Toni Bou today clinched an excellent second place in the TrialGP of Japan, the second event of the season, as the day two was battled out in the natural areas surrounding the Twin Ring Motegi circuit. The Repsol Honda Team rider returns to the top of the overall championship leaderboard.
Toni Bou re-found the missing bond with the bike on day two of the GP in Motegi which saw the champion right back in the battle for a win. Despite the handicap of having to start out in the leading group of riders, Bou held a solid pace, without accruing excessive penalties, to reach the end of the trial still with options of victory. In the end, the Repsol Honda Team rider had to settle for second place, although he reinstates himself at the head of the overall standings in the TrialGP World Championship, with 50 points to the 48 of the nearest second place rival.
Toni Bou’s team-mate in the Repsol Honda Team, Japan’s Takahisa Fujinami, suffered today, especially on the first lap, where he committed too many errors that cost him heavily in the final result. The rider managed to limit the damage on the second lap and lowered the score, but was unable to score better than an overall ninth place. ‘Fujigas’ is now sixth overall in the championship standings.
The next round of the TrialGP World Championship will be held in Andorra on the 16th and 17th of June. The event, which will have the qualifying day on Saturday, returns to the single day of competition format.
Results TrialGP of Japan Day 2
|1||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||12||7||20||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||19|
|2||Bou Toni||1||SPA||11||11||17||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||22|
|3||Raga Adam||67||SPA||8||16||15||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||24|
|4||Fajardo Jeroni||4||SPA||18||10||13||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||28|
|5||Cabestany Albert||37||SPA||16||18||11||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||34|
|6||Dabill James||22||GBR||17||17||10||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||34|
|7||Casales Jorge||33||SPA||20||18||9||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||38|
|8||Gelabert Miquel||11||SPA||24||27||8||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||51|
|9||Fujinami Takahisa||5||JPN||32||19||7||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||51|
|10||Bincaz Benoit||16||FRA||33||20||6||Scorpa Factory||Scorpa||53|
|11||Price Jack||34||GBR||30||33||5||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||63|
|12||Kadlec Franz||9||GER||35||30||4||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||65|
|13||Ogawa Tomoyuki||97||JPN||34||34||3||Honda Team Mitani||Honda||68|
|14||Nozaki Fumitaka||99||JPN||43||35||2||Yamaha Racing||Yamaha||78|
|15||Kuroyama Kenichi||98||JPN||41||38||1||Yamaha Racing||Yamaha||79|
Now one of the most established and certainly iconic venues on the TrialGP tour the TwinRing Motegi facility is a must visit destination for all motorsport fans. The sprawling grounds that extend around the two interlinked tarmac circuits not only incorporate some excellent Trial terrain, but also include what can… read more.
|Race format||15 sections x 2 laps|
Twin Ring Motegi, Haga District, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan - View in Google Maps
|Podium 2018 -day2-||Jaime Busto - Toni Bou - Adam Raga|
|Podium 2018 -day1-||Jeroni Fajardo - Adam Raga - Takahisa Fujinami|
|Podium 2017 -day2-||Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Albert Cabestany|
|Podium 2017 -day1-||Toni Bou - James Dabill - Takahisa Fujinami|
|Podium 2016 -day2-||Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Takahisa Fujinami|
|Podium 2016 -day1-||Adam Raga - Toni Bou - Takahisa Fujinami|
|Podium 2015 -day2-||Toni Bou - Takahisa Fujinami - Jeroni Fajardo|
|Podium 2015 -day1-||Toni Bou - Jeroni Fajardo - Adam Raga|
|Podium 2014 -day2-||Adam Raga - Toni Bou - Albert Cabestany|
|Podium 2014 -day1-||Adam Raga - Toni Bou - Takahisa Fujinami|