Proving his worth as the current World Trials Champion Toni Bou – Repsol Honda put on an outstanding show in the rain on day one in Great Britain. None of his rivals could not get anywhere near Bou as he extended his lead in this year’s championship over his nearest rival Adam Raga.

From as early on as lap one he looked very confident. His team mate in the Repsol Honda team Takahisa Fujinami came home in fifth and retains his fourth place in the championship standings.

It was once again a return to the Nord Vue venue just outside of the market town of Penrith in the county of Cumbria. Penrith lies less than three miles outside the boundaries of the Lake District National Park and close to the Scottish border. It welcomed the world championship riders once again to its predominantly rocky terrain for the first day of the two day event which was contested over a compact 4 kilometer course containing twelve sections to be attempted three times. The rain came at the start of the event with intermittent showers during the day which was watched by a crowd of 3,000.

Starting in the rain did not bother Toni Bou – Repsol Honda and made him only more determined as he extended his lead over Adam Raga – Gas Gas who had no answer to the riding skills of his fellow Spanish countryman. Bou cleaned all the hazards before succumbing to a single mark in the final section twelve on the opening lap. He parted with the mark on an easier part of the hazard before staying feet up over the more difficult log climb at the end.

At the start of the second lap the rain stopped but only for a short period before the heavens opened once again and with more difficult hazards to contend with Toni parted with seven marks but he had built up such an advantage it would make no difference to the final scores. His rival in the championship Adam Raga made the best score on the final lap parting with seven to Bou’s ten which was made up of two five mark penalties.

Japans Takahisa Fujinami parted with too many marks on the opening two laps to challenge for the top three but came back very strong on the last lap and just missed fourth position by a single mark to finish behind Jeroni Fajardo – Beta. Fujinami can still challenge for a top three finish in the champion as long as maintains his challenge in the next few events.

Toni Bou

"I tried so hard to part with no marks on the opening lap before parting with the single mark on section twelve. I had ridden so well today and I am very happy feeling very confident on the machine. Today was important to win as I wanted to extend my championship lead over Adam Raga. The rain did not affect me and I look forward to action tomorrow."

Takahisa Fujinami

"On the first two laps I was so inconsistent with my riding and I parted with far too many marks to challenge the leading riders. I came back strong on the third lap before damaging my knee when I crashed in the final hazard. I will rest tonight and try to come back stronger on day two in Great Britain."

Trial 2014
Trial Round 6   Penrith

Results Session 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 18
2 Raga Adam 2 SPA 17 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 49
3 Cabestany Albert 4 SPA 15 Sherco Sherco 57
4 Fajardo Jeroni 3 SPA 13 Beta Beta 73
5 Fujinami Takahisa 5 JPN 11 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 74
6 Dabill James 6 GBR 10 Beta Beta 80
7 Ferrer Alexandre 9 FRA 9 Sherco Sherco 94
8 Brown Michael 11 GBR 8 Gas Gas Gas Gas 101
10 Wigg Alexz 18 GBR 6 Gas Gas Gas Gas 113
11 Tarres Pol 16 SPA 5 Sherco Sherco 121
12 Grattarola Matteo 7 ITA 4 Gas Gas Gas Gas 127
13 Sheppard Jack 17 GBR 3 Beta Beta 128
14 Karlsson Eddie 14 SWE 2 Montesa Montesa 154
Trial 2014
Trial Round 6   Penrith

Results Session 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 20
2 Raga Adam 2 SPA 17 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 35
3 Fajardo Jeroni 3 SPA 15 Beta Beta 36
4 Dabill James 6 GBR 13 Beta Beta 45
5 Fujinami Takahisa 5 JPN 11 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 48
7 Cabestany Albert 4 SPA 9 Sherco Sherco 53
8 Grattarola Matteo 7 ITA 8 Gas Gas Gas Gas 64
9 Ferrer Alexandre 9 FRA 7 Sherco Sherco 68
10 Brown Michael 11 GBR 6 Gas Gas Gas Gas 78
11 Tarres Pol 16 SPA 5 Sherco Sherco 84
12 Sheppard Jack 17 GBR 4 Beta Beta 96
13 Wigg Alexz 18 GBR 3 Gas Gas Gas Gas 122
14 Karlsson Eddie 14 SWE 2 Montesa Montesa 124
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