Gouveia is a lucky charm for Toni Bou. At the same location last year the champ celebrated his 100th victory in TrialGP world championships. Today he was once again on the top of the podium, this time taking the tally to 110 top-flight wins. Takahisa Fujinami, meanwhile, had to settle for fifth place, just one point shy of fourth spot after a decent trial.

The fifth round of the TrialGP world championship, held today in Gouveia, Portugal was marked by roasting temperatures and very demanding sections located amongst the boulders of the Parque de Nostra Senhora los Verdes.

Repsol Honda Team ace Toni Bou suffered considerably in the gruelling Portuguese trial. In spite of a first lap which saw Bou make several mistakes and pick-up a penalty for exceeding the lap time limit, the champion was nevertheless able to stage a comeback on lap two to take his win tally to 110 out of 210 world championship participations. This, the fifth victory of the season increases Bou’s overall lead to 22 points over the nearest second-place rival.

Bou’s Repsol Honda Team partner Takahisa Fujinami, also had a rough battle in the Portuguese sections. After leading for much of the first lap the Japanese rider finished the first tour still in a potential podium position, however, the second time around saw several riders so narrowly divided on points that Fujinami had to eventually settle for fifth final spot, a mere point from fourth place.

The next TrialGP world championship outing, the sixth points-paying round, will be held next weekend in Auron, France, 20/ 21 July.

Toni Bou

TRIAL: 1st STANDINGS: 1st

Today was a very tough trial. It was a very positive weekend, with the type of terrain that we like a lot. We rode a very good second round through the sections, so we leave here with a very good taste in our mouths. We will try to be fully recovered for France to be able to have a good trial. We know that, if we win, I will be champion, something really impressive, but the important thing is to have a great trial. I am very happy and I want to thank the whole team because this week they have done a great job.

Takahisa Fujinami

TRIAL: 5th STANDINGS: 4th

Today we started very well. Until section 13 I was leader, but later I picked up some time penalty marks. On the second lap I tried to change the line and the tracks. In the end I finished fifth but with good sensations. We will try to improve on the things that didn’t work for us today before next week’s trial.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

This was a hard weekend for the whole team. Obviously Toni battled hard and suffered because these trials are not easy and the rivals are very strong. Fujinami has also fought until the final sections to try and make the podium. Finally, it was not to be, but it was a great result. We will be fighting trial by trial, as we have been doing all season, so in France we will continue to do the same: try to win. Thanks as always to all the team and the riders for the good work.

TrialGP 2019
Trial Round TGP5 , Race   Gouveia

TrialGP of Portugal 2019 results

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 15 6 4 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 25
2 Raga Adam 67 SPA 20 12 0 17 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 32
3 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 21 15 3 15 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 39
4 Fujinami Takahisa 6 JPN 21 15 4 13 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 40
5 Dabill James 22 GBR 29 12 4 11 Beta Factory Racing Beta 45
6 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 31 24 0 10 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 55
7 Gelabert Miquel 9 SPA 38 16 4 9 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 58
8 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 36 26 6 8 Beta Factory Racing Beta 68
9 Farre Arnau 19 SPA 35 39 0 7 Team Jotagas JTG 74
10 Price Jack 34 GBR 44 37 0 6 Gas Gas Gas Gas 81
11 Kadlec Franz 66 GER 42 41 1 5 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 84
12 Peace Dan 38 GBR 52 52 0 4 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 104
Location Information

Race format 15 sections x 2 laps

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Records

Podium 2004 -day2- Adam Raga - Takahisa Fujinami - Dougie Lampkin
Podium 2004 -day1- Adam Raga - Marc Freixa - Dougie Lampkin
Podium 2005 Dougie Lampkin - Adam Raga - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2006 Takahisa Fujinami - Adam Raga - Dougie Lampkin
Podium 2008 Toni Bou - Jeroni Fajardo - Adam Raga
Podium 2009 Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2010 - day1- Toni Bou - Albert Cabestany - Adam Raga
Podium 2010 - day2- Takahisa Fujinami - Albert Cabestany - Adam Raga
Podium 2015 - day1- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Jeroni Fajardo
Podium 2015 - day2- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2018 Toni Bou - Jeroni Fajardo - Jaime Busto