Toni Bou scooped a decisive victory today in Arizona. The champion takes his career tally to 95 triumphs and inches ever closer to an eleventh outdoor world title. Repsol Honda Team stablemate Jaime Busto accompanied Bou on the podium in third place.
The first of two days at the United States TrialGP, held today at Hualapai Mountain Park in Kingman, brought notable results for the Repsol Honda Team.
The trial route proved to be more simple than previously expected, as the high temperatures offered great grip on the mountain rocks. This evened up the competition among the riders and meant that any slight error would dictate the top positions.
Toni Bou, celebrating exactly a decade since achieving his first ever world title, laid down the gauntlet in an excessively easy trial. Repsol Honda Team sidekick Jaime Busto was able to pull back from a below-par first lap to finish with a third podium of the season. Takahisa Fujinami jostled with the top three despite having started further back in the field as a result of yesterday’s qualifying section, then watched as one of the sections was eliminated. The Japanese rider dropped to eighth position.
Tomorrow the second and final day of the United States TrialGP awaits. The route will be identical and will have the same 15 sections as today, to be competed over two laps
Results TrialGP of USA 2017 day 1
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||2||0||20||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||2|
|2||Raga Adam||67||SPA||4||0||17||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||4|
|3||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||11||2||1||15||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||14|
|4||Dabill James||7||GBR||10||4||1||13||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||15|
|5||Casales Jorge||33||SPA||12||8||11||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||20|
|6||Cabestany Albert||37||SPA||15||6||10||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||21|
|7||Fajardo Jeroni||47||SPA||16||7||1||9||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||24|
|8||Fujinami Takahisa||3||JPN||16||9||8||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||25|
|9||Gelabert Miquel||10||SPA||14||12||1||7||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||27|
|10||Kadlec Franz||11||GER||22||12||6||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||34|
|11||Grattarola Matteo||9||ITA||19||16||3||5||Gas Gas FG Italia||Gas Gas||35|
|12||Ferrer Alexandre||13||FRA||21||20||4||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||41|
|13||Farre Arnau||19||SPA||20||23||3||RFME Spea||Gas Gas||43|
|14||Noguera Oriol||15||SPA||24||27||2||MRW Gas Gas Trial Team||Gas Gas||51|
|15||Price Jack||34||GBR||33||28||1||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||61|
|16||Bincaz Benoit||16||FRA||29||28||5||0||Scorpa Factory||Scorpa||62|
|17||Karlsson Eddie||12||SWE||50||19||0||RG Team||Montesa||69|