TRS achieves podiums in all categories at tough Japan TrialGP

The Japan GP is always special. The environment, the public, the sections and the geography of the terrain make this race an important event, where besides, unlike the races in Europe, 40 points are distributed on the same weekend.

Friday was the qualifying session, where both Adam Raga and Marc Riba had problems. For that reason they had to leave in the group of ahead, beginning the race both days without hardly observing of its rivals.

This detail was decisive for the development of the first day of the race. The rain fell on the previous day complicated the sections and modified the references that had the pilots in the first revision of the sections. Raga, who was ahead, found some sections more broken than their rivals. The fifth position of this first day was not the expected place, but the result, to only three points of the podium, did leave a good image effort of Adam Raga and all the equipment.

On the second day of the race, with the dry terrain, race conditions were much better for the first group of riders. Raga was disputing the victory to Bou to the last section thanks to a brilliant second passage through the sections, being finally to only two points of the winner.

In Trial2 our best classified on saturday was Luca Petrella, while Riba managed to enter into the “top 15”, followed by Obradò and Haga was twentieth.

Everything got better on sunday. Riba, like Raga, was in front with easier terrain and his spectacular second lap was worth to get his first podium in the category at the controls of the TRRS RR 250. Petrella was eleventh and Haga, improving, thirtieth. Obradò was nineteenth, signing a spectacular second pass through the sections.

Great news on Trial125. Eric Miquel, debutant this season in the world championship, obtained a double podium for the TRRS One 125, a motorcycle that just released in competition and will soon be available in the dealerships.

The next race of the World Championship will be on June 18 in Andorra.


Photos – John Hulme

Adam Raga #67
“Very happy with how things have gone this second day, especially after the disappointment of yesterday, since going out in front of the sections changed a lot with respect to those who came behind. Today I was able to fly much better, doing well sections that marked the difference and great sensations. I also want to congratulate the rest of the team for their great work and results.”
Luca Petrella #204 
“It’s been a good weekend overall, better saturday than sunday. I could have improved my results, but the controls have been very strict with the nonstop, so good sections for me, well resolved, have become 5 points, so I have weighed in on the final result. We keep working.”
Marc Riba #209 
“Of course I’m very happy about how the second day of competition has gone. In the first lap i have made mistakes, but luckily I have managed to overcome and make a great second pass through the sections that allowed me to reach my first podium in the World Championship. I am very happy about it and thank the whole team for their work.”
Sam Obradò #222 
“We have not achieved the result we were hoping for for the Japan GP, we have the ability to continue to improve and be higher in the next races. I hope we can have a good race in Andorra and change the trend. “
Sondre “Gekko” Haga #223
“I’m not satisfied with how things have gone for me this weekend. Saturday was quite bad and today I am left with the good feelings of the second lap, which is the pace and the records that I have to keep regularly to reach the expected result. “
Eric Miquel #301
“The race was very complicated, with little traction and a lot of mud, this has caused me some mistakes that, however, we have been able to compensate and achieve the podium in both days. I’m happy because I think this result is very improved and we have motorcycle, team and ability to be winning races this year. “
Jordi Tarrés (Team Manager):  
“I’m very happy. For the second time, in our second year of life, we are represented in all categories. In 125 with a single rider we have achieved two podiums. The same in Trial2, where we have more riders with ability to be up. In TrialGP Adam has a very good season and the second place today has known victory. Highlight the work of the team, we are very united, with good vibes and we are the envy of the whole paddock.”
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