BOU RAISES THE BAR
In reality, it just had to have a fairy-tale ending as Toni Bou signed off the 2021 season, raising the bar even higher; 15-time FIM Trial World Champion; yes, you read that correctly.
Needing just one point from the final round in Portugal, and in typical Bou fashion, it was never going to be anything less than a win. But, you may ask, has he been pushed this season? With seven wins from the nine-point scoring days, you would argue not, but once again, Adam Raga, as always, has been sitting in the wings.
Jaime Busto (Vertigo-ESP) has delivered some very good rides, but with no wins, how long can he wait?
It’s interesting to note that at the final round on the last lap, the best scores came from Jorge Casales (GASGAS-ESP) on seven and Gabriel Marcelli (Montesa-ESP) on nine as Bou parted with ten marks lost. Who knows what the future of TrialGP holds for these two super talented riders, but one thing is for sure, the main man won once again. Toni Bou, we salute you.
Before we close on TrialGP, we want to raise a glass to the original ‘Playboy’ of world trials. As Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Honda-JPN) retires, we would like to thank him for all the many hours of entertainment he has provided. Thank you from everyone at
ROUND 3, ANDORRA
SANT JULIA, 21ST-22ND AUGUST
Baked in the sunshine, Andorra again delivered two days of superb action with the inclusion of some very traditional river sections alongside the steep rocky climbs found in this mountainous area. As Adam Raga and Toni Bou once again disputed who would win, the time element also came into play. Raga lost the victory though in the final hazard of the day when he put a foot down.
On day two, a very much on-form Adam Raga was engaged in a fight with Jaime Busto. A stop in section two had pushed Toni Bou down to third, and a tremendous crash on section seven left Busto denied his second-ever world round win as a victorious Raga reduced the points gap on Bou.
DAY ONE RESULTS: 1: Toni Bou (Repsol Honda-ESP) 46; 2: Raga 46; 3: Grattarola 65; 4: Busto 71; 5: Gelabert 72; 6: Marcelli 76; 7: Casales 82; 8: Fujinami 85; 9: Fajardo 87; 10: Bincaz 101.
DAY TWO RESULTS: 1: Adam Raga (TRRS-ESP) 18; 2: Busto 19; 3: Bou 23; 4: Gelabert 32; 5: Grattarola 41; 6: Marcelli 43; 7: Fajardo 54; 8: Fujinami 55; 9: Bincaz 59; 10: Casales 64.
FRANCE, ROUND 4 CAHORS, 29TH AUGUST
When Toni Bou is on form, everyone else will suffer, and that is what happened around the old medieval town of Cahors. Under red hot skies,
Bou parted with just three marks on his opening lap and then went clear on the second. The fight for second position was very close as Adam Raga and Jaime Busto improved dramatically after high scoring opening laps. They both lost just two marks on the second lap, with Raga the better by a single mark to push Busto down to third..
RESULTS: 1: Toni Bou (Repsol Honda-ESP) 3; 2: Raga 13; 3: Busto 14; 4: Gelabert 28; 5: Fujinami 28; 6: Grattarola 31; 7: Casales 33; 8: Marcelli 34; 9: Bincaz 37; 10: Fajardo 43.