2018 TRIALGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Starting badly in the last round of the 2018 season simply put some fire in the belly of Toni Bou. The undisputed ‘King’ of trials started as we have seen before, with a fightback, which at the close of the first lap put him in the lead. His closest rival was his old sparring partner Adam Raga. He knew he had to win if he was to move to second in the championship standings and he pushed Bou all the way, finishing just a single mark behind after lap one. As we have witnessed on so many occasions though, Bou put the hammer down on the second lap to part with just two marks. Raga was a very worthy runner up but it was not enough to pass Jeroni Fajardo who finished second with a personal best finish in the trial world championship leaving Raga in third. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 1: Bou 21; 2: Raga 24; 3: Fajardo 37; 4: Cabestany 46; 5: Busto 46; 6: Fujinami 63; 7: Dabill 69; 8: Gelabert 78; 9: Casales 83; 10: Price 84.
When will the talent of Jaime Busto shine through? After the move from the Repsol Honda to Gas Gas, he has only taken one TrialGP win in 2018. Maybe we will have to watch and wait in 2019?
Jeroni Fajardo on the Gas Gas has looked at times very much like a new rider, and the second overall in the championship is well deserved.