Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou is the opening leader of the 2020 TrialGP World Championship after claiming a fine victory at France’s Isola 2000. Bou’s team-mate Takahisa Fujinami finished the first trial in sixth spot.
In the opening of the FIM TrialGP World Championship event, an error in the official timing of several sections led the race organization to make the decision to cancel the first of the three laps. Thus, all scores were based on the times from the second and third laps.
Toni Bou produced a near-perfect trial, scoring a single penalty mark on the second lap and picking up just three on the third. The Repsol Honda Team rider was also penalized with 2 points for running short of time. The total tally of six points meant Toni Bou was the rider accruing the least number of points at the end of the first day of competition in France.
Bou’s team-mate, Japanese rider Takahisa Fujinami, made several errors in sections five and nine which ruled out any chances of a podium place, but the rider dug deep to salvage something from the season opener, posting a notable sixth final position.
This season all trials will be two-day events, meaning that tomorrow the same Isola 2000 will hold the second day of competition in the 2020 TrialGP World Championship.
TrialGP of France Round 1 2020 results
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||1||3||2||20||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||6|
|2||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||8||2||1||17||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||11|
|3||Fajardo Jeroni||12||SPA||4||10||0||15||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||14|
|4||Raga Adam||67||SPA||8||10||2||13||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||20|
|5||Casales Jorge||33||SPA||10||12||3||11||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||25|
|6||Fujinami Takahisa||3||JPN||17||12||0||10||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||29|
|7||Bincaz Benoit||73||FRA||20||10||3||9||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||33|
|8||Gelabert Miquel||56||SPA||13||20||1||8||Gas Gas||Gas Gas||34|
|9||Dabill James||22||GBR||23||13||0||7||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||36|
|10||Price Jack||34||GBR||27||25||0||6||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||52|
|11||Peace Dan||11||GBR||33||22||0||5||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||55|
|12||Marcelli Gabriel||14||SPA||36||00||0||4||RG Team||Montesa||58|
|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)|