The great dominator of the weekend in Kingman, Arizona, once again proved to be the king of trial over the last decade: Toni Bou. The Repsol Honda Team rider continues to edge closer to the eleventh title. Jaime Busto meanwhile clinched a fantastic runner-up stop.
After last night’s rainfall, the sections had become somewhat more complicated than the previous day, although the organization had also decided to change some steps in the sections although without raising significantly the difficulty level.
In these conditions, Toni Bou found himself far more at ease and was able to cruise around without the added pressure of having to avoid mistakes. On the first lap he was penalized just three points and six on lap two, clearly stamping his authority on the trial and coming away victorious once more.
It was a double-headed Repsol Honda Team success with Jaime Busto finishing in second position and strengthening his overall third position in the championship general standings. The Basque rider finished ahead of his teammate Takahisa Fujinami who today, like yesterday, was out of the battle for a podium spot, eventually having to settle for seventh place.
The weekend’s results give Toni Bou the opportunity to go into the next trial with a twenty-eight point advantage, which means the Repsol Honda Team rider could mathematically seal the championship title before arriving at the season’s final date.
Repsol Honda Team’s trophy cabinet continues to fill up, this time with Montesa taking the constructor’s title on Sunday with an advantage of more than 80 points over second-placed TRS, with two championship events still to go.
The team move on and will compete in the seventh and penultimate event of the TrialGP FIM World Championship in Sokolov, Czech Republic to be held on 10th September.
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||3||6||20||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||9|
|2||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||10||13||17||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||23|
|3||Fajardo Jeroni||47||SPA||20||7||15||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||27|
|4||Raga Adam||67||SPA||21||9||13||TRS Factory Team||TRS||30|
|5||Dabill James||7||GBR||20||13||11||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||33|
|6||Cabestany Albert||37||SPA||23||12||10||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||35|
|7||Fujinami Takahisa||3||JPN||27||14||9||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||41|
|8||Grattarola Matteo||9||ITA||28||14||8||Gas Gas FG Italia||Gas Gas||42|
|9||Casales Jorge||33||SPA||31||15||7||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||46|
|10||Gelabert Miquel||10||SPA||28||20||6||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||48|
|11||Kadlec Franz||11||GER||43||24||5||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||67|
|12||Farre Arnau||19||SPA||38||29||4||RFME Spea||Gas Gas||67|
|13||Price Jack||34||GBR||38||29||3||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||67|
|14||Ferrer Alexandre||13||FRA||43||29||2||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||72|
|15||Bincaz Benoit||16||FRA||44||31||1||Scorpa Factory||Scorpa||75|
|16||Noguera Oriol||15||SPA||42||36||0||MRW Gas Gas Trial Team||Gas Gas||78|
|17||Karlsson Eddie||12||SWE||55||34||0||RG Team||Montesa||89|