Toni Bou earns his 6 win in 7 events. Marcelli finishes third overall.

The 2023 X-Trial World Championship ended in style in Vendée, France, for the Repsol Honda Trial Team riders. Toni Bou earned another victory, a week on from winning his 34th World Title last weekend in Madrid. Gabriel Marcelli was second in the event, and clinched third in the overall standings.

World Champion Bou took the lead on the first round after completing all the zones with only two penalty points, and he maintained the position in the second round. In the final, the Repsol Honda Team rider had a duel with teammate Marcelli, as they were level on points victory was decided by a tiebreaker zone.

Marcelli’s incredible performance saw him begin the first round fighting for the top positions and taking second place. On lap two, Marcelli picked up 17 penalty points and in the final he faced Bou and Jaime Busto.

The first to face the obstacles in the extra tiebreaker zone was Marcelli. After making some mistakes, the Montesa Cota 4RT rider accrued three penalty points. Bou, meanwhile, made use of his experience and has made only one error, earning him victory.

This season, Bou has continued to increase his extensive indoor record to a total of 78 wins, 93 podiums and 17 titles. Marcelli closes the year with third position overall and a total of 5 podiums from 7 events in the X-Trial World Championship.

With this event in Vendée, France, the X-Trial World Championship puts an end to the 2023 season.

Toni Bou

Championship: 1st

“I want to congratulate Gabri on the end of the season he has had. For me, today's race was different, with hardly any pressure, although Gabri and Jaime made things very difficult for me in the final where in the end I took the victory. I am very proud of the consistency shown throughout the season. We have achieved many victories and we have always been at the front, so I am very grateful to my team for their work. I have achieved much more than I could have imagined in my sporting career, but I like to compete and have fun and with the level of the young riders we will continue to do so.”

Gabriel Marcelli

Championship: 3rd

“Maybe at the beginning I was a little nervous, but when I went into the final I became calmer. Overall, I think I rode at a very good level. I was fighting side by side with Toni until the last zone and we went to the tiebreaker zone. I'm very happy with how things have gone this year; we have made a lot of progress and that means that next year we will be able to take another step forward. I want to thank the team for this incredible year.”

Takahisa Fujinami

Team Manager

“It was a fantastic night with a one-two finish. Toni and Gabri went for victory until the end and showed a high level. The team are very strong and the fans were into it. My goal for next year is to be able to have more fights between Toni and Gabri for victories. Gabri has improved a lot this year, especially after the summer break, and Toni continues to perform at his best, so I am very satisfied with both of them. I want to thank Honda, HRC, Repsol and the sponsors for their work and the support they give us.”

X-Trial 2023
Trial Round X-TR7   Vendée

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA 2 3 13 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA 8 17 13 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
3 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 9 13 25 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
4 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA 14 22 Beta Factory Trial Team Beta
5 Raga Adam 68 SPA 14 23 TRRS Factory Team TRRS
6 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 15 27 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
7 Martyn Toby 212 GBR 15 27 Montesa Montesa
8 Dufrese Hugo 17 FRA 22 39 Gas Gas Gas Gas
9 Petrella Luca 64 ITA 23 43 Gas Gas Gas Gas
X-Trial 2023
Trial Round X-TR7   Vendée
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 127
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 87
3 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 82
4 Raga Adam 68 SPA TRRS Factory Team TRRS 57
5 Martyn Toby 212 GBR Montesa Montesa 36
6 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 34
7 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 24
8 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 12
9 Haga  Sondre 99 NOR Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 7
10 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 6
11 Dufrese Hugo 17 FRA Gas Gas Gas Gas 2
12 Petrella Luca 64 ITA Gas Gas Gas Gas 1
13 Green Billy 14 GBR Scorpa Factory Scorpa 1
14 Mempör Marco 30 AUT Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 1
Location Information

First edition -
Location Vendéspace (from 2012)
Seats 4.900

Vendéspace, Mouilleron-le-Captif, Francia - View in Google Maps


Podium 2018 Toni Bou (Montesa) - Jaime Busto (Gas Gas) - Adam Raga (TRS)