Toni Bou Takes X-Trial Victory In Andorra la Vella


Photo of Toni Bou at the 2023 X-Trial World Championship In Andorra la Vella.
Toni Bou picked up from where he left off before the mid-year break and won the event.

Toni Bou made the perfect start to the second part of the 2023 X-Trial World Championship season with his third victory at X-Trial Andorra la Vella.

The home favourite claimed his revenge over Jaime Busto who won in the principality last year.

16-times World Champion Bou already had control of the Final after just two sections, because while his rivals Busto and Gabriel Marcelli floundered with two mistakes, Bou notched just four marks to take an early six-mark lead. His victory was assured by Section Four with a clean where his competitors had again failed.

From there, the battle was for second place, only decided in the last section as Busto made it through with a single mark while Marcelli suffered his sixth consecutive failure.

Photo of Jaime Busto at the 2023 X-Trial World Championship In Andorra la Vella.
Jaime Busto gets some air on his way to second place.

The top three had a clear advantage over the course of ten qualifying sections, but fourth and fifth places proved close-fought. Aniol Gelabert snatched fourth from Benoit Bincaz courtesy of an outstanding second Round, but Bincaz will have been pleased to have been a genuine podium contender on his first run. Adam Raga had an uncharacteristically poor second run that dropped him to sixth, having been just two marks from the top three after the night’s first five sections.

Toby Martyn, Matteo Grattarola and debutant Billy Green were cut adrift of the pace and occupied the final three positions.

“I am very happy with the victory, since the race in Andorra is always special for me,” Bou said. “On the first lap I didn’t have a very good feeling, so for the second I changed bikes and it was much better. Winning such a difficult race is incredible and this gives me extra motivation for the next one, which will be at the home of Repsol, where I will once again aim for victory and the title.”

The next FIM X-Trial World Championship Round takes place in Madrid on 4th November.

Photo of Toni Bou at the 2023 X-Trial World Championship In Andorra la Vella.

Share Article:


More News: Latest Headlines

More News: Latest Headlines


Post-Race Interviews From The Final Round Of The 2023 FIM World Supercross Championship

New Model

Triumph Motorcycles Unveil TF 250-X Details


Luke Clout Saves Best For Last At 2023 Australian Supercross Championship Finale

Flat Track

New Names Adorne Memorial Trophies At The 2023 Trackmasters


Ken Roczen And Max Anstie Crowned FIM World Supercross Champions


Billy Bolt Dominates 2024 SuperEnduro Championship Opener In France


Dean Wilson And Max Anstie Crowned 2023 Australian Supercross Champions

Flat Track

Trackmasters Meeting To Honour Names From The Past


Australia Allocated Five 2024 FIM Speedway Grand Prix Qualifying Spots


De Carli Racing Extend Contract With GasGas


The Lawrence Brothers And Jo Shimoda Keep Honda On Top At 40th Paris Supercross


Michael West Wins Dramatic Australian U21 Speedway Title

What's On This Week

There are no events available at the moment
Zeta Hero


2024 Yamaha YZ250F Review

Enhance Your Bike’s Protection With Force Accessories Custom Clutch Cover

2023 Sherco 300 SE Factory Ride Review

Michelin StarCross 6 – Inspected

Drink Wirelessly with SoleStream

Recover Better With Endurance Recovery Boots

What's On This Week

There are no events available at the moment