In the third outing of the 2015 X-Trial World Championship calendar, Repsol Honda Team’s Toni Bou takes second position, but still tops the overall rankings.
In spite of showing himself to be in excellent form and turning in a faultless five-section qualifying lap without penalty marks, Toni Bou, nonetheless, ended the X-Trial World Championship event occupying second step of the podium. A minor error on the penultimate hazard in the final round proved enough to deprive the champion of what should have been a victory. Indeed, the five sections were not nearly taxing enough to allow the Montesa Cota 4RT rider the chance to make amends for any marks dropped against Adam Raga, the event’s eventual winner.
Toni Bou will have to content himself with second on the final score-sheet in this, X-Trial World Championship’s first visit to Pau, France. But the eight-time champion will already be sizing up the next prize: the Trial Indoor meeting at Barcelona. The Spanish competition will celebrate its 38th edition by hosting the fourth round of the FIM X-Trial World Championship 2015 season, which is set for Sunday March 8 at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.
Toni Bou will be back in action there on home-soil as current leader in the overall standings with 55 points, with immediate rival Adam Raga trailing at 47 points.
Results X-Trial Pau
|1||Raga Adam||3||SPA||2||4||20||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||4|
|2||Bou Toni||1||SPA||0||7||15||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||7|
|6||Gubian Loris||wild card||FRA||14||4||Gas Gas||Gas Gas||14|
|7||Dabill James||4||GBR||21||2||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||21|