Zelhem, Holland, hosting the third TrialGP of the season, today witnessed Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou clinch his first pole of the year. Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami was tenth.
It wasn’t the best of starts today for Toni Bou, which saw the rider heading out in second place to tackle the qualifying section. Bou picked up a point on the first of the two attempts through the zone. Nevertheless, second time around, the Repsol Honda Team rider not only cleaned the section, but also managed to clock up the fastest time to earn the campaign’s first pole position.
Repsol Honda Team stable-mate, Japanese rider Takahisa Fujinami, started well, setting one of the best times in Q1, but erred towards the end of the second pass, to finish the qualifying in tenth spot.
Tomorrow, Sunday, sees the main event, with a total of fifteen sections to be taken over two laps on a short one-kilometre course. The first riders start out at 09:00 CET. Toni Bou heads out at 10:15 and Takahisa Fujinami at 10.06. The trial is scheduled to end at around 15.45 in the afternoon with the prize-giving podium.