Gouveia is a lucky charm for Toni Bou. At the same location last year the champ celebrated his 100th victory in TrialGP world championships. Today he was once again on the top of the podium, this time taking the tally to 110 top-flight wins. Takahisa Fujinami, meanwhile, had to settle for fifth place, just one point shy of fourth spot after a decent trial.

The fifth round of the TrialGP world championship, held today in Gouveia, Portugal was marked by roasting temperatures and very demanding sections located amongst the boulders of the Parque de Nostra Senhora los Verdes.

Repsol Honda Team ace Toni Bou suffered considerably in the gruelling Portuguese trial. In spite of a first lap which saw Bou make several mistakes and pick-up a penalty for exceeding the lap time limit, the champion was nevertheless able to stage a comeback on lap two to take his win tally to 110 out of 210 world championship participations. This, the fifth victory of the season increases Bou’s overall lead to 22 points over the nearest second-place rival.

Bou’s Repsol Honda Team partner Takahisa Fujinami, also had a rough battle in the Portuguese sections. After leading for much of the first lap the Japanese rider finished the first tour still in a potential podium position, however, the second time around saw several riders so narrowly divided on points that Fujinami had to eventually settle for fifth final spot, a mere point from fourth place.

The next TrialGP world championship outing, the sixth points-paying round, will be held next weekend in Auron, France, 20/ 21 July.

Toni Bou

Toni Bou 1

Today was a very tough trial. It was a very positive weekend, with the type of terrain that we like a lot. We rode a very good second round through the sections, so we leave here with a very good taste in our mouths. We will try to be fully recovered for France to be able to have a good trial. We know that, if we win, I will be champion, something really impressive, but the important thing is to have a great trial. I am very happy and I want to thank the whole team because this week they have done a great job.

Repsol Honda Team
Takahisa Fujinami

Takahisa Fujinami 6

Today we started very well. Until section 13 I was leader, but later I picked up some time penalty marks. On the second lap I tried to change the line and the tracks. In the end I finished fifth but with good sensations. We will try to improve on the things that didn’t work for us today before next week’s trial.

Repsol Honda Team
Miquel Cirera

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

This was a weekend for the whole team. Obviously Toni battled hard and suffered because these trials are not easy and the rivals are very strong. Fujinami has also fought until the final sections to try and make the podium. Finally, it was not to be, but it was a great result. We will be fighting trial by trial, as we have been doing all season, so in France we will continue to do the same: try to win. Thanks as always to all the team and the riders for the good work.

Repsol Honda Team
Trial of Portugal

Gouveia, Portugal

Trial 2019, Round 5

Sunday 14 Jul 2019, 20:43 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 L2 T3 Total Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Toni Bou 1 SPA 15 6 4 25 20 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam Raga 67 SPA 20 12 0 32 17 TRS Factory Team TRS
3 Jeroni Fajardo 2 SPA 21 15 0 36 15 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
4 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 21 15 3 39 13 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
5 Takahisa Fujinami 6 JPN 21 15 4 40 11 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
6 James Dabill 22 GBR 29 12 4 45 10 Beta Factory Racing Beta
7 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 31 24 0 55 9 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
8 Miquel Gelabert 9 SPA 38 16 4 58 8 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
9 Benoit Bincaz 73 FRA 36 26 6 68 7 Beta Factory Racing Beta
10 Arnau Farre 19 SPA 35 39 0 74 6 Team Jotagas JTG
11 Jack Price 34 GBR 44 37 0 81 5 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
12 Franz Kadlec 66 GER 42 41 1 84 4 TRS Factory Team TRS
13 Dan Peace 38 GBR 52 52 0 104 3 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
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, 14 Jul 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Toni BOU 1 SPA 120 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Adam RAGA 67 SPA 98 TRS Factory Team TRS
3 Jeroni FAJARDO 2 SPA 82 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
4 Takahisa FUJINAMI 6 JPN 77 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
5 James DABILL 22 GBR 60 Beta Factory Racing Beta
6 Jaime BUSTO 69 SPA 60 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
7 Jorge CASALES 33 SPA 55 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
8 Franz KADLEC 66 GER 47 TRS Factory Team TRS
9 Benoit BINCAZ 73 FRA 46 Beta Factory Racing Beta
10 Miquel GELABERT 9 SPA 41 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
11 Jack PRICE 34 GBR 31 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
12 Dan PEACE 38 GBR 17 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
13 Arnau FARRE 19 SPA 17 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