Toni Bou opened the TrialGP campaign as leader in Camprodón. Repsol Honda Team team-mate Takahisa Fujinami posted a well-deserved eighth place in spite of a nagging shoulder injury.

After yesterday’s first qualifying round of the season, where Bou finished eleventh after a costly mistake; today the champion rose to the occasion and reversed his fortunes with a fine performance.

Sunday’s trial over an eight-kilometre, fifteen-section course proved to be a tough ride given the weekend’s weather conditions. The two laps were marked by intermittent but intense rain, with riders forced to negotiate delicately the perilously muddy conditions of the route. The difficulties brought out the best of Toni Bou whose triumph establishes him as the season’s first overall leader.

The second lap saw Bou struggle through a rough patch, although the rider quickly bounced back to seal the trial victory with a seventeen-point advantage over the nearest second place rival.
Bou’s Repsol Honda Team team-mate Takahisa Fujinami braved severe shoulder pain, but nevertheless managed to overcome a lack of arm movement to score an eighth place finish.
The next TrialGP World Championship round will be held at the Motegi circuit in Japan, over two days. Qualifying is scheduled for June 1st, with the main event over the two following days.

Toni Bou

TRIAL: 1st CHAMPIONSHIP: 1st

I am very happy for the victory because yesterday I had a pretty bad qualifying session and today I had to start among the first riders in the category. The trial was very complicated, but from the beginning I felt comfortable and I made very few mistakes. The second lap was more complicated with rain and mud, where I fived a couple of times due to lack of confidence in the terrain. Physically I felt good; on the second lap my back hurt a bit, but it was better than I had expected. It is a great start to the championship and I want to congratulate the organizers, as it has been a very complete trial with very authentic areas.

Takahisa Fujinami

TRIAL: 8th CHAMPIONSHIP: 8th

Just last week we were deciding whether or not to compete in this first trial, due to my right shoulder not being at 100%. I wanted to give it a shot and that's what I did. I started well but I got more and more tired and I felt it in my back and arms. Even so, I am very happy with the result: an eighth position is very good for the championship.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

The most positive thing about this start of the championship is that Toni felt good and had a great trial. Fujinami has also had a good day finding the strength to fight even with the back problems. It will not be an easy year and we will have to work hard, but that is why I want to thank the whole team who have worked so much for this first trial of the outdoor world championship. See you all in Japan.

TrialGP 2018
Trial Round TGP 1   Camprodon

Results TrialGP of Camprodon 2018

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 13 29 1 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 43
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 25 31 4 17 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 60
3 Fajardo Jeroni 4 SPA 35 35 5 15 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 75
4 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 33 40 3 13 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 76
5 Raga Adam 67 SPA 36 36 5 11 TRS Factory Team TRS 77
6 Dabill James 22 GBR 39 41 2 10 Beta Factory Racing Beta 82
7 Cabestany Albert 37 SPA 43 43 2 9 Beta Factory Racing Beta 88
8 Fujinami Takahisa 5 JPN 53 47 2 8 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 102
9 Price Jack 34 GBR 50 50 2 7 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 102
10 Gelabert Miquel 11 SPA 55 44 4 6 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 103
11 Bincaz Benoit 16 FRA 50 53 1 5 Scorpa Factory Scorpa 104
12 Noguera Oriol 14 SPA 49 54 4 4 Team Jotagas JTG 107
13 Kadlec Franz 9 GER 53 54 4 3 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 111
14 Ferrer Alexandre 29 FRA 55 60 2 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 115
15 Roberts Iwan 21 GBR 67 57 4 1 TRS Factory Team TRS 128
Location Information

Carrer Plans de la Batllia, 1106, 17867 Camprodon, Girona, España - View in Google Maps