Toni Bou completed a good first lap, with some small errors and one penalty for exceeding the maximum time to finish the lap.
The Repsol Honda Team rider had a very good second lap, which allowed him to take his 110th victory from his 210 participations in the World Championship.
His teammate, Takahisa Fujinami, also showed a great riding level and, after leading a good part of the first lap, he was in the top 3. During the second pass through the zones, with several riders very close, he finished fifth, 1 point away from the fourth.
The next TrialGP World Championship round will take place next week in Auron, France, on the 20th and 21st of July.
2019 Portugal TrialGP - Rider Statements
Today’s was a tough race. It was quite a positive weekend, on a terrain that we like a lot. We had a very good second lap, so we leave with a good feeling. We’ll try to be better recovered in France so that we can do a good race.
We know that if we win, we’ll be Champions, but the important thing is to do a good race. I’m very happy and I want to thank the team for everything; they did a great job this week.
Today we had a good start. Up to the 13 zone I was leading, but then we received quite a lot of penalty points due to time. In the second lap I tried to change the line.
In the end, I finished fifth, but with a good feeling. We’ll try to improve what was wrong today for next week race.