Toni Bou finished second in the first of the twin TrialGP World Championship trials held this weekend in Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra. Japanese rider Takahisa Fujinami posted seventh.

The first day of competition at the TrialGP Andorra was a seriously tough affair. Rain made an appearance in the morning leaving the terrain extremely slippery and arduous for all the riders. In addition, the officials were fairly severe in their application of the non-stop rule, resulting in a very closely-fought trial.

Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou battled neck and neck for the win against eternal rival Adam Raga throughout the three-lap Andorran course. Bou led the day until halfway through the final lap where he picked up several points, eventually having to settle for second spot on the podium. Despite the result, Toni Bou continues to lead the championship, now with a seven-point lead in the overall standings.

Japan’s Takahisa Fujinami suffered today, particularly over the opening lap, where he made an excess of errors, but managed to reduce the number over the second and third laps and eventually went on to post seventh.

Tomorrow, Sunday, sees the sixth round of the Trial World Championship season and the second day of trials to take place in the same Andorran town of Sant Julià de Lòria.

Toni Bou

TRIAL: 2nd OVERALL: 1st

As always, we fought to be able to take the victory but today it wasn’t to be. It was a trial where the sensations weren't entirely good, but I still led the race for quite some time. In the end I ran out of strength a bit, as I’m not 100% physically. I will continue to fight to recover physically and try to have a good race tomorrow.

Takahisa Fujinami

TRIAL: 7th OVERALL: 8th

Today was a difficult day, as soon as I started in the warm up I fell and hurt my shoulder. During the entire first lap I had very little strength in my shoulder and I picked up a lot of fives which dropped me right down the order. On the second and also on the third lap I was able to make up several positions. I know I have more potential than I'm showing and I have to work harder in trials to prove it. Now it's time to work with the physiotherapist so that the shoulder is as good as possible for tomorrow's event.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

Competitions are like that, some days you win and some you don't. Toni Bou has got us all used to the fact that he almost always wins and today we feel bad that things didn’t turn out as we would have liked, but now we have to work to do it better tomorrow. We already said that this championship would be complicated, and that’s the way it is: it is very tight and that’s why we have no choice but to keep battling on.

TrialGP 2020
Trial Round WORLD3   Sant Julia de Loria

Results TrialGP Andorra day 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Champ Team Constructor Points
1 Raga Adam 67 SPA 19 17 13 1 20 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 50
2 Bou Toni 1 SPA 18 13 24 1 17 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 56
3 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 33 21 19 6 15 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 73
4 Marcelli Gabriel 14 SPA 28 25 25 1 13 RG Team Montesa 79
5 Dabill James 22 GBR 29 27 26 0 11 Beta Factory Racing Beta 82
6 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 31 27 25 0 10 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 83
7 Fujinami Takahisa 3 JPN 45 20 28 0 9 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 93
8 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 34 35 28 1 8 Beta Factory Racing Beta 98
9 Fajardo Jeroni 12 SPA 37 29 32 0 7 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 98
10 Gelabert Miquel 56 SPA 39 30 31 1 6 Gas Gas Gas Gas 101
11 Peace Dan 11 GBR 33 39 33 0 5 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 105
12 Price Jack 34 GBR 38 37 30 0 4 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 105
Location Information

Race format 10 sections x 3 laps

Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra - View in Google Maps

Records

Podium 2018 Toni Bou - Albert Cabestany - Jeroni Fajardo
Podium 2017 Adam Raga - Jaime Busto - Toni Bou
Podium 2016 -day2- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Jeroni Fajardo
Podium 2016 -day1- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Takahisa Fujinami
Podium 2015 -day2- Adam Raga - Toni Bou - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2015 -day1- Adam Raga - Toni Bou - Jeroni Fajardo
Podium 2013 -day2- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2013 -day1- Adam Raga - Toni Bou - Albert Cabestany