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.

Toni Bou

TRIAL: 1st CHAMPIONSHIP: Champion

I am very happy with today's race, as we didn’t start as well as we could have, but we fought until the end and we made headway with a very good second lap with only two penalty points where we got the good sensations back on the bike. I am very happy to finish the season with a victory. Now we have to enjoy this triumph and the world title because we’ll soon be thinking about the Trial de Nations that will be disputed next week.
Finally I want to thank the team doctor, Joaquim Terricabras and all his medical team who have helped me to recover from my injuries during the season.

Takahisa Fujinami

TRIAL: 6th CHAMPIONSHIP: 6th

Today was a very difficult race for me. Obviously, I'm not very happy with how it went, but I have battled hard to climb a position in the ranking but finally I had to settle for the sixth position today and also in the final championship table. I have had a season with ups and downs, I struggled to find the rhythm at the beginning, after injuring my shoulder and some nagging physical problems. Once I refound my confidence then the final four events went much better which I am happy about. Like Toni, I already have my sights on the Trial de Nations where I’ll represent Japan in the Czech Republic.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

We have closed a season that, as we said in the previous event, has been one of the toughest for Toni. Finally, things have worked out and Toni was able to claim the world championship in the penultimate race. Fujinami did a very good job at the end of the season, which we has closed very positively this year. Congratulations to our two riders who are real professionals, but we must also congratulate all the people who make up the team, both the technical team and the medical team that work hard and contribute their grain of sand so that the riders are able to win. Congratulations also to Matteo Grattarola for his victory in Trial2 as well as Toby Martyn and Gabriel Marcelli, who have had a great season and have helped us to win the manufacturers’ championship.

TrialGP 2018
Trial Round TGP 8 , Race day   Pietramurata

Results TrialGP of Italy 2018

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
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
Location Information

Race format 15 sections x 2 laps

Pietramurata, Trento, Italia - View in Google Maps

Records

Podium 2017 Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Jaime Busto