2018 TRIALGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING
For 2018 the qualification process changed from the format on its introduction in 2017 to include three passages along a demanding hazard unique to each event. This included a timed practice ride to determine the start positions for Q1. The riders then participated in this process, with the fastest time giving the rider the chance to start Q2 last while the rider with the slowest time started first. In Q2 the race for the pole position gave many riders the chance to make up for a poor performance in Q1, which inspired some very brave riding.
A new-for-2018 Gas Gas team rider Jaime Busto took the first pole of the season in Spain at round one before the action continued in Japan, Andorra, Portugal and France. Toni Bou remains the ‘Boss’ in TrialGP, and Matteo Grattarola in Trial2. In Trial 125 it’s a totally different scenario with four different winners.
2018 THE FASTEST
TRIALGP: Toni Bou (Repsol Honda-ESP) 3; Jaime Busto (Gas Gas-ESP) 2 TRIAL2: Matteo Grattarola (Honda-ITA) 3; Loris Gubian (Gas Gas-FRA) 1; Marc Riba (TRRSESP) 1 TRIAL125: Arthur Rovery (Sherco-FRA) 1; Pablo Suarez (Gas Gas-ESP) 1; Hugo Defrese (Gas GasFRA) 1; Eric Miquel (TRRS-ESP) 1