The 32-time World Champion achieves victory in Gouveia on Saturday. His teammate rounds off the podium

The Portuguese town of Gouveia hosts the second round of the TrialGP World Championship this weekend. The Repsol Honda Trial Team riders put in a great performance on Saturday: Toni Bou earned victory and maintains the lead in the series, and Gabriel Marcelli earned third in the race and moves up to third overall.

Bou dominated the first lap, with only 9 penalty points from the first 12 sections. He was able to maintain this advantage on the second lap and finally took the victory. The Spaniard leads the overall standings with 57 points.

Marcelli started the first lap suffering in the opening zones, but managed to fight back and finish second. On the next lap, despite some mistakes made in the river sections, he challenged for third and rounded off the podium. The result moves him up one place in the standings, to third, with 43 points.

The Repsol Honda Trial Team will face the second day of the Portuguese TrialGP on Sunday.

Toni Bou

Championship: 1st

“It has been a great race for us. We had a very good first lap. The river sections were very slippery and it was quite difficult first time around, but in the end we only dropped 9 points and so far that has been our best ride in the championship. I am very happy and we are going to try to continue this pace. Things are sure to be tighter tomorrow, so today's victory means even more."

Gabriel Marcelli

Championship: 3rd

“I am very happy with how the day went. We didn't start off in the best way and I made a lot of mistakes at the beginning of the first lap, but in the end I improved a lot and managed to concentrate a bit more and climb up the positions. We finished the first lap in second position and in the end we took third place, so we are very happy. It has been a good result and tomorrow we expect more."

Takahisa Fujinami

Team Manager

“Since the first lap, Toni had a lot of zeros and established a big gap to the rest of the riders. On the second lap he managed to maintain his position and win. We are very happy because he had some doubts with the discomfort in his arm, but he has finally managed to win. Gabri didn't start so well, but since other riders also weren't so good, he could fight back and earn an important third place. He has a very strong mentality and after a mistake he is always able to recover. Tomorrow we hope to get another victory and podium combination."

TrialGP 2023
Trial Round TrialGP - 2   Gouveia

TrialGP of Portugal - Results Day 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni SPA 9 17 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 26
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 27 12 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 39
3 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA 26 18 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 44
4 Raga Adam 68 SPA 34 25 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 59
5 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA 37 29 Beta Trueba Beta 66
6 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA 48 28 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 76
7 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA 44 35 Beta Trueba Beta 79
8 Casales Jorge 16 SPA 46 36 Scorpa Factory Scorpa 82
9 Petrella Luca 64 ITA 46 38 Gas Gas Gas Gas 84
TrialGP 2023
Trial Round TrialGP - 2   Gouveia

Provisional Standings after Race 1 - Portugal

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 57
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 54
3 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 43
4 Raga Adam 68 SPA TRRS Factory Team TRRS 41
5 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA Beta Trueba Beta 28
6 Casales Jorge 16 SPA Scorpa Factory Scorpa 27
7 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA Beta Trueba Beta 26
8 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 25
9 Petrella Luca 64 ITA Gas Gas Gas Gas 21
10 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 15
11 Martyn Toby 21 GBR Montesa Montesa 10
Location Information

Race format (until 2019) 15 sections x 2 laps
Race format (2021) 12 sections x 2 laps

Gouveia, Portugal - View in Google Maps


Podium 2019 Toni Bou (1) - Adam Raga (2) - Jorge Casales (3)
Podium 2018 Toni Bou - Jeroni Fajardo - Jaime Busto
Podium 2015 - day2- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2015 - day1- Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Jeroni Fajardo
Podium 2010 - day2- Takahisa Fujinami - Albert Cabestany - Adam Raga
Podium 2010 - day1- Toni Bou - Albert Cabestany - Adam Raga
Podium 2009 Toni Bou - Adam Raga - Albert Cabestany
Podium 2008 Toni Bou - Jeroni Fajardo - Adam Raga
Podium 2006 Takahisa Fujinami - Adam Raga - Dougie Lampkin