2012 Spanish Championship Round 3

The third round of the Spanish Championship was held on Sunday 15th April in Lozoyuela (Madrid) where a rejuvenated Adam Raga bounced back after the events of the previous round of the competition in Ibiza to not only take the win, but also finish with a perfect score of zero points.

Despite the difficult weather conditions at the start of the event, with intense cold, rain and even some snow, the Gas Gas rider used the conditions to open the way for him to ride his own race and follow his own pace through the sections. The strategy was perfect for Adam, because he managed to complete the two laps and rode each section without any penalties which lifted him to victory above Toni Bou, who scored a point, and Takahisa Fujinami, who scored ten.

The round of Madrid also saw good performances from the other two Gas Gas riders in the highest category (TR1), Pere Borrellas and Jorge Casals, who finished seventh and eighth respectively. Laia Sanz, who returned to TR2 after overcoming a knee injury early in the season, despite her victory last week in the European Women’s Championship, suffered from physical problems and could only finish in ninth.

The Spanish Championship will hold its fourth meeting on May 13th in Sigüenza (Guadalajara), although the official Gas Gas team will return to activities on the 28th and 29th of April at the start of the World Championship in La Bresse (France).

Adam Raga “This was not an easy race. The cold was incredible, but everything went well and I am very happy. I wanted to be out first to try to follow my own strategy and my own pace, and the truth is that I did do okay. I rode without pressure and in a couple of hours I managed to finish the race. It was not an extremely difficult Trial, but it was not easy. Some areas were quite complicated and lengthy, so that in this respect I think it was a correct race. I am very pleased with the victory and it shows that we are ready to fight at a high level, but we need to be a bit more regular and will work in this direction to keep improving”.