Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou became the first leader of the 2021 TrialGP World Championship after claiming victory in the new campaign which got underway today in the Italian town of Tolmezzo. Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami finished in seventh place.
Just five weeks ago Toni Bou was lying on a stretcher waiting to be operated on for a left leg fibula fracture. Today, Toni Bou was back in the competition, finishing on the highest step of the podium, having sealed the win at the 2021 Trial World Championship curtain-raiser in Italy.
Without having prepared or trained as he had wished, the Repsol Honda Team rider was nevertheless able to endure the first day of competition held in Tolmezzo (Italy). Despite suffering some discomfort on the second lap of the twelve sections, Bou went on to claim the victory by a mere point ahead of arch rival, Adam Raga.
Japanese team-mate Takahisa Fujinami, found it tough to settle into the rhythm of the trial, committing several errors on the first lap, but by lap two was showing signs of improvement, getting his season off to a start with a seventh place finish.
Tomorrow sees day two of the 2021 TrialGP World Championship event, once again to be held in the same Italian town. Unlike today, however, the trial will kick off at 09:00.
Results TrialGP Italy day 1
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||12||12||0||20||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||24|
|2||Raga Adam||68||SPA||17||8||0||17||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||25|
|3||Grattarola Matteo||88||ITA||20||20||0||15||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||40|
|4||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||26||18||0||13||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||44|
|5||Fajardo Jeroni||5||SPA||32||23||0||11||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||55|
|6||Marcelli Gabriel||38||SPA||40||18||0||10||Montesa Factory||Montesa||60|
|7||Fujinami Takahisa||7||JPN||36||26||0||9||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||62|
|8||Gelabert Miquel||56||SPA||43||19||3||8||Gas Gas Factory Racing||Gas Gas||65|
|9||Peace Dan||10||GBR||39||45||3||7||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||87|