Repsol Honda Team‰Ûªs Toni Bou put an end to an albeit short negative spell of three trials without making the top step of the podium, with two clear victories in the seventh round of the Trial World Championship held in the United States.
Stepping Stone Ranch, in Rhode Island, witnessed a spectacular Toni Bou aboard the Montesa Cota 4RT, who once again dominated Adam Raga by finishing with virtually half the score of the second place rival.
It took Bou two laps to fend off the opposition with a masterly and unmatchable display. In Stepping Stones, the Repsol Honda Team star collected no less than a 75th career win in the world championship, the 11th of the season and now sits on a 34-point advantage at the top of the championship rankings.
"This weekend has been a really good one." Bou said. "The trial was quite a complicated one but I was riding really well.
"I‰Ûªm very pleased with it. These two victories will make me feel a lot more confident because we have increased the advantage over my rivals and I will be able to take it more calmly in Portugal.
"We wanted to win and the result has been unbeatable. I felt very good in the sections, especially after all the work that I‰Ûªve done this pre-season with the non-stop rule. Here today I was able to apply all of that training that I had done last winter.
The Next Round of the Trial World Championship will be Portugal‰Ûªs PaÌ¤os de Ferreira on 5th and 6th September.
Round 7 Day 1 Results
1 Toni Bou 37 ESP HONDA Repsol Honda Team - HRC
2 Adam Raga 69 SPA GAS GAS Gas Gas
3 Jorge Casales 78 SPA BETA Beta Factory Racing
4 Albert Cabestany 83 SPA SHERCO Sherco Factory Team
5 Jeroni Fajardo 91 SPA BETA Beta Factory Racing
6 Takahisa Fujinami 100 JPN HONDA Repsol Honda Team - HRC
7 James Dabill 107 GBR VERTIGO Vertigo
8 Alexandre Ferrer 110 FRA SHERCO Sherco Factory Team
9 Jaime Busto 114 ESP HONDA Repsol Honda Team - HRC
10 Franz Kadlec 128 GER BETA Beta Factory Racing
11 Eddie Karlsson 132 SWE HONDA Honda
12 Jack Sheppard 173 GBR JGAS Jgas
Round 7 Day 2 Results
1 Toni Bou 26 ESP HONDA Repsol Honda Team - HRC
2 Adam Raga 50 SPA GAS GAS Gas Gas
3 Jeroni Fajardo 55 SPA BETA Beta Factory Racing
4 Albert Cabestany 79 SPA SHERCO Sherco Factory Team
5 Takahisa Fujinami 81 JPN HONDA Repsol Honda Team - HRC
6 Jaime Busto 83 ESP HONDA Repsol Honda Team - HRC
7 Jorge Casales 85 SPA BETA Beta Factory Racing
8 James Dabill 91 GBR VERTIGO Vertigo
9 Alexandre Ferrer 101 FRA SHERCO Sherco Factory Team
10 Eddie Karlsson 114 SWE HONDA Honda
11 Franz Kadlec 123 GER BETA Beta Factory Racing
12 Jack Sheppard 140 GBR JGAS Jgas
1 Toni Bou 271 pts
2 Adam Raga 237 pts
3 Jeroni Fajardo 194 pts
4 Albert Cabestany 179 pts
5 Takahisa Fujinami 166 pts
6 Jaime Busto 138 pts
7 James Dabill 108 pts
8 Alexandre Ferrer 106 pts
9 Franz Kadlec 74 pts
10 Eddie Karlsson 70 pts