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September 5, 2016

Toni Bou Wins 10th Consecutive FIM Trial World Championship Title

TOKYO, Japan, September 5, 2016 - HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) contract rider, Toni Bou has won the 2016 FIM* Trial World Championship (WCT). He has clinched his 10th consecutive title by winning the race on the first day, September 3. Therefore, he closed the season with another win on the next day.

Bou races for Honda’s factory team, Repsol Honda Team. This is Bou’s 10th consecutive win in the Trial World Championship since he won the first title in 2007 with Montesa COTA 4RT, HRC factory machine. He also won X trial world Championship, indoor competitions held in the sections built artificially for the 10th consecutive years.

Bou was in a difficult situation this season because of imperfect condition due to being injured just before the first round. However, in the Spanish Grand Prix, he got second place on the first day and won the race on the second day. Thereafter, he showed overwhelming strength to win 12 races.

* FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme


Toni Bou
“Today is a really special day. When you win a championship it is something great. It has been a very special season, with some back problems at the beginning of the year. I was able to keep gradually improving until it was almost my best season. I wish to thank all of those who have helped me to achieve it; the entire team, my family and friends. This is a really special moment and I couldn’t dream of anything better. Now I’m going to think about the trial, next season and how I can improve things. Thank you very much for all support to us.”

Yoshishige Nomura, HRC President
“I would like to thank Toni, Team staff, all the sponsor and Trial fans all over the world. To be the 10th consecutive Champion in the competition with strong rivals, he must be in a different special dimension. I will share joys of this feat with a lot of people. HRC will continue conducting racing activities in a way that will bring fun and excitement to motorsports fans.”

Toni Bou and his team staffs

Toni Bou and his team staffs

Montesa COTA 4RT

Montesa COTA 4RT

【Toni Bou’s Profile】

  • Birth date: October 17,1986
  • Birth Place: Spain
  • Career statistics:
    2003     Trial World Championship debut
    2007     Joined to Repsol Montesa HRC,
                Trial World Champion & X-Trial World Champion for the first time
    2008     Trial World Champion & X-Trial World Champion
    2009     Trial World Champion & X-Trial World Champion
    2010     Trial World Champion & X-Trial World Champion
    2011     Trial World Champion & X-Trial World Champion
    2012     Trial World Champion & X-Trial World Champion
    2013     Trial World Champion & X-Trial World Champion
    2014     Trial World Champion & X-Trial World Champion
    2015     Trial World Champion & X-Trial World Champion
    2016     Trial World Champion & X-Trial World Champion

【Overview of Montesa COTA 4RT】

  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke,OHC,single-cylinder
  • Frame type: Aluminum twin-tube
  • Tire:Front 21inches,Rear 18inches

【Special website to Celebrate Bou’s 10th Championship】
 http://world.honda.com/WCT/2016/toni-bou-v10/