Toni Bou wins a 29th Trial World Championship title in Portugal

Toni Bou wins a 29th Trial World Championship title in Portugal

18.09.2021: TrialGP Portugal 2021 TrialGP 2021 Round WORLD6 The Repsol Honda Team rider has been proclaimed the 2021 TrialGP World Champion. Toni Bou – who also won the day’s trial in Portugal – takes his GP palmares to 125 triumphs and 15 consecutive T

   
TrialGP Portugal 2021
TrialGP 2021   Round WORLD6




The Repsol Honda Team rider has been proclaimed the 2021 TrialGP World Champion. Toni Bou – who also won the day’s trial in Portugal – takes his GP palmares to 125 triumphs and 15 consecutive TrialGP titles, plus 14 indoor: 29 championship wins for the greatest rider of all time.



The Repsol Honda Team ace set the benchmark from the start in a trial filled with natural yet demanding sections, where the first 12 sections had been made quite slippery by the water which flows through the Portuguese town of Gouveia.



Bou made it through to the end of the trial with sufficient advantage to claim a 125th victory in the Trial World Championship for the Montesa Cota 4RT rider. This season saw him victorious in seven 2021 Trial World Championship events to clinch the top TrialGP World Championship honours for a 15th time in a row.



Today was also a very special event for Japanese Repsol Honda Team rider Takahisa Fujinami who brings to an end his career in the Trial World Championship. Fujinami rode a trial that went from strength to strength, improving considerably on the second lap before eventually posting seventh place on the day. “Fujigas” thus wraps up the world championship in sixth place overall.

With this final trial in Portugal, Repsol Honda Team bids farewell to this year’s TrialGP campaign. The next appointment for Toni Bou will be tomorrow, held in the same Portuguese town, where the champion will represent the Spanish national team in the Trial des Nations event.   
    
       
    
Toni Bou  1
TRIAL: 1ST  OVERALL: 1ST


This year has been very special for me because at the beginning things were very complicated with the injury just a month before the start of the championship. In the end there will come a year when I will not be able to win – I’ve won for 15 consecutive years – but the fact that I got injured just before the start of the world championship made it special and I didn't want to lose a championship in this way.



Once again we battled 100%, I tried to get into shape as the championship progressed and the fact that I had a very good work rate before I got injured also helped me to recover faster. I am very happy to be able to win another world championship. Once again, many thanks to the whole team.


Today was also a very special day for everyone as it was Fujinami's last trial. It is very difficult to think of Team HRC without him. I wish him all the best for the future.         

    

       
    
Takahisa Fujinami  7
TRIAL: 7TH  OVERALL: 6TH



First of all, I want to thank Honda, HRC and the whole Montesa team, including mechanics, minders and all the people who have helped me over these 26 years. Without all of them I could not have been in the world championship for 26 years. Today I wanted to get a good result, in the end I finished seventh, but I'm still happy with the way I rode today. I battled until the end.


Today I close this stage, but I am sure that the future will be promising. Today was a really special day, thanks to the whole trial family, all the brands and all the people who were in Portugal today. I am very proud to have shared this day with all of them.         

    


       
    
Miquel Cirera
Team Manager


This year we have worked very hard, we have come from two hard and different years with the COVID-19 pandemic. Toni is the first one who works hard and pushes the whole team to give the best of themselves, so I congratulate him for being the way he is. I also want to congratulate all his family and the people who have worked with him.



Today was a very special day for Takahisa Fujinami, it was the end of a stage for him. We congratulate him for everything he has done in trials, he is a legend. Life goes on and we wish him the best of luck.          

    
       
    
    Results TrialGP Portugal



1    BOU Toni     1    SPA    10    10    0    0    20    Repsol Honda Team    Montesa    20

2    RAGA Adam     68    SPA    13    11    0    0    17    TRRS Factory Team    TRRS    24

3    BUSTO Jaime     69    SPA    15    11    0    0    15    Vertigo Factory Team    Vertigo    26

4    MARCELLI Gabriel     38    SPA    22    9    2    0    13    Montesa Factory    Montesa    33

5    GRATTAROLA Matteo     88    ITA    19    19    0    0    11    Beta Factory Racing    Beta    38

6    GELABERT Miquel     56    SPA    29    10    0    0    10    Gas Gas    Gas Gas    39

7    FUJINAMI Takahisa     7    JPN    26    13    2    0    9    Repsol Honda Team    Montesa    41

8    FAJARDO Jeroni     5    SPA    32    10    0    0    8    Sherco Factory Team    Sherco    42

9    CASALES Jorge     33    SPA    46    7    0    0    7    Gas Gas Factory Team    Gas Gas    53

10    BINCAZ Benoit     73    FRA    38    24    0    0    6    Beta Factory Racing    Beta    62
    
    

 

 

 Rider Standings-



1    BOU Toni     1    SPA    172    Repsol Honda Team    Montesa
2    RAGA Adam     68    SPA    150    TRRS Factory Team    TRRS
3    BUSTO Jaime     69    SPA    122    Vertigo Factory Team    Vertigo
4    GRATTAROLA Matteo     88    ITA    112    Beta Factory Racing    Beta
5    GELABERT Miquel     56    SPA    95    Gas Gas    Gas Gas
6    FUJINAMI Takahisa     7    JPN    94    Repsol Honda Team    Montesa
7    MARCELLI Gabriel     38    SPA    92    Montesa Factory    Montesa
8    FAJARDO Jeroni     5    SPA    80    Sherco Factory Team    Sherco
9    CASALES Jorge     33    SPA    57    Gas Gas Factory Team    Gas Gas
10    BINCAZ Benoit     73    FRA    38    Beta Factory Racing    Beta
11    PEACE Dan     10    GBR    20    Sherco Factory Team    Sherco
12    COLAIRO  Téo     13    FRA    5    Beta    Beta
    

    


    
 Repsol Honda Team - Trial, also photos
    

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18.09.2021 / MaP

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