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Toni Bou, King of Kingman

TrialGP 2017   Round TR6 , Trial 2

The great dominator of the weekend in Kingman, Arizona, once again proved to be the king of trial over the last decade: Toni Bou. The Repsol Honda Team rider continues to edge closer to the eleventh title. Jaime Busto meanwhile clinched a fantastic runner-up stop.

After last night’s rainfall, the sections had become somewhat more complicated than the previous day, although the organization had also decided to change some steps in the sections although without raising significantly the difficulty level.

In these conditions, Toni Bou found himself far more at ease and was able to cruise around without the added pressure of having to avoid mistakes. On the first lap he was penalized just three points and six on lap two, clearly stamping his authority on the trial and coming away victorious once more.

It was a double-headed Repsol Honda Team success with Jaime Busto finishing in second position and strengthening his overall third position in the championship general standings. The Basque rider finished ahead of his teammate Takahisa Fujinami who today, like yesterday, was out of the battle for a podium spot, eventually having to settle for seventh place.

The weekend’s results give Toni Bou the opportunity to go into the next trial with a twenty-eight point advantage, which means the Repsol Honda Team rider could mathematically seal the championship title before arriving at the season’s final date.

Repsol Honda Team’s trophy cabinet continues to fill up, this time with Montesa taking the constructor’s title on Sunday with an advantage of more than 80 points over second-placed TRS, with two championship events still to go.

The team move on and will compete in the seventh and penultimate event of the TrialGP FIM World Championship in Sokolov, Czech Republic to be held on 10th September.

 
   
     
   
 

Toni Bou  1

TRIAL: 1ST  STANDINGS: 1ST

I’m really happy about how the trial went. It seemed that with last night’s rain it would be a bit more delicate, but soon it got easy. Three points on the first lap are too few. I am very happy with my riding in an easy trial, and it’s a big step forward in the championship because this has been a fantastic weekend. Now we can enjoy a very well-deserved summer break. We’ve had a great season so far in all three of the championships, so now, let’s play hard and enjoy the summer!

  Toni Bou  
   
     
   
 

Takahisa Fujinami  3

TRIAL: 7TH  STANDINGS: 4TH

I’m not very happy. It’s been a tough weekend for me. I found some sections with large steps, that I can normally get up, but here at 2000 metres altitude, the engine didn’t perform as usual and I was well aware of that. I did not have much confidence and it was very difficult. Yesterday was very hard for me, but for the championship I can still fight to finish in a good position.

  Takahisa Fujinami  
   
     
   
 

Jaime Busto  69

TRIAL: 2ND  STANDINGS: 3RD

I’m very happy. Today I did better than yesterday, and already in the first round I have only committed one serious error. In the second, I also felt at ease with the sections despite a small fault. For the championship this is a great result. The goal is to try to finish third, doing well in the remaining two races.

  Jaime Busto  
   
     
   
 

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

We must congratulate the riders, who are the ones that make the manufacturers win the titles. Congratulations to Toni, Jaime, Fuji, Gabriel and Francesc because with their results and victories they have helped us to win the constructor’s championship. The team worked hard before coming here to get as much as possible. Toni has won two trials masterfully, Jaime has achieved great results and Fujinami was having a tough time out there, but will continue fighting in the two races that remain. I have to thank the team for all the work done for the trial in altitude, because it has made it all the more difficult, but they have done a fantastic job. Have a great holiday everyone!

  Miquel Cirera  
   
     
   
 

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Time/Gap
1 BOU Toni 1 SPA 3 6     20 Repsol Honda Team 9
2 BUSTO Jaime 69 SPA 10 13     17 Repsol Honda Team 23
3 FAJARDO Jeroni 47 SPA 20 7     15 Vertigo Factory Team 27
4 RAGA Adam 67 SPA 21 9     13 TRS Factory Team 30
5 DABILL James 7 GBR 20 13     11 Gas Gas Factory Team 33
6 CABESTANY Albert 37 SPA 23 12     10 Sherco Factory Team 35
7 FUJINAMI Takahisa 3 JPN 27 14     9 Repsol Honda Team 41
8 GRATTAROLA Matteo 9 ITA 28 14     8 Gas Gas FG Italia 42
9 CASALES Jorge 33 SPA 31 15     7 Beta Factory Racing 46
10 GELABERT Miquel 10 SPA 28 20     6 Sherco Factory Team 48
11 KADLEC Franz 11 GER 43 24     5 Gas Gas Factory Team 67
12 FARRE Arnau 19 SPA 38 29     4 RFME Spea 67
13 PRICE Jack 34 GBR 38 29     3 Gas Gas Factory Team 67
14 FERRER Alexandre 13 FRA 43 29     2 Sherco Factory Team 72
15 BINCAZ Benoit 16 FRA 44 31     1 Scorpa Factory 75
16 NOGUERA Oriol 15 SPA 42 36     0 MRW Gas Gas Trial Team 78
17 KARLSSON Eddie 12 SWE 55 34     0 RG Team 89
 
   
     
   
 

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 BOU Toni 1 SPA 155 Repsol Honda Team
2 RAGA Adam 67 SPA 127 TRS Factory Team
3 BUSTO Jaime 69 SPA 103 Repsol Honda Team
4 FUJINAMI Takahisa 3 JPN 95 Repsol Honda Team
5 FAJARDO Jeroni 47 SPA 95 Vertigo Factory Team
6 CABESTANY Albert 37 SPA 85 Sherco Factory Team
7 DABILL James 7 GBR 82 Gas Gas Factory Team
8 CASALES Jorge 33 SPA 57 Beta Factory Racing
9 KADLEC Franz 11 GER 48 Gas Gas Factory Team
10 GRATTAROLA Matteo 9 ITA 44 Gas Gas FG Italia
11 GELABERT Miquel 10 SPA 40 Sherco Factory Team
12 FARRE Arnau 19 SPA 25 RFME Spea
13 PRICE Jack 34 GBR 19 Gas Gas Factory Team
14 NOGUERA Oriol 15 SPA 18 MRW Gas Gas Trial Team
15 BINCAZ Benoit 16 FRA 16 Scorpa Factory
16 FERRER Alexandre 13 FRA 13 Sherco Factory Team
17 KUROYAMA Kenichi 98 JPN 11 Yamaha Racing
18 KARLSSON Eddie 12 SWE 10 RG Team
19 NOZAKI Fumitaka 99 JPN 3 Sherco Factory Team
20 GUBIAN Loris 14 FRA 2 Beta
 
   
     
 
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