Repsol Honda Team double at GB TrialGP

TrialGP 2017   Round TR5 , Trial 1

Second Repsol Honda Team double with Bou and Fujinami on top in the British TrialGP

Toni Bou extends his leadership further in the TrialGP World Championship with a notable victory in Great Britain. Repsol Honda Team companion Takahisa Fujinami accompanied Bou on the podium.

Today’s fifth round triumph in Tong takes the Repsol Honda Team rider’s British tally to fifteen wins as the current champion edges further ahead in the world championship overall standings.

Bou led the trial from pole to flag, as it were; yet in spite of a clear domination on the first lap – with eight marks compared to the sixteen of the nearest adversary – the multi-titled champ almost came a cropper on lap two with several errors that narrowed the gap with rivals. The champion finished the day seven points clear of Repsol Honda Team buddy Takahisa Fujinami, who occupied the second step of the podium. Jaime Busto, who was also in with a chance of a podium at the start of the race, made some costly mistakes in the final sections of the first lap, which, despite a recovery second time around, failed to improve on sixth place. In the provisional championship leader board Toni Bou is top with an eighteen-point advantage over Adam Raga, Takahisa Fujinami holds third and Jaime Busto fourth.

The areas of the ParkWood Offroad Centre in Tong were quite demanding, with complicated routes in some mud-drenched river areas. The next round of the TrialGP World Championship will be held in Kingman, Arizona, U.S.A. from 28th to 30th July.

Montesa, meanwhile, extends an advantage of 51 points over TRS in the constructor’s championship thanks to the victories of Bou in TrialGP and Francesc Moret in TR2.

 
   
     
   
 

Toni Bou  1

TRIAL: 1ST  STANDINGS: 1ST

It was not my kind of terrain, but I was comfortable. In the end, a mistake put the pressure on me to win the trial. It was a very good trial, I think I did very well and, after what happened in Andorra, here we have made up some good points for the championship. We are going to the United States on a roll and will be hoping to get more results like these.

  Toni Bou  
   
     
   
 

Takahisa Fujinami  3

TRIAL: 2ND  STANDINGS: 3RD

I liked the terrain and despite a not-so-good result in the qualification, today I felt on good form and knew I could get a result. I tried to salvage what I could out of the sections and I am very happy with this podium, with the team double and my third place in the championship. I had trained a lot for this race and I have to thank the team for the work they have done here.

  Takahisa Fujinami  
   
     
   
 

Jaime Busto  69

TRIAL: 6TH  STANDINGS: 4TH

I started quite well, up until section eight, where the bike stopped. Then I made some more mistakes and wanted to finish the first lap to start the second one better. I’m happy with how I’d been on this last lap because I’ve improved a lot and although I haven’t been able to finish on the podium I think I did pretty well.

  Jaime Busto  
   
     
   
 

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

This is a great result for the team and today Fujinami had a great trial – if Toni doesn’t mind me saying so – who had a sensational first lap himself. Bou made some mistakes which, as always, he was able to pull back from to take the victory. Fujinami was in the leading group, which was not easy and he did really well. They both have to be congratulated. Jaime had been in the podium group, he was doing well, but he made some errors that he shouldn’t have, but as they say, ‘That’s the way it goes!’ We hope he gets back on the podium soon. The United States will not be easy for the conditions we are in, but we will try to face the trial as well as we can. Congratulations to all the team who have worked very well, but before the holidays, there’s still an important job outstanding. Best wishes to all.

  Miquel Cirera  
   
     
   
 

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Time/Gap
1 BOU Toni 1 SPA 8 13     20 Repsol Honda Team 21
2 FUJINAMI Takahisa 3 JPN 22 6     17 Repsol Honda Team 28
3 RAGA Adam 67 SPA 20 10     15 TRS Factory Team 30
4 DABILL James 7 GBR 16 16     13 Gas Gas Factory Team 32
5 FAJARDO Jeroni 47 SPA 17 15     11 Vertigo Factory Team 32
6 BUSTO Jaime 69 SPA 26 14     10 Repsol Honda Team 40
7 GRATTAROLA Matteo 9 ITA 26 15     9 Gas Gas FG Italia 41
8 CABESTANY Albert 37 SPA 29 25     8 Sherco Factory Team 54
9 CASALES Jorge 33 SPA 43 29     7 Beta Factory Racing 72
10 GELABERT Miquel 10 SPA 41 31     6 Sherco Factory Team 72
11 KADLEC Franz 11 GER 34 40     5 Gas Gas Factory Team 74
12 PRICE Jack 34 GBR 48 32     4 Gas Gas Factory Team 80
13 KARLSSON Eddie 12 SWE 44 41     3 RG Team 85
14 NOGUERA Oriol 15 SPA 48 37     2 MRW Gas Gas Trial Team 85
15 BINCAZ Benoit 16 FRA 48 44     1 Scorpa Factory 92
16 FARRE Arnau 19 SPA 50 47     0 RFME Spea 97
17 FERRER Alexandre 13 FRA 52 45   2 0 Sherco Factory Team 99
18 GUBIAN Loris 14 FRA 55 47     0 Beta 102
 
   
     
   
 

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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