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Discussion in 'Trials' started by bobbywarner, Sep 4, 2020.
Looks like Raga won, but is missing a score on section nine. Protest? Hopefully not a yellow card.
Raga had a smoking 3 point 3rd loop for the win. Hoover moved to 4th place today!
Take a look at Trial2. Is total time used as tie breaker?
Tough day for Maddie.... not last, but 12 out of 30 sections failed. On a positive note.... 4 sections clean today after no cleans yesterday.
They sort of use MX last Moto wins for a tie breaker. Grattarola had the low last loop with a 1 to Ferrer's 5.
Now that the results are finazlized, Ferrer is in 1st place and Grattarola is 2nd. Must be a French thing.
I was just guessing.... A few years ago when they did the first Trial E Championship, it was only 2 rounds. Kuroyama/Yamaha won the first and Colomer/GGr the second. The Championship went to Colomer for 2/1 placings. By every other method of tiebreakers it would have been Kuroyama.
Good day for TRS!
I was curious about the tie breaker, so checked the FIM rules:
5.26.1 Ties at the end of the Competition
1. In the case of ties, the Rider with the greatest number of “cleans” 0 points will be the winner. If a tie still persists, the greatest number of 1 point, then 2 points, then 3 points will be taken into account.
2. If a tie still persists, the Rider who had the best result after Qualification in their class will be the winner.
3. In the case of a cancellation of the Qualification, the processes which will be substituted and that served to determine the start of the Competition of each Class (1st Competition Day in the case of two days of competition) will be used as reference.The rider who started before another rider will be declared the winner.
So since Grattarola finished 1st yesterday, he started last today. And Ferrer was the last rider going out before Grattarola, so the tie break went to Ferrer.
Raga has always had the ability to put in a smoking last lap. 3 points. That's how you win. Brilliant.
Tie Breaker used to go to the fastest overall time after cleans etc ...
Breaking a tie using yesterdays results is a poor way to go.
Grattarola was punished for winning yesterday. That's BS.
Raga rules, Bristow bosses it!
Adam Raga (TRRS) turned the formbook on its head on the second day of competition at TrialGP France, the opening round of the 2020 Hertz FIM Trial World Championship, held high in the Alps at the Isola 2000 ski resort.
Raga – World Champion in 2005 and 2006 – bounced back from his fourth-placed finish yesterday to inflict the first defeat on defending champion Toni Bou (Repsol Honda) since June 2018. Bou, a comfortable winner on Saturday, slipped to third today in the premier TrialGP class behind 22-year-old Jaime Busto (Vertigo) as Spanish riders once again filled the podium steps.
In a repeat of yesterday’s results, Britain’s Emma Bristow (Sherco) once again ran out on top in the TrialGP Women category, Pau Martinez (Vertigo) clinched victory in Trial125 and home hero Gael Chatagno (Electric Motion) was the rider to beat in the FIM TrialE Cup.
France’s Alexandre Ferrer (TRRS) reversed yesterday’s defeat to come home first in Trial2 on a tie-break with Matteo Grattarola (Beta) and Andrea Rabino (Beta) claimed a narrow win in Trial2 Women from Saturday’s winner Naomi Monnier (Beta) from France.
The revised sections were a lot harder today across all classes but still comprised big rocks on an imposing hillside with loose ground in between meaning grip was at a premium.
The deciding hazard in TrialGP was section six which featured two huge steps where Bou – who appeared to be riding with an injured forearm – added three maximums to his final score of 41 compared to Raga’s 1-0-1 scores on his way to a total of 33. Busto also excelled here, overcoming a five on the opening lap to record a clean and a two as he finished the day on 40 marks lost.
Spain’s Jeroni Fajardo led after the first two laps but any hopes he had of repeating his round wins in 2009 and 2018 evaporated as Raga carded a sensational final-lap total of just three and the Sherco rider ended the day in fourth on 44, three ahead of Jorge Casales (Gas Gas) who matched his day-one finish.
“Today was fantastic and I’m very happy,” said Raga. “It was difficult at the beginning of yesterday for me but we worked a little bit with the bike and today I felt very good. It’s always very difficult to beat Toni and also the other riders are very strong but I’m looking forward to keeping going and have a lot of motivation.”
Bristow’s bid to make it seven consecutive TrialGP Women crowns was further enforced with her commanding total of 25 a full 22 clear of second-placed Berta Abellan (Vertigo) with Sandra Gomez (TRRS) another eight marks adrift in third.
“The sections were really good today which gave me the chance to put some strong rides in,” said Bristow. “I felt a lot better on the bike than I did yesterday and I’m happy with the weekend and now will focus on the next round.
“My team has been a fantastic support and I can’t thank them enough.”
In Trial2 it was much, much closer than yesterday and Ferrer took the narrowest of victories on a tie-break from Italian veteran Grattarola who was champion in 2018. Britain’s Toby Martyn (TRRS) took third, although his total of 22 was double that of the leading pair.
“I’m very, very happy to win for my new TRRS team,” said Ferrer. “Today is very special because I’ve had to fight all day with Matteo and it’s amazing to win at home in France.”
A close second on Saturday, Rabino reversed the positions from the opening day with a two-mark victory over Naomi Monnier (Beta) from France in Trial2 Women with French rider Lenna Volpe (TRRS) claiming third for the second time in a row.
“I’m very, very happy,” said Rabino. “The sections were very hard but that suited me and I’m very excited for next weekend.”
Spain’s Martinez dominated Saturday’s competition and he stamped his authority all over the Trial125 class today with a 21-mark winning margin over compatriot Alex Canales (TRRS) with Leo Guiraud (Beta) from France claiming his second successive third-placed finish.
“It’s been a great weekend,” said Martinez. “Today was difficult with the pressure so I’m really happy with the win. I made some mistakes but the other riders made mistakes also.”
Last year’s leading FIM TrialE Cup rider Albert Cabestany (Gas Gas) was expected to control the 2020 series but for the second day in a row he was forced to play second fiddle to Saturday’s victor Gael Chatagno (Electric Motion) from France who won on a most-cleans tie-break after both riders ended the day on four marks lost.
France’s Julien Perret (Electric Motion) was third for the second time in a row but was a long way off the pace with a score of 28.
"I didn’t expect this but it was a perfect weekend,” said Chatagno. “Albert put a lot of pressure on me but it’s really cool to beat one of my idols so I’m really happy for all of my team.”
The 2020 Hertz FIM Trial World Championship resumes next weekend with TrialGP Spain at Pobladura de las Regueras in the North West of the country.
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Spain this am. Bou, Busto then Raga after 2 loops. Busto has the most cleans. Bou is Dominating. 24,34 to 37.
Bou and Busto cleaned an incredibly hard section to dominate today, section 4!
So Hoover got 4th again. What ever happened to Sanz making a come back on a Gas Gas?
The Physiotherapists must of had Bou hooked up to every freaking machine they own this past week!
Impressive showing for Marcelli at only his 3rd event in the big league.
I guess that was fake news? Emma is dominating though. Sandra Gomez is doing well beating Abellan... Sandra is riding in pain, as her Wisdom teeth started coming in at French round.
Bou has a very good Sports Doctor. He was the doctor for the Dakar Rally and is currently the Team doctor for the Barcelona Soccer team. His father was a very good rider and so is he. His son was Marcelli's minder last year.
Awesome result for Marcelli. So happy for him.
Pablo Suarez 2nd in Trial2. That's 2 podiums for him.
Harry Hemingway 3rd in 125s !!
Marcelli got lucky as Gelabert 5`d section one on the third loop. This kid is moving up fast!
What happened to Bincaz? He got a 5 for every section on the 2nd and 3rd loops (and only got through 3 sections on the first loop). Maybe he got hurt or something and just rode the loops and took 5's at the sections to not get a DNF?