The Pietramurata Off Road Park today witnessed the final qualifying round of the 2017 TrialGP world championship season which concludes tomorrow. Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou once again took pole position.
The world champion, the third rider to start qualifying, clocked 25.43 seconds on the stopwatch to become the day’s reference point. In spite of the handicap of having started early, the second best qualifying time proved to be 2.4 seconds slower than Toni Bou. The first to get a shot at the qualifying section was Jaime Busto, taking 28.24 to give the Basque rider the fourth quickest time. Takahisa Fujinami, likewise, performed well to finish in sixth place.
Tomorrow, Sunday, sees the main event of this Italian TrialGP and the final date in the 2017 FIM TrialGP World Championship calendar. Toni Bou, of course, had already sealed the overall title last weekend. Jaime Busto, lying in third overall is poised to make his best ever world championship finish. Takahisa Fujinami, meanwhile, sets out intent on improving on his current fifth spot. The starting position could work in the Repsol Honda Team rider’s favour.
At 12:45 the final rider will take the start in a trial expected to finish at 14:20. The participating riders will have to tackle 15 sections over two laps, on a three-kilometre course in Pietramurata’s Off Road Park bike complex. This morning was raining, but for tomorrow, forecast is good.
Qualifying results TrialGP of Italy 2017
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||0||25"43||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||0|
|2||Raga Adam||67||SPA||0||27"81||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||0|
|3||Dabill James||7||GBR||0||28"24||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||0|
|4||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||0||28"65||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||0|
|5||Grattarola Matteo||9||ITA||0||28"82||Gas Gas FG Italia||Gas Gas||0|
|6||Fujinami Takahisa||3||JPN||0||30"35||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||0|
|7||Fajardo Jeroni||47||SPA||0||30"81||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||0|
|8||Bincaz Benoit||16||FRA||0||33"04||Scorpa Factory||Scorpa||0|
|9||Price Jack||34||GBR||0||33"94||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||0|
|10||Noguera Oriol||15||SPA||0||35"00||MRW Gas Gas Trial Team||Gas Gas||0|
|11||Cabestany Albert||37||SPA||1||29"35||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||1|
|12||Gelabert Miquel||10||SPA||1||30"10||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||1|
|13||Ferrer Alexandre||13||FRA||1||35"07||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||1|
|14||Farre Arnau||19||SPA||5||RFME Spea||Gas Gas||5|
|15||Kadlec Franz||11||GER||5||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||5|
|17||Casales Jorge||33||SPA||5||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||5|
|Race format||15 sections x 2 laps|
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|Podium 2018||Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Jeroni Fajardo|
|Podium 2017||Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Jaime Busto|