Third Consecutive Victory for Bou

  GP Trial Germany

Trial 2016    Round T3 , Trial 2

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Third consecutive victory for Toni Bou in the 2016 Trial World Championship

Toni Bou completed a double this weekend with wins on both Saturday and Sunday of the German GP in Gefrees. Repsol Honda Team riders Jaime Busto and Takahisa Fujinami narrowly missed accompanying him on the podium.

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Toni Bou’s name will once again be recorded as winner on the Gefrees roll of honour. The Repsol Honda Team ace, who had already won there in 2011, was in commanding form over both days of the third round of the 2016 FIM Trial World Championship. Bou, dealt a hammer-blow to the rest of the field with a near-perfect second lap, which saw the Spaniard pick up penalty marks in just two of the twelve sections. The rivals, meanwhile, were accumulating more marks than the Montesa Cota 4RT rider, meaning that Bou started the final lap with a substantial advantage and was able to ride pressure-free until the line.

After this – the third win on the spin and the fourth this season – Toni Bou tops the overall leaderboard with 114 points, eleven more than the nearest second place rival.

Repsol Honda Team had to hold its breath until the last moment to see if either Jaime Busto or teammate Takahisa Fujinami would make it onto the rostrum. In a closely-fought battle, with the rain complicating the first lap, the two colleagues constantly flirted with a podium position. After the second lap Busto was sitting in a potential podium position but was unable to hold on to it through the final assault. Teammate Takahisa Fujinami clocked up too many mistakes on the first lap, although he was later able to rectify the situation, collecting a respectable fifth final place just a few points shy of third. Nevertheless, Fujinami still climbs the overall leader to third place due to the results of his adversaries.

Next date for the Repsol Honda Team in the FIM Trial World Championship will be 11th and 12th June with the Andorra GP. Prior to this, the whole Repsol Honda Team of riders and technical staff will be present for the Catalonian MotoGP Grand Prix, to be held on 3rd and 4th June at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.

Toni Bou   1

TRIAL: 1ST  CHAMPIONSHIP: 1ST

I think that after the mistakes that I made on the first lap, I was able to pull back well and perform a really good second lap. I was really tired for the huge effort that I had made yesterday, but it went pretty well. I felt much better riding the bike and the shoulder didn’t bother me. This week’s result is really good for the championship, because as I have said before and I’ll repeat again; this year is going to be a really complicated championship.

Toni Bou

Takahisa Fujinami   5

TRIAL: 5TH  CHAMPIONSHIP: 3RD

I think that the best thing about this weekend is that I come away from Germany in third place in the world championship. On the first lap I had a rough time and wasn’t precise. I don’t know if it was because I had fallen or because it was very slippery. After things went better. Thinking about it, if I come fifth doing it so badly, then I can hope that the coming trials go far better. The championship is long, but I am very positive about being in third position in the overall standings. We will fight harder in Andorra.

Takahisa Fujinami

Jaime Busto   6

TRIAL: 4TH  CHAMPIONSHIP: 5TH

Yes, today I was a lot calmer when I was competing in some of the sections. Something was going right, but I really did think that during the race things were going worse than they were. I was quite surprised to see that I was in third place at the end of the second lap. I don’t know. I wasn’t very precise and, sometimes, I shouldn’t think about it too much as the others make mistakes as well. It’s been another learning experience.

Jaime Busto

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

I think that it has been a very positive race for the team. Toni’s two victories have been sensational and all the more when you consider the condition that he is riding in. He’s still not at 100%. It’s a step ahead in the championship. It is a shame that we weren’t able to round the day off in a more positive way with a podium place for Jaime who was in third but let it slip out of his hands in the final sections. Andorra won’t be easy, but we will try and work to be on the podium with more riders from the Repsol Honda Team. Our goal is to fill the podium and we shall continue working towards that. We can see that all the work is showing results and not only for our team. I’m also very pleased for the other Montesas in the championship who are getting some good results.

Miquel Cirera

Results Trial GP Germany day 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Time/Gap
1 BOU Toni 1 SPA 18 4 8 20 Repsol Honda Team 30
2 RAGA Adam 2 SPA 22 16 9 17 TRS Factory Team 47
3 DABILL James 8 GBR 26 20 18 15 Vertigo Factory Team 64
4 BUSTO Jaime 6 SPA 25 19 23 13 Repsol Honda Team 67
5 FUJINAMI Takahisa 5 JPN 32 19 19 11 Repsol Honda Team 70
6 FAJARDO Jeroni 3 SPA 36 19 29 10 Vertigo Factory Team 84
7 KARLSSON Eddie 10 SWE 34 30 25 9 Montesa Team Karlsson 89
8 KADLEC Franz 11 GER 44 25 22 8 Gas Gas 91
9 TARRES Pol 12 SPA 35 34 22 7 TRS Factory Team 91
10 CASALES Jorge 9 SPA 38 34 20 6 Beta Factory Racing 92
11 CABESTANY Albert 4 SPA 32 34 29 5 Sherco Factory Team 95
12 GUBIAN Loris 21 FRA 38 35 30 4 Beta Factory Racing 103
13 GRATTAROLA Matteo 18 ITA 47 34 28 3 Gas Gas FG Italia 109
14 FERRER Alexandre 7 FRA 48 41 25 2 Sherco Factory Team 114
15 GELABERT Miquel 20 SPA 49 36 32 1 RFME Spea 117
16 NOGUERA Oriol 24 SPA 42 35 38 0 MRW Limit Motos Montesa 125
17 PEDERSEN Hakon 15 NOR 50 51 58 0 Gas Gas 159
18 SORENSEN Ole Kristian 16 NOR 60 56 56 0 Sherco Sorensen 172

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 BOU Toni 1 SPA 114 Repsol Honda Team
2 RAGA Adam 2 SPA 103 TRS Factory Team
3 FUJINAMI Takahisa 5 JPN 74 Repsol Honda Team
4 CABESTANY Albert 4 SPA 73 Sherco Factory Team
5 BUSTO Jaime 6 SPA 72 Repsol Honda Team
6 DABILL James 8 GBR 62 Vertigo Factory Team
7 FAJARDO Jeroni 3 SPA 62 Vertigo Factory Team
8 GRATTAROLA Matteo 18 ITA 34 Gas Gas FG Italia
9 KADLEC Franz 11 GER 32 Gas Gas
10 CASALES Jorge 9 SPA 28 Beta Factory Racing
11 KARLSSON Eddie 10 SWE 25 Montesa Team Karlsson
12 TARRES Pol 12 SPA 25 TRS Factory Team
13 GUBIAN Loris 21 FRA 18 Beta Factory Racing
14 GELABERT Miquel 20 SPA 18 RFME Spea
15 OGAWA Tomoyuki 13 JPN 14 Honda Team Mitani
16 KUROYAMA Kenichi 14 JPN 10 Yamaha Racing
17 NOGUERA Oriol 24 SPA 10 MRW Limit Motos Montesa
18 FERRER Alexandre 7 FRA 7 Sherco Factory Team
19 NOZAKI Fumitaka 16 JPN 5 Team Nozaki Scorpa
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