TrialGP 2017 Round TR3 , Qualifying 1
Good result for Repsol Honda Team in the qualifying for the Andorra TrialGP
Repsol Honda Team rider Jaime Busto qualified in first position today ahead of tomorrow’s Trial GP in Andorra with team-mate Toni Bou in second place and Takahisa Fujinami sixth.
With the administrative and technical scrutineering out of the way, today saw the first action at the Andorra TrialGP, with training and a productive qualifying round for the Repsol Honda Team entourage.
Bou, Fujinami and Busto will head out tomorrow in the final group as the FIM Trial GP World Championship embarks on its third leg in the Andorra heights. This afternoon’s qualifying was dominated by a rampant Jaime Busto – the fastest and most effective on a penalty-free run – as the young Basque rider clocked 34’43’’ on the stopwatch. Prior to Busto’s scorching performance, world champion and team-mate Toni Bou had held the day’s fastest time (36’89’’). Takahisa Fujinami had previously run the route in 42’49’’.
For Toni Bou the day finished later after the inauguration of an area dedicated to the champion in Naturlandia (at 1,600 metres above sea-level) know as #TerritoriToniBou – a fully-equipped zone where the superchamp will be able to train.
Tomorrow the trial will feature fifteen sections over two laps. Takahisa Fujinami will take the start line at 09:51 hrs, Toni Bou at 09:55 and Jaime Busto one minute later. The event is due to finish at 14:47 hrs.