Repsol Honda Team Trial rider Toni Bou took the triumph in the sixth round of the world championship and re-establishes a ten-point lead at the head of the competition standings. Takahisa Fujinami made headway and finished fourth.
Trial two of the Andorra TrialGP did not turn out to be such a wash-out as yesterday’s event, but the terrain was, nevertheless, slippery and muddy, especially over the course of the ten-section first lap around the Sant Julià de Lòria route.
A more aggressive and confident Toni Bou produced a high-level showing on the day, particularly in the sections likely to elicit most mistakes and went on to finish the trial with a twenty-point margin over his main rival, Adam Raga. The Repsol Honda Team rider takes the season victory tally to four and now holds a ten-point advantage over his pursuer with one GP – made up of two trials – still to run before the world championship season wraps up.
Elsewhere, Takahisa Fujinami took a leap forward compared to the performances in recent trials and rode a fine race on the day. The Japanese Repsol Honda Team rider completed a zero to hero trial, turning out a fine final lap to join the battle for podium places. ‘Fujigas’ ended up posting a notable fourth place and jumps to sixth place in the general standings.
After three consecutive events, there will now be a well-deserved fortnight’s rest before the end of this atypical TrialGP World Championship. The forthcoming final round of the world championship is scheduled for the weekend of October 9-11 in Lazzate, Italy.
Results TrialGP Andorra Day 2
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||12||9||7||0||20||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||28|
|2||Raga Adam||67||SPA||20||18||10||0||17||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||48|
|3||Casales Jorge||33||SPA||22||25||23||0||15||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||70|
|4||Fujinami Takahisa||3||JPN||26||27||19||0||13||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||72|
|5||Gelabert Miquel||56||SPA||27||25||22||0||11||Gas Gas||Gas Gas||74|
|6||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||28||23||26||0||10||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||77|
|7||Fajardo Jeroni||12||SPA||30||29||20||0||9||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||79|
|8||Marcelli Gabriel||14||SPA||31||27||21||0||8||RG Team||Montesa||80|
|9||Dabill James||22||GBR||36||33||25||0||7||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||94|
|10||Peace Dan||11||GBR||38||31||27||0||6||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||96|
|11||Price Jack||34||GBR||40||30||29||0||5||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||99|
|Race format||10 sections x 3 laps|
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|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|