TOKYO, Japan, December 21, 2023 - The 34-time World Champion extends his relationship with the team for another four years, bringing them to a total of 21 years together.
The relationship between Toni Bou and Honda began in 2007, and in the seventeen years since there have been many successes for both the Japanese manufacturer and the rider, who has become the most decorated competitor in the history of Trial. The extension of the contract runs until 2027, which will mark two decades of an alliance that has entered the history books of the competition.
Bou has achieved an impressive record of 17 titles in the indoor discipline and 17 outdoors. With a total of 221 victories and 291 podiums, he and the Repsol Honda Team are motivated to continue increasing these incredible figures in the coming seasons.
■Toni Bou | Repsol Honda Team
“I am very grateful to the team for trusting in me for four more years. I have always said that I want to finish my sporting career with Repsol Honda and that is still the goal. I'm happy to remain with what I consider my family, with the team with whom I have won all my titles. I want to continue in the same way and always give 100% in each competition, and fight to get the maximum from the rest of my career. I have achieved more than I could have dreamed of and obviously we will fight for more.”
■Koji Watanabe, President of Honda Racing Corporation
“I am very pleased that Toni Bou, winner of 34 consecutive world championship titles, will be competing with the Repsol Honda Team through 2027. It is difficult to win one world championship, let alone 34. I believe Toni has been able to claim every championship title for so many years because of his strong determination to win, and to maintain his mental, technical, and physical strength at a high level. HRC will continue to support Toni in all aspects, including the bike and team management, so that he can continue to win championships.”
Birth Date: October 17, 1986 (37 years old)
2003 Trial World Championship debut
2007 Joins Repsol Montesa HRC,
Wins his first Trial World Championship and X-Trial World Championship
2007 - 2023 Wins every Trial World Championship & X-Trial World Championship
(17 each, 34 total)