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Jaime Busto, 17, Joins Repsol Honda Team Trial

Jaime Busto, 17, Joins Repsol Honda Team Trial
Repsol Honda Team Trial’s Jaime Busto

The Repsol Honda Team is investing in the future by signing a new youngster to its factory Trial division – Jaime Busto.

The 17-year-old Spaniard has signed with the Repsol Honda Team Trial through 2015, and will pilot a Montesa Cota 4Rt alongside eight-time Trial Champion Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami in the 2015 Trial Outdoor FIM World Championship. Busto will also compete at the top level in the 2015 Spanish Trial Championship.

Though young, Busto already has an impressive record. In the 2014 FIM World Cup (former World Junior Championship), he won seven of 13 races. In 2012 he had become Youth 125 category champion, a competition in which he had previously debuted in 2011 at a young 13.

At a Spanish national level, the Basque rider has clinched just about every possible title in the lower categories, this year even finishing eighth in spite of carrying an injury throughout the latter part of the season, Repsol Honda says.\

Speaking of the signing, Jaime Busto says “I’m really pleased to be able to form a part of the HRC Team, the best in the world. For me, it really is an honour to be with such great champions as Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami. I hope to be able to learn a lot from them. The Montesa Cota 4RT has surprised me. I will have to get used to the four-stroke, but I think that I’ll adapt to it quickly.”

Speaking of the signing, Repsol Honda says “With Busto’s arrival to the trial team, Repsol reinforces its commitment with the sport through its motorsports sponsorship. Not only in the World Champion elite, with Champions Marquez, Pedrosa, Bou and Fujinami, but also with young talents such as Busto, its implication in the FIM CEV Repsol and its support to riders such as Fabio Quartararo, Maria Herrera or Jorge Navarro, who at 15, 18 and 19, respectively, will have the opportunity to take part in the complete Moto3 World Championship calendar.”

Miquel Cirera, Repsol Honda Team Trials Team Manager, also commented: “At Repsol Honda Team we have the best riders in the world, and we want to continue that way for many years, to keep on winning races and titles. We had the chance to sign up Jaime Busto, one of the most promising young talents currently around. He will serve as a fine complement to our champions Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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