2018 TRIALGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Never one to give up without a fight, the defending world champion showed why he is the undisputed number one after a heroic victory with a very difficult knee injury he picked up in qualifying. Riding through the pain barrier he was in fantastic form on the opening lap where he pulled out a clear advantage, but the fight for victory was way from over. The man expected to challenge Bou was Jeroni Fajardo, but his day did not go to plan and it was his old adversary, Adam Raga on the TRRS, who took the fight to the championship leader. After a recent loss of form Adam was right back on track, and at one point in the closing stages of the second lap he snatched the lead from Bou. Never one to give up it was fellow Repsol Honda team rider Takahisa Fujinami who returned to the podium for the first time since round two in Japan. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 1: Bou 43; 2: Raga 47; 3: Fujinami 59; 4: Busto 63; 5: Dabill 70; 6: Fajardo 76; 7: Cabestany 77; 8: Kadlec 87; 7: 9: Price 88; 10: Casales 89.
33 Always showing 100% commitment to the toughest of hazards Japan’s Takahisa Fujinami welcomed his return to the podium. One of the younger riders in the TrialGP class Germany’s Franz Kadlec took the scalp of his Gas Gas teammate Jack Price by a single point. Never underestimate the determination of Adam Raga on the TRRS. He was right back on form in Belgium, chasing down Toni Bou all day.