The Repsol rider unveiled today the car he will use to participate in the Endurance Spanish Championship in Alcañiz
Toni Bou, who yesterday won the Spanish Trial Championship, will be part of the Repsol team that will participate in the Alcañiz 500 kilometres race next December at the Motorland Aragón Circuit.
It is one of the toughest endurance race in Spain due to its length, the low temperatures and the bad weather. Repsol will debut in this competition with the first racing car modified in Spain to run with AutoGas. Bou will drive a Fiat 500 with 205cv power that runs with alternative fuel which helps improving the quality of the air due to minimum emissions and also offers an economical advantage for the users compared to traditional fuel due to its higher efficiency.
That is the reason why three riders of different disciplines have been chosen: Dani Solá (Junior World Rally Champion), Toni Bou (Trial World Champion), both making their debut in circuit, and Jaime Hernández (driver and journalist specialist on circuits). In brief, a pioneer event, both for the use of AutoGas, a fuel used by 5.000 vehicles in Spain and more than 8 millions around the world, and for the driver line-up.
On the occasion of this competition, today the car that will be driven by Toni Bou was unveiled. It is a vehicle adapted to work with Spanish technology provided by Difisa, the biggest Fiat dealer in Cataluña. Several journalists had the privilege to accompany Bou as codrivers in a short stint near Palau Sant Jordi
Furthermore, Takahisa Fujinami, Bou's team mate at the Repsol Montesa Honda Team, also attended the event to support the rider from Piera. The Japanese rider had a ‘duel’ with Bou, making some impressive jumps and tricks with his bike.
"After a fantastic season, for me it is a prize that Repsol gives me the opportunity to run the Alcañiz 500 km in a circuit such as Motorland, which is amazing. The car I will drive has special features. It works with a fuel named AutoGas, which contributes to improve the quality of the air and has a much lower consumption. This will allow us to do more laps and to be more competitive".