Repsol Honda Team rider Takahisa Fujinami today took part in the seventh and final round of the X-Trial World Championship, held in the Laszlo SportArena in Budapest. He did it, however, without the presence of Repsol Honda Team companion and world champion Toni Bou. Bou had sealed the title earlier in Paris, but missed the Budapest date while he recovers from injury.
After making it onto the podium in Paris, ‘Fujigas’ started the qualifying phase of his fifth trail this year with bounding enthusiasm and was able to overcome the six sections. The rider collected just ten penalty points, thus making the cut for the second phase with the day’s third best result.
In the semi-final, a lack of references hampered the Repsol Honda Team rider, who accrued some seventeen penalty points, enough to rule out the possibility of a place in the final. Fujigas finished a credible sixth position.
The season has seen the Montesa Cota 4RT rider go from zero to hero and culminates with eighth overall position in the X-Trial World Championship final season standings. The Japanese rider finishes the season with a total of 28 points.
The next appointment for Repsol Honda Team will be the second round of the Trial des Nations on April 15th in Sigüenza, just one month before the start of the TrialGP World Championship in Camprodón where Repsol Honda Team are scheduled to complete.
X-Trial Budapest 2018
|1||Raga Adam||SPA||3||20||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||3|
|2||Busto Jaime||SPA||6||15||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||6|
|3||Bincaz Benoit||FRA||8||12||Scorpa Factory||Scorpa||8|
|4||Dabill James||GBR||15||9||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||15|
|5||Gelabert Miquel||SPA||17||6||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||17|
|6||Fujinami Takahisa||JPN||17||4||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||17|
|7||Petrella Luca||ITA||21||3||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||21|
|8||Ferrer Alexandre||FRA||21||2||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||21|
|9||Marcelli Gabriel||SPA||25||1||Montesa Talent School||Montesa||25|
|Podium 2019||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (TRS) - Jeroni Fajardo (Gas Gas)|
|Podium 2018||Adam Raga (TRS) - Jaime Busto (Gas Gas) - Benoit Bincaz (Scorpa)|