Toni Bou remains unstoppable. Repsol Honda’s World Champion once again claimed victory in the X-Trial World Championship in Austria.
Bou’s tally in the indoor speciality now stands at an impressive 50 wins!
A rampant Toni Bou put on a fine display at Wiener Neustadt’s Arena Nova.
After commanding the qualifying round and scoring the least penalty marks of the eight riders, Bou went on to dominate the final, marking the difference over rivals right from the start.
Bou was well aware that the final would be far more complicated, requiring maximum attention from the very first moment.
While his opponents were unable to scale the first hazard, Toni seized the chance and made it through with a clean score-sheet.
The champion narrowly missed out on the opportunity to really clinch the event in section two when a minor error complicated proceedings.
Nevertheless, the Repsol Honda teamster sealed his spot on the podium in the penultimate section, where once again he was the sole participant to clear the obstacles point-free.
The ten-point difference over the rest of the field and the 20 points for finishing in the trial’s top spot once again consolidate Bou’s leadership in the overall standings.
This was Toni Bou’s third win in Wiener Neustadt, the second so far this season and the 50th in international world championship events since his win count began back in 2006 in Sheffield, United Kingdom.
“It all went very well.” said a delighted Bou.
“We knew that we couldn’t make any mistakes and we were very focused throughout the evening.
“I think that I could have done it even better as I made a couple of errors in the final. I could have really nailed it in section two, but on the other hand I got a three in a technical complicated part where I could have really wrapped it up.
“I’m very happy with the victory and we are moving ever closer to the title objective.
Next weekend we begin the Spanish Championship and after we can expect two finals.
These will be two races where we can’t relax, but I’m very happy with the way that the work is developing.”