Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou took the fourth pole position of the TrialGP season in qualifying as the trial got underway today in Silsden, Great Britain. Takahisa Fujinami starts out from a favourable intermediate position.
Toni Bou turned on the style for the large crowd gathered in Addingham Moorside, one of the hills in the town of Silsden, Yorkshire, to clinch his fourth pole position of this year’s outdoor campaign. The Repsol Honda Team rider set the fastest time in each of the qualifying rounds on an error-free run. Bou’s direct pretenders to the title were once again left behind. Bou thus starts from the advantageous rear position for tomorrow’s event which will allow the champion to keep a tight reign on fellow competitors.
Bou’s Repsol Honda Team comrade, Japanese rider Takahisa Fujinami, finished eighth in qualifying, which could be deemed a positive result. ‘Fujigas’ was looking at ease and will seek to adapt to the sections as the veteran goes in search of a good result.
Tomorrow, Sunday, sees the main event of TrialGP Great Britain. Toni Bou is the leader of the championship with a 23-point advantage over the nearest contender. A first or second place finish will guarantee the title for Bou, ahead of the scheduled world championship finish. Bou starts out at 10.14 hrs and should finish, after completing the two-lap, fifteen section course at approximately 15:34 hrs.
Results Qualification TrialGP of Great Britain
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||0||30.82||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||30.82|
|2||Raga Adam||67||SPA||0||32.05||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||32.05|
|3||Dabill James||22||GBR||0||32.75||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||32.75|
|4||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||0||33.62||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||33.62|
|5||Cabestany Albert||37||SPA||0||33.90||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||34.67|
|6||Fajardo Jeroni||4||SPA||0||34.67||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||34.67|
|7||Kadlec Franz||9||GER||0||35.00||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||35.00|
|8||Fujinami Takahisa||5||JPN||0||35.08||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||35.08|
|9||Bincaz Benoit||16||FRA||0||35.90||Scorpa Factory||Scorpa||35.90|
|10||Price Jack||34||GBR||0||36.07||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||36.07|
|11||Gelabert Miquel||11||SPA||0||37.42||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||37.42|
|12||Roberts Iwan||21||GBR||0||39.84||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||39.84|
|13||Noguera Oriol||14||SPA||0||40.30||Team Jotagas||JTG||40.30|
|14||Casales Jorge||33||SPA||1||36.09||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||1|