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.
Results X-Trial Bilbao 2019
|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|
|Podium 2019||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (TRS) - Benoit Bincaz (Beta)|