Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou comes away from France as leader of the World Championship after yesterday’s victory and a third place on Sunday. Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami replicated yesterday’s position to finish sixth. 

After a fairly straight-forward World Championship curtain-raiser yesterday, today’s second trial, featuring some modified sections, saw Toni Bou suffer throughout the event. The current world champion experienced back pains which caused cramp in the rider’s right arm.

The Repsol Honda Team rider battled hard over the three-lap Isola 2000 course in France, which brought out the best of champion, who was, in the end, able to salvage a result out of a tough day to finish on the third step of the podium. The weekend results mean that Toni is the TrialGP World Championship leader.

Repsol Honda Team brother-in-arms Takahisa Fujinami did not get off to the best of starts and, likewise, was having a tough time on the opening lap. On lap two the rider was able to pull back considerably, but ended up paying heavily for the errors on the third and final lap with several successive fiascos that led to an eventual sixth final place, the same position that he now holds in the overall standings. 

Next stop for the TrialGP World Championship will be in Pobladura de las Regueras, Spain, on September 12 and 13 with another two-day trial.

Toni Bou

TRIAL: 3rd OVERALL: 1st

It was a very difficult day, continuing with yesterday's physical discomfort and the pain in my back that caused cramp in my right arm. I was not happy for most of the day and it was quite hard. I think the balance of the weekend is positive considering the condition that I found myself in. It will be a very difficult championship for us as the trials are very close together. Even so, we will fight to be at our best for the next one.

Takahisa Fujinami

TRIAL: 6th OVERALL: 6th

Today I didn’t start the first lap very well, but by the second I felt more comfortable with the bike and I was able to recover enough points to be fighting near the top. On the third and final lap, I started out well, but I made a lot of mistakes and I couldn't pull back. I finished sixth in the end, but I know this is not where I should be. During the lockdown we worked very hard, but it is not the same as spending six hours a day riding the bike. I'm sure everything will be better next time. We will fight to be in the top three.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

We have not started the world championship so badly, but today Toni suffered a lot with the physical discomfort he has. The most worrying thing about this is that we hardly have time to recover between trials. It is not very serious, but it is very difficult to win if you are not 100% physically with such strong opponents in great shape. Now, we have to work to be in as good shape as possible for the next trial in Spain. Fujinami also struggled a lot but was not able to get to where he should be. Over these two days we have seen that this year there is a very high level and we will have to work hard to stay ahead. We will keep battling to do so in the next trial.

TrialGP 2020
Trial Round WORLD1   Isola 2000

TrialGP of France Round 2 2020 Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Champ Team Constructor Points
1 Raga Adam 67 SPA 19 10 3 1 20 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 33
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 18 7 14 1 17 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 40
3 Bou Toni 1 SPA 13 15 13 0 15 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 41
4 Fajardo Jeroni 12 SPA 9 14 21 2 13 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 46
5 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 19 14 14 1 11 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 48
6 Fujinami Takahisa 3 JPN 19 14 20 0 10 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 53
7 Gelabert Miquel 56 SPA 26 15 14 0 9 Gas Gas Gas Gas 55
8 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 12 26 20 1 8 Beta Factory Racing Beta 59
9 Price Jack 34 GBR 21 27 24 0 7 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 72
10 Marcelli Gabriel 14 SPA 30 16 28 0 6 RG Team Montesa 74
11 Dabill James 22 GBR 24 18 32 2 5 Beta Factory Racing Beta 76
12 Peace Dan 11 GBR 44 26 32 0 4 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 102
Location Information

Records

Podium 2013 (day2) Toni Bou (Montesa) - Albert Cabestany (Sherco) - Adam Raga (Gas Gas)
Podium 2013 (day1) Adam Raga (Gas Gas) - Jeroni Fajardo (Beta) - Toni Bou (Montesa)
Podium 2011 (day 2) -GP EUROPE- Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (Gas Gas) - Albert Cabestany (Sherco)
Podium 2011 (day 1) -GP EUROPE- Adam Raga (Gas Gas) - Toni Bou (Montesa) - Albert Cabestany (Sherco)
Podium 2009 Adam Raga (Gas Gas) - Takahisa Fujinami (Montesa) - Jeroni Fajardo (Beta)