Toni Bou Wins 2012 Trials World Championship

July 30, 2012
Courtesy of Repsol Media
Toni Bou  2012 FIM Trial World Champion.
Toni Bou on the way to his 50th career Trial victory.

Eleven wins and one podium in thirteen rounds is the final result achieved by Toni Bou in the FIM Trial World Championship 2012, which finished today with the second day of the British Trial. After winning also this Sunday, the Repsol rider gathers 50 victories in World Championship rounds. His team mate, Takahisa Fujinami, could not repeat yesterday’s podium and finished in the sixth place overall. The Outdoor World Championship finished with the Spanish rider as overall Champion and the Japanese in fifth place.

After securing the title in the last Italian Grand Prix, Toni Bou wanted to finish the competition in style, with two victories in the last two rounds, held in Penrith (Great Britain). Today, the Repsol Montesa Honda Team rider secured the round’s win in the first lap, finishing 8 points ahead of the second placed, Adam Raga. His team mate, Japan’s Takahisa Fujinami, did not feel comfortable on his bike and received 29 points in each of the laps.

The 2012 World Championship gets to a close with Toni Bou as World Champion with an advantage of 63 points over the second, Adam Raga. Takahisa Fujinami, with 174, finished in fifth place overall.

This last round brings the Trial World Championship season to a close, with a name above all the rest in all rounds, Toni Bou. The Repsol rider won the two titles up for grabs —the X-Trial and the Outdoor— and keeps writing the golden pages of the speciality.

2012 Trial World Championship podium with Toni Bou  center  in first  Adam Raga  left  in second and Jeroni Fajardo  right  in third.
The 2012 FIM Trial World Championship podium with Toni Bou (center) in first, Adam Raga (left) in second and Jeroni Fajardo (right) in third.

“Fifty wins are a lot,” said Bou. “I am very happy to have achieved them and now what I want is to keep enjoying this sport as I did until now, feeling comfortable on this great Cota 4RT and hoping I can avoid injuries. I could not ask for more. This weekend was perfect. I competed without pressure and today I felt much better than yesterday. Six points in each lap are a good reference”.

2012 FIM Trial World Championship Results:
1. Toni Bou, 250
2. Adam Raga, 187
3. Jeroni Fajardo, 186
4. Albert Cabestany, 181
5. Takahisa Fujinami, 174
6. James Dabill, 135

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