Toni Bou comes into the Japanese event joint leader, followed by teammate Gabriel Marcelli in third.
After three years absence for the event on the TrialGP World Championship calendar, the Repsol Honda Trial Team return to Motegi, Japan, for the third round of the season.
Toni Bou, the reigning champion, is joint leader of the overall standings, tied on 74 points with Jaime Busto after finishing in first and second at the round held in Gouveia, Portugal. Bou, who won the last two events held in Japan in 2019, will attempt to repeat these results and become outright leader.
For Gabriel Marcelli it will be the first time he has ridden in Japan with Repsol Honda. Third overall in the TrialGP World Championship thanks to three podiums from the four rounds held so far, Marcelli will fight to earn a maiden win and finish in the Top 3 in both races.
Both the technical and administrative checks will take place on Friday, as well as visits to the zones and the training sessions. The first race of the third round of the 2023 TrialGP Championship will begin on Saturday at 9am local time.