Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou burst back onto the 2020 trial scene, snatching a 65th career win in the indoor discipline, in the third points-scoring round of the X-Trial World Championship held in the Hungarian capital Budapest.
Budapest played host to round three of the FIM X-Trial World Championship where the spectators in the Laszlo Papp Arena were treated to a thrilling display from Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou.
Bou cruised through the opening qualifying round to claim a spot in the second knockout phase. The champion scored better than the other seven riders over the five-section preliminary phase.
Subsequently in the knockout phase, Bou again fared better than adversaries Gabriel Marcelli and Jaime Busto, earning himself a place in the Grand Final against Adam Raga.
Bou and Raga, both displaying top-level riding skills, faced off in the final over six sections, only to finish tied on points. The ‘run-off’ section failed to decide the winner, with both riders fiving the section. Eventually the victor was adjudicated to be Bou on merit of a count-back, the reigning champion having scored better in the second round.
It was thrilling conclusion to a highly-intense affair. The triumph at X-Trial in Budapest marks a 65th career victory for the Repsol Honda Team ace, further consolidating Bou’s grip at the top of the overall rankings. Bou now boasts a 15-point advantage over Adam Raga.
Repsol Honda Team will be back to tackle the fourth round of the X-Trial World Championship on Sunday February 2 in Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi.
Results X Trial Budapest 2020
|1||Bou Toni||SPA||15||20||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||15|
|2||Raga Adam||SPA||15||15||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||15|
|3||Marcelli Gabriel||38||SPA||5||12||Montesa Factory||Montesa||5|
|4||Fajardo Jeroni||SPA||5||9||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||5|
|5||Casales Jorge||SPA||25||6||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||25|
|6||Busto Jaime||SPA||25||4||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||25|
|7||Gelabert Miquel||SPA||16||2||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||16|
|8||Bincaz Benoit||FRA||16||1||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||16|
The below files are available for download.
|Podium 2019||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (TRS) - Jeroni Fajardo (Gas Gas)|
|Podium 2018||Adam Raga (TRS) - Jaime Busto (Gas Gas) - Benoit Bincaz (Scorpa)|