This Sunday in the Czech Republic, Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou, found space in the trophy cabinet for yet another world championship prize. Second place on the day was enough to accrue sufficient points to seal the 2017 TrialGP title.
Eleven outdoor and eleven indoor championships extend Toni Bou’s absolute domination of the sport to over a decade. The Repsol Honda Team rider just keeps on making trial history. Today in Sokolov, Czech Republic, Bou once again donned the victor’s shirt after a taxing, complicated trial where the champ had to settle for runner-up spot. The result brought with it an outburst of joy after the tensions of the previous week, given that fourth place on the day was all that was needed to guarantee the top overall prize.
Repsol Honda Team brother-in-arms Jaime Busto ran the full range of emotions during the trial. At best, the Basque rider led the event for most of the first lap. By the end, the promising young rider was holding third spot with the corresponding third position in the overall championship rankings.
Likewise, Takahisa Fujinami performed well in spite of being one of the first riders to start the TrialGP course on this wet and humid morning. Fortunately the rain held off throughout the trial although showers during the night had left the terrain in a delicate state which made the second lap all the more challenging. Fujinami raised his game and occasionally flirted with the podium positions before posting fifth final place.
The eighth and final event in the TrialGP world championship takes place next weekend in Arco di Trento, Italy.
Results TrialGP of Czech Republic
|1||Raga Adam||67||SPA||18||17||1||20||TRS Factory Team||TRS||36|
|2||Bou Toni||1||SPA||26||22||5||17||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||53|
|3||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||18||33||3||15||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||54|
|4||Fajardo Jeroni||47||SPA||34||17||3||13||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||54|
|5||Fujinami Takahisa||3||JPN||28||31||11||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||59|
|6||Cabestany Albert||37||SPA||33||25||6||10||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||64|
|7||Gelabert Miquel||10||SPA||29||37||9||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||66|
|8||Kadlec Franz||11||GER||35||28||4||8||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||67|
|9||Dabill James||7||GBR||32||40||5||7||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||77|
|10||Casales Jorge||33||SPA||42||42||6||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||84|
|11||Grattarola Matteo||9||ITA||49||49||5||Gas Gas FG Italia||Gas Gas||89|
|12||Ferrer Alexandre||13||FRA||50||40||4||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||90|
|13||Price Jack||34||GBR||50||41||3||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||91|
|14||Farre Arnau||19||SPA||36||56||1||2||RFME Spea||Gas Gas||93|
|15||Noguera Oriol||15||SPA||57||44||1||MRW Gas Gas Trial Team||Gas Gas||101|
|16||Bincaz Benoit||16||FRA||51||53||0||Scorpa Factory||Scorpa||104|