Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou claimed another win in Barcelona and remains unbeaten in the 2022 World X-Trial season after a fourth consecutive win. Gabriel Marcelli narrowly missed out on the final.
The 45th edition of the Barcelona Indoor Trial proved to be another spellbinding event for Toni Bou and the 4,800 spectators in attendance at the Palau Sant Jordi. The Catalan rider from the Repsol Honda Trial Team pulled off a fifteenth victory in ‘La Catedral’, where just five months earlier he had also triumphed, claiming a fifteenth indoor title in the process. Gabriel Marcelli, meanwhile, was hampered by last week’s fall and subsequent injury in Madrid and was unable to do better than seventh at the Palau Sant Jordi.
In the first round, riders were forced to tackle some technically demanding sections. Toni Bou posted the best first round score, with 8 penalty marks, while Gabriel Marcelli was just one step short of making the cut for the next round with a tally of 23 marks. In the second round, Bou was once again the best rider with 9 penalty points. The final saw a face-off between the Repsol Honda Team rider with rivals Adam Raga and Matteo Grattarola that went down to the wire, with the final victory once again clinched by the Catalan rider.
After today’s trial at the Palau Sant Jordi, Toni Bou goes into the break in the X-Trial World Championship calendar as clear leader, with an 87-point total and a 30-point advantage over Adam Raga, second in the overall standings. Meanwhile, with the two points earned in Barcelona, Gabriel Marcelli gains a position and moves up into fifth place in the general standings.
The next appointment for the Repsol Honda Trial Team in the X-Trial World Championship will be on Saturday, 8 October, six months from now in Andorra. There, Toni Bou will get his first chance to seal the X-Trial World Championship for a 16th consecutive time. The final round of the X-Trial World Championship will be on 21 October in Marseille.
Results X-Trial Barcelona 2022
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||8||9||12||0||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||12|
|2||Raga Adam||68||SPA||8||12||16||0||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||16|
|3||Grattarola Matteo||88||ITA||12||13||24||0||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||24|
|4||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||13||16||0||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||16|
|5||Bincaz Benoit||73||FRA||20||20||0||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||20|
|6||Haga Sondre||99||NOR||21||21||0||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||21|
|7||Marcelli Gabriel||38||SPA||23||0||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||23|
|8||Martyn Toby||212||GBR||25||0||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||25|
Standings after Round 4
|1||Bou Toni||1||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||87|
|2||Raga Adam||68||SPA||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||57|
|3||Grattarola Matteo||88||ITA||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||39|
|4||Busto Jaime||69||SPA||Vertigo Factory Team||Vertigo||31|
|5||Marcelli Gabriel||38||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Montesa||18|
|6||Martyn Toby||212||GBR||TRRS Factory Team||TRRS||18|
|7||Bincaz Benoit||73||FRA||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||16|
|8||Haga Sondre||99||NOR||Beta Factory Racing||Beta||13|
|9||Gelabert Miquel||56||SPA||Gas Gas Factory Team||Gas Gas||4|
|Podium 2021||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Gabriel Marcelli (Montesa) - Adam Raga (TRRS)|
|Podium 2020||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (TRRS) - Jorge Casales (Gas Gas)|
|Podium 2019||Adam Raga (TRRS) - Toni Bou (Montesa) - Jaime Busto (Gas Gas)|
|Podium 2018||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (TRRS) - Jeroni Fajardo (Gas Gas)|
|Podium 2017||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (TRRS) - Jeroni Fajardo (Vertigo)|
|Podium 2016||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (TRRS) - Albert Cabestany (Sherco)|
|Podium 2015||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (Gas Gas) - Albert Cabestany (Sherco)|
|Podium 2014||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (Gas Gas) - Albert Cabestany (Sherco)|
|Podium 2013||Toni Bou (Montesa) - Adam Raga (Gas Gas) - Takahisa Fujinami (Montesa)|