BOU RULES ATBRIT TRIALS GP
Spanish legend moves closer to 11th world title with UK win
Repsol Honda rider Toni Bou continued his domination of world trials with a commanding win in round five of the 2017 FIM Trial World Championship at Tong near Bradford.
Played out in front of an impressive UK crowd, boosted by free entry to ACU members, Bou stamped his authority on the event with a peerless opening lap and despite mistakes on lap two did enough to secure the win.
His victory in round five of the championship means that he now enjoys an 18-point lead over Adam Raga with three rounds to go. Overall victory in 2017 will mean the 30-yearold Spaniard would wrap up an unprecedented 11th crown.
“I had a very good first lap, but made mistakes on the second lap, but I stayed clean in the final two sections for the victory,” said Bou. “It’s a very important weekend for me. I’ve extended my lead and will now go to the USA with more confidence.”
British honours were upheld by GasGas rider James Dabill who pushed Bou all the way in the early stages. He was eventually pipped to the podium after a stunning final lap by Bou’s Repsol Honda team-mate Takahisa Fujinami and top Spanniard Adam Raga riding the TRRS machine.
The next round takes place in the USA at the end of July.
Top Brit James Dabill just missed out on taking his Gasgas to the podium Bou was on hot form at the British round and is nicely on target for title No11