Nov 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Toni BOU 1 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam RAGA SPA 15 TRS Factory Team TRS
3 Jaime BUSTO SPA 12 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
4 Miquel GELABERT SPA 9 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
5 Jorge CASALES SPA 6 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
6 Gabriel MARCELLI SPA 4 RG Team Montesa
7 Benoit BINCAZ FRA 2 Beta Factory Racing Beta
8 Kieran TOULY FRA 1 Scorpa Factory Scorpa