Making a comparison with another two-wheeled discipline, but without an engine, the duel between Toni Bou and Jaime Busto What is going on in TrialGP could be compared to climbing a mountain pass between two cycling greats. The leader launches an attack on a hard ramp and takes a few meters away, but immediately his pursuer responds and sticks to his wheel. Thus, over and over again in each escape attempt. Bou is unable to get off his wheel a Bust who returned to reply to him, taking Japan’s second victory. Again tied.
The duel between the two on a drier ground than the one they met on Saturday was most intense, a spectacle that left one of the most intense outcomes that can be seen in a trial event: they finished with the same points and the winner was decided by time. On this occasion, it was Busto who took the lead in the event after the first round of the day with a score of 22-25 with Bou. He had an advantage in favor of the GasGas player, yes, but only by three points, so he had to withstand the pressure of the champion in the second pass, and it was maximum.
In the first six sections everything was perfect for the Basque, without a single mistake while the Honda man added two points. To five. In the seventh, both missed, Busto with one and Bou with five. The difference was going to nine points and thus they would reach the last two zones where the tension was tremendous. Busto penalized five points in each one, leaving his victory hanging by a thread, but Bou didn’t cut it because he added one in the last one. 33 to 33 on their scores, but the Basque completed the day in 4:13:54, half a minute faster, and was able to raise his arms.
“This trial has been incredible. Yesterday I was fighting with Toni all day, but in the end I made some dumb mistakes that cost me the race. Today I started with a clear mind and I led all day”, Busto analyzed after finding out he was the winner. Three victories for each one to once again share the World Cup lead with 111 points. Raga was third by one point over Marcelli (47 to 48) and they also tie at 84. The trial lives a special moment, Busto squeezes Bou like he hadn’t seen for a long time. Four dates to go, will he follow her wheel?
Results of Japan 2 and this is how the TrialGP World Championship goes
Abellán repeats second after Bristow
On Sunday in the TrialGP Women it was also much tighter than on Saturday in the duel they hold Emma Bristow and Berta Abellán for each victory and for the World Cup. The British once again prevailed over the Spanish, but she did so with a margin of only two points. They tied at nine in the first round and the two surpassed each other in the second, in which Bristow barely failed with three points that Abellán could not improve by adding five for a final 12-14. There are four victories in a row for the current champion, but with four of income she still has not escaped from the Catalan.