Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou and team-mate Takahisa Fujinami finished third and tenth respectively in the qualifying for the TrialGP Grand Prix of Japan, taking place this weekend at Motegi’s Twin Ring circuit.

Once again, intermittent rain, rain-soaked terrain and mud featured as the top protagonists in the season’s second qualifying round. Toni Bou rode a notable Q1 with the second fastest time, but in Q2, the reigning world champion, looking to improve on the time, had a slip and missed out on the chance to outride his adversaries. Nevertheless, Toni finished with the third best time in the aggregate result of the two qualifying sessions.
Meanwhile, Takahisa Fujinami made two dabs in the first qualifying and chalked up just one penalization in the second. The final tally-up sees the Japanese rider finish tenth and will start from sixth position amongst the TrialGP riders tomorrow.
The first of the two events of this Japanese TrialGP gets underway tomorrow. The Repsol Honda Team riders will have to complete two fifteen-section laps within the confines of the Motegi’s Twin Ring.

Toni Bou

QUALY: 3rd 0:35.50

The ground was very slippery. We had a good result from the first qualifying lap, but I knew that to start out in the final three I had to speed up. I tried to do in Q2, but it did not work out for me. Even so, we are not unhappy and we are looking forward to tomorrow's trial. We will have several riders ahead and it looks like being a wet event, so we will have a lot of work to do.

Takahisa Fujinami

QUALY: 10th 0:47.45

Today I was looking to not make any mistakes, but the terrain was very difficult. In the first lap I made two dabs and in the second I improved, but not enough to start from the rear tomorrow. Tomorrow event will be complicated, I will have Jaime and the other Japanese riders as reference, so it's not bad at all. If it rains tomorrow it will be better to start among the first riders, since the ground will be less slippery.

TrialGP 2019
Qualifying Round TGP2 , Qualy   Motegi

Qualifying results TrialGP of Italy

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Raga Adam 67 SPA 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 0:31.85
2 Dabill James 22 GBR 0 Beta Factory Racing Beta 0:32.05
3 Bou Toni 1 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 0:35.50
4 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 0 Beta Factory Racing Beta 0:37.61
5 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 0 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 0:40.07
6 Fajardo Jeroni 2 SPA 0 Gas Gas Gas Gas 0:52.62
7 Gelabert Miquel 9 SPA 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 0:53.46
8 Kadlec Franz 66 GER 1 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 0:40.37
9 Ogawa Tomoyuki 97 JPN 1 Honda Honda 0:43.89
10 Fujinami Takahisa 6 JPN 1 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 0:47.45
11 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 1 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 0.51:20
12 Kuroyama Kenichi 98 JPN 3 Yamaha Racing Yamaha 0:41.99
13 Nozaki Fumitaka 99 JPN 3 Yamaha Racing Yamaha 0:47.47
14 Peace Dan 38 GBR 5 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 5
15 Price Jack 34 GBR 5 Gas Gas Gas Gas 5
Location Information

Now one of the most established and certainly iconic venues on the TrialGP tour the TwinRing Motegi facility is a must visit destination for all motorsport fans. The sprawling grounds that extend around the two interlinked tarmac circuits not only incorporate some excellent Trial terrain, but also include what can… read more.

Race format 15 sections x 2 laps

Twin Ring Motegi, Haga District, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan - View in Google Maps

Records

Podium 2018 -day2- Jaime Busto - Toni Bou - Adam Raga
Podium 2018 -day1- Jeroni Fajardo - Adam Raga - Takahisa Fujinami
Podium 2017 -day2- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2017 -day1- Toni Bou - James Dabill - Takahisa Fujinami
Podium 2016 -day2- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Takahisa Fujinami
Podium 2016 -day1- Adam Raga - Toni Bou - Takahisa Fujinami
Podium 2015 -day2- Toni Bou - Takahisa Fujinami - Jeroni Fajardo
Podium 2015 -day1- Toni Bou - Jeroni Fajardo - Adam Raga
Podium 2014 -day2- Adam Raga - Toni Bou - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2014 -day1- Adam Raga - Toni Bou - Takahisa Fujinami