Two Repsol Honda Team riders made it onto the podium in round three of the TrialGP World Championship disputed this weekend in Andorra. Jaime Busto finally grabbed a top-flight rostrum place, while team-mate Toni Bou took the third spot.

The big name this weekend – if champion Toni Bou doesn’t mind – is Jaime Busto. After commanding the qualifying round yesterday, the young Repsol Honda Team rider showed great focus and technique today. Busto led for most of the event before taking second place at the close. A mere point separated the promising younster from the day’s eventual winner Adam Raga. This marks the first world championship podium spot for the Basque rider since he debuted in the top category in the 2015 season.

Toni Bou meanwhile, conceded five of the fifteen point advantage that he had at the start of the trial to arch-rival Adam Raga. The third place overall was caused by a serious error in one of the final sections of the first lap, which saw the champion miss one of the obligatory passes. In spite of notching up the top score on lap two, with six marks, Bou finished a point adrift of his team-mate and two behind the day’s winner.

The remaining rider of the Repsol Honda Team trio, Takahisa Fujinami, was in the battle for a top finish until one too many mistakes saw the Japanese rider have to settle for fifth place. Fujigas is now on 4th position at Championship standings.

There will be no break for the world championship which stops off in Lourdes, Frances, for the fourth date of the season next weekend. Like the rest of the European dates, the competition will be just a single-day event on Sunday.

Toni Bou

TRIAL: 3rd STANDINGS: 1st

The worst mistake was the one that I made in section fourteen as I did the section virtually without looking as I was really running out of time and I went outside of the permitted zone. That error proved really costly and basically robbed me of the victory. The other penalties were to be expected, but that one at the fourteenth… Well, we all know that these are things that can happen, so the only thing that we can do is keep on fighting round by round in the championship.

Takahisa Fujinami

TRIAL: 5th STANDINGS: 4th

Today’s trial was, as we had expected, a tough one. When we went to check out the zones they looked easy, but in the end you either get a zero or you end up with the penalty. I made a few mistakes and in the end I had to really rush as the time was running out. I ended up finishing fifth, a bit off the podium, but I am sure that there will be better races ahead. I wish to congratulate Jaime or his first podium in a world championship. Keep it up Jaime!

Jaime Busto

TRIAL: 2nd STANDINGS: 6th

I’m really happy to finally get my first podium in a world championship. Last year I was really close and this year had started quite badly, so it was time to change the trend. The weekend went very well, yesterday with the pole position and I’m really pleaded with today’s second place.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

Today Jaime had a really great trial, in the battle for the victory up until the final section, before finally finishing in second place. It’s a really great result for him and the team is really thrilled for him. But on the other hand, the aim of the team is the victory and not being able to win in Toni’s ‘home’ Andorra leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. Fujinami was also in the battle for the podium but it was far from easy and there is a lot of competition in such an easy trial. That’s the way things go and we have done all that we could do. Let’s hope that things go better in the next round.

TrialGP 2017
Trial Round TR3 , Trial 1   Sant Julia de Loria

Results TrialGP of Andorra

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Raga Adam 67 SPA 14 10 8 20 TRS Factory Team TRS 32
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 16 12 5 17 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 33
3 Bou Toni 1 SPA 20 6 8 15 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 34
4 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 24 15 4 13 Beta Factory Racing Beta 43
5 Fujinami Takahisa 3 JPN 28 18 3 11 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 49
6 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA 23 22 6 10 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 51
7 Cabestany Albert 37 SPA 27 21 7 9 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 55
8 Farre Arnau 19 SPA 29 33 3 8 RFME Spea Gas Gas 65
9 Grattarola Matteo 9 ITA 35 21 3 7 Gas Gas FG Italia Gas Gas 69
10 Kadlec Franz 11 GER 34 29 6 6 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 69
11 Dabill James 7 GBR 33 34 7 5 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 74
12 Noguera Oriol 15 SPA 34 41 3 4 MRW Gas Gas Trial Team Gas Gas 78
13 Karlsson Eddie 12 SWE 42 37 5 3 RG Team Montesa 84
14 Ferrer Alexandre 13 FRA 47 33 9 2 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 89
15 Price Jack 34 GBR 43 45 2 1 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 90
16 Gubian Loris 14 FRA 54 51 11 0 Beta Beta 117
17 Gelabert Miquel 10 SPA 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
18 Bincaz Benoit 16 FRA 0 Scorpa Factory Scorpa
Location Information

Podium 2017 Adam Raga - Jaime Busto - Toni Bou
Podium 2016 -day2- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Jeroni Fajardo
Podium 2016 -day1- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Takahisa Fujinami
Podium 2015 -day2- Adam Raga - Toni Bou - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2015 -day1- Adam Raga - Toni Bou - Jeroni Fajardo
Podium 2013 -day2- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2013 -day1- Adam Raga - Toni Bou - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2012 -day2- Albert Cabestany - Jeroni Fajardo - Adam Raga
Podium 2012 -day1- Toni Bou - Jeroni Fajardo - Takahisa Fujinami
Podium 2011 Toni Bou - Takahisa Fujinami - Adam Raga

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