Toni Bou continues to stamp his authority on the FIM Trial World Championship. The Repsol Honda Team rider remains unbeaten so far in 2015 at the highest level of competition after recording another double-win in Sweden. Team-mate Fujinami came close to another podium; Busto improved slightly.
A triumph on Saturday and another on Sunday for Toni Bou as the Repsol Honda Team rider makes another firm step in the direction of a ninth world outdoor title. With this, the third double-win this season, the Spaniard widens the advantage to 28 points over the tournament’s nearest rival.
It was a tough day out in a slippery, mud-filled trial where staying vertical was a feat in itself and where it was hard work to recuperate from any mistakes made. Toni Bou took command right off the bat in the first of three laps. He was, however, equal on points with Adam Raga in the second lap. The third and final twelve-section lap proved definitive for the Repsol Honda Team champion, finishing with a three-point advantage to take the day’s victory and the sixth win so far this season.
Takahisa Fujinami, after yesterday’s third place, went in search of a repetition and finishing the first lap tucked in behind team-mate Bou in second spot. Fujigas picked up a five-point penalty on the second lap, where once again he struck the little toe of his left foot against a rock. The Japanese ace continued but struggled to ride, dropping marks and finishing just one point off fourth place. Fujinami, does however, hold on to fifth place in the general standings.
Jaime Busto reacted well after a tricky day out yesterday, with a seventh place finish after improving on a not-so-exceptional first lap. Busto lies in sixth overall in his first year in top-flight trial.
The Trial World Championship barely stops for breath as it heads for the fourth date in the calendar with the two-day British GP in Nord Vue (Penrith) in the north of England next week.
Results Day 2 GP Trial Sweden
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||10||10||5||20||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||25|
|2||Raga Adam||2||SPA||13||7||8||17||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||28|
|3||Cabestany Albert||3||SPA||21||15||9||15||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||45|
|4||Fajardo Jeroni||4||SPA||20||22||20||13||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||62|
|5||Fujinami Takahisa||5||JPN||12||32||19||11||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||63|
|6||Dabill James||6||GBR||20||28||17||10||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||65|
|7||Busto Jaime||15||SPA||29||24||21||9||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||74|
|8||Tarres Pol||9||SPA||26||31||29||8||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||86|
|10||Kadlec Franz||16||GER||34||27||30||6||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||91|
|11||Ferrer Alexandre||8||FRA||35||28||32||5||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||95|
|12||Sorensen Ole Kristian||16||NOR||50||47||48||4||Sherco Sorensen||Sherco||145|
|13||Pedersen Hakon||12||NOR||46||50||56||3||Ossa Pedersen||Ossa||152|