Toni Bou comes away from the qualifying round in Portugal on top. The Repsol Honda Team ace bagged a third ‘pole position’ of the campaign on the tough urban qualifying section in the centre of Gouveia. ‘Fujigas’ claimed the day’s third best time.

It was a fine day’s qualifying for the Repsol Honda Team duo in Portugal for the fifth trial of the season. Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami made off with first and third places in the elite class competition, which rewards the pair with superior starting positions when the main event gets underway tomorrow.

Bou once again notched up the fastest times over the two laps of the qualifying section to grab his third pole in 2019. Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami likewise rode a scorcher, even managing to take the second quickest time in Q1. The second tour around proved to be faster still marking 00:23.5 on the stopwatch to register the third fastest time of the day.

Tomorrow’s main event kicks off at 09:00 local time in the Parque Senhora dos Verdes, on the outskirts of Gouveia, where riders will have to overcome a total of 15 sections taken over two laps. The final podium is scheduled for 15:45 local time.

Toni Bou

QUALY: 1st 23.22

We were able to lower the time of the first lap a little more, so I am super happy with this pole. It is very important to be able to start out from the rear tomorrow morning. There will be dry sections where not many points will be collected, but in the river areas I imagine that more penalties will be picked up. Last year was a great trial for us, so let’s see how it goes tomorrow.

Takahisa Fujinami

QUALY: 3rd 23.50

Today I am very happy because this year I have been ahead in many events. For tomorrow's race, it will be very good for us to start from behind so we can check out the tracks of the other riders. We will try to set a fast pace from the beginning and have a good trial in sections that I like.

TrialGP 2019
Qualifying Round TGP5 , Qualy   Gouveia

Qualifying results TrialGP of Portugal

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 0:23.22
2 Dabill James 22 GBR 0 Beta Factory Racing Beta 0:23.42
3 Fujinami Takahisa 6 JPN 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 0:23.50
4 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 0 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 0:24.56
5 Kadlec Franz 66 GER 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 0:25.13
6 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 0 Beta Factory Racing Beta 0:25.65
7 Gelabert Miquel 9 SPA 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 0:26.49
8 Fajardo Jeroni 2 SPA 0 Gas Gas Gas Gas 0:26.52
9 Peace Dan 38 GBR 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 0:28.13
10 Price Jack 34 GBR 0 Gas Gas Gas Gas 0:29.28
11 Raga Adam 67 SPA 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 0:29.70
12 Farre Arnau 19 SPA 1 Team Jotagas JTG 0:25.70
13 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 5 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 5
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