Perfect. Without errors. Toni Bou managed to finish the second day of the TrialGP of Japan in the most impeccable manner: without any penalty whatsoever at the Twin Ring Motegi. Repsol Honda Team companion Takahisa Fujinami occupied the third step of the podium.

Toni Bou had yesterday predicted that today’s event would have very low scores, but few could have predicted a perfect performance of the type that Bou pulled off. The Repsol Honda Team rider picked up no penalisations whatsoever in any of the sections, finishing off the two laps of the Motegi circuit on 0 points. It is the second time in his career that he has been able to achieve this, the previous occasion being in Portugal in 2010. This is the third consecutive victory for Toni Bou so far in this season’s TrialGP World Championship and he continues to head the general standings with 60 points, ahead of the 49 of the nearest second-placed rival.

Japanese rider Takahisa Fujinami, continues to perform well and today he amply demonstrated his form in several key moments of the trail, even holding second provisional place at one point. In the end, ‘Fujigas’ was back on the third step of the rostrum to the delight of the home fans. These two third place positions, allow the veteran to climb up to third spot in the general championship rankings.
The next TrialGP World Championship competition is scheduled for the Netherlands on June 22th and 23th. The trial will hold its qualifying day on Saturday and will be a single-day event.

Toni Bou

Toni Bou 1

Today we had a perfect trial in a perfect place. I'm very happy with my riding today. Having done this perfect trial here in Japan was really special. Thank all the team who have done a great job. We have prepared a lot for these first events and the results have been incredible, so I can’t be happier this weekend.

Repsol Honda Team
Takahisa Fujinami

Takahisa Fujinami 6

I am super happy to have been able to get on the podium on both days of racing here in Japan. Today the trial was very complicated because the zones were very simple and it was very easy to make a mistake. I didn’t start the second lap very well and there was a moment that I became a bit demoralised but with the help of the team and the fans, we battled on until the end.

Repsol Honda Team
Miquel Cirera

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

Today Toni Bou was extraordinary. He repeated something that is really hard to achieve: finishing without any penalty at all. In addition, he did it in Japan, the home of Honda. This is a pleasure for the whole team and also for the brand. The third place that Fujinami has clinched is very important for all too. Congratulations to the whole team for the work done this weekend. The season is very long and we will be working step by step, race by race to achieve our final goal.

Repsol Honda Team
Trial of Japan

Motegi, Japan

Trial 2019, Round 2

Sunday 9 Jun 2019, 19:24 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 L2 T3 Total Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 0 0 0 0 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam Raga 67 SPA 16 4 0 20 17 TRS Factory Team TRS +
3 Takahisa Fujinami 6 JPN 15 16 0 31 15 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
4 James Dabill 22 GBR 18 19 0 37 13 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
5 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 17 21 0 38 11 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
6 Franz Kadlec 66 GER 18 23 0 41 10 TRS Factory Team TRS +
7 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 33 14 0 47 9 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
8 Miquel Gelabert 9 SPA 33 16 0 49 8 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
9 Jeroni Fajardo 2 SPA 31 23 0 54 7 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
10 Jack Price 34 GBR 32 25 0 57 6 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
11 Benoit Bincaz 73 FRA 29 34 0 63 5 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
12 Dan Peace 38 GBR 40 30 0 70 4 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
13 Kenichi Kuroyama 98 JPN 45 27 0 72 3 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
14 Tomoyuki Ogawa 97 JPN 48 37 0 85 2 Honda Honda +
15 Fumitaka Nozaki 99 JPN 41 45 0 86 1 Yamaha Yamaha +
Saturday 8 Jun 2019, 18:09 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 L2 T3 Total Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 19 26 3 48 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam Raga 67 SPA 36 31 4 71 17 TRS Factory Team TRS +
3 Takahisa Fujinami 6 JPN 39 35 1 75 15 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
4 James Dabill 22 GBR 43 34 2 79 13 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
5 Jeroni Fajardo 2 SPA 44 33 4 81 11 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
6 Franz Kadlec 66 GER 43 48 2 93 10 TRS Factory Team TRS +
7 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 56 38 4 98 9 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
8 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 53 45 0 98 8 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
9 Miquel Gelabert 9 SPA 54 44 3 101 7 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
10 Jack Price 34 GBR 50 54 0 104 6 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
11 Benoit Bincaz 73 FRA 56 48 3 107 5 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
12 Kenichi Kuroyama 98 JPN 52 56 0 108 4 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
13 Dan Peace 38 GBR 52 60 2 114 3 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
14 Fumitaka Nozaki 99 JPN 57 58 3 118 2 Yamaha Yamaha +
15 Tomoyuki Ogawa 97 JPN 66 54 0 120 1 Honda Honda +
Friday 7 Jun 2019, 13:32 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Adam Raga 67 SPA 0 TRS Factory Team TRS
2 James Dabill 22 GBR 0 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
3 Toni Bou 1 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
4 Benoit Bincaz 73 FRA 0 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
5 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 0 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
6 Jeroni Fajardo 2 SPA 0 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
7 Miquel Gelabert 9 SPA 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
8 Franz Kadlec 66 GER 1 TRS Factory Team TRS +
9 Tomoyuki Ogawa 97 JPN 1 Honda Honda +
10 Takahisa Fujinami 6 JPN 1 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
11 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 1 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
12 Kenichi Kuroyama 98 JPN 3 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
13 Fumitaka Nozaki 99 JPN 3 Yamaha Yamaha +
14 Dan Peace 38 GBR 5 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
15 Jack Price 34 GBR 5 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
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