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.

Toni Bou

RACE: 1ST STANDINGS: 1ST

I'm very happy with the way the night went. I did some incredible things but I also made a big mistake in the final. Possibly, I went in a bit nervously, I was a little short in the first step and it was surprising to stay there. Fortunately, we reacted quickly because I knew that the next section was very important and complicated and I knew that the trial would be won there. And that’s the way it turned out. Today I was able to score 22 more points in the championship. It's incredible how we have started this X-Trial World Championship, with four out of four possible wins and I’ve only missed out on one bonus point in all the rounds. I'm very happy with the way things are going, even though Adam is in great form and is making it difficult for me. Now it's time to disconnect from the indoor events, but I'm looking forward to going to Andorra.

Gabriel Marcelli

RACE: 7TH STANDINGS: 5TH

The truth is that the fall in Madrid took its toll on me a bit. Besides, I made a couple of big mistakes that were, undoubtedly, my fault. Maybe I started a bit more nervously than usual, I'll have to start to control my nerves a bit more and I'm sure that in the next events everything will be much better. We were very close to getting into the semi-final and even though I wasn't 100% I think I did a good enough lap to make the semi-final, but that's trial for you.

Takahisa Fujinami

Team Manager

Gabri already had problems before the start of this trial and we knew he was going to suffer, but he managed to be competitive and fought to try to get through to the next round and he came very close to achieving it. Today will also help him to learn from his mistakes and I'm sure he will be able to correct them in the coming events. I'm confident in Gabri's high level and I know he will do much better. Now he has to recover from his injury to be ready for the Spanish Championship. And Toni is Toni. He won the first lap, experimenting with things in the different sections with the next round in mind and that's what makes him different from the other riders. This year, with the new engine, he has needed to adapt a little, but he has made a great leap forward and, in the end, the results are materializing. I want to thank the whole team for the work that they’ve done, especially the doctors and physios for the work they did this week on Marcelli.

X-Trial 2022
Trial Round X-TR4   Barcelona

Results X-Trial Barcelona 2022

Pos. Rider Num Nation L1 L2 L3 T3 Champ Team Constructor Points
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
X-Trial 2022
Trial Round X-TR4   Barcelona

Standings after Round 4

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Points
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
10 Colairo  Téo 13 FRA Beta Beta 1

X-Trial 2022, summary of first 4 rounds

X-Trial 2022, summary of first 4 rounds. Repsol Honda Trial Team with Toni Bou and Gabriel Marcelli.

Location Information

First edition 1978
Location Palau Sant Jordi (from 1991)
Seats 15.000 (all seats full)
Organization RPM-MKTG

Palau Sant Jordi, Passeig Olímpic, Barcelona, España - View in Google Maps

www.trialindoorbarcelona.com

Records

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)