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

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.

Takahisa Fujinami

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.

Jaime Busto

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.

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.

TrialGP 2017
Trial Round TR5   Tong

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 8 13 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 21
2 Fujinami Takahisa 3 JPN 22 6 17 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 28
3 Raga Adam 67 SPA 20 10 15 TRS Factory Team TRS 30
4 Dabill James 7 GBR 16 16 13 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 32
5 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA 17 15 11 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 32
6 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 26 14 10 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 40
7 Grattarola Matteo 9 ITA 26 15 9 Gas Gas FG Italia Gas Gas 41
8 Cabestany Albert 37 SPA 29 25 8 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 54
9 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 43 29 7 Beta Factory Racing Beta 72
10 Gelabert Miquel 10 SPA 41 31 6 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 72
11 Kadlec Franz 11 GER 34 40 5 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 74
12 Price Jack 34 GBR 48 32 4 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 80
13 Karlsson Eddie 12 SWE 44 41 3 RG Team Montesa 85
14 Noguera Oriol 15 SPA 48 37 2 MRW Gas Gas Trial Team Gas Gas 85
15 Bincaz Benoit 16 FRA 48 44 1 Scorpa Factory Scorpa 92
16 Farre Arnau 19 SPA 50 47 0 RFME Spea Gas Gas 97
17 Ferrer Alexandre 13 FRA 52 45 2 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 99
18 Gubian Loris 14 FRA 55 47 0 Beta Beta 102
Location Information

3 Tong Ln, Tong, Bradford BD4 0RR, Reino Unido - View in Google Maps

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Records

Podium 2017 Toni Bou - Takahisa Fujinami - Adam Raga
Podium 2016 -day2- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2016 -day1- Toni Bou - James Dabill - Adam Raga