Busto is back for 2024 DL12 Indoor Trial

Without doubt a hugely talented and exciting rider, Jaime Busto – GASGAS is one of the sport’s brightest stars and he will be aiming to shine on Saturday 13 January 2024 when he returns to Sheffield’s Utilita Arena for the second DL12 Indoor Trial.

The super-smooth Spaniard was a strong second at the first edition of the event in January of this year when he made his competitive debut for his new GASGAS team. Since then he has continued to gel brilliantly with his new machinery, reeling off a win at X-Trial Wiener Neustadt in Austria in March before carrying this form outdoors.

With two TrialGP career wins to his name up until this season, the twenty-six-year-old has now doubled that total following the opening two rounds of the 2023 Hertz FIM Trial World Championship to tie with defending champion Toni Bou – Repsol Honda at the top of the standings.

“Everything is going really good,” he said. “I think that I’m also evolving as a rider so I couldn’t be happier. I have tried to adapt to the bike as quickly as possible, since it was a new bike for me. I also worked on my training programme, just to be more focused.

“Now when I train a section I try to understand it first in order to be able to clean it. Last year I was just going for it and riding the same section fifty times, now I try doing them a few times and make sure I clean them.”

Since making his debut at Sheffield in 2017, Busto’s best finishes have been a pair of second places – in 2019 and again this year – and he has become a firm fan favourite among the knowledgeable Steel City spectators.

“The truth is that I’m happy to be back riding in Sheffield. It was a great event [this year], like always when we go there so I am looking forward to being there again to make the fans enjoy the show.

“The DL12 Indoor sections are cool because they are different. In the World Championship every section is made of concrete and that is it, in Sheffield you have more variety with metal, logs and other materials being used to build the sections so that gives it a bit of variety and it makes it better.”

Regarded by many as Bou’s natural successor, Busto certainly appears to have closed the gap on the legendary thirty-two-time World Champion and this season he has regularly finished in front of inaugural DL12 Indoor Trial winner Adam Raga – TRRS.

“I have always been a bit behind [Bou and Raga], they always were one step ahead. More than anything it was that they were more consistent. I had some good races, but then I could do some bad ones. So now I think that if I am equally consistent I can be with them or in front of them.”

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