In Gouveia, Portugal today, Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou set yet another new record in the TrialGP World Championship: 100 victories. Bou established a 50% win ratio on the same day as reaching the new milestone of a 200th championship appearance.

The triumph of Toni Bou today in Portugal was far from just going through the motions, but represents another career high-point for the Repsol Honda Team rider. The champion managed to break the record for number of victories in world championship trials, as he surpasses the long-established record of Dougie Lampkin with 99 wins. The Barcelona rider continues to write history.

The trial of Gouveia, in Portugal, the fourth round of the TrialGP World Championship, was a particularly tough one: competitors faced scorching temperatures, sections with steep climbs that demanded both superb physical form and impeccable technique amid some of the complicated sections set in the granite of the Nuestra Señora Los Verdes Park.

The current world champion had virtually finished off the competition on the first lap with an exceptional ascent in section ten, where Bou became the sole competitor to overcome the vertical step. Completing the first lap with just a single penalty point ahead of the nine of the nearest second place rival, effectively sealed the victory. The rider went on to extend the lead on lap two to finish with a twelve point margin. This marks the third victory for Toni Bou this season and stretches the lead in the overall standings to ten points ahead of the second placed rider.

Bou’s companion at Repsol Honda Team, Takahisa Fujinami, suffered in the demanding areas, but kept the scorecard low enough on the first lap to remain in the top ten. In the second, with a very small margin separating the elite riders, Fujigas improved to be able to finally post eighth place.

With the 100th victory out of 200 participations, Bou also accumulates 145 podium places in the world championship. The Spaniard remains the only rider to achieve a 50% victory record in the sport’s highest category. Takahisa Fujinami remains the rider with the highest number of participations, 326, as well as the competitor to have accrued the highest number of points in the contest.

The next round of the TrialGP World Championship, the fifth whose points count towards the championship, will be held in Auron, France, on 14th and 15th July.

Toni Bou

TRIAL: 1st STANDINGS: 1st

I am very happy: I would never have imagined getting here. I didn’t know about the 200 GPs, I don’t usually get hung up on the numbers, but I am very excited to reach 100 victories, but even more to find out that I have won 50%, which I think is an incredible achievement. Today I felt very good about the injury, every day I am better, so I am very happy. We had to push hard today as the rivals are very strong. We will continue fighting hard in this complicated championship.

Takahisa Fujinami

TRIAL: 8th STANDINGS: 8th

Today was a very tough day for us: we did not get things right. After the first lap the classification was very tight, as it really was very difficult. We will continue working towards the next trial and I want to congratulate Toni for the 100 victories. I am very happy for him and for the whole team.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

First of all we must congratulate Toni, 200 GPs and 100 wins is a spectacular achievement. Today he had a great trial, we could say that today we saw the Toni from last year. He is not 100% recovered from the injury, but he managed to ride the way that as we were used to seeing. He took quite a few risks but it went well and he was able to win with a big enough difference over his opponents. We will continue fighting trial by trial to get the title. For Fujinami it has been a tough year, but likewise, we will continue working. Congratulations to the whole team for the great job.

TrialGP 2018
Trial Round TGP 4   Gouveia

Results TrialGP of Portugal 2018

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 1 8 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 9
2 Fajardo Jeroni 4 SPA 9 12 17 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 21
3 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 18 13 15 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 31
4 Cabestany Albert 37 SPA 26 13 13 Beta Factory Racing Beta 39
5 Raga Adam 67 SPA 39 23 11 TRS Factory Team TRS 62
6 Dabill James 22 GBR 37 28 10 Beta Factory Racing Beta 65
7 Noguera Oriol 14 SPA 39 28 9 Team Jotagas JTG 67
8 Fujinami Takahisa 5 JPN 40 34 8 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 74
9 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 38 39 7 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 77
10 Gelabert Miquel 11 SPA 35 45 6 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 79
11 Bincaz Benoit 16 FRA 40 46 5 Scorpa Factory Scorpa 86
12 Kadlec Franz 9 GER 45 41 4 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 86
13 Price Jack 34 GBR 47 47 3 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 94
Location Information

Race format 15 sections x 2 laps

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Records

Podium 2004 -day2- Adam Raga - Takahisa Fujinami - Dougie Lampkin
Podium 2004 -day1- Adam Raga - Marc Freixa - Dougie Lampkin