Repsol Honda Trial rider Toni Bou climbed onto the second step of the Andorra TrialGP podium, after a battle for the win which went to the final sections. Galician team-mate Gabriel Marcelli was fifth on the first day in Sant Julià de Lòria.
The demanding river sections and a lack of grip marked the first day of the TrialGP World Championship in Andorra. Despite having been in the fray for the final win right up until the final sections, Toni Bou’s day in Sant Julià de Lòria was anything but easy. The Repsol Honda Trial Team rider committed an excess of errors on the first lap, especially in the more complex sections. On the second time around, Bou received three more maximum penalties that weighed the points in favour of his main rival, Adam Raga. In the overall standings, Toni Bou remains in the top spot on 54 points, 8 more than his nearest pursuer.
Like his team-mate, Gabriel Marcelli also struggled in the troublesome river sections and made several mistakes on both the first and second laps. In spite of this, and the very closely matched level of the participants, the Galician rider battled throughout the day for the podium, before eventually finishing the first day of the Andorra TrialGP in fifth position. Today’s result means Marcelli now holds sixth in the overall world championship standings.
With barely time to rest, Repsol Honda Trial Team tomorrow faces the second day of the Andorra TrialGP competition in Sant Julià de Lòria.