• FIM Trial World Championship 2017 Review

    Toni Bou Wins 11th Consecutive Championship
    Takahisa Fujinami Also Finishes in Top 5 for 21 Years Straight


    After winning his 11th X-Trial (world indoor) championship, Bou took on the Trial World Outdoor Championship, emerging once again the winner for the 11th consecutive season with 8 wins out of 10, not leaving the podium once. Takahisa Fujinami ranked 5th overall after two podiums, his 21st consecutive top 5 finish.



Machine - COTA4RT


COTA4RT
COTA4RT

Machine Specs

BIKE Montesa
MODEL Cota 4RT
ENGINE
Type 4 stroke, Liquid cooled single cylinder SOHC
Starter Quick-starter
Fuel system Electronic fuel injection, battery less system
Ignition Electronically controlled, dual ignition system
Transmission 4 speed
Clutch Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Starting Kick starter pedal
FRAME
Type Aluminium twin tube
Fuel tank Aluminium tank, 2 litres capacity
Front fork Showa telescopic fork, 175 mm stroke
Rear suspension Pro-link 170 mm stroke, Showa damper
BRAKES
Front ø185 mm disc, 4 piston caliper
Rear ø150 mm disc, 2 piston caliper
WHEELS
Front Aluminium rim 21", Michelin tyre
Rear Aluminium rim 18", Michelin tyre
Machine weight 70 kg

Riders


Repsol Honda Team

#1 Toni Bou

Nationality : Spain

#1 Toni Bou

#3 Takahisa Fujinami

Nationality : Japan

#3 Takahisa Fujinami

#6  Jaime Busto

Nationality : Spain

#6  Jaime Busto

Races - WCT


Round 01: Spain

Round 01: Spain

May 14

Bou Conquers Highly Complicated Spain
Overcomes Close Competition for Stellar Season Start

The season-opener incorporated a new time-attack qualifier. Under stormy skies from the end of Lap 1, Bou emerged winner of his battle with Adam Raga (TRS) for his 90th world championship win.

Race

1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 Adam Raga TRS
3 Albert Cabestany Sherco

 

5 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa
7 Jaime Busto Montesa

Round 02: Japan

Bou Takes the Double for Three Straight Wins
Fujinami On the Podium at Home Trial

May 28

The Japanese TrialGP, Honda’s and Fujinami’s home race, caused headaches for the riders on Day 1 as rain poured in the morning, but Bou was undeterred, conquering both days with clean scorecard after scorecard. Fujinami was 3rd on Day 1 to the delight of the home crowd.

Round 02: Japan

Race Day 1

1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 James Dabill Gas Gas
3 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa
6 Jaime Busto Montesa

Race Day 2

1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 Adam Raga TRS
3 Albert Cabestany Sherco
5 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa
6 Jaime Busto Montesa

Round 03: Andorra

Round 03: Andorra

June 18

Busto 2nd, First Time on the Podium
Bou’s Slight Error a Costly 3rd Place

Jaime Busto, in his third year of premier class racing, led until the closing stages of the GP Andorra 17. Although he missed out on the win, Busto’s 2nd place put him on the podium for the first time in his GP career. Bou, aiming to make it four straight wins, went overtime, finishing 3rd behind Busto by a point.

Race

1 Adam Raga TRS
2 Jaime Busto Montesa
3 Toni Bou Montesa

 

5 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa

Round 04: France

June 25

Bou Back to Winning, Busto Again on the Podium
Repsol Honda Team On a Roll with Fujinami 4th

Once again rainy conditions, this time in France. Bou bounced back from the previous GP with a dominating all-clean sheet on the second lap. Busto finishes 3rd for his second consecutive podium, while Fujinami finishes 4th, for a TrialGP dominated by Repsol Honda Team.

Race

1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 Adam Raga TRS
3 Jaime Busto Montesa

 

4 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa
Round 04: France

Round 05: Great Britain

Round 05: Great Britain

July 09

Bou Wins, Fujinami 2nd for a
Repsol Honda Team 1-2 Finish

Bou takes the double with ease, solidifying his championship lead. Fujinami, admittedly fond of the Bradford course, excelled by finishing 2nd for his second podium of the season after a charge closing in on Bou with only 6 marks on Lap 2.

Race

1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa
3 Adam Raga TRS

 

6 Jaime Busto Montesa

Round 06: United States

July 30

Another Bou Double Win
Busto Double Podium

At an elevation of 2000m at Kingman, Arizona, Bou was on a tough mission dropping 2 points on Day 1, taking his third consecutive win after narrowly beating Raga by 4 points. Busto was in fine form finishing 3rd, and on Day 2, Bou and Busto finish 1st and 2nd respectively.

Round 06: United States

Race Day 1

1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 Adam Raga TRS
3 Jaime Busto Montesa
8 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa

Race Day 2

1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 Jaime Busto Montesa
3 Jeroni Fajardo Vertigo
7 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa

Round 07: Czech Republic

Round 07: Czech Republic

September 10

Bou Wins 11th Consecutive Crown Before the Season Ends
Busto On 3rd Straight Podium

Bou, already with seven wins out of eight trials, needed to finish 4th or better in GP Czech Republic 17. Narrowly missing another win, Bou finishes 2nd and takes the championship for the 11th straight year. Busto follows up on his double podium in the US to make his podium count a trifecta, taking his tally up to five.

Race

1 Adam Raga TRS
2 Toni Bou Montesa
3 Jaime Busto Montesa

 

5 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa

Round 08: Italy

Conqueror Bou Ends the Season with a Win
Busto 3rd for a 3rd Place Overall, Fujinami Top 5 for 21 Years Straight

September 17

Bou, already crowned in the Czech Republic, wins in Italy yet again for a perfect finale. Busto finishes 3rd and is on the podium for three straight trials, for an overall ranking and a personal best of 3rd. Fujinami struggles, finishing 10th, but the result is good enough for overall 5th, his 21st straight top 5 year.

Round 08: Italy

Race

1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 Adam Raga TRS
3 Jaime Busto Montesa

 

10 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa

Races X-Trial


Round 01: Spain

Round 01: Spain

February 05

Bou 11th Straight Win at
Barcelona, the X-Trial Mecca

Spain, venue for the X-Trial season-opener, is the Trial Mecca, where many top riders are born. Local hero Bou slices through qualifying without a hitch, and wins with a near perfect score on the final lap, dropping points only in Section 3.

Race

1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 Adam Raga TRS
3 Jeroni Fajardo Vertigo

 

5 Jaime Busto Montesa
6 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa

Round 02: Austria

Bou’s Austrian Victory
Marks 50th X-Trial Win

March 11

Bou qualifies with minimum points, and in the finals, demonstrates his superiority from Section 1, taking the win with one section still remaining. Needless to say, Bou leads the championship.

Round 02: Austria

Race

1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 Adam Raga TRS
3 Albert Cabestany Sherco

 

6 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa

Round 03: France

Round 03: France

March 25

Marseille Makes it Three
Bou Closes In On 11th Title

Once again, Bou proved his superiority in Marseille, France. Although qualifying a surprising 3rd, Bou ran a clean section in the finals where other riders lost 5 points. In the end, Bou won the trial by a point, making it 3 out of 3 trials.

Race

1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 Adam Raga TRS
3 Albert Cabestany Sherco

 

4 Jaime Busto Montesa
5 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa

Round 04: France

March 31

Bou Dominates Season Finale
Clinches 11th X-Trial Title

After a perfect record with 3 wins, Bou once again dominated, completing the finals with the only clean sheet. Bou conquered the season with 4 out of 4 wins, clinching his 11th indoor title.

Race

1 Toni Bou Montesa
2 Adam Raga TRS
3 Jeroni Fajardo Vertigo

 

5 Takahisa Fujinami Montesa
Round 04: France

Ranking


Rider WCT

Pos. Name (Team) Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Toni Bou (MONTESA)
192 20 20 20 15 20 20 20 20 17 20
2 Adam Raga (TRRS) 164 17 11 17 20 17 15 17 13 20 17
3 Jaime Busto (MONTESA) 131 9 10 10 17 15 10 15 17 13 15
4 Jeroni Fajardo (VERTIGO) 121 13 13 13 10 11 11 9 15 15 11
5 Takahisa Fujinami (MONTESA) 112 11 15 11 11 13 17 8 9 11 6

Rider X-Trial

Pos. Name (Team) Points
1 2 3 4
1 Toni Bou (MONTESA) 80 20 20 20 20
2 Adam Raga (TRRS) 60 15 15 15 15
3 Jeroni Fajardo (VERTIGO) 37 12 9 4 12
5 Takahisa Fujinami (MONTESA) 20 4 4 6 6
7 Jaime Busto (MONTESA) 15 6 - 9 -