Victory for the Repsol Honda Team on the first day of competition in Valsassina. Teammate Gabriel Marcelli is third.

On a rainy first day of the Italian TrialGP in Valsassina, the Repsol Honda Team riders performed well in the muddy and slippery zones. Toni Bou earned his fifth consecutive victory, and Gabriel Marcelli occupied third place.

Early rain caused the level of difficulty to increase significantly, but Bou was nevertheless in the lead after the first lap of the twelve zones, with 22 points. On Lap 2, as the rain gave a respite to the TR1 class, the Spaniard had a near-perfect run, earning his fifth consecutive victory of the season.

Marcelli was at his best on the the first day of competition in Italy. The Montesa Cota 4RT rider was third on the opening lap, with 32 points, just one off second placed Matteo Grattarola. For the second lap, he remained at the same level and, despite the mud, finished the day in third position.

Bou is now up to 100 points in the overall standings. Marcelli maintains second position with 79. Sunday’s action will begin at 9am local time.

Toni Bou

Championship: 1st

“I'm very happy with today. It is always a pleasure to race here in Italy, with so many people and such beautiful scenery. It was a rainy race that made the areas a little more difficult for us, but it is something that I really like. I had a lot of fun on the first lap and especially on the second, where I was able to be at my best with only two penalty points. I want to thank the team and tomorrow I hope we can maintain the same level and fight for victory.”

Gabriel Marcelli

Championship: 2nd

"The day went quite well. The wet is usually a little more difficult for me and I made some mistakes, but in the end we achieved a third position which is very important for the championship. Adam and Jaime, my direct rivals, finished further back, and that allows me to break away a little from them in the standings. We end the first race in Italy very happy and we will give it our all tomorrow. Thank you very much to the team for all their work.”

Takahisa Fujinami

Team Manager

"Today was a very positive day for the team. Toni made some mistakes on the first lap, as the sections were more complicated due to the rain in the morning. But for the second lap, he was more comfortable and his driving was almost perfect, which gave him the victory on the first day in Italy. Gabri had to fight a bit more during the two laps because the points from second to sixth place were very tight. In the last three sections he was looking for the 0 and finally took a very hard-earned third place. The goal for tomorrow is to be fighting again for the victory and to get back on the podium".

TrialGP 2024
Trial Round TrialGP - 3   Valsassina

Standings round 1 Italy

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 22 2 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 24
2 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA 31 19 0 Beta Factory Racing Beta 50
3 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA 31 24 1 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 56
4 Raga Adam 68 SPA 33 24 1 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 58
5 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 40 21 0 Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 61
6 Casales Jorge 11 SPA 37 25 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 62
7 Gelabert Miquel 56 SPA 38 29 1 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 68
8 Petrella Luca 64 ITA 42 35 1 Gas Gas Gas Gas 78
9 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA 45 35 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 80
10 Martyn Toby 21 GBR 41 50 0 Montesa Montesa 91
11 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 45 51 2 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 98
12 Dufrese Hugo 17 FRA 56 47 3 Gas Gas Gas Gas 106
13 Gandola Lorenzo 34 ITA 42 40 30 Beta Beta 122
TrialGP 2024
Trial Round TrialGP - 3   Valsassina

Standings after round 1 Italy

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 100
2 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 79
3 Raga Adam 68 SPA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 68
4 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA Beta Factory Racing Beta 60
5 Busto Jaime 69 SPA Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 59
6 Gelabert Miquel 56 SPA Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 48
7 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA TRRS Factory Team TRRS 47
8 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 38
9 Martyn Toby 21 GBR Montesa Montesa 32
10 Casales Jorge 11 SPA TRRS Factory Team TRRS 28
11 Dufrese Hugo 17 FRA Gas Gas Gas Gas 28
12 Petrella Luca 64 ITA Gas Gas Gas Gas 18
13 Gandola Lorenzo 34 ITA Beta Beta 11
Location Information


Podium 2024 -day 1- Toni Bou (1st) - Matteo Grattarola (2nd) - Gabriel Marcelli (3rd)
Podium 2024 -day 2- Jaime Busto (1st) - Toni Bou (2nd) - Matteo Grattarola (3rd)