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Podiums for TRS’ Adam Raga & Luca Petrella

Podiums for Adam Raga & Luca Petrella at the start of the World Trial Championship 2017

Meteorological instability has played a decisive role in the development of the inaugural race of the World Trial Championship 2017. Although on Saturday the rain appeared once the qualifying were finished. On Sunday, race day, storms and hail greatly complicated the second lap in sections that are already demanding.

In TrialGP Adam Raga started in a comfortable position after completing a good qualifying the day before. During the first lap, with dry ground, he scored a great level and finished in third place, just two marks behind the leader. The second, already with rain, greatly increased the difficulty of the sections, but Raga still managed to match his first partial, totaling a total of 58 marks and climbing a position in the race, signing a brilliant second place after Toni Bou.

In Trial2 was the largest representation of TRS riders. After the first lap Luca Petrella was placed momentarily second. The appearance of the rain here also conditioned the last passage through the sections and increased the scores, but the Italian rider managed to secure the second podium of the day for TRS Motorcycles.
Good start with TRS for Marc Riba, seventh and only six points from the podium. Sondre “Gekko” Haga entered the “top 15” and Sam Obradò was twentieth after a difficult second lap.

In Trial125 the new TRS One 125 was released in the hands of Eric Miquel. The scores were very adjusted between the leading riders and the young spanish rider achieved a meritorious sixth position, overcoming a strong fall and finishing just five points from the podium.

The next race of the World Trial Championship will take place between May 26 and 28 at Motegi (Japan).

 
Adam Raga #67
“It was a good start to the season for us. I felt comfortable riding during the whole race and until the arrival of the rain we were very close to the first place. A series of small mistakes has prevented us from being higher, but the second place is very positive for the championship and shows that we are in a good moment.”
Luca Petrella #204
“I’m very happy to be on the podium since the first race. Obviously the objective is always the victory, although this time we have committed more failures in the second lap through the sections and the third position is positive. I want to thank all my sponsors and the TRS Motorcycles Factory Team for their great professionalism. “
Marc Riba #209 
“It was a race with two big stages. In the first lap with the dry ground, despite some errors, but happy with the performance. In the second lap everything has been complicated, with great successes and also some stupid foot. We are happy to be close to the top riders and the good line of work. In Japan we hope to continue to improve. “
Sam Obradò #222
“It has been a difficult championship start for us. During the first lap we had a good ride, but the weather and small mistakes have delayed us in the second part of the race. I am confident I will be regularly higher from the next race.”
Sondre “Gekko” Haga #223
“Today we had two very different races, the first half of the race and the second. Everything has changed because of the rain. I am very satisfied with my first lap, but in the second I made several mistakes. In addition, my minder has had problems and I have ride alone, without help, during the whole second round. I hope to improve my result in Japan.”
Eric Miquel #301
“Good start with the TRS 125 in the World Championship. The sixth place is positive, although it can be improved, but I remain that our scores have not been far from being able to aspire to the podium and we have a wide margin of improvement for the next races.”
Jordi Tarrés (Team Manager):  
“We are very happy with the result, not only for Raga, who has been at an incredible level and the weather has been a great condition, especially depending on the starting position. Fantastic work in Trial2, where we had four riders and we left with a great podium of Petrella, in addition to a brilliant seventh place of Marc Riba. Well also by Eric Miquel, who despite a strong fall has recovered and has taken the TRS 125 to the sixth position.”
 
 
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