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settembre 15, 2020 - Honda Racing

TrialGP arrives at the Pyrenees with Toni Bou the clear leader in the championship

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The third consecutive Grand Prix makes its next stop-off in the Pyrenean paradise of #andorra, where the high altitude of the sections could prove a tough test for #tonibou, #takahisafujinami and the entire Repsol Honda Team.

A third TrialGP #event on the trot and, once again, competitors will have to deal with high altitude. After the situation at the Isola 2000 resort, which affected both riders and bikes alike, we can expect little less in #andorra. The route will include several sections at a 2000-metre elevation. Furthermore, weather conditions also look likely to hamper the #event, with rain predicted throughout the week.

The #andorra #trial is the penultimate #event of the championship. Riders, after having tackled four tough trials over two intense weeks, with physical demands beginning to take their toll, now face one of the most gruelling dates in the #trial calendar.

Toni Bou, who leads rivals with a 10-point advantage after winning three of the four trials held so far, goes into the decisive race #event aware that there is virtually no margin of error if he wishes to add another title to an already extensive honours list. The Repsol Honda Team rider will be hoping to recover physically and be able to perform at his best in Sant Julià.

Meanwhile, Japanese Repsol Honda Team rider #takahisafujinami will also be looking for a good result in #andorra. So far, he has lacked the kind of rhythm needed to bid for one of the podium positions, but ‘Fujigas’ remains confident he can regain the sensations from last season and move up among the frontrunners.

The route will take place in the Naturlandia area at over 1,600 metres above sea level. There will be a three laps to ten sections that will be played out entirely in the La Rabassa but the paddock will be allocated in the centre of Sant Julià de Lòria. Since 2007 – the year that Bou joined Montesa – he has won as many as seven Andorran trials. #takahisafujinami, despite not having won the #event, has been on the Sant Julià de Lòria #trial podium 11 times.

Toni Bou 

CHAMPIONSHIP: 1ST  POINTS: 75

I really want to race at the home #trial at Naturlandia. I arrived a bit touch and go physically; it has been a bit difficult since from the beginning. The first day was good, but I was quite affected on the second one. This will be an unknown for us. I'm trying to recover fully and we are preparing the bike ready for the "home" #event. The positive thing is that we know the terrain well, and the negative is that there will be a lot of nerves and the desire to get a good result that could turn against us, as happened for a few years. Anything can happen, but we will give it 100% as always, because this championship could be decided in any moment.

Takahisa Fujinami 

CHAMPIONSHIP: 8TH  POINTS: 35

We have worked hard this year looking for a good result that, until now, hasn't materialized. I think this next #trial, in #andorra, could be positive for me, since we have trained for a few days there at Toni's home and we have had some very good sensations. I'm keeping a cool head and I hope that this #trial will be positive for our team.

Rider StandingsPos.RiderNumNationPointsTeam
1BOU Toni1SPA75Repsol Honda Team
2RAGA Adam67SPA65TRRS Factory Team
3BUSTO Jaime69SPA61Vertigo Factory Team
4GELABERT Miquel56SPA39Gas Gas
5MARCELLI Gabriel14SPA38RG Team
6FAJARDO Jeroni12SPA38Sherco Factory Team
7CASALES Jorge33SPA36Gas Gas Factory Team
8FUJINAMI Takahisa3JPN35Repsol Honda Team
9BINCAZ Benoit73FRA34Beta Factory Racing
10DABILL James22GBR30Beta Factory Racing
11PRICE Jack34GBR23Vertigo Factory Team
12PEACE Dan11GBR22Sherco Factory Team