The 2022 TrialGP World Championship crown has a new owner – none other than Toni Bou. The Repsol Honda Trial Team rider, second in today’s trial in Ponte di Legno, now possesses 32 world trial titles, with a tally of 16 consecutive titles in TrialGP and another 16 in X-Trial.

The debut of the Alpine town of Ponte di Legno as a TrialGP World Championship venue could not have been any more positive for Toni Bou and the entire Repsol Honda Trial Team, although the trail itself proved far from easy. The riders had to face a tricky, easy-to-fail trial, with natural high mountains and densely wooded areas. The route was full of rivers and slippery rocks that made grip difficult.

Toni Bou came out gunning from the get-go. On the first lap, the Repsol Honda Trial Team rider was able to overcome some of the most difficult sections of the course, making some uncharacteristic mistakes that ended up dragging him down to fifth place. Bou headed off on lap two determined to make up for the dropped marks and rectified many of the errors from the previous lap. In the end, the Repsol Honda Trial Team rider took a hard-earned runner-up spot, which was enough to clinch a 16th consecutive TrialGP World Championship. With today’s outdoor title in Italy Toni Bou’s record now totals a stratospheric 32 world trial titles including the 16th X-Trial title that the Catalan rider won a fortnight ago.

Today’s trial in Ponte di Legno also proved positive for Gabriel Marcelli. The Galician Repsol Honda Trial Team rider rode from strength to strength, which once again saw him in the battle for the podium positions right through until the final sections of the course, eventually having to settle for fourth place. After today’s event in Italy, Marcelli is sixth in the overall standings on 98 points and is only 2 points ahead.

The action continues tomorrow from 09:00 with the second day of the Trial GP of Italy, the final round of the TrialGP 2022 World Championship.

Toni Bou


It's always special to win a world title. When you have a good points lead, the race in which the title is at stake is always a bit strange, because you don't want to make mistakes and it's hard to concentrate. On the first lap I made two big mistakes and that's where the victory slipped away from me. On the second lap I was able to get into the fight for the win at a certain point, but in the end it wasn't to be. The trial was really beautiful, in the Alps and with a dedicated Italian crowd.

In terms of the season, consistency has been key. It has been a very good year, very regular and we have always been on the podium. We fought until the end and, finally, we were able to clinch this new outdoor title. I am very grateful to the team.

Gabriel Marcelli


This is the third trial in a row in which I have finished fourth. The podium is very close. Race after race I feel better and more consistent. It's great to finish the season with good sensations, but there is still one more trial tomorrow and so I’m going to go for it. I will try to correct some of the mistakes made today and I will fight hard to make it onto the podium.

I wish to congratulate my team-mate Toni Bou, who has had a magnificent season since the first race. He has shown clear superiority throughout the season and I think that today he didn't win because he wanted to keep in good physical shape and finish the trial with a bang. He is definitely from another planet.

Takahisa Fujinami

Team Manager

Even though Toni Bou already has 32 world titles, I think he was a bit nervous today, but that's normal. Whenever you have a new title at stake there are always nerves, but Toni managed to finish the trial well to end up winning a new title - a historic milestone. Both Toni and Gabri had a good trial, both were fighting for podium positions, which were really tight. Toni will be able to start tomorrow's final race more relaxed and we will try to support Gabri as much as possible to achieve his long-awaited podium. We also hope to win another constructors' title for Montesa tomorrow.

The whole team, from Montesa to HRC, has worked hard all season long. I want to congratulate all of them, from the first to the last. Also, this has been my first year as team manager, I have learned a lot and all the members of the team have helped me to continue to evolve. And I have also won my first two titles as team manager. I am very happy!

TrialGP 2022
Trial Round TrialGP-6   Ponte di Legno

TrialGP of Italy- Results Day 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Champ Team Constructor Points
1 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA 19 14 0 0 Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 33p
2 Bou Toni 1 SPA 28 13 0 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 41p
3 Raga Adam 68 SPA 21 22 2 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 45p
4 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA 28 19 2 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 49p
5 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 34 19 0 0 Scorpa Factory Scorpa 53p
6 Gelabert Miquel 56 SPA 26 24 4 0 Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 54p
7 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 28 30 0 0 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 58p
8 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 43 25 0 0 Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 68p
9 Petrella Luca 64 ITA 33 36 0 0 Gas Gas Gas Gas 69p
10 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA 32 38 1 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 71p
11 Martyn Toby 21 GBR 41 38 0 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 79p
12 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA 45 35 1 0 Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 81p
13 Colairo  Téo 13 FRA 52 38 0 0 Beta Beta 90p
14 Riva  Andrea 90 ITA 48 44 0 0 Gas Gas Gas Gas 92p
TrialGP 2022
Trial Round TrialGP-6   Ponte di Legno

Provisional Standings after Race 9

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 171p
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 127p
3 Raga Adam 68 SPA TRRS Factory Team TRRS 116p
4 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 109p
5 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 100p
6 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 98p
7 Gelabert Miquel 56 SPA Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 93p
8 Casales Jorge 33 SPA Scorpa Factory Scorpa 83p
9 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 66p
10 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 65p
11 Martyn Toby 21 GBR TRRS Factory Team TRRS 50p
12 Petrella Luca 64 ITA Gas Gas Gas Gas 43p
13 Colairo  Téo 13 FRA Beta Beta 21p
14 Riva  Andrea 90 ITA Gas Gas Gas Gas 2p

Round 6, TrialGP of Italy 2022 - Race 9 - Repsol Honda Team

Location Information

Ponte di Legno, Province of Brescia, Italy - View in Google Maps