Another double win for Toni Bou in the championship, this time in the United States, as the champion outshines rivals. The Repsol Honda Team rider furthers his advantage at the top of the championship table with triumph number seventy-five.
Repsol Honda Team’s Toni Bou put an end to an albeit short negative spell of three trials without making the top step of the podium, with two clear victories in the seventh round of the Trial World Championship held in the United States. Stepping Stone Ranch, in Rhode Island, witnessed a spectacular Toni Bou aboard the Montesa Cota 4RT, who once again dominated Adam Raga by finishing with virtually half the score of the second place rival.
It took Bou two laps to fend off the opposition with a masterly and unmatchable display. In Stepping Stones, the Repsol Honda Team star collected no less than a 75th career win in the world championship, the 11th of the season and now sits on a 34-point advantage at the top of the championship rankings.
Sunday’s leg of the U.S. Grand Prix saw improvements for the rest of the Repsol Honda Team riders too: Takahisa Fujinami finished fifth, marginally missing out on fourth spot after a mistake in one of the final hazards. Fujigas holds strong in fifth overall.
Jaime Busto finished his first ever American GP with another overall sixth. The young Basque rookie had been forced to overcome gastrointestinal troubles which hampered yesterday’s race, although today – in spite of some errors – ended up handing in the fourth best scorecard.
Next date for the Trial World Championship will be Portugal’s Paços de Ferreira on 5th and 6th September. The event will be the penultimate in the championship where Montesa should seal its eighteenth constructor’s championship title and where Toni Bou could well clinch his ninth outdoor trial title.
Results Day 2 GP Trial USA
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||10||9||7||20||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||26|
|2||Raga Adam||2||SPA||20||17||13||17||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||50|
|3||Fajardo Jeroni||4||SPA||22||22||11||15||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||55|
|4||Cabestany Albert||3||SPA||28||24||27||13||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||79|
|5||Fujinami Takahisa||5||JPN||27||29||25||11||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||81|
|6||Busto Jaime||15||SPA||35||34||14||10||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||83|
|7||Casales Jorge||7||SPA||31||27||27||9||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||85|
|8||Dabill James||6||GBR||31||35||25||8||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||91|
|9||Ferrer Alexandre||8||FRA||33||35||33||7||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||101|
|10||Karlsson Eddie||14||SWE||38||42||34||6||Montesa Team Karlsson||Montesa||114|
|11||Kadlec Franz||16||GER||47||38||38||5||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||123|