Repsol Honda Team come away from the Andorra Trial GP having picked up satisfactory results and points which – in spite of not winning – keep Toni Bou firmly at the helm of the world championship overall standings. Fujinami takes fifth and Busto, hampered by physical issues, finishes sixth.

It was a gruelling and tough trial in Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra, with a Repsol Honda Team unable to accomplish their original objective of a Toni Bou victory. The current world champion was frustrated in some of the sections, where several errors raised the scorecard tally to levels that left Bou incapable of overcoming the day’s eventual winner Adam Raga.

Toni Bou, nonetheless retains a 28-point advantage at the top of general rankings with three GPs still left before the season closes.

Bou’s brother-in-arms at Repsol Honda Team, Takahisa Fujinami, put in an improved performance compared to yesterday’s, although three consecutive errors on lap two minimized the possibility of a podium place. A fifth final place on the day in Andorra corresponds to his fifth position in the overall rankings.

Repsol Honda Team’s debutant Jaime Busto had it tough in the Andorra heights today. A sudden attack of lumbago saw the rookie seek treatment from the organization’s medical team and left the Basque rider unable to ride at full potential on the event’s second day, although Busto did succeed in coming away with a respectable sixth place.

Next port-of-call for the Repsol Honda Team will be at the same location next weekend, this time for the Spanish Trial Championship, the fourth date of the calendar. The next FIM Trial World Championship event will be the USA GP – the seventh round – to be held on 25th and 26th July.

Toni Bou

RACE: 2nd CHAMPIONSHIP: 1ST

The trial got off to a tough start when I picked up a ‘5’ in the second section. There were a few moments when it looked like I could pull it off, but in the end it wasn’t to be. And when it’s not meant to be, the best you can hope for are the runner-up points, because I almost finished in third place. Adam has been really strong here and I know that it will be really hard to beat him in the coming races, which is why all the consecutive wins and the advantage up until now are so important.

Takahisa Fujinami

RACE: 5TH CHAMPIONSHIP: 5TH

I continued to have some problems in some of the sections, where I couldn’t make it over the obstacles which went from ‘0’ to ‘5’. For that reason I picked up a lot of points. I fought really hard, but on the second lap I committed three faults in a row which meant a podium was out of the question. Yesterday, I was last out of the chasing pack, but today I was the first of them. Now it’s time to focus on the forthcoming races which won’t be at altitude, so hopefully I won’t feel so bad.

Jaime Busto

RACE: 6TH CHAMPIONSHIP: 6TH

Today I really suffered. No sooner had the race began when I started to feel a lot of pain in my lower back and I didn’t think that I’d be able to finish the race. Luckily, there was a physio from the organisation who gave me a massage and I was able to go on. I didn’t want to pay any attention to the result, just to get through it as quickly as possible. At the end of the day, sixth place isn’t bad, but I had a tough time out there today.

Miquel Cirera

Team Manager

It hasn’t been such a good weekend for Repsol Honda Team, but the second place finishes are important if you want to win the world championship. Toni wants to win and we do too, but today it wasn’t possible. Two runner-up positions aren’t a bad result. Fuji performed better today and is a little happier. Jaime had a physical problem so we didn’t expect anything of him. Moreover, he finished in a good position all things considered. We will be working really hard to try and win the next event which is in the United States. We have to thank everyone, even though we didn’t come away with the victory, for the great team effort. This was a really tough trial for the high altitude and temperatures.

Trial 2015
Trial Round T6 , Trial 2   Sant Julia de Loria

Results Day 2 GP Trial Andorra

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Raga Adam 2 SPA 2 10 3 20 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 15
2 Bou Toni 1 SPA 9 5 8 17 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 22
3 Cabestany Albert 3 SPA 6 14 4 15 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 24
4 Fajardo Jeroni 4 SPA 10 16 13 13 Beta Factory Racing Beta 39
5 Fujinami Takahisa 5 JPN 18 21 18 11 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 57
6 Busto Jaime 15 SPA 20 19 22 10 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 61
7 Casales Jorge 7 SPA 33 9 20 9 Beta Factory Racing Beta 62
8 Ferrer Alexandre 8 FRA 23 17 27 8 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 67
9 Dabill James 6 GBR 27 21 29 7 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 77
10 Kadlec Franz 16 GER 26 24 28 6 Beta Factory Racing Beta 78
11 Moret Francesc 18 SPA 37 33 31 5 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 101
12 Karlsson Eddie 14 SWE 31 43 37 4 Montesa Team Karlsson Montesa 111
13 Sheppard Jack 13 GBR 37 38 40 3 Jgas JTG 115
14 Pedersen Hakon 12 NOR 53 44 37 2 Ossa Pedersen Ossa 134
15 Tarres Pol 9 SPA 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
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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