Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou and team-mate Takahisa Fujinami finished third and tenth respectively in the qualifying for the TrialGP Grand Prix of Japan, taking place this weekend at Motegi’s Twin Ring circuit.
Once again, intermittent rain, rain-soaked terrain and mud featured as the top protagonists in the season’s second qualifying round. Toni Bou rode a notable Q1 with the second fastest time, but in Q2, the reigning world champion, looking to improve on the time, had a slip and missed out on the chance to outride his adversaries. Nevertheless, Toni finished with the third best time in the aggregate result of the two qualifying sessions.
Meanwhile, Takahisa Fujinami made two dabs in the first qualifying and chalked up just one penalization in the second. The final tally-up sees the Japanese rider finish tenth and will start from sixth position amongst the TrialGP riders tomorrow.
The first of the two events of this Japanese TrialGP gets underway tomorrow. The Repsol Honda Team riders will have to complete two fifteen-section laps within the confines of the Motegi’s Twin Ring.