The Repsol Honda Team rider will have the opportunity to clinch the championship on the first day of competition. Gabri Marcelli will fight for third place overall.
The 2023 TrialGP World Championship concludes this weekend in Vertolaye, France. The Repsol Honda Trial Team riders arrive fully motivated after the summer break. Toni Bou will look to clinch the title, which would be his 17th in the outdoor discipline. His teammate, Gabriel Marcelli, will fight for third place overall.
This season Bou has achieved a total of nine victories and two podiums in the eleven events held to date. The Repsol Honda Trial Team rider, who holds a 29-point lead over nearest rival Jaime Busto, wants to seal the title as soon as possible, and can do so on Saturday by placing among the Top 5. In the event that Busto wins and Bou finishes lower than fifth place, the battle for the title would be decided on Sunday.
It will also be an important weekend for Marcelli. The Montesa Cota 4RT rider is third overall and his goal will be to maintain that position come the end of the season. Marcelli has an 18-point advantage over his direct rival, Matteo Grattarola. Third place in the championship would be the best result so far in the TrialGP World Championship for the Repsol Honda rider, who has his sights set on a first victory in the class.
The weekend will kick off on Friday with administrative and technical checks, followed by practice and zone visits. The action on Saturday and Sunday will begin at 9am CEST.