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 went through the qualifying 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. New-for-2018 Gas Gas team rider Jamie 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, with Toby Martyn and Matteo Grattarola on three wins apiece in Trial2. In Trial 125 it’s a totally different scenario with four different winners, but it’s little Hugo Defrese who made it two wins in Italy.
TrialGP Great Britain — Italy Toni Bou (Repsol Honda-ESP)