News Bou Second in Scotland, Retains Trial Lead

Bou Second in Scotland, Retains Trial Lead

2011 World Trials Championship

After taking victory at Fort William in Scotland last weekend for Round 7 of the 2011 World Trial Championship, Gas Gas rider Adam Raga stole some valuable points from his closest rival and current series leader, Toni Bou.

But Bou didn’t lose by much, the Repsol rider taking second by only a one-point deficit in Scotland. Heading into the penultimate round in Motegi, Japan (Aug. 20-21), Bou has a 15-point lead over Raga. The World Trials Championship concludes in Isola 2000 in France Sept. 3-4.

As for Scotland, the several-times World Champion was first on track, which was a disadvantage due to weather conditions. In the second lap, the Repsol rider was able to obtain the highest score of the day. Bou is the only rider that has got on the podium in all the rounds of this year Championship so far.

Toni Bou (Repsol Trials) says: "We knew from our experience that this is the Championship round that affects the most the first rider on track, so this second position is not a setback. The most important thing is that we achieved it fighting until the last minute and finishing just one point behind the winner.

"It was a tough race and some areas were very slippery. In cases like this, and taking into account our situation in the Championship, finishing second is always positive".

Scotland World Trial Results:
1. Adam Raga (Gas Gas) 30 points
2. Toni Bou (Repsol Montesa Honda) 31 points
3. Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Montesa Honda) 49 points
4. Albert Cabestany (Sherco) 50 points
5. James Dabill (Beta) 61 points

Trial World Championship (after 7 of 9 rounds)

1. Toni Bou (Repsol Montesa Honda) 132 points
2. Adam Raga (Gas Gas) 117 points
3. Albert Cabestany (Sherco) 99 points
4. Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Montesa Honda) 99 points
5. Jeroni Fajardo (Ossa)

 

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

2019 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Touring Review (9 Fast Facts)

2019 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Touring: One For the Road Suzuki has taken the adventure-minded V-Strom 650XT (read the full test here) and added a few travel...

2019 Ironman Motocross National Results and Coverage (8 Fast Facts + Video)

2019 Ironman Motocross National Results: Frosting On Tomac’s Cake Three-time consecutive Lucas Oil Pro Motocross AMA National Champion Eli Tomac capped off his year with an...

Marquez Claims Record Pole at Silverstone MotoGP Qualifying

2019 Silverstone MotoGP Qualifying Results Marc Marquez could not touch Petronas Yamaha SRT's Fabio Quartararo Friday during the opening day of free practice at Silverstone. But...

2020 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition Second Look (+ 27 Photos)

2020 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition Second Look: It has been a month since this motorcycle was sneak previewed. Now we get a closer look.

Harley-Davidson Sportster Lineup Cut For 2020

While the Iron 883, Iron 1200, Forty-Eight, and Roadster will be 2020 Harley-Davidson Sportsters, the Forty-Eight Special, Superlow, and Custom are gone.

2019 British GP Preview: No Clear Favorite at Silverstone MotoGP

Honda's Marquez has a comfortable 58-point lead over Ducati's Dovizioso, but there is no clear favorite at Silverstone due to winners there over 5 years.