The world champion didn’t budge an inch and rode to a laboured victory in Lourdes which reinstates Bou on the top of the TrialGP podium. Alongside him on the rostrum was Jaime Busto, who after having clinched a first-ever podium last weekend, has clearly taken a liking to the flavour of success.

An excellent day all round for Repsol Honda Team in this fourth round of the TrialGP World Championship where a fourth place for Takahisa Fujinami can be added the first and third places of Toni Bou and Jaime Busto.

The Lourdes escapade was a demanding one. The morning rain had left most of the sections muddy and meant that good results were an arduous challenge. To complicate proceedings further, the maximum permitted times on the first lap were so tight that they led to a string of penalizations.

Toni Bou picked up a couple of fives in the more delicate sections on the first lap, before completing the second round in better conditions, mistake-free, for an accumulated total of twenty-one marks, six of which were for time penalties. Bou lengthens his advantage in the overall standings to thirteen points over nearest second place rival Adam Raga, who finished today behind the champion.

Basque rider Jaime Busto, Toni’s sidekick in the Repsol Honda Team, replicated his podium finish of last week where he had taken runner-up spot in Andorra. Busto posted third today after a fine display of quality. The score-count on the second lap was far lower than the first time around, with seven marks out of a total of forty-eight.

Takahisa Fujinami too was in a constant battle for a podium place, although errors in the final sections of the first lap proved costly. Today’s fourth place does, however, leave the Japanese rider equal on points with team-mate Busto in the overall standings.

In the constructor’s championship, Montesa continues to lead and pulls further ahead with a 37-point advantage.

The fifth and next round of the TrialGP World Championship takes place on June 9th in Tong, United Kingdom.

Toni Bou

TRIAL: 1st STANDINGS: 1st

After the Andorra trial, getting the good sensations back was very important for me and I struggled to be comfortable in this trial. Yesterday I got the pole and today I was able to ride well on the bike and managed a zero on lap two. Everything has gone very well and this victory is very important for the championship. I also want to congratulate Jaime for joining me on the podium. He has an incredible level and I knew that these good results would come. It has been a very good weekend and I am very happy about how everything went.

Takahisa Fujinami

TRIAL: 4th STANDINGS: 4th

I think that the first half the race was not bad, but the time was stressing me out and I picked up five in the final section. I think I could have got onto the podium and that has annoyed me a bit. On the second lap I kept it together and stayed close to Jaime, who has achieved his second podium of the year. I think we should congratulate Toni, and also Jaime too. My result is not bad, considering that I have been close on points to a podium place.

Jaime Busto

TRIAL: 3rd STANDINGS: 3rd

I am very happy because it has been a difficult trial for me. I had damaged ribs from the Andorra trial, and they caused me a lot of pain, even so, once in the competition I was able to handle the whole event quite well. The sections, on the first lap were fine, and after drying out it got a bit easier.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

After the results in Andorra, which were not what we had hoped for, the riders worked hard to get this good overall result for the team. And I want to congratulate them on this, for the victory of Toni, the laboured podium place of Jaime’s and for the fourth place of Fujinami, who had been looking for the podium since the beginning. We will continue to struggle to try to repeat and improve, although it is not easy because Adam is a great rival. We are also very happy for the victory of Gabriel Marcelli in Trial2, which helps us to keep ahead in the constructor’s championship.

TrialGP 2017
Trial Round TR4 , Trial 1   Lourdes

Results TrialGP of France 2017

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 15 0 6 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 21
2 Raga Adam 67 SPA 25 6 8 17 TRS Factory Team TRS 39
3 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 36 7 5 15 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 48
4 Fujinami Takahisa 3 JPN 41 6 5 13 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 52
5 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA 37 12 6 11 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 55
6 Cabestany Albert 37 SPA 45 22 10 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 67
7 Gelabert Miquel 10 SPA 55 19 9 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 74
8 Kadlec Franz 11 GER 58 23 6 8 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 87
9 Grattarola Matteo 9 ITA 60 24 3 7 Gas Gas FG Italia Gas Gas 87
10 Dabill James 7 GBR 50 35 7 6 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 92
11 Noguera Oriol 15 SPA 54 36 4 5 MRW Gas Gas Trial Team Gas Gas 94
12 Bincaz Benoit 16 FRA 56 38 4 Scorpa Factory Scorpa 94
13 Farre Arnau 19 SPA 50 44 5 3 RFME Spea Gas Gas 99
14 Ferrer Alexandre 13 FRA 56 38 6 2 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 100
15 Karlsson Eddie 12 SWE 60 40 2 1 RG Team Montesa 102
16 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 57 32 20 0 Beta Factory Racing Beta 109
17 Gubian Loris 14 FRA 61 48 0 Beta Beta 109
18 Price Jack 34 GBR 64 44 8 0 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 116
Location Information

Podium 2017 Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Jaime Busto
Podium 2016 -day2- Takahisa Fujinami - Adam Raga - Toni Bou
Podium 2016 -day1- Toni Bou - Takahisa Fujinami - Adam Raga

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