The Repsol Honda Team rider claimed victory in the final event of the FIM TrialGP World Championship season in Italy. Jaime Busto rounds off the world championship in third overall position.
Rain this morning made for a tricky passage through some demanding sections, but Toni Bou, taking it all in his stride, showing a marked difference over rivals with an awesome display of technical prowess. The Repsol Honda Team rider had accumulated 18 penalty points by the end of the event, compared to the 27 of second-placed Adam Raga. With the triumph, Bou racks up an eighth win out of ten and a 97th top-flight victory.
Jaime Busto, meanwhile, confirmed third place in the overall world championship standings with another excellent result, posting third on the day in spite of the treacherous terrain. The Basque rider nevertheless settled into a comfortable rhythm to earn himself a place on the rostrum. The podium place brings Busto’s total tally to six this year in his third season in the top category.
Takahisa Fujinami didn’t have the greatest start, clocking up the maximum points in the first seven sections. Later the Japanese Repsol Honda Team rider focused himself and managed to claw back positions and climb the leader board. The veteran faired better on the second lap to take tenth spot on the day. ‘Fujigas’ finishes the world championship in fifth as he wraps up a 20th season among the top five riders of world outdoor.
Results TrialGP of Italy 2017
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||12||6||20||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||18|
|2||Raga Adam||67||SPA||24||3||17||TRS Factory Team||TRS||27|
|3||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||25||5||15||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||30|
|4||Dabill James||7||GBR||27||12||13||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||39|
|5||Fajardo Jeroni||47||SPA||35||12||1||11||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||48|
|6||Kadlec Franz||11||GER||34||16||1||10||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||51|
|7||Grattarola Matteo||9||ITA||44||14||9||Gas Gas FG Italia||Gas Gas||58|
|8||Casales Jorge||33||SPA||49||11||1||8||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||61|
|9||Cabestany Albert||37||SPA||41||20||1||7||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||62|
|10||Fujinami Takahisa||3||JPN||42||21||6||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||63|
|11||Gelabert Miquel||10||SPA||39||26||3||5||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||68|
|12||Farre Arnau||19||SPA||42||26||1||4||RFME Spea||Gas Gas||69|
|13||Price Jack||34||GBR||49||22||3||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||71|
|14||Ferrer Alexandre||13||FRA||45||29||1||2||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||75|
|15||Bincaz Benoit||16||FRA||43||38||1||Scorpa Factory||Scorpa||81|