The leader of the TrialGP World Championship, Toni Bou, set the fastest time today after performing an impeccable qualifying session. Takahisa Fujinami had to settle for thirteenth position.
The Belgian TrialGP qualifying section played out on a sweltering day in the midst of a heatwave in the tiny village of Comblain-au-Pont in the heart of the Valonia region, as the championship arrives at round four. The terrain featured the presence of large rocks and sand which made for a slippery ordeal for some of the participants attempting the section.
Toni Bou had a red letter day and was the fastest rider in both qualifying attempts. After a swift Q1, with the Repsol Honda Team rider making it around the section in just 28 seconds, Q2 proved to be even quicker clocking in at below 24 seconds.
Bou’s team-mate at Repsol Honda Team, Takahisa Fujinami favoured less well in the qualifying session of today. “Fujigas” made an error at the end of the first pass and notched up another fault the second time around, which means that tomorrow the Japanese rider will start out among the first of the TrialGP competitors. It could prove to be just the challenge for the Japanese stalwart.
The trial in Comblain-au-Pont will consist of a total of fifteen sections to be taken over two laps on a ten-kilometre course. The prize-giving podium is scheduled to be held around 15:45 CET.
Qualifying results TrialGP of Belgium
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||0||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||0:23.97|
|2||Dabill James||22||GBR||0||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||0:26.66|
|3||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||0||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||0:28.75|
|4||Bincaz Benoit||73||FRA||0||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||0:29.06|
|5||Raga Adam||67||SPA||0||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||0:29.11|
|6||Casales Jorge||33||SPA||0||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||0:29.21|
|7||Fajardo Jeroni||2||SPA||0||Gas Gas||Gas Gas||0:29.77|
|8||Farre Arnau||19||SPA||0||Team Jotagas||JTG||0:29.83|
|9||Gelabert Miquel||9||SPA||0||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||0:30.03|
|10||Peace Dan||38||GBR||0||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||0:30.99|
|11||Kadlec Franz||66||GER||0||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||0:35.65|
|12||Price Jack||34||GBR||0||Gas Gas||Gas Gas||0:37.50|
|13||Fujinami Takahisa||6||JPN||5||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||5|