The Repsol Honda rider earns his fifth consecutive win, with Gabriel Marcelli fifth in the first race in Sestriere

After twenty years off the calendar, Sestriere hosts the sixth round of the TrialGP World Championship this weekend. On Saturday in the Italian town, Toni Bou took victory and extended his lead over Jaime Busto in the overall standings. Gabriel Marcelli finished in fifth position and maintains third place in the championship.

From the first lap, Bou demonstrated his high level, taking the lead and picking up just three penalty points from the 12 zones. On the second run, the Repsol Honda Trial Team rider kept up his form and claimed an eighth victory of the season -his fifth in a row.

Marcelli had a difficult day. He started out fighting for podium positions, but his second lap saw him make mistakes in the closing sections that finally took him to fifth position.

After the results of the first race in Sestriere, Bou remains leader with 211 points and Marcelli is third with 144 points. On Sunday, the TrialGP of Italy gets underway at 9am local time.

Toni Bou

Championship: 1st

“I'm very happy with how the day went. My feeling was very positive after the work that the team did to get the bike ready for this weekend. From the first lap I felt very comfortable, although on the second I made a few too many mistakes. This result is very positive for the championship: Jaime is very strong and we have to continue in the same way. Tomorrow the objective will be to fight for victory again."

Gabriel Marcelli

Championship: 3rd

“Things didn't go particularly well. I think I rode quite well, but on the second lap it didn't quite work out for me. I made a few more mistakes and that meant that I went from fighting for the podium positions to dropping down to fifth. The positive is that I'm happy with the overall feeling. We continue in third position in the championship and the objective tomorrow will be to fight for the podium."

Takahisa Fujinami

Team Manager

“From the beginning Toni made the difference with respect to the rest of the riders. I'm very happy with this victory and the 19-point advantage we have over Jaime, which gives us more peace of mind. The team have done a great job. As for Gabri, we did not expect this result. On the first lap he fought for the podium positions, but the mistakes on the second pass brought him down to fifth position. He remains third in the championship, but has to trust himself more to get back to the top. Tomorrow we will try to get on the podium with both riders."

TrialGP 2023
Trial Round TrialGP - 6   Sestriere

TrialGP of Italia- Results Day 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Champ Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni SPA 4 16 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 20
2 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA 18 12 0 Beta Trueba Beta 30
3 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 24 12 0 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 36
4 Raga Adam 68 SPA 19+3 15 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 37
5 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA 23 26 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 49
6 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA 36 21 0 Beta Trueba Beta 57
7 Gelabert Miquel 56 SPA 35 26 0 Vertigo Vertigo 62
8 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 36+1 32 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 69
9 Casales Jorge 16 SPA 34+1 40 0 Scorpa Factory Scorpa 75
10 Martyn Toby 21 GBR 43 44 0 Montesa Montesa 87
11 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco DNF
TrialGP 2023
Trial Round TrialGP - 6   Sestriere
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 211
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 192
3 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 144
4 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA Beta Trueba Beta 132
5 Raga Adam 68 SPA TRRS Factory Team TRRS 121
6 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA Beta Trueba Beta 108
7 Casales Jorge 16 SPA Scorpa Factory Scorpa 99
8 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 67
9 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 62
10 Petrella Luca 64 ITA Gas Gas Gas Gas 49
11 Gelabert Miquel 56 SPA Vertigo Vertigo 46
12 Martyn Toby 21 GBR Montesa Montesa 16
Location Information

Sestriere, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy - View in Google Maps