Bou receives 9th title

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Toni Bou receives ninth world championship title in the Spanish GP

The curtain has closed on the 2015 FIM Trial World Championship in Teo, Galicia today with the eighteenth and final trial of the season. Toni Bou’s world title will guarantee that the Repsol Honda Team go home satisfied with the season’s performance.

It was a day of showers, umbrellas and wellington boots in Teo. The final day of the FIM Trial World Championship played out in the rain, the cold and a dense fog. Race organizers responded by modifying virtually all the sections, which made the route of the trial far easier that that of yesterday.

Toni Bou and his closest rival – championship runner-up Adam Raga – were once again neck and neck throughout the season’s final date. A foot-fault by the Montesa Cota 4RT proved to be the difference in Raga’s favour on the first lap. The second lap, in torrential rain, saw Bou score the same marks and Raga picking up just two. On the final round, the Repsol Honda Team legend managed to score two five-point faults to bring his scorecard to a total of fourteen, while the main adversary Raga kept his tally down to nine, gifting him with a win ahead of Bou, who had dominated the event in recent years.

Toni Bou, who was proclaimed champion last week at the Portuguese GP, was victorious in thirteen of the trials held in 2015.

Takahisa Fujinami rounded off his twentieth season among trial’s top five finishers. On the second day of the Spanish GP, the Japanese rider had recovered slightly from the back pain that had plagued him throughout yesterday’s event, riding a very steady three laps of the Teo circuit.

Jaime Busto claimed the title of ‘Rookie of the Year’. The top debutante in the 2015 season marked a historic, best ever first season in World Pro with an impressive sixth overall place. Today he showed remarkable resolve, overcoming fever brought on by a bout of flu to finish the day in sixth.

The next outing for Repsol Honda Team will be the fifth event in which points count towards the Spanish Trial Championship, set to take place in Candeleda (Ávila) on Sunday 27th September. Prior to this, Toni Bou will compete for Spain and Takahisa Fujinami for Japan in the Trial des Naciones in Tarragona (Spain) next weekend.

Toni Bou   1

RACE: 2ND  CHAMPIONSHIP: 1ST (CHAMPION)

It has been a fantastic year with nine consecutive wins and more wins than ever in a single season with thirteen. Whenever I didn’t win, I finished in second place which is very important and that is why I’m so satisfied. I wasn’t able to finish with a victory which I would have liked but even so I’m really pleased with the success. Also, I have to congratulate Adam for the great championship that he has had, but most of all the team who have worked incredibly well together. They made a huge effort and I’m really happy to be able to work with them.

Toni Bou

Takahisa Fujinami   5

RACE: 7TH  CHAMPIONSHIP: 5TH

It didn’t go as badly today as yesterday. I felt a lot better today although I continued picking up faults. I’m really pleased to have finished the championship and I have to thank, most of all, the doctors and assistants who have helped to make it possible. Now, I will start to work with them to prepare for the future. I’m very happy to finish my twentieth season in the top five, even if I did want to finish in the top three!

Takahisa Fujinami

Jaime Busto   15

RACE: 6TH  CHAMPIONSHIP: 6TH

Today wasn’t easy because I had to ride with a fever and my head really ached in some of the sections. But I had felt pretty good this morning and I was able to do some laps quite well to finish in sixth. I also finished sixth in the championship which at the start of the season was practically unthinkable. I would like to thank the whole team for the faith that they have had in me and also thank them for how much they have worked for me. I have tried to pay them back with the results.

Jaime Busto

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

This Spanish GP wasn’t a great one for the team. It was very close with Adam Raga who won it in the end. We can say no more. Toni fought hard on every lap, but it wasn’t to be. Fujinami continued to have problems which we will have to start to look at. Jaime, in spite of competing with a high temperature, finished in sixth, which isn’t a bad result considering the conditions that he found himself in.
The overall balance of the season is a very positive one: we have won another world title. Fujinami was fifth and Jaime sixth in his first year. I would like to thank all the team, the mechanics, the people from Japan, the sponsors and all those who have helped us, because they are the team and without them we would never have won. Thanks and see you again next season!

Miquel Cirera

Results GP Spain day 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Time/Gap
1 RAGA Adam 2 SPA 0 2 7 20 Gas Gas 9
2 BOU Toni 1 SPA 1 1 12 17 Repsol Honda Team 14
3 FAJARDO Jeroni 4 SPA 11 3 8 15 Beta Factory Racing 22
4 CABESTANY Albert 3 SPA 8 12 12 13 Sherco Factory Team 32
5 CASALES Jorge 7 SPA 14 7 11 11 Beta Factory Racing 32
6 BUSTO Jaime 15 SPA 16 15 112 10 Repsol Honda Team 43
7 FUJINAMI Takahisa 5 JPN 18 16 16 9 Repsol Honda Team 50
8 FERRER Alexandre 8 FRA 28 13 30 8 Sherco Factory Team 71
9 TARRES Pol 9 SPA 15 26 40 7 Sherco Factory Team 81
10 KADLEC Franz 16 GER 25 23 38 6 Beta Factory Racing 86
11 DABILL James 6 GBR 27 21 39 5 Vertigo 87
12 KARLSSON Eddie 14 SWE 30 25 33 4 Montesa Team Karlsson 88
13 MORET Francesc 18 SPA 28 34 36 3 Vertigo 87
14 PEDERSEN Hakon 12 NOR 46 27 29 2 Ossa Pedersen 102
15 SHEPPARD Jack 13 GBR 41 28 43 1 Jgas 112
16 SORENSEN Ole Kristian 19 NOR 51 51 45 0 Sherco 147

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 BOU Toni 1 SPA 345 Repsol Honda Team
2 RAGA Adam 2 SPA 311 Gas Gas
3 FAJARDO Jeroni 4 SPA 246 Beta Factory Racing
4 CABESTANY Albert 3 SPA 233 Sherco Factory Team
5 FUJINAMI Takahisa 5 JPN 196 Repsol Honda Team
6 BUSTO Jaime 15 SPA 182 Repsol Honda Team
7 FERRER Alexandre 8 FRA 142 Sherco Factory Team
8 DABILL James 6 GBR 134 Vertigo
9 CASALES Jorge 7 SPA 112 Beta Factory Racing
10 KARLSSON Eddie 14 SWE 91 Montesa Team Karlsson
11 KADLEC Franz 16 GER 90 Beta Factory Racing
12 TARRES Pol 9 SPA 54 Sherco Factory Team
13 SHEPPARD Jack 13 GBR 54 Jgas
14 MORET Francesc 18 SPA 33 Vertigo
15 PEDERSEN Hakon 12 NOR 27 Ossa Pedersen
16 OGAWA Tomoyuki 18 JPN 16 Honda Team Mitani
17 KUROYAMA Kenichi 20 JPN 14 Yamaha
18 SORENSEN Ole Kristian 19 NOR 14 Sherco
19 NOZAKI Fumitaka 19 JPN 8 Yamaha
20 OGAWA Tsuyoshi 21 JPN 7 Beta
21 BROWN Michael 11 GBR 5 Gas Gas
22 NOMOTO Yoshiaki 22 JPN 2 Beta
23 SATO Yuki 25 JPN 1 Honda
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