Repsol Honda Team Trial and Toni Bou Extend Deals

We’re all familiar with the championship-winning Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP, featuring Marc Márquez, Pol Espargaró, and Stefan Bradl. However, you might not know that there’s a Repsol Honda Team in the Trial World Championship. Amazingly, the Trial team is even more successful than the MotoGP team, with Toni Bou, Takahisa Fujinami, and Laia Sanz combining for 36 world titles since the Repsol and Honda trial partnership started in 2004.

Repsol Honda Team Trial: Toni Bou
Toni Bou

You may think that Repsol’s contribution to the Trial team is strictly money via a title sponsorship, and that was true at one time. However, in recent years, the Repsol Technology Lab has designed the fuel and oil for the Trial team. Formulation and manufacturing of the fuel are handled by the Repsol Technology Lab’s Fuel Blending Department in Móstoles, Spain, about 11 miles southwest of downtown Madrid. The fuel meets FIM standards for competition. The four-stroke HRC Montesa Hondas of Bou and Fujinami ride in TrialGP go through 1500 liters of fuel a year (nearly 400 gallons) and 500 liters of oil (over 130 gallons).

Repsol Honda Team Trial and Toni Bou Extend Deals
Repsol Honda Team Trial

Repsol and Honda have announced that the partnership has been extended through 2022. Also, 28-time World Champion Bou has inked a deal that has the 34-year-old with the Honda Trial team until 2024.

HRC Montesa Cota 4RT Specs


  • Type: 4-stroke single
  • Valvetrain: SOHC
  • Starting: Kick
  • Ignition: Electronically controlled, dual ignition system
  • Fueling: Battery-less EFI
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Exhaust: Termignoni
  • Transmission: 4-speed
  • Clutch: Wet multiplate
  • Final drive: D.I.D chain


  • Frame: Twin-spar aluminum
  • Front suspension; travel: Showa fork; 6.9 inches
  • Rear suspension; trave: Linkage-assisted Showa shock; 6.7 inches
  • Front tire: 80/100 x 21; Michelin Trial Light
  • Rear tire: 4.00 x 18; Michelin Trial Competition X11
  • Front brake: 185mm disc w/ 4-piston caliper and Galfer brake pads
  • Rear brake: 150mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper and Galfer brake pads


  • Fuel capacity: 2.1 quarts
  • Dry weight: 154 pounds

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