Born on October 17, 1986, and resident of La Massana (Andorra), Toni Bou’s career as a rider began with bicycle trial when he was eight years old. After winning the world championship in this category in 1999, Bou switched to motorcycle trial riding.

Toni Bou

Background

Once immersed in the motorcycle trial discipline, the rider began to amass titles. In 2001 he was crowned Spanish Junior Champion; followed shortly after by the European 250cc Cup, and was the most promising rookie in 2002. In 2003, he claimed victory in the European Championship. Later, in 2005, the rider formed part of the team that triumphed in the Trial de Nations, was runner-up in the Spanish Indoor Trial Championship, and finished fifth in the Trial World Outdoor Championship.

The following year Bou rode to his first victories at the highest level, in both indoor (third in World Championship) and outdoor, where once again he finished in fifth overall place.

Bou signed up to the ranks of Repsol Montesa Honda for the 2007 season, and immediately imposed himself on the Trial Indoor World Championship. Aboard the Montesa Cota 4RT, Toni Bou won four of the eight disputed events in the indoor calendar. This great performance placed him among the favourites to win the Trial World Outdoor Championship, where he likewise stamped his authority on the event with an imposing nine out of eleven possible wins. The Repsol rider then polished off the year by taking the Spanish Indoor Trial Championship for the third consecutive time, and as a member of the Spanish national team in the Trial de Nations.

The following year saw a repetition of the victory in the Trial World Indoor Championship, as well as seven wins and five second place finishes in the World Trial Outdoor Championship where Bou took top honours for the second year running. To close the season, the Spaniard together with the national team, clinched the title in the Trial de Nations, and once again, collected the title in the Spanish Indoor Trial Championship.

In 2009 Toni Bou was going from strength to strength in both the Trial World Outdoor Championship as well as the indoor. The rider won four out of five of the indoor events, and seven of the eleven races that the outdoor championship was made up of. Bou finished the season by powering to victory in both indoor and outdoor Spanish national events. In addition, he rode to a fifth Trial de Nations win, as part of the Spanish team, thus finishing off a historic season that saw him winning all five titles in which he had competed.

The Repsol rider headed into the 2010 season without letting up in the slightest, fulfilling his two main objectives for the year; fourth consecutive victory in both the indoor and outdoor editions of the Trial World Championship. Winning four and taking second in the five 2010 indoor races, Bou once again confirmed his absolute domination of the discipline. The Spaniard then sealed the title in the Trial World Outdoor Championship, riding to seven victories out of eleven. He closed the year by once again adding the Spanish Indoor Championship to his collection, and finished runner-up in the Spanish Trial Outdoor.

The rider who hails from Piera, Barcelona, set about retaining the number one bib in the 2011 season. Steeped in talent, and with full support from the Repsol Montesa Honda team, Bou’s performance was impeccable. In March, he secured the title in the new X-Trial —Trial Indoor— after six out of six victories in the calendar; and in September, the Repsol rider took his fifth Trial World Outdoor Championship with 7 triumphs, 2 runner-up positions, and 2 third places.

Once again, with a full set of wins in the Trial World X-Trial Championship, Toni remained untouchable in the second half of the 2012 season. In the outdoor discipline Bou seized eleven victories – eight of them consecutive – as well as a second and fourth place, which allowed him to win a sixth outdoor title with two races still left to dispute. Bou rounded off a near-perfect year by, once again, claiming the honours in both the indoor and outdoor versions of the Spanish national championships.

As he had done twice previously, Toni Bou closed the 2013 Trial World X-Trial Championship edition unbeaten, taking his winning streak to 21 consecutive triumphs. The Repsol rider then won his seventh indoor title on home soil, surpassing Dougie Lampkin’s record of 12 championship wins.

With a new engine in the Montesa Cota 4RT and the new championship non-stop rules outlawing pauses prior to tackling obstacles, Bou once again shone throughout the 2013 Outdoor Championship and took the title for the seventh consecutive year. In a thrilling head-to-head with Adam Raga, the championship went right to the wire, with Bou securing 7 wins, 4 second places, and 2 thirds. At 26 years of age, the Repsol had reached the impressive figure of 14 consecutive world championships – 7 outdoor, and 7 X-Trial .

2014 saw Toni Bou as ambitious as ever, breaking all records in the process; Bou becomes the first rider to ever achieve eight outright world titles, bypassing legend Giacomo Agostini in the process. In March, Bou rode to victory in the indoor event, and now, six months later, makes history once more by winning the Trial World Outdoor Championship for the eighth time. Trial legends like Jordi Tarrés and Dougie Lampkin have been left trailing in his wake. The new name of Trial is Toni Bou.

Career Information

First Race 1999 - February
First Race Win 1999 - February
World Trial Debut 2003 - Ireland, Bangor
First World Trial Win 2006 - Spanish GP, Nigran
Total World Trial Wins 148 (96 outdoor, 52 indoor) -updated 11/09/17-
World Titles 22 (11 outdoor 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 11 indoor 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)
2003 13th World Outdoor Trial Championship, European Outdoor Trials Champion
2004 9th World Outdoor Trial Championship
2005 5th World Outdoor Trial Championship, 7th World Indoor Trial Championship
2006 5th World outdoor Trial Championship, 3rd World Indoor Trial Championship, Spanish Outdoor Trials Champion
2007 World Trials Champion & World Indoor Trial Champion (Montesa Honda)
2008 World Trials Champion & World Indoor Trial Champion (Montesa Honda)
2009 World Trials Champion & World Indoor Trial Champion (Montesa Honda), Spanish Outdoor Trial Champion
2010 World Trials Champion & World Indoor Trial Champion (Montesa Honda)
2011 World Trials Champion & World Indoor Trial Champion (Montesa Honda), Spanish Outdoor Trial Champion
2012 World Trials Champion & World Indoor Trial Champion (Montesa Honda), Spanish Outdoor Trial Champion
2013 World Trials Champion & World Indoor Trial Champion (Montesa Honda), Spanish Outdoor Trial Champion
2014 World Trials Champion & World Indoor Trial Champion (Montesa Honda), Spanish Outdoor Trial Champion
2015 World Trials Champion & World Indoor Trial Champion (Montesa Honda), Spanish Outdoor Trial Champion
2016 World Trials Champion & World Indoor Trial Champion (Montesa Honda), Spanish Outdoor Trial Champion
2017 World Trials Champion & World Indoor Trial Champion (Montesa Honda)

Rider Statistics

Date of Birth 17th October 1986
Nationality Spanish
Place of Birth Piera, Barcelona, Spain
Residence La Massana, Andorra
Weight 75kg
Height 175cm

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