Toni Bou reaches the second round of the season as leader of the World Championship after his victory at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. Teammate Gabriel Marcelli, second in that round, will compete in Austria for the first time
On March 11th, the Arena Nova in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, will host the second race of the X-Trial World Championship, returning after several seasons off the calendar. After an incredible start to the season for the Repsol Honda Trial riders in Barcelona, Toni Bou arrives as series leader of, followed by teammate Gabriel Marcelli.
After more than a month of inactivity, the second round of the season takes place in Austria, where Bou has enjoyed several wins over the years -the last one in 2017. After a great performance in the opening round, the Repsol Honda Team rider will seek to make it two wins from two at the Arena Nova.
Gabriel Marcelli, competes in Austria for the first time. At the Palau Sant Jordi he earned second position, and wants to continue the X-Trial campaign in the podium positions.
Ready to fight in 2023
Bou and Marcelli, together with the entire crew, presented the colours that the Repsol Honda Trial Team will run in the 2023 season. Under the motto “We are ready” and in a boxing ring, both riders showed that they are prepared to give their all this year in X-Trial and Trial GP competition.
32-time world champion Bou will be looking to maintain his dominance and teammate Marcelli is aiming to finish at the top of the standings. After the first race of the X-Trial season was held in Barcelona on February 5th, the Repsol Honda Trial Team are prepared to face new challenges.
World Championship Standings
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||21|
|2||Marcelli Gabriel||38||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||15|
|3||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||13|
|4||Raga Adam||68||SPA||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||9|
|5||Fajardo Jeroni||47||SPA||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||6|
|6||Bincaz Benoit||73||FRA||Sherco Factory Team||Sherco||4|
|8||Haga Sondre||99||NOR||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||2|
|9||Grattarola Matteo||88||ITA||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||1|