Antoni Bou

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Antoni Bou i Mena (Catalan pronunciation: [ənˈtɔni ˈβɔw]), also known as Toni Bou (born 17 October 1986 in Piera, in Catalonia, Spain), is an internationally renowned motorcycle trials rider. He has been the outdoor FIM Trial World Championship champion from 2007 to 2013, and the indoor one also from 2007 to 2013. With these 14 world titles, he is already the most successful rider in history (7 outdoor and 7 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]

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 in 2003, when he ended 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 and 2012.

In terms of National Team achievements, he has been part of the Spanish team, fully composed by Catalan riders, 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,[2] 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.

Toni Bou rides a Repsol Montesa HRC bike.

Titles[edit]

  1. 7 World Motorcycle Trials Champion: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  2. 8 World Motorcycle Trials Indoor Champion: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  3. 2 Spanish Trials Champion: 2006, 2009
  4. 1 Spanish Trials Indoor Champion: 2009
  5. 5 Trial des Nations: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  6. 4 Trial des Nations Indoor: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012
  7. 1 European youth cup: 2002
  8. 1 European Trials Champion: 2000

World Motorcycle Trials results[edit]

Year Team Chassis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Rank Points
2007 Montesa Montesa SPA
1
SPA
-
GUA
1
GUA
1
FRA
1
FRA
-
JPN
1
JPN
2
ITA
1
ITA
-
POL
1
POL
-
CZE
2
CZE
-
GBR
1
GBR
-
AND
1
AND
-
1st 214
2008 Montesa Montesa LUX
1
LUX
-
IRL
2
IRL
-
USA
2
USA
1
JPN
1
JPN
1
FRA
2
FRA
-
ITA
1
ITA
-
CZE
2
CZE
-
SWE
2
SWE
-
POR
1
POR
-
SPA
1
SPA
-
1st 225
2009 Montesa Montesa IRL
2
IRL
1
POR
1
POR
-
GBR
1
GBR
1
JPN
1
JPN
1
ITA
3
ITA
-
AND
3
AND
-
SPA
1
SPA
-
FRA
4
FRA
-
1st 200
2010 Montesa Montesa SPA
1
SPA
-
POR
1
POR
4
JPN
1
JPN
2
GBR
1
GBR
3
FRA
1
FRA
-
RSM
1
RSM
-
ITA
1
ITA
-
CZE
3
CZE
-
1st 200
2011 Montesa Montesa GER
1
GER
-
FRA
3
FRA
1
SPA
1
SPA
-
AND
1
AND
-
ITA
1
ITA
-
GBR
2
GBR
-
JPN
1
JPN
3
FRA
2
FRA
1
1st 204
2012 Montesa Montesa FRA
2
FRA
1
AUS
1
AUS
1
JPN
1
JPN
1
ESP
1
ESP
1
AND
1
AND
4
ITA
1
ITA
-
GBR
1
GBR
1
1st 250
2013 Montesa Montesa JPN
1
JPN
3
USA
2
USA
2
AND
2
AND
1
SPA
1
1st* 126*
* Season still in progress

World Motorcycle X-Trials Results[edit]

Year Team Chassis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2007 Montesa Montesa SPA
1
RUS
1
FRA
6
SPA
1
POR
1
ITA
2
SPA
2
SPA
2
1st 67
2008 Montesa Montesa FRA
1
SPA
2
SPA
1
ITA
1
SPA
1
1st 48
2009 Montesa Montesa GBR
1
FRA
2
SPA
1
ITA
1
SPA
1
1st 38
2010 Montesa Montesa GBR
1
FRA
2
SPA
1
SPA
1
SPA
1
1st 95
2011 Montesa Montesa ITA
1
FRA
1
SPA
1
SUI
1
SPA
1
ITA
1
1st 120
2012 Montesa Montesa FRA
1
SUI
1
FRA
1
ESP
1
ESP
1
ITA
1
FRA
1
1st 140
2013 Montesa Montesa GBR
1
ESP
1
ESP
1
GER
1
FRA
1
1st 100
2014 Montesa Montesa GBR
1
FRA
1
ESP
1
ITA
1
ESP 1st* 80*
* Season still in progress

Results at the World Trials Championship[edit]

The following table shows the final position achieved by Toni Bou at the World Motorbike Trials Championship Outdoor:[3]

Year Motorbike Final position
2003 Beta 13th
2004 Beta 9th
2005 Beta 5th
2006 Beta 5th
2007 Montesa Champion
2008 Montesa Champion
2009 Montesa Champion
2010 Montesa Champion
2011 Montesa Champion
2012 Montesa Champion
2013 Montesa Champion

Results at the World Trials Championship Indoor[edit]

The following table shows the final position achieved by Toni Bou at the World Motorbike Trials Championship indoor:[4]

Year Motorbike Final position
2007 Montesa Champion
2008 Montesa Champion
2009 Montesa Champion
2010 Montesa Champion
2011 Montesa Champion
2012 Montesa Champion
2013 Montesa Champion
2014 Montesa Champion

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