Repsol Honda Trial rider Toni Bou climbed onto the second step of the Andorra TrialGP podium, after a battle for the win which went to the final sections. Galician team-mate Gabriel Marcelli was fifth on the first day in Sant Julià de Lòria.

The demanding river sections and a lack of grip marked the first day of the TrialGP World Championship in Andorra. Despite having been in the fray for the final win right up until the final sections, Toni Bou’s day in Sant Julià de Lòria was anything but easy. The Repsol Honda Trial Team rider committed an excess of errors on the first lap, especially in the more complex sections. On the second time around, Bou received three more maximum penalties that weighed the points in favour of his main rival, Adam Raga. In the overall standings, Toni Bou remains in the top spot on 54 points, 8 more than his nearest pursuer.

Like his team-mate, Gabriel Marcelli also struggled in the troublesome river sections and made several mistakes on both the first and second laps. In spite of this, and the very closely matched level of the participants, the Galician rider battled throughout the day for the podium, before eventually finishing the first day of the Andorra TrialGP in fifth position. Today’s result means Marcelli now holds sixth in the overall world championship standings.

With barely time to rest, Repsol Honda Trial Team tomorrow faces the second day of the Andorra TrialGP competition in Sant Julià de Lòria.

Toni Bou

TRIAL: 2nd STANDINGS: 1st

In the final two sections I had practically lost the trial but I wanted to take a risk, I didn't want to put my foot down, but the front end of the bike slipped a bit and I fived. The trial was lost on the first lap, we were looking more to the back than to the front because we had the rivals very close. I was trying to protect the championship. We have to be very consistent, try to stay at the front, but it's very difficult because there’s some very tough competition. I think we were competitive in the second lap, but not in the first lap and we lacked that 'extra bit'. Second position is a positive result towards the championship. Tomorrow will be a decisive day for us, we will have to go out and attack at our best.

Gabriel Marcelli

TRIAL: 5th STANDINGS: 6th

Today we got a fifth position, not a bad result, but we wanted more: we were hoping for the podium. Until almost halfway through the second lap we were fighting for third position, but in the end I came up against the final sections, I made some mistakes and we went from third to fifth position. Tomorrow we will have to push harder and fight for the podium.

Takahisa Fujinami

Team Manager

Toni didn't start very well today. He started to make mistakes in sections 3, 4 and 5. When Toni started to tackle the water sections and made mistakes that other riders didn't make, it was a bit worrying, but he finished the first lap in second place. The final lap he started quite well, taking some risks in the sections, he made up some points and it looked like he could grab the win, but finally he made some more errors which left him in second place. It's a pity, but that's trial for you and I'm sure that tomorrow's event will be much better for Toni and he will go all out for the win. Regarding Gabri, the trial was quite good: until the middle of the second lap he was fighting for third place on the podium, but it was a pity that in the end he was fifth due to the closely matched riders. Today he showed that he had a chance to fight for the podium and I'm sure he will also get a great result tomorrow.

TrialGP 2022
Trial Round TrialGP-2   Sant Julia de Loria

TrialGP of Andorra - Results Day 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Champ Team Constructor Points
1 Raga Adam 68 SPA 26 12 1 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 39
2 Bou Toni 1 SPA 33 15 0 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 48
3 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA 34 27 0 0 Sherco Factory Team Sherco 61
4 Casales Jorge 33 SPA 41 20 2 0 Scorpa Factory Scorpa 63
5 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA 34 32 2 0 Repsol Honda Team Montesa 68
6 Gelabert Miquel 56 SPA 36 32 1 0 Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 69
7 Busto Jaime 69 SPA 41 29 0 0 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 70
8 Martyn Toby 21 GBR 40 38 0 0 TRRS Factory Team TRRS 78
9 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA 44 34 0 0 Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 78
10 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA 41 44 0 0 Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 85
11 Petrella Luca 64 ITA 50 40 0 0 Gas Gas Gas Gas 90
12 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA 50 41 1 0 Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 92
13 Colairo  Téo 13 FRA 53 47 1 0 Beta Beta 101
TrialGP 2022
Trial Round TrialGP-2   Sant Julia de Loria

Provisional Standings after Day 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Points
1 Bou Toni 1 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 54
2 Busto Jaime 69 SPA Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo 46
3 Raga Adam 68 SPA TRRS Factory Team TRRS 46
4 Gelabert Miquel 56 SPA Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 35
5 Casales Jorge 33 SPA Scorpa Factory Scorpa 34
6 Marcelli Gabriel 38 SPA Repsol Honda Team Montesa 32
7 Fajardo Jeroni 47 SPA Sherco Factory Team Sherco 30
8 Gelabert Aniol 28 SPA Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 28
9 Grattarola Matteo 88 ITA Beta Factory Trial Team Beta 21
10 Martyn Toby 21 GBR TRRS Factory Team TRRS 18
11 Bincaz Benoit 73 FRA Gas Gas Factory Racing Gas Gas 18
12 Petrella Luca 64 ITA Gas Gas Gas Gas 13
13 Colairo  Téo 13 FRA Beta Beta 9

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

Location Information

Race format until 2020 10 sections x 3 laps
Race format from 2021 12 sections x 2 laps

Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra - View in Google Maps

Records

Podium 2022 -day1- Adam Raga (1) - Toni Bou (2) - Jeroni Fajardo (3)
Podium 2021 -day2- Adam Raga (1) - Jaime Busto (2) - Toni Bou (3)
Podium 2021 -day1- Toni Bou (1) - Adam Raga (2) - Matteo Grattarola (3)
Podium 2020 -day2- Toni Bou (1) - Adam Raga (2) - Jorge Casales (3)
Podium 2020 -day1- Adam Raga (1) - Toni Bou (2) - Jorge Casales (3)
Podium 2018 Toni Bou (1) - Albert Cabestany (2) - Jeroni Fajardo (3)
Podium 2017 Adam Raga (1) - Jaime Busto (2) - Toni Bou (3)
Podium 2016 -day2- Toni Bou (1) - Adam Raga (2) - Jeroni Fajardo (3)
Podium 2016 -day1- Toni Bou (1) - Adam Raga (2) - Takahisa Fujinami (3)
Podium 2015 -day2- Adam Raga (1) - Toni Bou (2) - Albert Cabestany (3)
Podium 2015 -day1- Adam Raga (1) - Toni Bou (2) - Jeroni Fajardo (3)