2012 FIM Trial World Championship Round 2

The area of Mount Tarrengower, in the town of Maldon (Victoria, Australia) welcomed this weekend's first edition of the Trial GP of Australia and the debut of the World Championship for this specialty in the South Pacific.

Saturday was marked by the appearance of rain resulting in very complicated and slippery sections, which did not favor the Gas Gas riders. Adam Raga collected points very early on, but managed to improve little by little and turn the situation masterfully in the second lap, achieving a score almost half of the first, and a well deserved second place finish. Toni Bou took the first step of the podium with 24 points, compared to Adam’s 54 and 65 for Albert Cabestany. Moreover, Loris Gubian also failed to shine and finished eighth, while Michael Brown finished tenth.

The second day of the race resulted in a bittersweet taste for Raga. The Gas Gas rider again saw a complicated race start which prevented him from fighting for victory and, on this occasion, missed out on a podium position. As in the previous day Adam found his form in the final lap and, after scoring 30 points in his opening lap, this time dropped only 3,finishing fourth with the podium positions being occupied by Bou, Fajardo and Fujinami.

Regarding Gubian, he finished ninth and was beaten by the young Italian Matteo Grattarola, while Michael Brown finished 11th, Pere Borrellas was 12th and Alex Wigg 13th.