Even carrying a serious shoulder injury Toni Bou is still capable of pulling a surprise out of the bag. Today, in Olvan and Cal Rosal, the Repsol Honda Team rider was able to ratchet up the pressure and make off with the winning prize. Bou, albeit an off-form version, is now the new championship leader.

Mighty Bou is back. The rider took the bit between his teeth for day two of the opening round of the FIM Trial World Championship season in Olvan and Cal Rosal. The day was far from easy though for the Montesa Cota 4RT rider struggling all weekend with an injured right shoulder. Today, however, a determined Bou took a firm, error-free command of the event. Yesterday’s pain had eased up enough to enable the Repsol Honda Team ace to set his usual high standard in a GP which saw him accumulate less than half the marks of second place Adam Raga.

Jaime Busto, like team-mate Takahisa Fujinami, had a change of fortune today, notching up more mistakes than yesterday and making chances of a podium place ever more slim. The two had set out hoping for a productive season start but were unable to accomplish the task. The Basque rider repeated a fourth place finish with Fujigas pulling back positions but not reducing the points as much as he had previously hoped.

Next stop for Repsol Honda Team will be the Japanese Grand Prix on 23 th and 24th April. Toni Bou will arrive in Motegi overall leader with 37 points, five more than Adam Raga and eight points clear of Albert Cabestany in third place. Jaime Busto is fourth in the standings with 26 and Takahisa Fujinami seventh with 20 points.

Toni Bou

TRIAL: 1st CHAMPIONSHIP: 1st

I had a bad night; it’s been a really complicated weekend, but today the pain let up a bit and was more bearable. I don’t know how, but today I was able to compete with Adam at the highest level. The changes to the four sections turned out to be a good thing especially in section six, which I was able to get over three times and not Adam. I was able to battle on in spite of the injury and I’m really pleased with the final result as I wasn’t expecting to be the leader in the world championship ten days ago.

Takahisa Fujinami

TRIAL: 5th CHAMPIONSHIP: 7th

The only positive thing to come out of today is that I was able to finish in fifth. I think that everything is in my head as I’m on top form and my technique is right up there too. I’m much better than last year, but for all the good things that I’ve done on the difficult parts, I’ve come undone on the easy ones. I need to be up. Today I could have finished in third but I didn’t make it. In the two forthcoming weeks before Japan I will work on the psychological aspect to be at my best for the home GP.

Jaime Busto

TRIAL: 4th CHAMPIONSHIP: 4th

Today was completely different to yesterday: it went really badly. The result is the same but not the sensations. Today went horribly and from the first lap I made a lot of absurd mistakes. I was very consistent but with many marks. Now I will have to prepare well for Japan, which I hope goes better than here.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

It has been an incredible week. Toni has achieved an extraordinary win especially for the condition that he is in. The team couldn’t ask for any more. Last Friday we weren’t even sure if he could compete. With yesterday’s second place and today’s win we really couldn’t have wished for better. As for Busto and Fujinami’s results, it seems that they are having more trouble moving up positions than they did last season, but I have faith that with the Japanese trip, they will be able to turn the results around. I would like to thank the team and those who have treated Toni over these last few days and there have been a lot of them. Thanks to them for getting Toni here and in a good enough state to compete. Thanks a lot to all of you.

Trial 2016
Trial Round T1 , Trial 2   Cal Rosal

Results GP Catalunya Trial Day 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 3 5 2 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 10
2 Raga Adam 2 SPA 5 11 8 17 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 24
3 Dabill James 8 GBR 10 19 10 15 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 39
4 Busto Jaime 6 SPA 18 12 15 13 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 45
5 Fujinami Takahisa 5 JPN 15 17 15 11 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 47
6 Fajardo Jeroni 3 SPA 20 13 16 10 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 49
7 Cabestany Albert 4 SPA 15 22 15 9 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 52
8 Gubian Loris 21 FRA 23 15 22 8 Beta Factory Racing Beta 60
9 Casales Jorge 9 SPA 27 15 21 7 Beta Factory Racing Beta 63
10 Kadlec Franz 11 GER 24 18 12 6 Gas Gas Gas Gas 64
11 Grattarola Matteo 18 ITA 29 15 23 5 Gas Gas FG Italia Gas Gas 67
12 Karlsson Eddie 10 SWE 41 12 16 4 Montesa Team Karlsson Montesa 69
13 Gelabert Miquel 20 SPA 24 23 23 3 RFME Spea Sherco 70
14 Tarres Pol 12 SPA 21 29 21 2 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 71
15 Ferrer Alexandre 7 FRA 30 23 28 1 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 81
16 Noguera Oriol 24 SPA 29 25 28 0 MRW Limit Motos Montesa Montesa 82
17 Moret Francesc 14 SPA 35 21 32 0 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 88
18 Pedersen Hakon 15 NOR 26 32 40 0 Gas Gas Gas Gas 98
19 Dagnicourt Benoit 19 FRA 35 35 28 0 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 98
20 Carles de Caudemberg Quentin 22 FRA 37 42 38 0 AMC Grasse Montesa 117
21 Tournour Gianluca 23 ITA 38 40 42 0 Gas Gas Gas Gas 120
22 Brown Michael 17 GBR 42 41 40 0 Gas Gas Gas Gas 123
23 Sorensen Ole Kristian 16 NOR 54 48 52 0 Sherco Sorensen Sherco 154
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