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.

Toni Bou

STANDINGS: CHAMPION

I’m really looking forward to this final trial. It’s true that we would have liked to have won the title at home in Andorra, but the situation is what it is and we are going to try to take advantage of the fact that we are champions. I will give 100% as always and, of course, try to celebrate the championship with a win. Whatever happens, it will be a party for us, as we have had a great season. It’s the final trial of the World Championship and we’ll be looking forward to celebrating the two titles, both the indoor and outdoor, with my people.

Gabriel Marcelli

STANDINGS: 5th

We are going into the final event of the indoor season highly motivated after the break in the championship. We have been able to make a lot of progress with the set-up of the bike throughout the season and I think we are at a high enough level to get a great result. I would like to get onto the podium and finish the world championship season on a high note.

X-Trial 2022
Preview Round X-TR5   Andorra

Standings after round 4

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Points
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 Information

Location Poliesportiu d’Andorra (new venue from 2019)
Seats 4.000
Organization FMA

www.x-trial.com

Records

Podium 2021 Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (TRS) - Jaime Busto (Vertigo)
Podium 2019 Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (TRS) - Jeroni Fajardo (GasGas)