Toni Bou comes away from the qualifying round in Portugal on top. The Repsol Honda Team ace bagged a third ‘pole position’ of the campaign on the tough urban qualifying section in the centre of Gouveia. ‘Fujigas’ claimed the day’s third best time.

It was a fine day’s qualifying for the Repsol Honda Team duo in Portugal for the fifth trial of the season. Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami made off with first and third places in the elite class competition, which rewards the pair with superior starting positions when the main event gets underway tomorrow.

Bou once again notched up the fastest times over the two laps of the qualifying section to grab his third pole in 2019. Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami likewise rode a scorcher, even managing to take the second quickest time in Q1. The second tour around proved to be faster still marking 00:23.5 on the stopwatch to register the third fastest time of the day.

Tomorrow’s main event kicks off at 09:00 local time in the Parque Senhora dos Verdes, on the outskirts of Gouveia, where riders will have to overcome a total of 15 sections taken over two laps. The final podium is scheduled for 15:45 local time.

Toni Bou

Toni Bou 1

We were able to lower the time of the first lap a little more, so I am super happy with this pole. It is very important to be able to start out from the rear tomorrow morning. There will be dry sections where not many points will be collected, but in the river areas I imagine that more penalties will be picked up. Last year was a great trial for us, so let’s see how it goes tomorrow.

Repsol Honda Team
Takahisa Fujinami

Takahisa Fujinami 6

Today I am very happy because this year I have been ahead in many events. For tomorrow's race, it will be very good for us to start from behind so we can check out the tracks of the other riders. We will try to set a fast pace from the beginning and have a good trial in sections that I like.

Repsol Honda Team
Trial of Portugal

Gouveia, Portugal

Trial 2019, Round 5

Saturday 13 Jul 2019, 23:15 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 Total Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 0 23.22 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 James Dabill 22 GBR 0 23.42 Beta Factory Racing Beta
3 Takahisa Fujinami 6 JPN 0 23.50 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
4 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 0 24.56 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
5 Franz Kadlec 66 GER 0 25.13 TRS Factory Team TRS
6 Benoit Bincaz 73 FRA 0 25.65 Beta Factory Racing Beta
7 Miquel Gelabert 9 SPA 0 26.49 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
8 Jeroni Fajardo 2 SPA 0 26.52 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
9 Dan Peace 38 GBR 0 28.13 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
10 Jack Price 34 GBR 0 29.28 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
11 Adam Raga 67 SPA 0 29.70 TRS Factory Team TRS
12 Arnau Farre 19 SPA 1 25.70 Team Jotagas JTG
13 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 5 5 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
Rider Standings
Sunday, 30 Jun 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Toni BOU 1 SPA 100 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam RAGA 67 SPA 81 TRS Factory Team TRS
3 Jeroni FAJARDO 2 SPA 67 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
4 Takahisa FUJINAMI 6 JPN 66 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
5 Jaime BUSTO 69 SPA 51 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
6 James DABILL 22 GBR 50 Beta Factory Racing Beta
7 Franz KADLEC 66 GER 43 TRS Factory Team TRS
8 Jorge CASALES 33 SPA 42 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
9 Benoit BINCAZ 73 FRA 39 Beta Factory Racing Beta
10 Miquel GELABERT 9 SPA 33 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
11 Jack PRICE 34 GBR 26 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
12 Dan PEACE 38 GBR 14 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
13 Arnau FARRE 19 SPA 11 Team Jotagas JTG
14 Oriol NOGUERA 13 SPA 10 Team Jotagas JTG
15 Kenichi KUROYAMA 98 JPN 7 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
16 Andrea RIVA 96 ITA 6 TRS Factory Team TRS
17 Tomoyuki OGAWA 97 JPN 3 Honda Honda
18 Fumitaka NOZAKI 99 JPN 3 Yamaha Yamaha