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Spectacular victory for Raga at the Grand Prix of Japan

22/08/2011
Motegi could see the best level of the Gas Gas rider, who reached a second place and a victory.
The penultimate grand prix of the Trial World Championship, played this weekend in Motegi (Japan), has added even more excitement in front to the classification thanks to the Adam Raga's exhibition in the japanese two-days race. The Gas Gas rider came within one point of the first place of the podium on Saturday and reached a spectacular victory on Sunday.

Despite the notable handicap that included open the sections the first day, and even more considering that the rain on Friday left them especially slippery, Adam made one of the best races of the season. After leading the first lap with a point ahead of Toni Bou, he held this position until section 4 of the second lap. At that moment he made the first mistake in all day and lost the lead, finishing with 32 points, just one more than the winner. Third place went to local rider Takahisa Fujinami, with 64 points.

With the return of the rain on Sunday, the japanese fans have seen an Adam specially concentrated over a very delicate sections. Again, his only problem has been seen in zone 4, but his excellent level has allowed to get one of the most spectacular victories of the year, ending the day with 41 points, ten less than Fujinami and twenty about Bou.

The also Gas Gas riders Loris Gubian and Michael Brown finished 6th and 8th, on Saturday, and 8th and 5th, on Sunday, respectively. The World Championship will be close on 3rd and 4th September in Isola 2000 (France) in a double race that can still allow Raga recover the crown of champion.

Adam Raga:

"I'm happy with the second place on Saturday, though, watching the race, I would have liked to win. It was a shame that the only mistake we made in the day cost me the win, but we struggled and worked very well. This gave me more strength to push hard during the Sunday. I'm specially pleased with the victory and the important advantage that I have achieved in the second day, and demonstrates the good level of riding that we have achieved, and the level of trust we have with the bike and with all the team. To win again on Sunday and finish as close to first place Saturday is the best in order to be able to fight back for victory in the two-day race that remain to be played in France. I have already looking forward that arrives this last Grand Prix of the season to demonstrate one more time our level".

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