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.
Results Day 1 GP Trial USA
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||9||12||11||5||20||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||37|
|2||Raga Adam||2||SPA||21||22||18||8||17||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||69|
|3||Casales Jorge||7||SPA||37||16||20||5||15||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||78|
|4||Cabestany Albert||3||SPA||30||30||21||2||13||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||83|
|5||Fajardo Jeroni||4||SPA||32||22||32||5||11||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||91|
|6||Fujinami Takahisa||5||JPN||36||30||32||2||10||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||100|
|7||Dabill James||6||GBR||42||33||27||5||9||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||107|
|8||Ferrer Alexandre||8||FRA||39||38||31||2||8||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||110|
|9||Busto Jaime||15||SPA||31||40||33||8||7||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||114|
|10||Kadlec Franz||16||GER||40||41||40||7||6||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||128|
|11||Karlsson Eddie||14||SWE||46||41||41||4||5||Montesa Team Karlsson||Montesa||132|