Decisive date for Toni Bou and Repsol Honda Team in Kingman

TrialGP 2017   Round TR6

The TrialGP world championship leaps the Atlantic Ocean this weekend with a torrid Arizona, USA awaiting Toni Bou, who edges ever closer to an eleventh world title.

The sixth round of the TrialGP will be held this weekend in Hualapai Mountain Park, United States, some twenty kilometres outside Kingman at an altitude of 1800 metres. This is the second of the two transoceanic trials this year with Toni Bou clear overall leader in the event.

With five out of six possible wins, Repsol Honda Team’s Toni Bou will tackle the double-date event (trials on Saturday and Sunday) well and truly fired up in the knowledge that a win could make an eleventh title a near formality. The current champ already sports an 18-point advantage over second place Adam Raga.

Fellow Repsol Honda Team riders Takahisa Fujinami and Jaime Busto will be well-motivated too, holding third and fourth places respectively, both eager to prove what they have to offer as well as pursuing the best possible team championship result.

In the constructor’s championship, Montesa dominates the leader board with 222 points, 51 points clear of second place TRS.


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UNITED STATES TRIALGP

  • Kingman hosts the US TrialGP for the first time. The last time the world championship visited America was in 2015 in Stepping Stones, Rhode Island with victory for Toni Bou on both days.
  • Takahisa Fujinami is one of the riders with the highest number of wins (five) in the United States. Toni Bou’s tally of victories is three.
  • The United States GP was part of the calendar of the first Trial World Championship in 1975 and its winner was the Briton Malcolm Rathmell aboard a Montesa.
  • The Hualapai Mountain Park will be the venue for the race. The environment is a rocky natural park about 2000 metres above sea-level covered with tall pines.
  • Saturday July 29, the day of the first Kingman trial, will be exactly 10 years
    after Toni Bou sealed his first FIM Trial World Champion title.
  • U.S. TrialGP Schedule:
    Thursday
    15:00 Inspection of sections
    Friday
    10:30 to 11:00 Scrutineering
    11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free training
    12:15 a.m. 12:45 Qualification training
    14:30 Autographs signings
    15:00 to 16:30. Qualification section
    Saturday
    09:00 First rider start
    12:45 End of first lap
    12:05 Start of second lap
    15:20 End of trial
    15:45 Podium ceremony
    Sunday
    09:00 First rider start
    12:45 End of first lap
    12:05 Start of second lap
    15:20 End of trial
    15:45 Podium ceremony

• Toni Bou Stats
94 World Championship victories
191 GP participations
137 podiums
3033 points


• Takahisa Fujinami Stats
33 World Championship victories
317 GP participations
160 podiums
4311 points


• Jaime Busto Stats
38 GP participations
3 podiums
421 points

 
   
     
   
 

Toni Bou  1

STANDINGS: 1ST  115 POINTS

After the trial in England we have been training a lot in altitude in preparation for this next round of the world championship. It will be an important weekend as we will be able to say that a large part of winning the championship is going to be played out here. We want to face the two final rounds with as much peace of mind as possible. As always, concentration will be essential to achieve a good result.

  Toni Bou  
   
     
   
 

Takahisa Fujinami  3

STANDINGS: 3RD  78 POINTS

I’ve always found myself at ease in the United States and it is the second country where I’ve won most times. This year I think I’m very fit and I would like to get back onto the podium, as the sensations that I had in England were very good. That’s why I have trained so hard, because the trial will be in altitude and the preparation could be decisive to finish in good position.

  Takahisa Fujinami  
   
     
   
 

Jaime Busto  69

STANDINGS: 4TH  71 POINTS

The only time I competed in the United States I finished sixth as my best result, so I would like to improve on this position this time around, as I believe that this year I’m in better shape, more prepared and with more experience. I can’t wait to get back on the podium and I would love to be able to do it in this race.

  Jaime Busto  
   
     
   
 

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 BOU Toni 1 SPA 115 Repsol Honda Team
2 RAGA Adam 67 SPA 97 TRS Factory Team
3 FUJINAMI Takahisa 3 JPN 78 Repsol Honda Team
4 BUSTO Jaime 69 SPA 71 Repsol Honda Team
5 FAJARDO Jeroni 47 SPA 71 Vertigo Factory Team
6 CABESTANY Albert 37 SPA 65 Sherco Factory Team
7 DABILL James 7 GBR 58 Gas Gas Factory Team
8 CASALES Jorge 33 SPA 39 Beta Factory Racing
9 KADLEC Franz 11 GER 37 Gas Gas Factory Team
10 GRATTAROLA Matteo 9 ITA 31 Gas Gas FG Italia
11 GELABERT Miquel 10 SPA 27 Sherco Factory Team
12 FARRE Arnau 19 SPA 18 RFME Spea
13 NOGUERA Oriol 15 SPA 16 MRW Gas Gas Trial Team
14 PRICE Jack 34 GBR 15 Gas Gas Factory Team
15 BINCAZ Benoit 16 FRA 15 Scorpa Factory
16 KUROYAMA Kenichi 98 JPN 11 Yamaha Racing
17 KARLSSON Eddie 12 SWE 10 RG Team
18 FERRER Alexandre 13 FRA 7 Sherco Factory Team
19 NOZAKI Fumitaka 99 JPN 3 Sherco Factory Team
20 GUBIAN Loris 14 FRA 2 Beta
 
   
     
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