Toni Bou

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Toni Bou

TRIAL REPORT Sunday, Jun 28th 2015  



Toni Bou  1


It was a shame. The second lap was poor and I wasn’t able to recover from the mistakes made. I went into section six too quickly and fell in section twelve. I fought hard for second place because I knew that I couldn’t win the trial in sections where it was really difficult to pull back a lot of marks. If you can’t win, you have to settle for second. Today, Adam had a chance in an easy trial which was better suited to him than me. It was bound to happen some day. I will be fighting 100% of the way in Andorra and hopefully the fall won’t affect me.

  Toni Bou  

fr 8  Trial of France

Trial 2015   Round T5  , Trial 2

A fall robs Toni Bou of victory in France

A perfect lap in Andon wasn’t enough for Toni Bou to seal victory on the second day of the French GP in the fifth round of the world championship. The Repsol Honda Team rider saw progress hampered by a fall that puts an end to his season-long unbeaten spell. Bou finished second; Fujinami and Busto narrowly missed podium places.

Toni Bou, for once, had to settle for the runner-up spot in France. In spite of completing a blistering final third lap without so much as a penalty mark, two errors in the previous lap were enough to put an end to an impressive nine-race stretch of wins for the Repsol Honda Team ace. An error in section six and a fall in the final section of lap two translated into a high number on the scorecard. Nevertheless, far from throwing in the towel on the final lap, Bou came out swinging with an even greater determination than usual, scoring a mark-free round over all twelve sections. A brilliant reaction, but not enough to see off nearest rival Adam Raga who stole victory by four points. The Repsol Honda Team rider does, however, maintain a 34 point advantage over the closest second place rival.

After a fine day out yesterday, Takahisa Fujinami came out all fired up for the second day of competition. ‘Fujigas’ got off to a decisive start on the Montesa Cota 4RT with clear intentions of a final podium place. A few extra marks picked up on the final lap deprived him of repeating yesterday’s success. The Japanese Repsol Honda Team rider moves up one place on the overall championship leaderboard and now lies in fourth.

Repsol Honda Team’s debutant in trial’s top-flight, Basque Jaime Busto, made a great start and was rubbing shoulders with the top riders after presenting a low first lap scorecard. The second and third laps saw him drop back before eventually taking a sixth final place.

The Trial World Championship next week shifts to Andorra, where Sant Julià de Lòria will host the sixth Grand Prix of the season. The Repsol Honda Team members will be back in action in the small village in the Pyrenees on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of July.


Takahisa Fujinami  5


I’m happy with the first lap which I think that I did very well. Later in the second and third I had a few problems but I think that I was able to sort it out quite well. I was in the running for the podium but I don’t think that a fourth place is so bad. Physically I’m on form and technically I held up well in the top positions. I’ve been in the fight for the podium in recent races.

  Takahisa Fujinami  

Jaime Busto  15


Today I was more consistent than yesterday. They had hardly changed the sections at all and I was in the pack going after a podium place with Fujinami, Cabestany… I don’t think that I did that bad, but I could have improved over the final laps.

  Jaime Busto  



Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

It wasn’t a great day, but that’s the way that it is in this kind of competition. Things didn’t work out quite right for Toni today because of a fall. Even so, the lap without a single point was sensational! Adam has won and we can’t complain. For Fujinami it was a good result which will have us looking forward to the future. Jaime is learning well and followed the same line as he did yesterday. We will get better as things go on.

  Miquel Cirera  

Results Day 2 GP Trial France

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Time/Gap
1 RAGA Adam 2 SPA 3 1 8   20 Gas Gas 12
2 BOU Toni 1 SPA 2 14 0   17 Repsol Honda Team 16
3 FAJARDO Jeroni 4 SPA 15 9 9   15 Beta Factory Racing 33
4 FUJINAMI Takahisa 5 JPN 9 15 14   13 Repsol Honda Team 38
5 CABESTANY Albert 3 SPA 16 8 14 2 11 Sherco Factory Team 40
6 BUSTO Jaime 15 SPA 12 15 15   10 Repsol Honda Team 42
7 KARLSSON Eddie 14 SWE 26 9 15   9 Montesa Team Karlsson 50
8 FERRER Alexandre 8 FRA 18 21 26 4 8 Sherco Factory Team 69
9 CASALES Jorge 7 SPA 25 21 25   7 Beta Factory Racing 71
10 DABILL James 6 GBR 30 26 34   6 Vertigo 90
11 KADLEC Franz 16 GER 38 26 38   5 Beta Factory Racing 102
12 MORET Francesc 18 SPA 36 34 39   4 Vertigo 109
13 PEDERSEN Hakon 12 NOR 51 37 40   3 Ossa Pedersen 128
14 TARRES Pol 9 SPA 49 55 60   2 Sherco Factory Team 164

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 BOU Toni 1 SPA 197 Repsol Honda Team
2 RAGA Adam 2 SPA 163 Gas Gas
3 FAJARDO Jeroni 4 SPA 140 Beta Factory Racing
4 FUJINAMI Takahisa 5 JPN 126 Repsol Honda Team
5 CABESTANY Albert 3 SPA 125 Sherco Factory Team
6 BUSTO Jaime 15 SPA 101 Repsol Honda Team
7 DABILL James 6 GBR 80 Vertigo
8 FERRER Alexandre 8 FRA 74 Sherco Factory Team
9 KARLSSON Eddie 14 SWE 52 Montesa Team Karlsson
10 KADLEC Franz 16 GER 52 Beta Factory Racing
11 SHEPPARD Jack 13 GBR 32 Jgas
12 TARRES Pol 9 SPA 26 Sherco Factory Team
13 CASALES Jorge 7 SPA 24 Beta Factory Racing
14 PEDERSEN Hakon 12 NOR 21 Ossa Pedersen
15 OGAWA Tomoyuki 18 JPN 16 Honda Team Mitani
16 KUROYAMA Kenichi 20 JPN 14 Yamaha
17 SORENSEN Ole Kristian 19 NOR 14 Sherco
18 NOZAKI Fumitaka 19 JPN 8 Yamaha
19 OGAWA Tsuyoshi 21 JPN 7 Beta
20 MORET Francesc 18 SPA 6 Vertigo
21 BROWN Michael 11 GBR 5 Gas Gas
22 NOMOTO Yoshiaki 22 JPN 2 Beta
23 SATO Yuki 25 JPN 1 Honda

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