Fujinami Renews Contract With Honda
Japanese rider Takahisa Fujinami and the Repsol Honda Team have extended their collaboration, confirming his position in the HRC team until 2015, marking his 20th year in the Outlaw Trial World Championship.
It was 1996 when Fujinami had his debut race in the World Championship at the age of 16, just one year later he won the first of 32 victories of his career, so far. His most recent victory was during the inaugural race of the 2014 season in Australia. Fujinami is the current active rider with highest number of podiums in the Trial World Championship: 150. “Fujigas” is ridingthe Cota 4RT, currently leading the provisional Manufacturer Championship standing, which Montesa (Honda) has taken consecutively for the past eight years.
“I am very happy to be able to make the announcement that I will be part of the Repsol Honda Team one more season,” Fujinami said. “Since I was 16 years old I have had a contract with Honda and with them I will compete my 20th year in the World Championship. It is for this reason that I am very proud of being able to continue with Honda.
“Renewing a contract at this day and time is very important to me and is, without a doubt one more reason that motivates me to compete. I am also very happy to hear that Toni Bou has been renewed; he is the team’s number one and a good friend. This is a great team, the best in the Championship.”