In the first TrialGP of the season held in Tolmezzo (Italy), HRC riders Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami claimed victories in the two men’s categories, while Laia Sanz and Emma Bristow won in the women’s category.
It was a great start to the season by GALFER riders in the 2021 TrialGP World Championship with a clean sweep of victories in the Elite categories.
In the men’s category, Toni Bou (Montesa-Honda) claimed his first victory of the season despite not being 100% fit due to a recent operation. Despite this, Bou managed to achieve a lower point score than his rivals and won on the first day of competition.
On the second day, Japanese Montesa-Honda rider Takahisa Fujinami was the surprise winner ahead of Toni Bou and Adam Raga. Fujinami, who is 41 years old, achieved this victory five years after his last one.
Toni Bou now leads the overall TrialGP standings, 5 points ahead of Adam Raga and 8 points ahead of Takahisa Fujinami. All of them use GALFER brake components on their trial bikes.
In the women’s category, there was a great comeback by GASGAS rider Laia Sanz, who was returning to trial racing after an 8 year absence. On the first day of competition, Laia won by just one penalty over the reigning world champion, British rider Emma Bristow (Sherco). On the second day Bristow dominated and claimed the victory. Spain’s Berta Abellán (Vertigo) finished third, while Sandra Gómez was fourth, all of them GALFER riders.
The next stop of the TrialGP World Championship will be at Charade, France, on 3 July with only one day of racing.