Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou triumphed with a great ride at the French Charade circuit in round three of the TrialGP World Championship. Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami finished the trial in a fine fourth position.

 

The third round of the top-flight trial competition proved tough and technical after heavy rain both yesterday, and again this morning just prior to the TrialGP start. Riders had to contend with muddy, slippery terrain throughout both laps of the full twelve-section course.

Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou gradually improved over the course of the trial, keeping the field in check at all times, before going on to claim the top step of the podium. With 19 marks on the first lap, Toni was already the leader, a position that he consolidated further, collecting just 5 points on lap two, to deliver a 13th victory on French soil. With this triumph, Toni Bou takes his tally of wins to 220 in trial world championship competitions and stretches his lead in the general standings of the TrialGP World Championship to a ten-point advantage over the nearest second-place rival.

Team-mate, Japanese rider Takahisa Fujinami, also had a positive day and despite several mistakes, managed to pull back on the second lap to post fourth place overall. The result leaves “Fujigas” holding fourth position in the world championship general rankings.

The Repsol Honda Team will now get to enjoy a summer break before tackling the fourth trial of the TrialGP World Championship in Andorra on August 20, 21 and 22.

Toni Bou

Toni Bou 1

Today I am really happy. After making a mistake on the first lap, the second turned out incredible. I picked up a five in an unusual way, but more importantly than just the points, it was a really great round because I felt some very good sensations. Overall, it has been a super weekend for us, I felt very competitive after the changes to the bike: we adjusted it for the altitude of the trial and it really worked for us. I want to congratulate the whole team for their work. Now we can go on vacation very satisfied with ourselves and recover very well. Andorra is always difficult for me but it gives me that extra motivation.

Repsol Honda Team
Takahisa Fujinami

Takahisa Fujinami 7

The first lap today was quite difficult, I broke through the tape a couple of times and I fell hard as well. But despite the bad lap, I was able to recover well and improve on the second lap. Today I felt pretty calm and I enjoyed the trial quite a bit. After achieving the win in Italy, I would have liked to have been on the podium, but a fourth place is still very good, I am very happy.

Repsol Honda Team
TrialGP France

Charade, France

Trial 2021, Round 2

Sunday 4 Jul 2021, 16:45 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Total Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 24 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Matteo Grattarola 88 ITA 46 17 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
3 Adam Raga 67 SPA 46 15 TRS Factory Team TRS +
4 Takahisa Fujinami 7 JPN 50 13 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
5 Miquel Gelabert 56 SPA 52 11 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
6 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 54 10 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
7 Jeroni Fajardo 12 SPA 57 9 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
8 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 58 8 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
9 Gabriel Marcelli 14 SPA 72 7 RG Team Montesa +
10 Dan Peace 11 GBR 78 6 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
Rider Standings
Sunday, 4 Jul 2021 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Toni BOU 1 SPA 57 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam RAGA 67 SPA 47 TRS Factory Team TRS
3 Matteo GRATTAROLA 88 ITA 43 Beta Factory Racing Beta
4 Takahisa FUJINAMI 7 JPN 42 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
5 Jeroni FAJARDO 12 SPA 33 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
6 Jaime BUSTO 69 SPA 30 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
7 Miquel GELABERT 56 SPA 29 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
8 Gabriel MARCELLI 14 SPA 25 RG Team Montesa
9 Dan PEACE 11 GBR 20 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
10 Jorge CASALES 33 SPA 10 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas