Toni Bou was the dominant force this weekend in the Czech Republic Grand Prix with the Honda rider winning both the races held in Sokolov. Repsol Honda Team team-mates Takahisa Fujinami and Jaime Busto finished in fourth and fifth places.
Toni Bou has so far scored four wins out of four in the world championship and today, once again in the second lap, put on a display of his lethal ability to react, setting the day’s fastest time in a race that had not quite started according to plan. The Repsol Honda Team ace rode the highly technical sections against the lush backdrop of Sokolov forests. In this 100% natural setting, competitors were forced to keep their wits about them in a particularly demanding event. The triumph stretches Bou’s advantage at the head of the overall leader-board to eighteen points in the world championship.
Repsol Honda Team’s second rider Takahisa Fujinami reacted well after yesterday’s struggle, digging deep and finishing one more among trial’s elite. The Japanese rider finished just shy of the final podium but will come away content at the thought that last season’s knee injury today caused little bother and the ordeal is pretty much behind him.
Jaime Busto set off after the previous day’s fourth place intent on improving. The first lap saw the rookie make a few errors which the Basque rider then attempted to remedy in the second. The third and final lap saw the talented youngster take the third best score.
There will be little rest for the riders after the Czech Republic GP as the world championship transfers to Sweden next weekend for the third date in the trial calendar.