With seven out of a possible nine wins for Toni Bou, the TrialGP World Championship has concluded. The Repsol Honda Team rider wrapped up the campaign with a further triumph in the Italian TrialGP at the OffRoad Park in Pietramurata. Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami confirmed a sixth place final position in the championship table.
In spite of not fully commanding the earlier stages of the final event of the TrialGP season, Toni Bou nevertheless finished the day in his usual spot atop the podium. The Repsol Honda Team champion managed to make amends for too many points picked up in the earlier sections to finish the first lap just one point behind the leader. A spectacular lap two put paid to the competition with the champion accruing a mere two points.
With the title already bagged in the previous event in England, Bou further endorsed his position in the championship, beating the nearest second place by a gapping thirty-eight points after winning seven of the season’s nine TrialGPs.
Takahisa Fujinami battled to improve on his position in the general standings, but the difficulties of the OffRoad Park sections made for a tough task. Fujigas finished sixth on the day and finishes in the same position in the final championship standings.
Both riders will compete next week in the Czech Republic at the Trial de Nations with their respective countries.
Results TrialGP of Italy 2018
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||20||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||21|
|2||Raga Adam||67||SPA||17||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||24|
|3||Fajardo Jeroni||4||SPA||15||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||37|
|4||Cabestany Albert||37||SPA||13||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||46|
|5||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||11||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||46|
|6||Fujinami Takahisa||5||JPN||10||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||63|
|7||Dabill James||22||GBR||9||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||69|
|8||Gelabert Miquel||11||SPA||8||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||78|
|9||Casales Jorge||33||SPA||7||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||83|
|10||Price Jack||34||GBR||6||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||84|
|11||Kadlec Franz||9||GER||5||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||85|
|12||Noguera Oriol||14||SPA||4||Team Jotagas||JTG||100|
|13||Bincaz Benoit||16||FRA||3||Scorpa Factory||Scorpa||107|
|14||Ferrer Alexandre||29||FRA||2||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||113|
|15||Kuroyama Kenichi||98||JPN||1||Yamaha Racing||Yamaha||121|
|Race format||15 sections x 2 laps|
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|Podium 2017||Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Jaime Busto|