Another day and another Repsol Honda Team one-two in the qualifying round of the TrialGP World Championship held this weekend in Great Britain. Toni Bou set the fastest time with teammate Jaime Busto second quickest.

In a repeat of the recent French TrialGP event, Toni Bou and Jaime Busto were the fastest and rode an error-free qualifying section ahead of tomorrow’s trial in Tong, England – the fifth round of the World Championship. Busto laid down the gauntlet with a swift time, but Bou – the last one to start – whittled yet more time off the stopwatch to mark the day’s fastest time. Takahisa Fujinami came close to his objective, but with a cluster of riders clocking up very similar times, the Japanese stalwart had to settle for ninth best qualifying time.

The main event will feature fifteen sections over two laps. The course is the shortest in the World Championship at less then three kilometres. Toni Bou will be the last rider to take the start at 10:10 hrs and the trial is scheduled to finish at 15:30.

Toni Bou

Toni Bou 1

It is very important to start out from behind. The 'pole' went well, but not as I wanted, because in the morning training session I had been even faster. In the second step I had a minor scare and I didn’t go down very well, but I'm happy for this result all the same as it allows us to start from behind. It will be an easy trial, so we will have to be very focused and try to fight hard without making any mistakes.

Repsol Honda Team
Takahisa Fujinami

Takahisa Fujinami 5

The result is not very good. The qualification was very tight and five riders have finished within the same second. Tomorrow I will have to ride my own race, without any pressure and try and get a result. I like these sections and I have trained hard for it, so I hope to be comfortable here.

Repsol Honda Team
Jaime Busto

Jaime Busto 69

Toni was incredibly fast. I started out before and I think I didn’t do badly, although I had a little slip at one point, which I was able to sort out quite well. It's good to start behind experienced riders like Dabill and Raga, and I hope I can be up there with them. The goal is to finish with a result like in the last two trials, so I will have to fight for it in the sections which I like quite a bit.

Repsol Honda Team
Trial of Great Britain

Bradford, United Kingdom

Trial 2017, Round 5

Saturday 8 Jul 2017, 19:00 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 T3 Total Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 0 31.06 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 0 32.24 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
3 James Dabill 7 GBR 0 32.85 0 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
4 Adam Raga 67 SPA 0 33.36 0 TRS Factory Team TRS +
5 Jeroni Fajardo 47 SPA 0 34.13 0 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
6 Arnau Farre 19 SPA 0 34.22 0 RFME Spea Gas Gas +
7 Eddie Karlsson 12 SWE 0 34.23 0 RG Team Montesa +
8 Albert Cabestany 37 SPA 0 34.23 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
9 Takahisa Fujinami 5 JPN 0 34.80 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
10 Loris Gubian 14 FRA 0 35.06 0 Beta Beta +
11 Benoit Bincaz 16 FRA 0 35.27 0 Scorpa Factory Scorpa +
12 Franz Kadlec 11 GER 0 35.57 0 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
13 Matteo Grattarola 9 ITA 0 36.19 0 Gas Gas FG Italia Gas Gas +
14 Oriol Noguera 15 SPA 0 36.55 0 MRW Gas Gas Trial Team Gas Gas +
15 Alexandre Ferrer 8 FRA 0 36.98 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
16 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 0 37.04 0 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
17 Miquel Gelabert 20 SPA 0 37.44 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
18 Jack Price 34 GBR 2 34.83 2 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
Rider Standings
Sunday, 25 Jun 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Toni BOU 1 SPA 95 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam RAGA 67 SPA 82 TRS Factory Team TRS
3 Jaime BUSTO 69 SPA 61 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
4 Takahisa FUJINAMI 5 JPN 61 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
5 Jeroni FAJARDO 47 SPA 60 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
6 Albert CABESTANY 37 SPA 57 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
7 James DABILL 7 GBR 45 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
8 Franz KADLEC 11 GER 33 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
9 Jorge CASALES 33 SPA 32 Beta Factory Racing Beta
10 Miquel GELABERT 20 SPA 21 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
11 Matteo GRATTAROLA 9 ITA 21 Gas Gas FG Italia Gas Gas
12 Arnau FARRE 19 SPA 18 RFME Spea Gas Gas
13 Oriol NOGUERA 15 SPA 14 MRW Gas Gas Trial Team Gas Gas
14 Benoit BINCAZ 16 FRA 14 Scorpa Factory Scorpa
15 Jack PRICE 34 GBR 11 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
16 Kenichi KUROYAMA 20 JPN 11 Yamaha Yamaha
17 Alexandre FERRER 8 FRA 7 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
18 Eddie KARLSSON 12 SWE 7 RG Team Montesa
19 Fumitaka NOZAKI 19 JPN 3 Yamaha Yamaha
20 Loris GUBIAN 14 FRA 2 Beta Beta