With seven out of a possible nine wins for Toni Bou, the TrialGP World Championship has concluded. The Repsol Honda Team rider wrapped up the campaign with a further triumph in the Italian TrialGP at the OffRoad Park in Pietramurata. Team-mate Takahisa Fujinami confirmed a sixth place final position in the championship table.

In spite of not fully commanding the earlier stages of the final event of the TrialGP season, Toni Bou nevertheless finished the day in his usual spot atop the podium. The Repsol Honda Team champion managed to make amends for too many points picked up in the earlier sections to finish the first lap just one point behind the leader. A spectacular lap two put paid to the competition with the champion accruing a mere two points.

With the title already bagged in the previous event in England, Bou further endorsed his position in the championship, beating the nearest second place by a gapping thirty-eight points after winning seven of the season’s nine TrialGPs.

Takahisa Fujinami battled to improve on his position in the general standings, but the difficulties of the OffRoad Park sections made for a tough task. Fujigas finished sixth on the day and finishes in the same position in the final championship standings.

Both riders will compete next week in the Czech Republic at the Trial de Nations with their respective countries.

Toni Bou

Toni Bou 1

1st

I am very happy with today's race, as we didn’t start as well as we could have, but we fought until the end and we made headway with a very good second lap with only two penalty points where we got the good sensations back on the bike. I am very happy to finish the season with a victory. Now we have to enjoy this triumph and the world title because we’ll soon be thinking about the Trial de Nations that will be disputed next week.

Finally I want to thank the team doctor, Joaquim Terricabras and all his medical team who have helped me to recover from my injuries during the season.

Repsol Honda Team
Takahisa Fujinami

Takahisa Fujinami 5

6th

Today was a very difficult race for me. Obviously, I'm not very happy with how it went, but I have battled hard to climb a position in the ranking but finally I had to settle for the sixth position today and also in the final championship table. I have had a season with ups and downs, I struggled to find the rhythm at the beginning, after injuring my shoulder and some nagging physical problems. Once I refound my confidence then the final four events went much better which I am happy about. Like Toni, I already have my sights on the Trial de Nations where I’ll represent Japan in the Czech Republic.

Repsol Honda Team
Miquel Cirera

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

We have closed a season that, as we said in the previous event, has been one of the toughest for Toni. Finally, things have worked out and Toni was able to claim the world championship in the penultimate race. Fujinami did a very good job at the end of the season, which we has closed very positively this year. Congratulations to our two riders who are real professionals, but we must also congratulate all the people who make up the team, both the technical team and the medical team that work hard and contribute their grain of sand so that the riders are able to win. Congratulations also to Matteo Grattarola for his victory in Trial2 as well as Toby Martyn and Gabriel Marcelli, who have had a great season and have helped us to win the manufacturers’ championship.

Repsol Honda Team
Trial of Italy

Arco di Trento, Italy

Trial 2018, Round 8

Sunday 16 Sep 2018, 20:30 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Total Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 21 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam Raga 67 SPA 24 17 TRS Factory Team TRS +
3 Jeroni Fajardo 4 SPA 37 15 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
4 Albert Cabestany 37 SPA 46 13 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
5 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 46 11 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
6 Takahisa Fujinami 5 JPN 63 10 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
7 James Dabill 22 GBR 69 9 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
8 Miquel Gelabert 11 SPA 78 8 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
9 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 83 7 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
10 Jack Price 34 GBR 84 6 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
11 Franz Kadlec 9 GER 85 5 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
12 Oriol Noguera 14 SPA 100 4 Team Jotagas JTG +
13 Benoit Bincaz 16 FRA 107 3 Scorpa Factory Scorpa +
14 Alexandre Ferrer 29 FRA 113 2 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
15 Kenichi Kuroyama 20 JPN 121 1 Yamaha Yamaha +
Saturday 15 Sep 2018, 22:59 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Total Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 33.06 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Albert Cabestany 37 SPA 34.62 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
3 Jeroni Fajardo 4 SPA 38.13 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
4 Benoit Bincaz 16 FRA 38.26 Scorpa Factory Scorpa +
5 Miquel Gelabert 11 SPA 40.27 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
6 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 40.29 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
7 Oriol Noguera 14 SPA 41.25 Team Jotagas JTG +
8 Franz Kadlec 9 GER 41.84 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
9 Jack Price 34 GBR 43.32 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
10 Takahisa Fujinami 5 JPN 43.64 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
11 James Dabill 22 GBR 1 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
12 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 5 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
13 Adam Raga 67 SPA 5 TRS Factory Team TRS +
14 Alexandre Ferrer 29 FRA 5 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
15 Kenichi Kuroyama 20 JPN 5 Yamaha Yamaha +
Rider Standings
Sunday, 16 Sep 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Toni BOU 1 SPA 170 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Jeroni FAJARDO 4 SPA 132 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
3 Adam RAGA 67 SPA 129 TRS Factory Team TRS
4 Jaime BUSTO 69 SPA 124 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
5 Albert CABESTANY 37 SPA 102 Beta Factory Racing Beta
6 Takahisa FUJINAMI 5 JPN 91 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
7 James DABILL 22 GBR 79 Beta Factory Racing Beta
8 Jorge CASALES 33 SPA 73 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
9 Miquel GELABERT 11 SPA 70 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
10 Jack PRICE 34 GBR 52 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
11 Benoit BINCAZ 16 FRA 41 Scorpa Factory Scorpa
12 Franz KADLEC 9 GER 38 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
13 Oriol NOGUERA 14 SPA 34 Team Jotagas JTG
14 Alexandre FERRER 29 FRA 15 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
15 Kenichi KUROYAMA 20 JPN 9 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