Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou rode to victory in the third round of the FIM X-Trial World Championship held tonight in Bilbao. The second win of the season sees the champion bounce back to the head of the overall standings.

As Bilbao debuted as a host in the FIM X-Trial World Championship, spectators at the Bizkaia Arena-BEC were able to witness a somewhat hesitant start from Toni Bou who nevertheless made the cut for the second phase.

The second round saw the Repsol Honda Team rider finish on equal points with Adam Raga whom he went on to beat in a thrilling final. The final proved to be a hotly disputed one with Bou emerging victorious for the second time this season.

The win means that Toni Bou, once again, retakes the top spot in the overall rankings with a five-point advantage over Adam Raga.

The fourth trial of the X-Trial World Championship is scheduled for this coming Saturday, February 23rd at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Granada, Spain.

Toni Bou

RACE: 1st STANDINGS: 1st

I am very happy to win here in Bilbao after the second position in Barcelona and to regain the lead. We knew that this year would be very complicated as it is very easy to not get through to the next round with this system and the high level of the riders. We know that we could miss out on any event, so to get a win is very satisfying. This championship is very short and we know that we are not at 100% physically. I lack continuity but luckily I have the aggressiveness, so we will work hard to get to Granada in the best possible conditions.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

It was not an easy trial. Adam Raga is not making things easy for Toni and is taking advantage of the fact that our rider is not at 100%. Even so we were able to obtain a crucial victory. Today we had a minor problem due to the indisposition of Toni Bou's usual minder Marc Freixa. In the end we were able to sort it out with the inclusion of Oriol Terricabras as his minder whom we wish to congratulate for his good work.

X-Trial 2019
Trial Round XTR3 , Race   Bilbao

Results X-Trial Bilbao 2019

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 7
2 Raga Adam 67 SPA 15 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 9
3 Bincaz Benoit 16 FRA 12 Beta Factory Racing Beta 5
4 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 9 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 11
5 Gelabert Miquel 34 SPA 6 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 16
6 Fajardo Jeroni 4 SPA 4 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 18
7 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA 3 RG Team Montesa 12
8 Petrella Luca 98 ITA 2 Beta Factory Racing Beta 15
9 Haga  Sondre 99 NOR 1 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 21
Location Information

Location Bizkaia Arena (from 2004)
Seats 15.000

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