Toni Bou Wins Portugal TrialGP World Trials

Repsol Honda rider claims record 100th victory!

Toni Bou scored a record 100th victory in the world trials championships with an impressive win in Gouveia, Portugal, at round 4 of the 2018 TrialGP World Championship. Bou's victory in Portugal was far more than just going through the motions; it represents another career highpoint for the Repsol Honda Team rider. The Spaniard managed to surpasses the long-established record of Dougie Lampkin who had 99 wins. Here's a look at the event thanks to TrialGP photographer Pep Segales.

Toni Bou
In addition to winning his 100th TrialGP, Toni Bou also has a 50-percent win rate. “I’m very excited to reach 100 victories, but even more to find out that I have won 50 percent, which I think is an incredible achievement,” Bou said. “Today I felt very good about the injury, every day I am better, so I am very happy. We had to push hard as the rivals are very strong. We will continue fighting hard in this complicated championship.”Courtesy TrialGP/Pep Segales
Jeroni Fajardo
Jeroni Fajardo’s decision to move to GasGas at the end of 2017 continues to pay dividends, and his lap-two total of 12 saw him end the day as a comfortable runner-up to Bou, 10 marks clear of his third-placed teammate Jaime Busto.Courtesy TrialGP/Pep Segales
Veteran Albert Cabestany
Veteran Albert Cabestany (Beta) also looks refreshed following a change of teams for 2018, and his total of 39 was easily good enough for fourth, 23 marks clear of fellow Spaniard Adam Raga.Courtesy TrialGP/Pep Segales
Toni Bou
At the halfway point of the championship Bou (pictured) now has a 10-point lead over Fajardo with Busto a further four behind in third.Courtesy TrialGP/Pep Segales
Matteo Grattarola
The big shock in the Trial2 class was the form of series leader Matteo Grattarola. The veteran Italian, who has won three times this year, slumped to a lowly 10th in Portugal and his lead over Toby Martyn has been slashed from 18 points to 11.Courtesy TrialGP/Pep Segales
Gabriel Marcelli
Spain’s Gabriel Marcelli (Montesa) finished third in the Trial2 class after taking a costly “five” on the second lap.Courtesy TrialGP/Pep Segales
Takahisa Fujinami
Japan’s Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Honda) was off form in Portugal and finished an uncharacteristic eighth.Courtesy TrialGP/Pep Segales
Toni Bou
Bou’s win marked his third of the season and stretches his lead in the overall standings to 10 points ahead of the second-placed rider.Courtesy TrialGP/Pep Segales
Raga continues to struggle to find his form, and after the opening lap was a distant eighth before pulling back vital positions on lap two.Courtesy TrialGP/Pep Segales
Factory GasGas rider Busto
Factory GasGas rider Busto finished third, 10 points clear of teammate Fajardo in second.Courtesy TrialGP/Pep Segales

2018 Portugal TrialGP Results

Position Rider Brand
1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 Jeroni Fajardo GasGas
3 Jaime Busto GasGas
4 Albert Cabestany Beta
5 Adam Raga TRS
6 James Dabill Beta
7 Oriol Noguera Jotagas
8 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa
9 Jorge Casales Vertigo
10 Miquel Gelabert Sherco

2018 TrialGP Point Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Toni Bou Montesa 90
2 Jeroni Fajardo GasGas 80
3 Jaime Busto GasGas 76
4 Adam Raga TRRS 65
5 Albert Cabestany Beta 59
6 Jorge Casales Vertigo 49
7 James Dabill Beta 47
8 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa 42
9 Miquel Gelabert Sherco 34
10 Benoit Bincaz Scorpa 27