2012 FIM X-Trial Championship Round Seven
- Information by Infomotor for Repsol Montesa HRC Trial Team
In this victory in the Paris Indoor Trial, which ended the competition this Saturday, Toni Bou (Montesa Cota 4RT) rounded off his sixth X-Trial World Championship, which he had left decided two weeks earlier in Milan. It has been the sixteenth consecutive victory of the Montesa rider in the indoor trial world championship. Toni Bou has won all seven events this year, he also won the six in the previous edition and four of the five events in 2010. Since he participated for the first time in the indoor 2007 world championship, Toni Bou has competed in 36 –always riding Montesa bikes- with 29 victories and 6 second positions.
In the Palais Omnisports in Paris-Bercy, a venue he visited for the first time, Toni Bou offered an authentic festival in significantly difficult zones, ending the semi-final with eight points less than his closest rival and finishing off his exhibition with an unforgettable final.
Takahisa Fujinami (Montesa Cota 4RT) ended the indoor season on the podium, after his exciting duel, both in the semi-final and the definitive lap. This is the third time the Japanese rider has achieved a podium position this year.
Toni Bou: "It’s been incredible. It was the first time I competed in Paris and wished for nothing better than to win in such an emblematic venue. But it wasn’t just the excitement about winning here, but also to overcome the bad aftertaste of my fall in Milan. I wanted to put that episode behind as soon as possible and I did. Having the world title guaranteed, I competed with no pressure and enjoyed enormously zones that initially did not seem too difficult, but actually were. It’s been a night of celebrations and I’m aware that you can rarely enjoy so much a victory like mine today".
Takahisa Fujinami: "To end the championship on the podium has been very satisfying for me. Even more so when to achieve this I’ve had the fight so hard in the semi-final and the final, as the differences were minimum. It’s been my third podium position in a season in which I only missed the final once. I think I’ve performed very consistently in this championship, I’m 32, but I feel young and strong”.