The Repsol Honda Team duo, Toni Bou and Gabriel Marcelli are set to compete in the final event of the 2022 X-Trial World Championship this Saturday.
The Pavelló d’Andorra la Vella will host the final date of the 2022 X-Trial World Championship this Saturday, 8 October. And it will do so by welcoming new champion Toni Bou, after it was announced in early September that the calendar had been reduced to five events: the four already held plus the final event in Andorra. Having triumphed in all four previous events, Toni Bou mathematically sealed the title for a 16th world indoor crown.
With the title already bagged by Bou, and consequently under very little pressure, the Repsol Honda Trial Team champion will be looking to add yet another win to the 73 already accumulated in X-Trial. Meanwhile, Gabriel Marcelli will be hoping to certify his fifth current place with a solid result. This will involve avoiding any errors throughout the various phases of the trial.
Both of Bou’s two previous X-Trial World Championship participations in Andorra have ended with triumphs (2019 and 2021). Gabriel Marcelli, a wildcard entry in 2021, finished seventh.
The final trial of the season is scheduled to get underway at 18:00 with the presentation of the riders. This will be followed by the first round, with the top six making the cut for the next round, due to start at 19:30. This phase will adjudicate the three top finishers to compete in the final round (20:20). After the prize-giving ceremony, the season’s gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded.
Standings after round 4
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||87 p.|
|2||Raga Adam||68||SPA||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||57 p.|
|3||Grattarola Matteo||88||ITA||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||39 p.|
|4||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||31 p.|
|5||Marcelli Gabriel||38||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||18 p.|
|6||Martyn Toby||212||GBR||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||18 p.|
|7||Bincaz Benoit||73||FRA||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||16 p.|
|8||Haga Sondre||99||NOR||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||13 p.|
|9||Gelabert Miquel||56||SPA||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||4 p.|
|10||Colairo Téo||13||FRA||Beta||Beta||1 p.|
|Location||Poliesportiu d’Andorra (new venue from 2019)|
|Podium 2021||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (TRS) - Jaime Busto (Vertigo)|
|Podium 2019||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (TRS) - Jeroni Fajardo (GasGas)|