Toni Bou – Repsol Montesa HRC made it two wins in two days, with his second victory on the final day of the Japanese Grand Prix. Unlike yesterday where Bou’s domination had been clear, today he had to rely on a most cleans tie break to defeat his Repsol team-mate Takahisa Fujinami after a tense and dramatic close to the fourth round of the 2009 SPEA FIM Trial World Championship.
A single clean was Bou’s winning margin, after Fujinami threatened to record an historic win in front of a large and noisy home crowd. Eventually a five as late as section eleven on the second lap would seal Takahisa’s fate as he had to settle for the runners up prize for the second day in a row.
Again Adam Raga – Gas Gas looked completely off form and he too had to count on a single clean to claim the last podium place, as he had just managed to do so twenty-four hours earlier. Raga trailed Dougie Lampkin – Beta at the mid point, and had produced a much improved second lap to see off the veteran campaigner. Bou now heads Raga by nineteen points with four rounds remaining.
In the Junior and Youth classes, it was a repeat of Saturday with Alexz Wigg – Beta and Jonathan Richardson – Sherco claiming the respective victories.