|Grand Prix of Great Britain||20/07/2014|
After yesterday’s victory on the first day of the British Trial Grand Prix, it was once again Toni Bou who took the honours today after totally dominating the event. The Repsol Honda Team rider has yet to be defeated on the Nord Vue course.
Nord Vue, Cumbria in north west England played host to the British GP, and witnessed the fourth consecutive win for Toni Bou in the World Trial Championship, bringing his season’s tally to five. With the win Bou, once again, consolidates his leadership in the world championship, heading home from Britain ten points ahead of his nearest rival, with just three races to go before the end of the season.
Toni Bou got off to a strong start, on this, the second day of the Nord Vue race, as the rain held off and more benevolent conditions prevailed, thus allowing less complicated bike handling. There was, nevertheless, very little margin for error. The Repsol Honda Team rider skillfully managed the course, and once again dominated the entire race, committing just one fault in section 8 where he was unable to make it through in any of the three attempts. With these three failures, as well as an error in section 4, the Montesa Cota 4RT rider chalked up a total of 20 penalty points.
Yesterday, Takahisa Fujinami took a knock on his already injured knee, and suffered today as a consequence; particularly in the earlier part of the race before getting fully warmed up. As a result the Japanese rider was penalised for various faults. On laps two and three, the rider was able to limit the damage, although not enough to finish higher than fifth place. Fujinami keeps fourth place in the championship standings.
There will be very little time to rest for the Repsol Honda Team after this, the sixth race, as the World Trial Championship heads off for the France GP next Sunday July 27 to the La Mongie ski resort in the Pyrenees.
|2||2||Adam Raga||Gas Gas||22||20||7||49||20|
|2||2||Adam Raga||Gas Gas||13||15||7||35||23|
|6||15||Jorge Casales||Gas Gas||32||13||7||52||19|
|2||Adam Raga||Gas Gas||158|