Press release issued by TRS Motorcycles UK:
TRIAL GP OF GREAT BRITAIN, TONG. 16th AND 17th JULY 2016
The seventh round of the FIM Trial World Championship took place in Tong, Great Britain. It was a complicated two day race, with much forest and low grip sections. Adam Raga was uncomfortable throughout the weekend but he was able to overcome and mark a third and second place respectively. With this result the TRS rider has mathematically achieved second place in the World Championship as he is now forty-nine points ahead of his closest opponent, Takahisa Fujinami. In fact, although it is complicated, Raga still has options to win the title in the last event to be held in Italy on the 3rd and 4th of September.
Rebekah Cook had an outstanding race with two epic second places in the Women Class, just behind Emma Bristow. The TRS British rider has marked another epic podium, this time at home.
Meanwhile, Luca Petrella in TRIAL2 continues his learning achieving a sixth and fifth places in Tong. A good weekend of training for the Italian National Championship where he is fighting for the title.
Adam Raga: “This weekend has been complicated and I didn’t find the good feeling with the track. The important thing for us is that we have already secured second place in the championship. Now I need to rest one month, and return with all the energy for fighting for the victory in Italy”.
Jordi Tarrés: “We are maintaining a high level in each race and this is the most important thing. Now we have the second place in the championship, an awesome result for our brand in the first year of racing. I want to emphasize the great performance of our rider Becky Cook who gave as a new podium for TRS, this time in the Women Class”.
RESULTS TRIAL GP GREAT BRITAIN, TONG, 7TH ROUND
1. Toni Bou Honda/Montesa) – 4 pts.
2. James Dabill (Vertigo) – 35 pts
3. Adam Raga (TRS) – 42 pts
1. Toni Bou (Honda/Montesa) – 20 pts
2. Adam Raga (TRS) – 40 pts
3. Albert Cabestany (Sherco) – 54 pts
STANDINGS TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Toni Bou (Honda/Montesa) – 249 pts
2. Adam Raga (TRS) – 218 pts
3. Takahisa Fujinami (Honda/Montesa) -169 pts
Pictures: John Hulme