Toni Bou takes the last victory of the season and Gabriel Marcelli, closes the podium to secure third place in the championship.
There was a spectacular close to the season for the Repsol Honda Trial Team. On the second day of competition in Vertolaye, France, Toni Bou took another victory after winning the title just 24 hours earlier. His teammate, Gabriel Marcelli, achieved a podium and sealed third place in the championship.
On Sunday’s first lap, Bou was relentless and topped the standings with 12 penalty points, 6 fewer than the second-place finisher. For the second lap, he managed to maintain the lead until the end and took another victory, putting the icing on the cake in an impeccable season.
After winning the title on the first day at the French town, Bou continues to increase his record tally with his latest victory. The current Outdoor World Champion closes the 2023 season with 11 victories, seven of them consecutive, and three podiums.
The first lap did not start in the best way for Gabriel Marcelli who, after making some mistakes, was in fifth position. On the second lap, the Repsol Honda rider improved and managed to finish in third place overall, one point ahead of Matteo Grattarola, with whom he was competing for third place in the standings.
Marcelli thus earned the spot after an intense fight during the season with Adam Raga and Grattarola. In 2023, the Repsol Honda Trial Team rider has taken a total of seven podiums and the best position in his sporting career in the World Championship.
The weekend was important for Montesa. Thanks to the great work carried out by the riders in the TrialGP and Trial2 categories throughout the 2023 season, they managed to win their 24th constructors’ title.
The next challenge for the Repsol Honda Trial Team riders will be next weekend with the Trial of Nations, in which Toni Bou and Gabriel Marcelli will participate along with Jaime Busto.
TrialGP of France - Results Day 2
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||12||16+1||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||29|
|2||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||18||20||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||38|
|3||Marcelli Gabriel||38||SPA||27||24||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||51|
|4||Grattarola Matteo||88||ITA||30||22||Beta Trueba||Beta||52|
|6||Gelabert Aniol||28||SPA||26||31||Beta Trueba||Beta||57|
|8||Raga Adam||68||SPA||35||26||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||61|
|9||Bincaz Benoit||73||FRA||36+2||35||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||73|
|10||Petrella Luca||64||ITA||43||42||Gas Gas||Gas Gas||85|
|11||Fajardo Jeroni||47||SPA||41+1||43+1||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||86|
|12||Casales Jorge||16||SPA||50||57||Scorpa Factory||Scorpa||107|
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||271|
|2||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||236|
|3||Marcelli Gabriel||38||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||191|
|4||Grattarola Matteo||88||ITA||Beta Trueba||Beta||169|
|5||Raga Adam||68||SPA||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||155|
|6||Gelabert Aniol||28||SPA||Beta Trueba||Beta||137|
|7||Casales Jorge||16||SPA||Scorpa Factory||Scorpa||115|
|8||Bincaz Benoit||73||FRA||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||87|
|10||Fajardo Jeroni||47||SPA||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||75|
|11||Petrella Luca||64||ITA||Gas Gas||Gas Gas||60|