Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou today decimated the opposition with a blistering performance in the seventh round of the 2015 Trial World Championship. On the first day of the United States GP Bou finished with almost half the marks of his closest rival.

Incumbent champion and overall competition leader Toni Bou reconquered the top step of the rostrum after a three-race spell of runner-up finishes which began in France and continued in Andorra. The United States bought the best out of Bou who stamped his absolute authority on what was a demanding trial.

Rhode Island’s United States Trial was a particularly taxing one after the previous evening’s downpours had left the spectacular rocks of the Stepping Stone Ranch still damp. A superb Toni Bou astride the Montesa Cota 4RT soon took control of the tricky terrain and cruised home ahead of second place Adam Raga, who had chalked up almost double the score by race-end. Bou had the trial virtually in the bag by the end of the first lap, collecting a mere 9 points compared to the 21 of his main rival. By the time the day was done Toni Bou had scored 37 compared to the runner-up’s 69. The Repsol Honda Team rider now sports a 31 point advantage over Raga at the head of the overall rankings.

Takahisa Fujinami had a rough day out finishing in sixth after the Japanese Repsol Honda Team veteran committed some costly errors that saw him drop down the table. Jaime Busto likewise failed to find form after suffering intestinal problems as the rookie made his U.S. debut. Busto took ninth place overall and like Takahisa Fujinami, will be looking to improve upon the result on Sunday’s final day.

Tomorrow sees the second day of the United States GP at Stepping Stone Ranch in Rhode Island. Riders will again face twelve sections over three laps.

Toni Bou


It went really well and I’m very pleased. The sections were very complicated and my rivals started to make mistakes on the first lap. I was able to take advantage. In spite of a few errors, I’m very happy because I rode well and felt very comfortable and now I’m back on top of the podium after three races without winning. Yesterday’s rain had maybe made the event more complicated, but it made for a perfect trial.

Takahisa Fujinami


It was a bad day. Yesterday, when I had a glance at the sections, I liked the look of it. Today the crowd was up for it and everything seemed to point towards a good day, but it wasn’t to be. On the first lap I was really tight for time and I couldn’t look at the sections and I lost concentration. Too many faults. Tomorrow I hope to learn from it and improve on things considerably.

Jaime Busto


Today I didn’t do so well. I felt bad for something that I had eaten. Physically, I really noticed it and I wasn’t able to ride comfortably. The second lap wasn’t much good, but neither was I able to do a lot on the final round. Let’s hope that we can turn the result around for a better one tomorrow.

Trial 2015
Trial Round T7 , Trial 1   Stepping Stone Ranch

Results Day 1 GP Trial USA

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 9 12 11 5 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 37
2 Raga Adam 2 SPA 21 22 18 8 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 69
3 Casales Jorge 7 SPA 37 16 20 5 Beta Factory Racing Beta 78
4 Cabestany Albert 3 SPA 30 30 21 2 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 83
5 Fajardo Jeroni 4 SPA 32 22 32 5 Beta Factory Racing Beta 91
6 Fujinami Takahisa 5 JPN 36 30 32 2 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 100
7 Dabill James 6 GBR 42 33 27 5 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 107
8 Ferrer Alexandre 8 FRA 39 38 31 2 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 110
9 Busto Jaime 15 SPA 31 40 33 8 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 114
10 Kadlec Franz 16 GER 40 41 40 7 Beta Factory Racing Beta 128
11 Karlsson Eddie 14 SWE 46 41 41 4 Montesa Team Karlsson Montesa 132
12 Sheppard Jack 13 GBR 55 51 60 7 Jgas JTG 173
Location Information

Stepping Stone Ranch, Escoheag Hill Road, West Greenwich, RI, United States - View in Google Maps