Repsol Honda Team’s Toni Bou clinches a fourth consecutive season ‘pole position’ in the qualifying section of round six of the 2019 TrialGP World Championship held today in Auron, France. ‘Fujigas’ recorded the eighth best time.
The Repsol Honda Team duo performed well in the qualifying session in France this afternoon. Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami posted the first and eighth best times respectively, which will see the riders start tomorrow’s main event from advantageous positions at the rear of the field.
Toni Bou, who had already given a display of speed over the first lap, once again registered the fastest time around Q2 in 26.64 seconds – a time which proved to be unmatchable. Tomorrow (Sunday), Bou will start out from the back, giving the champ a fine vantage point from which to observe his adversaries.
Takahisa Fujinami, looking very at ease today, made his first pass through the qualifying section with the day’s fifth quickest time. On Q2, in an effort to speed up still further, the rider suffered a spectacular fall, fortunately without serious consequences. The aggregate score sees the Repsol Honda Team qualify with the eighth fastest time on the day.
Proceedings kick off tomorrow at 10:00 CET in a fifteen-section event to be tackled over two laps. The prize-giving podium is scheduled for 16:15.
Qualifying results TrialGP of Portugal
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||0||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||0:26'64|
|2||Fajardo Jeroni||2||SPA||0||Gas Gas||Gas Gas||0:28'20|
|3||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||0||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||0:28'31|
|4||Raga Adam||67||SPA||0||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||0:28'69|
|5||Casales Jorge||33||SPA||0||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||0:29'01|
|6||Gelabert Miquel||9||SPA||0||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||0:30'52|
|7||Dabill James||22||GBR||0||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||0:31'40|
|8||Fujinami Takahisa||6||JPN||0||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||0:31'66|
|9||Peace Dan||38||GBR||0||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||0:31'77|
|10||Bincaz Benoit||73||FRA||0||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||0:32'43|
|11||Kadlec Franz||66||GER||0||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||0:32'76|
|12||Farre Arnau||19||SPA||0||Team Jotagas||JTG||0:35'41|
|13||Riva Andrea||96||ITA||0||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||0:38'66|
|14||Price Jack||34||GBR||5||Gas Gas||Gas Gas||5|