Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou stormed to victory with a fine performance in Zelhem in the fourth round of the TrialGP World Championship. Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami finished the trial in an excellent fourth position.

The course of this, the fourth round of the highest tier competition, proved to be a demanding one where it was easy to make mistakes in overly-easy sections. The Repsol Honda Team rider took control from the off-set and kept the field in check right until the very end where he earned top spot on the podium. With just one penalty picked up on the first lap – five points for time – and an error-free second lap, the Montesa Cota 4RT rider performed a near-flawless trial. Bou now has a sixteen-point advantage over the nearest second-placed rival at the head of the overall TrialGP world championship leader board.

Bou’s Repsol Honda Team companion, Japanese rider Takahisa Fujinami, took a brilliant fourth place in a trial very little suited to his riding style. The result takes ‘Fujigas’ to 53 points, where he continues to hold third overall place in the world championship overall standings.

Repsol Honda Team get no rest for now, as next weekend, 29th and 30th of June, sees the fifth round of the TrialGP campaign in Belgium.

Toni Bou

Toni Bou 1

Today we were very clear that it was a day of endurance. At the start of the race, a small mistake would have put you behind, so we knew that it would be tough. We did as well as we could for such a trial. It was a pity about the time penalty on the first lap, since I had a good second lap with zero points. I am in a good moment of riding and physical fitness, so I am very happy. Also thanks to the team for all their work.

Repsol Honda Team
Takahisa Fujinami

Takahisa Fujinami 6

The terrain and the sections that I found today were really difficult for me. There were many steps, many triples... and everything was quite dry. I started badly, but afterwards I recovered a lot. I am very happy with my riding today. This fourth position is very important for the general standings and we will try to get back on the podium next week, in Belgium.

Repsol Honda Team
Miquel Cirera

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

Today Toni had a great trial. It is never easy to win and especially today, which was so easy, which made everything very complicated. And for Fujinami it was like a victory, since it was a trial that, theoretically, was hard work because it was like an indoor event, so this fourth position for him is like a podium. They have been very good results towards the overall championship result. Next week we are in Belgium.

Repsol Honda Team
Trial of the Netherlands

Zelhelm, Netherlands

Trial 2019, Round 3

Sunday 23 Jun 2019, 17:48 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 L2 T3 Total Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 1 0 5 6 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam Raga 67 SPA 6 5 3 14 17 TRS Factory Team TRS
3 Jeroni Fajardo 2 SPA 8 6 5 19 15 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
4 Takahisa Fujinami 6 JPN 15 12 0 27 13 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
5 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 13 10 5 28 11 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
6 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 9 21 2 32 10 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
7 James Dabill 22 GBR 19 28 3 50 9 Beta Factory Racing Beta
8 Franz Kadlec 66 GER 28 23 1 52 8 TRS Factory Team TRS
9 Benoit Bincaz 73 FRA 28 27 0 55 7 Beta Factory Racing Beta
10 Jack Price 34 GBR 27 35 0 62 6 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
11 Andrea Riva 96 ITA 34 33 4 71 5 TRS Factory Team TRS
12 Oriol Noguera 13 SPA 51 24 0 75 4 Team Jotagas JTG
13 Miquel Gelabert 9 SPA 38 34 9 81 3 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
14 Arnau Farre 19 SPA 39 30 2 101 2 Team Jotagas JTG
15 Dan Peace 38 GBR 56 45 2 103 1 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
Saturday 22 Jun 2019, 19:29 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 Total Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 0 37.71 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Jeroni Fajardo 2 SPA 0 39.13 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
3 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 0 40.15 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
4 James Dabill 22 GBR 0 41.16 Beta Factory Racing Beta
5 Adam Raga 67 SPA 0 41.23 TRS Factory Team TRS
6 Franz Kadlec 66 GER 0 41.71 TRS Factory Team TRS
7 Jack Price 34 GBR 0 41.89 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
8 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 0 42.92 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
9 Benoit Bincaz 73 FRA 0 43.52 Beta Factory Racing Beta
10 Takahisa Fujinami 6 JPN 0 44.15 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
11 Miquel Gelabert 9 SPA 0 44.91 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
12 Dan Peace 38 GBR 0 46.34 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
13 Arnau Farre 19 SPA 0 52.51 Team Jotagas JTG
14 Andrea Riva 96 ITA 0 53.63 TRS Factory Team TRS
15 Oriol Noguera 13 SPA 3 50.24 Team Jotagas JTG
Rider Standings
Sunday, 23 Jun 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Toni BOU 1 SPA 80 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam RAGA 67 SPA 66 TRS Factory Team TRS
3 Takahisa FUJINAMI 6 JPN 53 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
4 Jeroni FAJARDO 2 SPA 50 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
5 James DABILL 22 GBR 42 Beta Factory Racing Beta
6 Jaime BUSTO 69 SPA 40 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
7 Franz KADLEC 66 GER 36 TRS Factory Team TRS
8 Jorge CASALES 33 SPA 32 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
9 Benoit BINCAZ 73 FRA 30 Beta Factory Racing Beta
10 Miquel GELABERT 9 SPA 27 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
11 Jack PRICE 34 GBR 23 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
12 Dan PEACE 38 GBR 10 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
13 Oriol NOGUERA 13 SPA 10 Team Jotagas JTG
14 Kenichi KUROYAMA 98 JPN 7 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
15 Andrea RIVA 96 ITA 6 TRS Factory Team TRS
16 Arnau FARRE 19 SPA 6 Team Jotagas JTG
17 Tomoyuki OGAWA 97 JPN 3 Honda Honda
18 Fumitaka NOZAKI 99 JPN 3 Yamaha Yamaha