This has been a historic weekend for GasGas in the TrialGP of Belgium. Loris Gubian has won the TrialE World Championship that Marc Colomer won last season. On his GasGas TXE, the French rider managed to overcome the pressure and achieve victory in Comblain-au-Pont.
Gubian arrived in Belgium in the second position of the World Championship and with the victory in the Belgian Trial he made it into the first place in the overall standings. With this victory, GasGas has achieved victory in both the TrialE World Championships that have been held so far. Both of them with the GasGas TXE, the only electric motorcycle manufactured in series with technological collaboration from Torrot, coming with mechanical clutch and six-speed gearbox.
In TrialGP, Jaime Busto, who yesterday was second in the classification, finished fourth after a puncture in the twelfth zone of the second round, while he was fighting for the podium. After opening zones, his teammate, Jeroni Fajardo, finished the first lap in 12th position. In the second round he managed to fight his way back up to a well-deserved sixth place.
With this result, Jeroni Fajardo and Jaime Busto continue in the top positions in the general classification of the TrialGP World Championship, in second and third place, respectively.
The TrialGP World Championship will be back on the weekend of September 1st and 2nd with the Trial GP Great Britain.
GasGas Trial Team Manager
"This weekend was a final for the TrialE World Championship. It was a day of ups and downs but finally we were able to win the World Championship even fighting against a great brand like Yamaha. We have not had any problems with the bike in the two races that have been held and that shows that it is more than ready for production.
In TrialGP we have lost important options to win the Championship since Toni [Bou] is leading by a little more. But we should bear in mind that the second and third positions are very important to us. They have been our aim from the beginning of the season and now we must focus on achieving this. In England we will compete with the new GasGas TXT 2019, which we presented this week. We hope it will be a boost for the team.
On behalf of the whole team we want to give our condolences and all our strength to the families of the two colleagues who lost their lives in the accident in Vidreres."
"I started the trial quite well. In general, the first round was good. We were going well up to the seventh zone, but from then we were a bit tight time-wise and I made a couple of avoidable fives. The second round did not go so well. I was adding fives and I got a puncture in zone 12. We didn't have much time and I was penalized four points which kept me off the podium."
"It was a very hard day. Yesterday we were doing a good job in the classification, but in the last round we broke the twist grip and that conditioned the rest of the day. I opened areas and suffered a lot. In the first time round it took me a long time to get into the rhythm, I did not manage to ride well and I scored a lot of penalty points. In the second round we made a clean slate of it and I think it was a good one. We managed to save the result and continue in the fight for the second place."
"I am very happy with the win and having achieved victory in the TrialE World Championship. I got a strange 5 in the first zone of the second round, but in the end I got a win. Unlike in the TrialGP of France, here if you make a mistake you can recover and that's how it was. It was a complicated day, due to the pressure that the situation implied, but we have succeeded. I am happy with today's work, happy for GasGas, for my assistant, for my family... I want to thank the great work of the whole team. Thanks to all of you!."