Repsol Honda Team’s aim in Cahors will be to get back the good sensations from earlier in the season. With Andorra, the trickiest round of the calendar behind them, Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami will be looking to take up where they left off before the summer in the TrialGP World Championship.
With barely time to rest, the Repsol Honda Team riders head straight into a new event this weekend for the French TrialGP. Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami will share the same objective of getting back onto the path which earlier this season had proved more satisfactory in terms of both results and riding.
Toni Bou still holds the lead in the TrialGP World Championship after five events, eight points ahead of main rival Adam Raga. Bou will be looking to widen the gap at the head of the overall standings as he bids for a fast-track fifteenth title. Fujigas, meanwhile, will also want to make up lost ground in the Pyrenean trial and hopes to be in contention for a podium place.
The trial in Cahors is the second TrialGP event to be held in France this year. Like the earlier trial held at the Charade Circuit, this French TrialGP will be a single-day competition and is set to take place on Sunday. The event marks a world championship debut for the city on the Lot river, although for some years now local inhabitants have become familiar with the sport thanks to the Trial Urbain Cahors competition, which regularly brings together the top riders in the discipline. On this occasion, however, the event moves away from the town centre to an alternative route on the outskirts of Cahors, due to health concerns and to avoid large gatherings of fans. The course will, once again, feature two twelve-section laps beginning at 10:00 and finishing at around 16:00.