Antoni Bou

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Toni Bou
Toni Bou-03.jpg
NationalitySpanish
Born (1986-10-17) 17 October 1986 (age 33)
Piera, Spain
Current teamRepsol Montesa
Websitewww.tonibou.es

Antoni Bou i Mena (Catalan pronunciation: [ənˈtɔni ˈβɔw]), also known as Toni Bou (born 17 October 1986 in Piera, in Catalonia, Spain), is a Spanish professional motorcycle trials rider. He has been the outdoor FIM Trial World Championship champion from 2007 to 2019, and the indoor one also from 2007 to 2019. With these 26 world titles, he is already the most successful rider in history (13 outdoor and 13 indoor) surpassing Dougie Lampkin (7 outdoor and 5 indoor) and also surpassing Jordi Tarrés who is third with 7 outdoor titles. At the age of 20 years and 5 months, Bou was the second youngest rider ever to win the World Indoor Title,[1] and the youngest to do it on a 4-stroke motorbike.

Biography[edit]

Comblain-au-Pont/Belgium 2018

Toni Bou's first race win was in 1999, when he obtained the Catalan Cadet Trials Championship title at the age of 12. In 2001 he was the Spanish Junior Trials Champion. His World Trials debut was a 2003 appearance in Bangor, Ireland,[2] he ended the season 13th in the World Outdoor Trials Championship, and 1st in the European Outdoor Trials Championship. His first World Trials win was in 2006 when he ended 5th in the outdoor championship, and 3rd in the indoor one. In the same year he was the Spanish Outdoor Trials Champion.

In 2007 he was World Trials Champion for the first time, both in the indoor and outdoor Championships. He was able to repeat this feat in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

In terms of National Team achievements, he has been part of the Spanish team, that obtained Trial des Nations wins in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. He also achieved the same in the indoor version of the competition in the years 2006, 2007 and 2008.

The 2009 season was a perfect one for him, achieving all his objectives,[3] as he won all the major 5 titles, including the indoor and outdoor world titles, the indoor and outdoor Spanish titles, and the Trial des Nations title. This feat was only achieved once before, by Adam Raga in 2005.

At the end of the 2017 season Bou signed an extended contract that will keep him with the Repsol Honda team until the year 2021, another three years.[4]

In 2018, whilst facing stiff competition from his fellow countrymen Jeroni Fajardo and Adam Raga, Bou once again retained both his indoor and outdoor World titles.[2]

Toni Bou rides a Repsol Montesa HRC bike.

World Trials Championship Career[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points Rank
2007 Montesa ESP
1
GUA
1
GUA
1
FRA
1
JPN
1
JPN
2
ITA
1
POL
1
CZE
2
GBR
1
AND
1
214 1st
2008 Montesa LUX
1
IRL
2
USA
2
USA
1
JPN
1
JPN
1
FRA
2
ITA
1
CZE
2
SWE
2
POR
1
ESP
1
225 1st
2009 Montesa IRL
2
IRL
1
POR
1
GBR
1
GBR
1
JPN
1
JPN
1
ITA
3
AND
3
ESP
1
FRA
4
200 1st
2010 Montesa ESP
1
POR
1
POR
4
JPN
1
JPN
2
GBR
1
GBR
3
FRA
1
RSM
1
ITA
1
CZE
3
200 1st
2011 Montesa GER
1
FRA
3
FRA
1
ESP
1
AND
1
ITA
1
GBR
2
JPN
1
JPN
3
FRA
2
FRA
1
204 1st
2012 Montesa FRA
2
FRA
1
AUS
1
AUS
1
JPN
1
JPN
1
ESP
1
ESP
1
AND
1
AND
4
ITA
1
GBR
1
GBR
1
250 1st
2013 Montesa JPN
1
JPN
3
USA
2
USA
2
AND
2
AND
1
ESP
1
ITA
1
CZE
2
GBR
1
GBR
1
FRA
3
FRA
1
238 1st
2014 Montesa AUS
2
AUS
1
JPN
2
JPN
2
EUR
-
EUR
2
ITA
1
BEL
1
GBR
1
GBR
1
FRA
2
ESP
1
ESP
1
225 1st
2015 Montesa JPN
1
JPN
1
CZE
1
CZE
1
SWE
1
SWE
1
GBR
1
GBR
1
FRA
1
FRA
2
AND
2
AND
2
USA
1
USA
1
POR
1
POR
1
ESP
2
ESP
2
345 1st
2016 Montesa SPA
2
SPA
1
JAP
2
JAP
1
GER
1
GER
1
AND
1
AND
1
FRA
1
FRA
3
BEL
1
GBR
1
GBR
1
ITA
1
ITA
1
289 1st
2017 Montesa SPA
1
JAP
1
JAP
1
AND
3
FRA
1
GBR
1
USA
1
USA
1
CZE
2
ITA
1
192 1st
2018 Montesa 1st
2019 Montesa 1st

World Indoor Trials Championship Career[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Rank
2007 Montesa ESP
1
RUS
1
FRA
6
ESP
1
POR
1
ITA
2
ESP
2
ESP
2
67 1st
2008 Montesa FRA
1
ESP
2
ESP
1
ITA
1
ESP
1
48 1st
2009 Montesa GBR
1
FRA
2
ESP
1
ITA
1
ESP
1
38 1st
2010 Montesa GBR
1
FRA
2
ESP
1
ESP
1
ESP
1
95 1st
2011 Montesa ITA
1
FRA
1
ESP
1
SUI
1
ESP
1
ITA
1
120 1st
2012 Montesa FRA
1
SUI
1
FRA
1
ESP
1
ESP
1
ITA
1
FRA
1
140 1st
2013 Montesa GBR
1
ESP
1
ESP
1
GER
1
FRA
1
100 1st
2014 Montesa GBR
1
FRA
1
ESP
1
ITA
1
ESP
1
100 1st
2015 Montesa GBR
1
FRA
1
FRA
2
ESP
1
AUT
1
ESP
3
107 1st
2016 Montesa GBR
2
ESP
1
FRA
1
AUT
1
75 1st
2017 Montesa ESP
1
AUT
1
FRA
1
FRA
1
80 1st
2018 Montesa 1st
2019 Montesa HUN
1
ESP
2
1st

Honors[edit]

  • Spanish Trials Champion 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Spanish Indoor Trials Champion 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • FIM European youth cup Champion 2002
  • FIM European Trials Champion 2003
  • FIM World Trials Champion 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • FIM World Indoor Trials Champion 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Member of Spanish Trial des Nations winning team 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Member of Spanish Indoor Trial des Nations winning team 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indoor Trial, Bou second youngest champion ever Archived 13 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "Biography". hondaracingcorporation.com. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  3. ^ International Motorcycling Federation, Interview with Toni Bou Archived 10 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Bou extends contract". on the pegs. on the pegs. October 2017.

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