The Repsol Honda Team ace today sealed the 2018 TrialGP World Championship title with the season not yet over. Toni Bou, who won the trial in Great Britain, takes the tally of consecutive championship wins to twelve in TrialGP, added to the twelve in X-Trial (indoor). The twenty-four back-to-back titles mark the greatest achievement in motorcycling history.

Toni Bou, who didn’t technically need the win today in Silsden to be proclaimed champion, but the Repsol Honda Team rider nevertheless went all out to take the new world title in style. The list now totalling twelve titles in a row in the outdoor season stand alongside the other twelve in the indoor season. On the day, Bou took control of the terrain and finished off the competition over the final sections of the course to mathematically seal top championship honours.

Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami came close, once again to a podium spot. At the end of the first lap the Japanese rider held second. Looking very at ease throughout the day, the rider made a costly mistake in a section which other rivals had zeroed, meaning the veteran narrowly missed out on a place on the rostrum.

Toni’s title was a cause for celebration, not only for Repsol Honda Team today. The team also scooped the manufacturers’ title with Montesa. This is the twentieth world trial title for the Spanish constructor.

The next trial for Repsol Honda Team will be the final round of the TrialGP World Championship, scheduled to take place on 15th and 16th September in Pietramurata, Italy.

Toni Bou

Toni Bou 1

1st

Today was a very special day. We knew that this race would not be easy and that no mistakes could be made. They marked me a very strict five in section seven that forced me to fight hard for the rest of the trial. The end was very tight because with five points more I would have ended up in sixth or seventh place, but I stayed out of trouble and was able to win. There was a lot of nerves and a lot of pressure, but there is nothing better than winning the world championship with a victory. We are very happy because it has been a very difficult year due to injuries. Now it's time to enjoy it with the team.

Repsol Honda Team
Takahisa Fujinami

Takahisa Fujinami 5

4th

It wasn’t a bad day: on the first lap I was second and I knew that I had chances to get on the podium along with Toni. But I fived early on the second lap in sections five and twelve, areas that my opponents cleaned, which penalized me. I am very happy with the sensations and the results of these three most recent trial in which I have been in the running for the podium. I’m really looking forward to Italy's trial to see if I can get another podium and finish off the season on a high. I want to congratulate Toni Bou for his 24th world title - it's amazing what he does! I am very happy to be his team-mate; he’s a great rider who never gives up and fights to the end.

Repsol Honda Team
Miquel Cirera

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

We have to warmly congratulate Toni for this spectacular twelfth world championship title. This year has been very hard for him and for the team with all the injuries at the beginning and during the season. It has not been easy, but Toni has taken it in his stride. I want to thank the whole team. This year we have suffered a lot and the whole team, from first to last, has given 100% to make Toni comfortable. Even Fujinami has helped a lot within the team. For Fujigas we are also very happy with these most recent trials. In general, he is having a good season and we will see how the world championship finishes in the next event in Italy. We have also won the manufacturers’ title, which we are very happy with since this year both TrialGP and Trial2 count. Thanks to the riders who are the ones who gave us the points for this victory.

Repsol Honda Team
Trial of Great Britain

Silsden, United Kingdom

Trial 2018, Round 7

Sunday 2 Sep 2018, 21:42 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 L2 T3 Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 8 3 2 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam Raga 67 SPA 8 3 3 17 TRS Factory Team TRS +
3 Miquel Gelabert 11 SPA 3 12 - 15 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
4 Takahisa Fujinami 5 JPN 10 11 - 13 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
5 Albert Cabestany 37 SPA 16 6 1 11 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
6 Jeroni Fajardo 4 SPA 16 7 1 10 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
7 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 12 15 1 9 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
8 James Dabill 22 GBR 12 15 1 8 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
9 Jack Price 34 GBR 25 10 - 7 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
10 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 19 23 - 6 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
11 Benoit Bincaz 16 FRA 29 21 - 5 Scorpa Factory Scorpa +
12 Franz Kadlec 9 GER 22 32 1 4 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
13 Oriol Noguera 14 SPA 34 31 - 3 Team Jotagas JTG +
14 Iwan Roberts 21 GBR 41 44 - 2 TRS Factory Team TRS +
Saturday 1 Sep 2018, 19:14 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. T3 Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 30.82 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam Raga 67 SPA 32.05 TRS Factory Team TRS +
3 James Dabill 22 GBR 32.75 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
4 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 33.62 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
5 Albert Cabestany 37 SPA 33.90 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
6 Jeroni Fajardo 4 SPA 34.67 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
7 Franz Kadlec 9 GER 35.00 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
8 Takahisa Fujinami 5 JPN 35.08 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
9 Benoit Bincaz 16 FRA 35.90 Scorpa Factory Scorpa +
10 Jack Price 34 GBR 35.90 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
11 Miquel Gelabert 11 SPA 37.42 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
12 Iwan Roberts 21 GBR 39.84 TRS Factory Team TRS +
13 Oriol Noguera 14 SPA 40.30 Team Jotagas JTG +
14 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 36.09 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
Rider Standings
Sunday, 2 Sep 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Toni BOU 1 SPA 150 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Jeroni FAJARDO 4 SPA 117 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
3 Jaime BUSTO 69 SPA 113 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
4 Adam RAGA 67 SPA 112 TRS Factory Team TRS
5 Albert CABESTANY 37 SPA 89 Beta Factory Racing Beta
6 Takahisa FUJINAMI 5 JPN 81 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
7 James DABILL 22 GBR 70 Beta Factory Racing Beta
8 Jorge CASALES 33 SPA 66 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
9 Miquel GELABERT 11 SPA 62 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
10 Jack PRICE 34 GBR 46 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
11 Benoit BINCAZ 16 FRA 38 Scorpa Factory Scorpa
12 Franz KADLEC 9 GER 33 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
13 Oriol NOGUERA 14 SPA 30 Team Jotagas JTG
14 Alexandre FERRER 29 FRA 13 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
15 Kenichi KUROYAMA 20 JPN 8 Yamaha Yamaha
16 Tomoyuki OGAWA 18 JPN 5 Honda Team Mitani Honda
17 Iwan ROBERTS 21 GBR 5 TRS Factory Team TRS
18 Fumitaka NOZAKI 19 JPN 3 Yamaha Yamaha