The reigning champion gets the win in the second race in Arteixo and his teammate places fourth

The second day of the TrialGP of Spain saw Toni Bou earn his first victory of the season in the outdoor discipline, moving joint top of the overall standings. Gabriel Marcelli had an intense fight over the course of the two laps, and finished fourth, just two points off third place.

Bou was to improve his feeling on the second day, and on his opening lap he incurred just 8 penalty points. Things tightened up on the final sections of the second lap, but the Repsol Honda Trial Team rider took the victory and leaves Arteixo joint top of the standings.

Marcelli rounded off the Top 3 on the first lap after some very close final sections. On the second lap he made some mistakes on Zones 9 and 10 that brought him down to fourth position, just two points behind third place, missing out on the podium in Arteixo. He ends the first round of the TrialGP World Championship joint third overall.

The next round of the series takes place this coming week in Gouveia, Portugal.

Toni Bou

Championship: 1st

“I'm very happy with the weekend and with the victory. In today's race I found felt better. I still have some discomfort in my arm, but we were able to fight at an impressive level. It is a victory that is very valuable, because our rivals didn't make it easy at all. Now it's time to recover well after the weekend. We are tied on points with Jaime overall and we have seen that he is at a very high level, and both races have been very close. We will have to be strong in Portugal, but the first thing now is to recover and get back to 100% fitness."

Gabriel Marcelli

Championship: 4th

“Today didn't go as well as yesterday. I think I was feeling pretty good with the bike, but there were a couple of zones that affected the final result of the race a lot. In any case, we have fourth place, points for the championship and a good feeling throughout the weekend. We face the next race with great enthusiasm. In Portugal we have two new opportunities to get back onto the podium and fight for a victory."

Takahisa Fujinami

Team Manager

“I'm very happy about Toni's victory. On Sunday he had more pressure because he wanted to win, no matter what. The sections were modified to be a little more difficult, but it hasn't affected the riders much because they have both been up there fighting for the podium. This victory is important for the team, as it is a great start to the season. As for Gabri, it is important that he has been fighting for the Top 3, but today a couple of mistakes left him with no chance of getting third place. He had a very good ride from the first lap, so we are still very happy."

TrialGP 2023
Trial Round TrialGP - 1   Arteixo

TrialGP of Spain - Results Day 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Champ Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni SPA 7 7 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 14
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 16 1 0 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 17
3 Raga Adam 68 SPA 17 15 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 32
4 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA 16 18 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 34
5 Casales Jorge 16 SPA 31 24 0 Scorpa Factory Scorpa 55
6 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 33 25 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 58
7 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA 33 26 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 59
8 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA 35 24 0 Beta Trueba Beta 59
9 Petrella Luca 64 ITA 37 27 0 Gas Gas Gas Gas 64
10 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA 48 21 0 Beta Trueba Beta 69
11 Martyn Toby 21 GBR 0 Montesa Montesa DNF
TrialGP 2023
Trial Round TrialGP - 1   Arteixo
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 37
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas 37
3 Raga Adam 68 SPA TRRS Factory Team TRRS 28
4 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 28
5 Casales Jorge 16 SPA Scorpa Factory Scorpa 19
6 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA Beta Trueba Beta 19
7 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 15
8 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 15
9 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA Beta Trueba Beta 15
10 Petrella Luca 64 ITA Gas Gas Gas Gas 14
11 Martyn Toby 21 GBR Montesa Montesa 10
Location Information

Arteixo, Spain - View in Google Maps


Podium 2023 - Round 2 Toni Bou (Montesa) - Jaime Busto (GasGas) - Adam Raga (TRRS)
Podium 2023 - Round 1 Jaime Busto (GasGas) - Toni Bou (Montesa) - Gabriel Marcelli (Montesa)