The flamboyant 2022 TrialGP World Champion, Toni Bou, wrapped up the season with a win in Ponte di Legno. Gabriel Marcelli, fifth in on the day, concludes the world championship in fifth. And Montesa succeeds in adding a new constructors’ title.
The curtain has come down on the TrialGP 2022 World Championship season today with Toni Bou adding the finishing touches to it, grabbing the final triumph of the campaign. Today’s trial at Ponte di Legno proved easier than yesterday’s, with the event organisers making some modifications to certain sections of Saturday’s course rendering the route less complex. Despite this, Toni Bou gave a great demonstration of technique and riding prowess throughout the day, with an excellent second lap, leaving his main rivals in his wake to round off the season in style. Today’s triumph in Ponte di Legno means the Repsol Honda Trial Team rider closes the 2022 season with a total of 7 victories, 3 runner-up spots and a new TrialGP world crown, his 16th on the spin.
Meanwhile, Gabriel Marcelli left it until the final trial of the 2022 TrialGP season to manage to sneak into the top five. The Repsol Honda Trial Team rider made some mistakes on the first lap that hampered his chances of a podium, yet, despite a fine second lap, Marcelli had to settle for fifth place. With today’s result in Italy, the Galician rider has achieved his best ever finish in the TrialGP World Championship with a noteworthy fifth position, with a total tally of 109 points in his first season with the Repsol Honda Trial Team.
The final day of the TrialGP World Championship was also a special day for Montesa, which, thanks to the great work from the marque’s riders in the TrialGP and Trial2 categories throughout the season, Montesa were able to claim a 23rd constructors’ title.
The last trial in Italy, brings the 2022 TrialGP World Championship to an end for the Repsol Honda Trial Team. The next date on the calendar for Toni Bou will be this forthcoming Sunday, 25 September in Monza, where the Montesa rider will take part in the Trial de Nations representing the Spanish national team.