Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou, with a masterful ride, secured victory today in Comblain-au-Pont in the fifth round of the TrialGP World Championship. Takahisa Fujinami, likewise rode an excellent trial to narrowly miss out on a repeat of last year’s podium by a single point.

It turned out to be a gruelling course for the fourth round of the top-tier trial competition. The sweltering heat proved to be the day’s main protagonist forcing both riders and minders alike to take on constant refreshment to hydrate themselves and avoid wilting before the two fifteen-section laps had been completed.

Toni Bou suffered on the hard terrain, the climbs and the slippery slabs of rock. There was barely a difference between the champ and Jeroni Fajardo throughout the entire trial, until the competition reached the final section of the last lap, where the Repsol Honda Team star was able to seal his fifth season victory. Bou hasn’t been off the top step of the podium since last year’s trial in Andorra. The win stretches the incumbent champion’s lead at the head of the overall standings and gives him a nineteen-point cushion over the nearest second place rival.

Japanese rider Takahisa Fujinami pulled off a spectacular fourth place, a mere point away from a place on the rostrum. Today “Fujigas” was the first top-flight rider to open the track this morning but nevertheless rode a noteworthy trial. Fujinami holds fourth spot in the overall rankings.

The next trial world championship outing will take place in Portugal on 13th and 14th July, although prior to that Toni Bou has a date with the Spanish national championship in Pobladura de las Regueras, León.

Toni Bou

TRIAL: 1st STANDINGS: 1st

Today was a very tough race. It was very easy to fail but very difficult to recover. On the first lap we had Fajardo ahead who had a great trial, but on the second I was able to come back and put up with the pressure well. I was able to take the win in the final section in front of the spectators, which was very nice. Looking ahead to the championship, today has been a very important day to take things one step further. Congratulates also to Fujinami, who today also had a great ride opening the track.

Takahisa Fujinami

TRIAL: 4th STANDINGS: 4Tth

Today I fought a lot. When I opened the sections I did not know that so many riders were picking up so many penalties, so I was not aware of my position. On the second lap I went all out for it and finally I came very close to the podium. A pity but considering that I had opened the track, I am very happy with how I rode today. It was tough because of the heat, not only for me, but for the minders, the mechanics ... so thank you very much to the whole team. We are motivated to continue.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

Today was a complicated trial. Toni had more difficulty than usual, but fought to the end as we are used to seeing and managed to win the event. Fujinami today was spectacular too. Opening the sections is not an easy task and he finished just off the podium, so very well done. I want to congratulate the whole team. Today they have all worked very hard and in very harsh conditions, either because of the terrain or because of the heat. We will continue to battle on towards the next date in two weeks time in Portugal.

TrialGP 2019
Trial Round TGP4 , Race   Comblain au Pont

TrialGP of Belgium 2019 results

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 21 11 1 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 33
2 Fajardo Jeroni 2 SPA 18 17 1 17 Gas Gas Gas Gas 36
3 Raga Adam 67 SPA 43 26 3 15 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 72
4 Fujinami Takahisa 6 JPN 44 28 1 13 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 73
5 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 47 27 4 11 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 78
6 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 33 45 4 10 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 82
7 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 53 40 2 9 Beta Factory Racing Beta 95
8 Dabill James 22 GBR 49 48 1 8 Beta Factory Racing Beta 98
9 Kadlec Franz 66 GER 49 55 2 7 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 106
10 Gelabert Miquel 9 SPA 52 53 7 6 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 112
11 Farre Arnau 19 SPA 57 60 0 5 Team Jotagas JTG 117
12 Peace Dan 38 GBR 53 63 1 4 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 117
13 Price Jack 34 GBR 62 54 2 3 Gas Gas Gas Gas 118
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