Takahisa Fujinami and Toni Bou turned out a surprise result in the first qualifying round of the 2019 TrialGP season held today in Pietramurata (Italy), with all the riders finishing with the maximum score.

The heavy rain which fell today at the OffRoad Park in Pietramurata wreaked havoc the start of the TrialGP World Championship which got underway today in Italy. The sports centre hosted the first day of the world championship which was battled out under the artificial glare of the OffRoad Park floodlights. The results of this qualifying section dictated the starting order for tomorrow’s main event.

After a first attempt at the qualifying section, which saw every one of the TrialGP riders fail due to the difficult terrain conditions, the world championship organizers decided on removing the logs from the most slippery part of the section.

This did nothing, however, to diminish the adverse conditions, with riders heading out for a second shot, only to see the entire field once again five the section, producing one of the event’s strangest-ever qualifying results. In the end, Toni Bou will start out tomorrow from fifth position and Takahisa Fujinami from fourth.

Tomorrow, Sunday, sees the first event of the 2019 world championship, with a total of fifteen sections to be taken over two laps to the course. The first riders head out at 09:00 hrs. Toni Bou is due to start at 09:50 and Takahisa Fujinami a minute earlier. The race is scheduled to end tomorrow afternoon at approximately 15.45.

TrialGP 2019
Qualifying Round TGP1   Pietramurata

Qualifying results TrialGP of Italy

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 5 Beta Factory Racing Beta 5
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 5 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 5
3 Gelabert Miquel 9 SPA 5 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 5
4 Farre Arnau 19 SPA 5 Team Jotagas JTG 5
5 Kadlec Franz 66 GER 5 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 5
6 Noguera Oriol 13 SPA 5 Team Jotagas JTG 5
7 Riva  Andrea 96 ITA 5 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 5
8 Peace Dan 38 GBR 5 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 5
9 Dabill James 22 GBR 5 Beta Factory Racing Beta 5
10 Price Jack 34 GBR 5 Gas Gas Gas Gas 5
11 Bou Toni 1 SPA 5 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 5
12 Fujinami Takahisa 6 JPN 5 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 5
13 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 5 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 5
14 Raga Adam 67 SPA 5 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 5
15 Fajardo Jeroni 2 SPA 5 Gas Gas Gas Gas 5
Location Information

Race format 15 sections x 2 laps

Pietramurata, Trento, Italia - View in Google Maps

Records

Podium 2018 Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Jeroni Fajardo
Podium 2017 Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Jaime Busto