After the only event outside Europe, the TrialGP World Championship returns to action this weekend once again in the Old Continent. Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami are both scheduled to compete in TrialGP Andorra, the third round of the top category.
Following the Spanish and Japanese TrialGPs comes the Andorran TrialGP, a key event for Repsol Honda Team and one it which it hopes to field its riders in better physical shape than in the most recent world championship events.
Toni Bou returns to very well-known terrain, having triumphed six times previously in the Andorran round of the championship. In spite of having had to settle for the third step of the rostrum last year, the incumbent champion will be aspiring for top honours in 2018 in a place that he now considers to be ‘home soil’. Bou currently leads the TrialGP category with a two-point advantage over the second and third placed rivals.
Meanwhile Bou’s Repsol Honda Team team-mate, Takahisa Fujinami, goes into the event firmly committed to getting back onto the podium, as he had previously done in Motegi. ‘Fujigas’ lies in sixth place in the general standings but is still impeded by the right shoulder injury, sustained in the Spanish Trial Championship weeks prior to the start of the world championship.
The Andorran TrialGP kicks off with the qualification section in the centre of Sant Julià de Lòria and gets underway Saturday at 15:00. The course will feature fifteen sections, the vast majority of them located in the Nagol area, to be ridden over two laps. The start of the main event will take place on Sunday in the centre of town in Sant Julià from 09:00 onwards.