Takahisa Fujinami and Toni Bou turned out a surprise result in the first qualifying round of the 2019 TrialGP season held today in Pietramurata (Italy), with all the riders finishing with the maximum score.

The heavy rain which fell today at the OffRoad Park in Pietramurata wreaked havoc the start of the TrialGP World Championship which got underway today in Italy. The sports centre hosted the first day of the world championship which was battled out under the artificial glare of the OffRoad Park floodlights. The results of this qualifying section dictated the starting order for tomorrow’s main event.

After a first attempt at the qualifying section, which saw every one of the TrialGP riders fail due to the difficult terrain conditions, the world championship organizers decided on removing the logs from the most slippery part of the section.

This did nothing, however, to diminish the adverse conditions, with riders heading out for a second shot, only to see the entire field once again five the section, producing one of the event’s strangest-ever qualifying results. In the end, Toni Bou will start out tomorrow from fifth position and Takahisa Fujinami from fourth.

Tomorrow, Sunday, sees the first event of the 2019 world championship, with a total of fifteen sections to be taken over two laps to the course. The first riders head out at 09:00 hrs. Toni Bou is due to start at 09:50 and Takahisa Fujinami a minute earlier. The race is scheduled to end tomorrow afternoon at approximately 15.45.

Trial of Italy

Pietramurata, Italy

Trial 2019, Round 1

Rain
Sunday 26 May 2019, 01:33 UTC
  • Track Condition: Wet
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. L1 Total Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Benoit Bincaz 73 FRA 5 5 Beta Factory Racing Beta
2 Jaime Busto 69 SPA 5 5 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
3 Miquel Gelabert 9 SPA 5 5 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
4 Arnau Farre 19 SPA 5 5 Team Jotagas JTG +
5 Franz Kadlec 66 GER 5 5 TRS Factory Team TRS +
6 Oriol Noguera 13 SPA 5 5 Team Jotagas JTG +
7 Andrea Riva 96 ITA 5 5 TRS Factory Team TRS +
8 Dan Peace 38 GBR 5 5 Sherco Factory Team Sherco +
9 James Dabill 22 GBR 5 5 Beta Factory Racing Beta +
10 Jack Price 34 GBR 5 5 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +
11 Toni Bou 1 SPA 5 5 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
12 Takahisa Fujinami 6 JPN 5 5 Repsol Honda Team Montesa +
13 Jorge Casales 33 SPA 5 5 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo +
14 Adam Raga 67 SPA 5 5 TRS Factory Team TRS +
15 Jeroni Fajardo 2 SPA 5 5 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +