BOU AND REPSOL HONDA CONTINUE CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT IN SPAIN | Sport
The Trial World Championship continues its course, with the second event of the calendar set to take place this weekend in the village of Pobladura de las Regueras in the Leon region of Spain
Toni Bou will arrive at Pobladura de las Regueras (the third and fourth rounds of the world championship) as overall championship leader after a positive weekend in the French Alps in which he claimed a victory and a third place. The Repsol Honda Team rider will face a crucial challenge as he continues in his bid for a 14th consecutive world title.
Likewise, Takahisa Fujinami will be looking to improve on the results obtained at Isola 2000. The Japanese rider expects to be able to perform better physically in the two trials to be held on Spanish territory as he goes in search of podium positions.
The Spanish Trial GP has been held uninterruptedly since 1975, the maiden year for the World Championship. Since 2006, Toni Bou has bagged as many as 15 wins in the events held in Spain, while team-mate Takahisa Fujinami has won two trials (2003 and 2004), making it onto the podium on ten occasions.
The course of the TrialGP Spanish GP race will be eight kilometres long with riders scheduled to complete three laps of the ten-section course in the Pobladura de las Regueras trial area.