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Adam Raga and Jorge Casales fighting for the World Championship in Great Britain

25/07/2013
The British round of the Trial World Championship will be held this weekend in Penrith, this is the penultimate round of the championship, with the Gas Gas riders competing for titles.
Penrith (Great Britain) and Isola 2000 (France) are the last two races of the World Trial Championship, and even more important than in the last decade. The Trial to be held in the British town this weekend, July 27th and 28th, will begin to decide the titles. It will be the penultimate hurdle for Gas Gas riders Adam Raga (World Pro) and Jorge Casales (Junior), who have a good chance to fight for the crown.
The British Grand Prix has historically not been good for Adam Raga, who has only won this event on one occasion (2011 in Fort William), but the Ulldecona rider hopes to continue with the positive results this season, and mainly, the high level of riding that has kept him in the fight for victory in all of the GPs held so far this year.

Adam Raga, with four wins, four second places, and a fourth place on the second day of the Japan GP, is ranked second in the overall championship standings, trailing Bou by only two points. In the last decade, this is the smallest difference between the top candidates for the title with only four races to the end of the season.
Santi Navarro, the Gas Gas Trials Team Manager, has said; "this is the moment of truth. This Grand Prix is crucial for all riders. Those who want to claim the title have to win and there is no margin for error. If we follow the trend of this season, with Adam going for the win. This will be the one test, and you have to put pressure. If we win, the opponent is forced to risk everything to win."

Penrith has never hosted the Trial World Championship, but in 2009 and 2012 the nearby town of Carlisle hosted the British Grand Prix. The loop will be very short, 2.5 kilometers, where they will find 12 sections. Riders must ride these arranged sections three times for this event, with a fairly technical sections, with a group of them to challenge the riding of the participants to the highest skill level.

Casales, near to the goal in Junior

For his part, Jorge Casales, the young Galician rider from the Gas Gas School of Champions program, will have a new opportunity to further expand the edge over his rivals. Casales is leading the provisional championship by 13 points over second place. Navarro acknowledges that the promising rider; "has it better than the rest and has some advantage, which, with the regularity of results that he is producing this year, you can cruise with a certain tranquillity".

Provisional Standings
World Pro
1. Toni Bou, 163 points
2. Adam Raga (Gas Gas), 161 points
3. Albert Cabestany, 120 points
4. Takahisa Fujinami, 119 points
5. Jeroni Fajardo, 113 points
7. Matteo Grattarola (Gas Gas), 64 points
8. Loris Gubian (Gas Gas), 51 points
12. Michael Brown (Gas Gas), 38 points
14. Pere Borrellas (Gas Gas), 19 points

Junior
1. Jorge Casales (Gas Gas), 141 points
2. Pol Tarrés, 128 points
3. Jack Sheppard, 125 points
4. Francesc Moret (Gas Gas), 115 points
5. Cédric Tempier, 102 points
12. Kyle Middleton (Gas Gas), 30 points 

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