Jaime Busto fastest in new era

TrialGP 2017   Round TR1 , Qualifying 1

Jaime Busto, the fastest qualifier in the new era of TrialGP

Repsol Honda Team’s young Basque rider Jaime Busto proved to be the quickest in the qualifying round ahead of the main event in the Spanish TrialGP tomorrow in Camprodón. Toni Bou finished behind his team-mate with the day’s second fastest time.

TrialGP got its first ever qualifying round underway today – a curtain-raiser to decide the starting order of tomorrow’s first world championship round of Trial Outdoor. Camprodón, at the foot of the Pyrenees, witnessed Repsol Honda Team taking the two top positions, which give the riders the superior starting positions when the main trial begins tomorrow.

Jaime Busto was the fastest of the eighteen riders in the top category of TrialGP with a time of 29’47” in a single low-difficulty section. Before Busto snatched ‘pole position’ with a sub-thirty second score, ten-time Trial Outdoor champion Toni Bou had marked the day’s quickest time at 30’29”. Busto and Bou will head out in the final two starting positions.

Japanese rider Takahisa Fujinami, who had been the fastest in open training, lost control and received a foot fault which leaves him in fourteenth position. Tomorrow he heads out from fifth position.

Tomorrow, 15 sections and two laps of some 16 kilometers will test the riders in order to find the first winner of the TrialGP of the year in Spain.

Qualification results TrialGP Spain

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Team Time/Gap
1 BUSTO Jaime 69 SPA 0       Repsol Honda Team 29.47
2 BOU Toni 1 SPA 0       Repsol Honda Team 30.29
3 RAGA Adam 67 SPA 0       TRS Factory Team 30.89
4 FARRE Arnau 19 SPA 0       RFME Spea 32.06
5 FAJARDO Jeroni 47 SPA 0       Vertigo Factory Team 32.23
6 DABILL James 7 GBR 0       Gas Gas Factory Team 32.88
7 KADLEC Franz 11 GER 0       Gas Gas Factory Team 33.34
8 CASALES Jorge 33 SPA 0       Beta Factory Racing 33.47
9 FERRER Alexandre 13 FRA 0       Sherco Factory Team 35.20
10 PRICE Jack 34 GBR 0       Gas Gas Factory Team 35.28
11 BINCAZ Benoit 16 FRA 0       Scorpa Factory 35.66
12 GUBIAN Loris 14 FRA 0       Beta 35.77
13 GELABERT Miquel 10 SPA 0       Sherco Factory Team 36.74
14 FUJINAMI Takahisa 3 JPN 1       Repsol Honda Team 32.00
15 KARLSSON Eddie 12 SWE 1       RG Team 33.66
16 NOGUERA Oriol 15 SPA 1       MRW Gas Gas Trial Team 38.01
17 CABESTANY Albert 37 SPA 2       Sherco Factory Team 34.12
18 GRATTAROLA Matteo 9 ITA 5       Gas Gas FG Italia 34.12