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23/05/2011

Victory and podium, a great outcome for Adam in France

The Gas Gas rider and his new TXT Raga showed their best level in Breal-sous-Montfort and he is now second in the World Championship.
Last weekend Adam Raga and the Gas Gas Team showed again his competitiveness getting back to the top of the podium in the 1st of the twoday French Grand Prix. After the not so fortunate German round which took place a week ago, the rider from Ulldecona was determined to short the disadvantage with the only possible strategy: fight for the victory from the very beginning.

On Saturday, after a very close 1st leg in which Raga and Bou ended level on points. The Gas Gas rider pushed hard in the 2nd pass through the sections. This time he got only 22 points, whereas Fajardo got 24 and Bou 27. On Sunday the key was on the 1st pass through the sections. Raga wanted to keep the high pressure that had made him 1st the day before, but his great effort brought several mistakes when riding to the límit for which he was penalised. Thus, the 20 points of Sunday’s 1st lap were too many for recovery on the 2nd pass. By means of a great performance he could finally get in the podium after Bou and Albert Cabestany. With this results, the rider or Gas Gas is now 2nd in the general standing of the World Championship.

Dougie Lampkin, still suffering the effects of the ankle injury he brought from the Scottish, could not take part in the Bréal-sous-Montfort event. Michael Brown was 7th on Saturday and Loris Gubian came up to the 6th place on Sunday. Finally among the juniors, Pol Tarres was 2nd on Saturday and Pere Borrellas achieved the 3rd place in the podium on Sunday.

Àdam Raga

"I’m particularly happy. This weekend we showed that Bou is not unvincible and that with the right pressure he can also be beaten. The truth is that on Saturday it was incredible. Everything turned out just fine. The key was not lowering our guard at any time. On Sunday though things got a bit more complicated. The same pressure we sustained the day before brought us mistakes in the 1st round and I soon got penalised with many points. Nevertheless I’m very satisfied because we gave a great impression and all mistakes were due to extreme double-side situations in which the chances were getting zero or five points. This win encourages us to keep on progressing. We’re on the right track. This was a great debut for the new bike apart from the the 1st Reiger’s win. For all this I wish to thank everyone for their work and support".