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.

Toni Bou

Toni Bou 1

I failed in the first qualifying so we had to push to get a zero in the second. Everyone went pretty quickly so a zero was not enough, we had to really push. In the end I got the pole, the first of this season, so I'm very happy. Tomorrow I start out from behind, but we do not think it is a great advantage as the rocks will be very slippery. The trial is expected to be quite easy and, consequently will also be easy to make mistakes. It will be tough, but we are prepared.

Repsol Honda Team
Takahisa Fujinami

Takahisa Fujinami 6

I had a very good first qualifying section, finishing the first three, but I saw that in the second everybody clocked up better times, so I came out to give it everything. I started well; I was quite fast but on the final corner I made a mistake. I do not think it will change much starting from ahead or behind tomorrow. Keep a cool head and give it everything.

Repsol Honda Team
Trial of the Netherlands

Zelhelm, Netherlands

Trial 2019, Round 3

Saturday 22 Jun 2019, 19:29 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 Total Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 0 37.71 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Jeroni Fajardo 2 SPA 0 39.13 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
3 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 0 40.15 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
4 James Dabill 22 GBR 0 41.16 Beta Factory Racing Beta
5 Adam Raga 67 SPA 0 41.23 TRS Factory Team TRS
6 Franz Kadlec 66 GER 0 41.71 TRS Factory Team TRS
7 Jack Price 34 GBR 0 41.89 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
8 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 0 42.92 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
9 Benoit Bincaz 73 FRA 0 43.52 Beta Factory Racing Beta
10 Takahisa Fujinami 6 JPN 0 44.15 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
11 Miquel Gelabert 9 SPA 0 44.91 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
12 Dan Peace 38 GBR 0 46.34 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
13 Arnau Farre 19 SPA 0 52.51 Team Jotagas JTG
14 Andrea Riva 96 ITA 0 53.63 TRS Factory Team TRS
15 Oriol Noguera 13 SPA 3 50.24 Team Jotagas JTG
Rider Standings
Sunday, 9 Jun 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Toni BOU 1 SPA 60 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam RAGA 67 SPA 49 TRS Factory Team TRS
3 Takahisa FUJINAMI 6 JPN 40 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
4 Jeroni FAJARDO 2 SPA 35 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
5 James DABILL 22 GBR 33 Beta Factory Racing Beta
6 Jaime BUSTO 69 SPA 29 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
7 Franz KADLEC 66 GER 28 TRS Factory Team TRS
8 Miquel GELABERT 9 SPA 24 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
9 Benoit BINCAZ 73 FRA 23 Beta Factory Racing Beta
10 Jorge CASALES 33 SPA 22 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
11 Jack PRICE 34 GBR 17 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
12 Dan PEACE 38 GBR 9 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
13 Kenichi KUROYAMA 98 JPN 7 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
14 Oriol NOGUERA 13 SPA 6 Team Jotagas JTG
15 Arnau FARRE 19 SPA 4 Team Jotagas JTG
16 Tomoyuki OGAWA 97 JPN 3 Honda Honda
17 Fumitaka NOZAKI 99 JPN 3 Yamaha Yamaha
18 Andrea RIVA 96 ITA 1 TRS Factory Team TRS