The Repsol Honda Trial Team rider claimed a tight, but hard-fought win on day two of the TrialGP World Championship opening round, held in l’Hospitalet de l’Infant. Gabriel Marcelli finished day two in a positive fifth position.

The high temperatures were once again the main feature of the second day of the Spanish TrialGP and tested the physical condition of all its participants to the limits. Toni Bou, first, and Gabriel Marcelli, fifth, both managed to put right some of yesterday’s errors, allowing them to improve on their positions today.

Reigning TrialGP World Champion Toni Bou appeared to feel far more at ease on the second day of the Spanish TrialGP, something clearly reflected in his marks. On the first lap, Toni Bou managed to finish first with just 3 penalty points, avoiding some of the more serious mistakes committed yesterday in certain areas. On the second lap, the Repsol Honda Trial Team rider received the maximum penalty mark in section 2, leaving the battle for the win to go down to the wire against Jaime Busto, who once again rode a high-level performance today. Despite this, Bou’s consistency and skill – together with some of his rival’s errors in the latter sections – tipped the balance in favour of the Repsol Honda Trial Team’s Catalan rider.

Gabriel Marcelli battled hard on day two against several riders who had shown a very similar riding level with very tight scores until the end. In spite of this, the Repsol Honda Trial Team rider finished the first lap in sixth position, rectifying some mistakes and avoiding the time penalties that had been so detrimental yesterday. On lap two, Marcelli was the fourth best placed rider, although the final score on the day saw him post fifth overall.

Next stop for the TrialGP World Championship will be next weekend, from the 18-19th of June, in another double-date event in Sant Julià de Lòria (Andorra).

Toni Bou

TRIAL: 1st STANDINGS: 1st

I'm very happy because today I felt much better than yesterday. I felt more comfortable, but Jaime rode an incredible trial again today. We were both very good, we made very few mistakes and I was able to make the difference in section 4. If it hadn't been for the fiasco that I had in section 2 on the second lap, I think it would have been a very complete race. Even so, we were stronger than yesterday and we were able to withstand the pressure. If I wanted to win, it was key to get it right in section 4 and, despite the pressure, I was able to do that. Jaime made things very difficult for us, he will be a great rival and Adam, even if it wasn't his weekend, I'm sure he will be back and it will be a very tough championship.

Gabriel Marcelli

TRIAL: 5th STANDINGS: 7th

Today was a bit more positive than yesterday, I was able to ride better, especially on the second lap, where I was able to close the gap. In the end, a fifth position is not bad, even if we were looking for the podium but, in the end, all the rivals are very strong and everybody wants to be at the top. I had some critical sections, such as sections 3 and 4, where I fived on both laps, losing quite a lot of points in those two sections. Overall, I think the balance of the weekend is positive; it's not a bad start to the season, although we wanted a bit more.

Takahisa Fujinami

Team Manager

From the first lap, both Toni and Jaime were perfect, there was very little difference between them in both the first and second laps. In the end, Toni won by just one point. There were moments when Jaime was ahead and then Toni recovered and took the lead over Jaime, but the day was very tight between the two of them. Toni managed to withstand the pressure and that was the key for Toni Bou. In the case of Gabri, he had problems in section 3, where he had two maximum marks, and I think that hurt him mentally and he lost his rhythm from section 3 onwards. In the end, yesterday's sixth position and today's fifth place is not a disaster, although he will have to prove in the coming trials and have the level to be in the top three.

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TrialGP of Spain - Results Day 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Champ Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 3 7 0 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 10
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 4 7 0 0 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 11
3 Raga Adam 68 SPA 16 16 0 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 32
4 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 17 26 0 0 Scorpa Factory Scorpa 43
5 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA 25 20 0 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 45
6 Gelabert Miquel 56 SPA 22 28 0 0 Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 50
7 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA 31 21 2 0 Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 54
8 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA 27 31 0 0 Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 58
9 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 29 33 0 0 Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 62
10 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA 26 37 1 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 64
11 Martyn Toby 21 GBR 43 43 0 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 86
12 Petrella Luca 64 ITA 51 37 0 0 Gas Gas Gas Gas 88
13 Colairo  Téo 13 FRA 56 51 1 0 Beta Beta 108
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Provisional Standings after Day 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 37
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 37
3 Raga Adam 68 SPA TRRS Factory Team TRRS 26
4 Gelabert Miquel 56 SPA Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 25
5 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 22
6 Casales Jorge 33 SPA Scorpa Factory Scorpa 21
7 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 21
8 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 15
9 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 14
10 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 14
11 Martyn Toby 21 GBR TRRS Factory Team TRRS 10
12 Petrella Luca 64 ITA Gas Gas Gas Gas 8
13 Colairo  Téo 13 FRA Beta Beta 6

Round 1, TrialGP of Spain 2022 - Race 2 - Repsol Honda Team

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