Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou claimed the top honours with a fine ride in Pobladura de las Regueras, León, the third round of the TrialGP World Championship. Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami finished the trial in eighth position.
The third round of the elite trial competition proved to be a tough course, not least due to the official observers who were often overly-strict in scoring the ten sections which riders had to complete over the three laps.
Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou, rode a rags-to-riches trial, starting poorly, later dominating and finally finishing to be crowned winner atop the podium. Toni did not get off to the best of starts, picking up seventeen marks on the first lap, but was able to bounce back with eight points on lap two and just three on the third. Bou continues to head the general TrialGP World Championship standings, now holding four points more than the nearest second-placed rival.
Japanese Takahisa Fujinami did not have the best of days and was unable to find the right sensations needed to keep a good pace and eventually had to settle for eighth position. The result puts ‘Fujigas’ into seventh overall place in the world championship table.
With no time for a break, the Repsol Honda Team will be back tomorrow to tackle the fourth round of the world championship at the same location in the Bierzo region.