Repsol Montesa Toni Bou maintained his calm in Milan to win his sixth consecutive 2012 FIM X-Trial World Championship round and in doing so, secure his sixth consecutive FIM X-Trial World Championship title.
It lifts the twenty-five-year-old Spanish rider above Britain's Dougie Lampkin (five FIM Indoor Trial World Championships) and confirms his status as the best indoor rider of all time.
"Of course I am very happy to win another championship," said Bou. "It is nice to go into the record books as the rider with the most indoor titles."
Bou's victory was overshadowed somewhat by a big crash on the last section during the final. The fall put a dampner on his celebrations. The incident left Bou and Raga tied on ten marks apiece and forced Bou, who had injured his back, into a tiebreak.
Bruised, but with his adrenaline pumping, he managed to beat Adam Raga in a tense dual lane race to confirm a difficult victory.
"This is a special moment, but I crashed very hard in the last section of the final and right now my back hurts. I should be celebrating this evening, but instead we are going to the hospital to get it checked out, just to make sure it is okay." Bou Explained
"Despite this incident it has been fantastic season for me. I have felt good since the beginning of the series in January," continued Bou. "I have been riding well. In recent rounds the other riders have pushed me to the end of the trial and it has been close, but hopefully I can maintain my one hundred per cent record indoors this season by winning the final round at Bercy in Paris." he concluded.
Joining the Bou and Raga on the podium was Albert Cabestany aboard his Sherco in third.
2012 FIM X-Trial World Championship wraps up in Bercy, Paris in two weeks time.
Main Photo: Toni Bou on his way to Victory despite a nasty crash