The Portuguese town of Gouveia hosted this weekend the fourth round of the Trial World Championship. In the context of demanding climatic conditions and a high difficulty route, the TRS rides managed to qualify in the top five in both the TrialGP and Trial125 categories.
The Grand Prix was complicated for Adam Raga in TrialGP on Saturday after an unfortunate qualifying that forced him to start in the front group, opening the race in areas with an undefined track where it was easy to go from fiasco to zero, and vice versa. In the first round Adam loaded in excess of points his card, but then, in the second step for the zones, he carried out a great comeback that allowed him to reach an optimal fifth final position.
In Trial2 Luca Petrella could not sign with a triumph his great career start after an unfortunate second round, finishing seventh a few points off the podium. Marc Riba, this time in the “top ten”, was ninth in a race from less to more.
In Trial125 Eric Miquel lost a victory that he had in his hand until the eleventh area of the second turn, when facing several errors in areas that he completed with no problems on the first turn. Finally he was fourth, just one point to reach podium.
The next Grand Prix will be held on July 14 and 15 in the French town of Auron.
“Again it has been a complicated weekend for the whole team. In TrialGP Adam suffered the consequences of opening the race after a poor classification, areas of large steps where it was easy to make mistakes. In the second round, fortunately, he improved and at least we saved the fifth position. Bad day again in Trial2, where we did not find the good rhythm of last year. In Trial125 Eric had the victory in his hand, was a pity what happened on the second round. “
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“I am disappointed with the result of this race, it is not the result we expected, much less. In the first round I made more mistakes than forecasted, although being very close to overcome each of these areas. We have to keep working hard to return to the top positions in the next races. “