Toni Bou, the Catalan rider received his 14th indoor world champion title this afternoon in an awards ceremony that was held, with all the sanitary measures for the Covid-19, at Andorra la Vella Congress Center and organized by the 2Play company which is the ultimate precursor of the ‘X-Trial’.
The pilot of Piera, 34, raised his 14th ‘indoor’ title accompanied in the room by the second and third classified, Adam Raga and Jeroni Fajardo, respectively. This award ceremony was also attended by the vice president of the International Motorcycling Federation, Ignacio Verneda, who also resides in the Principality.
Toni Bou, who achieved victory in the five races contested to finish adding 100 points, showed his satisfaction at receiving his 14th world title ‘indoor‘that added to the 14 ‘outdoor‘There are already 28 world titles.
“I am very happy with my last season. It is always difficult to stay motivated, but I always want to improve and the key to my sports career is to continue enjoying the way I do”, assured Toni Bou, who valued last year as the best.
“It is difficult to choose after 14 consecutive indoor World Cups, but last season was one of the best and it will be very difficult to repeat. Still, I will try. After each success it is difficult to do it again, but it will be tried without a place to doubts “.
For the next season, Toni Bou warned of the difficulty due to the pandemic. “He repaints that it will be complicated and that it seemed that the previous season would be difficult to overcome at the level of difficulties, but there was inertia and we do not have this now. Many races are falling from the calendars and surely we will have to spend two days in one place and finish the season in a month and a half in a hectic summer. “
The pilot from Ulldecona, Adam Raga, who finished second in all five events with 75 points he said he was “very happy.” “I was very competitive and I was on the verge of winning in many of the races. Luckily in ‘outdoor’ I was able to achieve it. The level is super high and it is very difficult to stay at a high level.”
For his part, the pilot of Caldes de Malavella, Jeroni Fajardo, premiered motorcycle and equipment with Sherco to return to the final podium and finish in third position with 34 points beating the French Benoit Bincaz.
“I am very happy after some very difficult years. My incorporation into Sherco has helped me improve mentally. I will continue working so that the good results continue to arrive, “he acknowledged.
The first round of the ‘indoor’ World Championship will be on October 2, the Marseille X-Trial. The ‘Andorran’ test will be held, in principle, on November 2 and on November 21 at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. EFE.