TrialGP 2017 Round TR4 , Preview 1
After last Sunday’s result in Andorra, Repsol Honda Team go into this weekend’s French TrialGP in Lourdes more motivated than ever for the fourth date of the world championship.
Toni Bou, Takahisa Fujinami and Jaime Busto, the trio of Repsol Honda Team riders, have more than enough reasons to be fired up for the fourth date in the TrialGP World Championship in Lourdes, France. Primarily Toni Bou, who seeks to get back on track for another victory after the win slipped through the champion’s fingers in Sant Julià de Lòria for a single error in the trial’s thirty sections.
The incumbent champion will be hoping for a more demanding trial than the one disputed last weekend in Pyrenees. Bou prefers to battle it out in high-technical level sections that show the class of the top riders, rather than an easy race which evens out competitor’s scorecards and gives everyone a chance. A mere two marks separated the top three riders in Andorra.
Among these top guns last week featured one Jaime Busto, rubbing shoulders with the elite on the final podium. The Basque rider currently showing good form, will be looking to consolidate his place amid the leading group in the dates remaining this season.
Japanese Repsol Honda Team rider, Takahisa Fujinami was another rider who came away from last weekend’s event dissatisfied with the fifth-place result. The score leaves ‘Fujigas’ holding fourth in the tightly packed overall rankings. The rider will be pleased to be back at the site which allowed him to win the world championship with the veteran rider arriving at the event as podium-hungry as ever.
In the constructor’s championship Montesa continues to lead with 142 points, a margin of 29 points over the nearest manufacturer.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FRENCH TRIALGP
· Toni Bou Stats
· Takahisa Fujinami Stats
· Jaime Busto Stats