When asked to Toni Bou For the candidates to be his heir at the top of the trial, there is a name that always ranks first on the list: Jamie Bust. It already stood out to him when he was a newcomer to the World Championship and they shared the colors of Repsol Honda, and he does not say it just to say it. The Basque wants to go from promise to threat for the champion. This was demonstrated by him in the previous X-Trial appointment in Austria, where he prevailed with GasGas to score the victory, and with that intention he appears in the third round of the ‘indoor’ World Cup in Pamplona.
And he will do it more motivated than ever by running so close to home, just two hours by car from Górliz, in the debut of the capital of Navarre in the World Cup. Busto was already very strong in Barcelona, but he was third after puncturing in the final round, which he perfectly avoided in the one in Austria by starting “more focused”. “I just thought about riding the way I know I can and not worrying about the time to complete the sections. I went out and felt very good on the bike. I cannot be happier to give GasGas a victory”, he said after defeating Bou.
For his part, the man from Piera preferred to stay “with the positives” of the previous round: “I was able to get on the podium and score points”. And he faces Pamplona, which he welcomes (“having new venues is something fantastic for us”) with “the objective of maintaining the lead”, because he assumes that “it will be a very tight championship, as in recent years”: “Any failure can leave you out of the fight. It will be key not to make mistakes, stay focused and make a difference where possible”.
To stay in front he will have to keep a close eye on Busto, his closest rival in both points and performance. There are 38 for Catalan and 33 for Basque, that if he wins he could tie with Bou (it would depend on the two points that are distributed for the victory in each round). While, Marcelli and Raga will compete for third place in the World Championship, which for now belongs to Honda by three points over TRRS. On Saturday, starting at 7:00 p.m. Spanish time, the action starring this Spanish poker will begin.