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04/12/09 - 08:16
Questions for Champion! Interview with Toni Bou
FIM: 2009 has once again been a winning year for you, but did everything go according to plan?Toni Bou: At the moment it has been a very good year because I have achieved all my objectives. The only thing missing now is to win the Spanish Trial championship, and then it will be the prefect season.FIM: You already had many FIM Trial World titles before the start of this season, so what made it so i...
04/12/09 - 08:18
Questions for Champion! Interview with Laia Sanz
FIM: 2009 has once again been a winning year for you, but did everything go according to plan?Laia Sanz: Yes 2009 has been very positive for me, especially as I did not expect to win so easily when I knew the level of my rivals. Whilst the World Championship went better than I hoped, it was still painful to lose the FIM Women’s Trial des Nations by such a narrow margin.FIM: You already had many FI...
04/12/09 - 08:15
2009 Trial Season Review
Repsol Montesa HRC team-mates Toni Bou and Laia Sanz have once again dominated their respective Trial World championships, and with Montesa also having clinched the manufacturers’ title it has been a clean sweep for the Honda backed squad. Once again both riders have used their factory four-stroke Cota 4R machines to destroy the opposition in convincing fashion. 2009 saw Bou win both the SPEA FIM ...
22/09/09 - 09:22
Iris Kramer – Ex Women’s Trial World Champion retires
Twenty eight year old Iris Kramer used the opportunity of the FIM Women’s Trials Des Nations held in Darfo Boario Terme, Italy to announce her retirement from top level female trials. Kramer has been a regular competitor in the FIM Women’s Trial World Championship since its inception back in 2000, and was a close runner up in the series on no less than six occasions before finally taking the title...
21/09/09 - 10:42
Spain make it six FIM world team titles in a row
FIM Trial Des Nations - Darfo Boario Terme - Italy The mighty foursome of Toni Bou - Repsol Montesa HRC, Adam Raga - Gas Gas, Jeroni Fajardo - Beta and Albert Cabestany - Sherco romped to an easy victory at the 2009 FIM Trial Des Nations held at Darfo Boario Terme, Italy. Even heavy rain during the later part of the competition could not hide their supremacy, as they came home sixty-five marks ahe...
19/09/09 - 19:03
Great Britain are the FIM Women's TDN Champions once again
FIM Women's Trial Des Nations - Darfo Boario Terme - Italy Great Britain are the FIM Women's Trial Des Nations champions once again after narrowly defeating Spain by a single mark following a day long battle of nerves. Britain were the winners in 2006 and 2007, but were demoted to third place last year. However the new trio of Rebekah Cook - Sherco, Joanne Coles - Gas Gas and Emma Bristow - Gas Ga...
19/09/09 - 15:52
Spain looks to repeat its double victory once again
FIM Trial Des Nations - Darfo Boario Terme - Italy This time twelve months ago, Spain claimed an historic achievement, by winning both the FIM Trials Des Nations and the FIM Women's Trial Des Nations. This was the second time in the history of both competitions, that the Spanish teams had recorded this incredible feat, as the nation once again confirmed itself as the dominant force in terms of Wor...
14/09/09 - 10:58
Bou is simply the best
Toni Bou – Repsol Montesa HRC confirmed his place in history alongside such trials legends as Yrjo Vesterinen, Eddy Lejeune, Thierry Michaud, Jordi Tarres and Dougie Lampkin, when he clinched his third SPEA FIM Trial World Championship at the French GP yesterday afternoon. Since his move to Montesa in 2007, Bou has netted no less than six World titles, with him having also won three SPEA FIM Indoo...
14/09/09 - 08:29
It’s Bou title despite the late rain
Heavy rain midway through the French Grand Prix played havoc with the riders, and saw Toni Bou – Repsol Montesa HRC suffer his worst result of the season. Despite only placing fourth on the day, Bou still managed to collect his third straight SPEA FIM Trial World Championship to put the twenty two year old up there amongst the greats.Adam Raga – Gas Gas judged the weather just right and made an ea...
11/09/09 - 20:17
France welcomes champions in waiting
The remote, but massive French ski resort of Isola 2000, located some ninety kilometres North of the city of Nice has the honour of bringing to a close the 2009 SPEA FIM Trial World Championship and hosting the penultimate event in the 2009 FIM Women’s Trial World Championship. The Repsol Montesa HRC pairing of Toni Bou and Laia Sanz are both within touching distance of clinching their respective ...