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Adam Raga rules on day two at Andorran TrialGP

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Adam Raga went one better on day two of the Andorran TrialGP to take the win and gain a few points on Toni Bou in the championship race. Photo: TrialsGP
Adam Raga went one better on day two of the Andorran TrialGP to take the win and gain a few points on Toni Bou in the championship race. Photo: TrialsGP

Adam Raga was in control today and took his first win of the season as the 2021 Hertz FIM Trial World Championship passed the halfway mark on day two of the Andorran TrialGP.

Conditions were even hotter than Saturday but Raga – world champion back in 2005 and 2006 – kept his cool to overhaul his fellow Spaniard Jaime Busto who held a clear four-mark lead after the first lap.

Reigning champion Toni Bou couldn’t replicate his winning form from the previous day although he still ended the event on the podium as the premier TrialGP class top-three distanced themselves from the rest of the field.

Conditions were hot, dry, and dusty today in the Pyrenees with three distinct groups of sections based around the town of Sant Julià again divided between a steep hill littered with loose rocks, huge boulders set into near-vertical woodlands and a deep, treacherous riverbed.

Busto set the pace from the get-go and the 23-year-old was the only rider unpenalised following the opening two sections as he carved out a first-lap total of six that put him four ahead of Raga and six clear of Bou. He couldn’t, however, sustain his form and his lap-two total of 13 wasn’t enough to take a second career win after Raga dropped his second-lap score to just eight.

Jaime Busto finished second and now sits fourth in the championship standings.
Jaime Busto finished second and now sits fourth in the championship standings.

“I’m very happy because yesterday I deserved the victory,” said Raga. “Today I was very strong but so were some of the other riders and everything was very tight until the last moment.”

Bou brought it home with a total of 23 to suffer just his second defeat of the season but the Andorra resident still holds a commanding lead at the top of the table as he bids to claim his 15th title in a row.

“This weekend was really complicated,” Bou said. “Finishing first and third is a great result, considering that we struggled so much. Despite all the problems, the team has worked hard and I am very grateful for that. Now we just have to work to recover the good feelings on the bike and be in the fight for the win in France next week.”

Miquel Gelabert made it a Spanish 1-2-3-4 but, along with fifth-placed Matteo Grattarola from Italy, he was a long way off the podium pace.

The 2021 Hertz FIM Trial World Championship continues this coming weekend with the second French TrialGP of the season at Cahors.

Toni Bou finished the fifth round of the TrialGP World Championship in Andorra on the third step of the podium, yet retains the overall championship lead.
Toni Bou finished the fifth round of the TrialGP World Championship in Andorra on the third step of the podium, yet retains the overall championship lead.

Results TrialGP Andorra Day 2

Pos.RiderNumNationL1L2L3T3ChampTeamConstructorPoints
1RAGA Adam68SPA108020TRRS Factory TeamTRRS18
2BUSTO Jaime69SPA613017Vertigo Factory TeamVertigo19
3BOU Toni1SPA1211015Repsol Honda TeamMontesa23
4GELABERT Miquel56SPA1715013Gas GasGas Gas32
5GRATTAROLA Matteo88ITA1724011Beta Factory RacingBeta41
6MARCELLI Gabriel38SPA1726010Montesa FactoryMontesa43
7FAJARDO Jeroni5SPA262809Sherco Factory TeamSherco54
8FUJINAMI Takahisa7JPN253008Repsol Honda TeamMontesa55
9BINCAZ Benoit73FRA293007Beta Factory RacingBeta59
10CASALES Jorge33SPA352906Gas Gas Factory TeamGas Gas64

Rider Standings

Pos.RiderNumNationPointsTeamConstructor
1BOU Toni1SPA92Repsol Honda TeamMontesa
2RAGA Adam68SPA84TRRS Factory TeamTRRS
3GRATTAROLA Matteo88ITA69Beta Factory RacingBeta
4BUSTO Jaime69SPA60Vertigo Factory TeamVertigo
5FUJINAMI Takahisa7JPN58Repsol Honda TeamMontesa
6GELABERT Miquel56SPA53Gas GasGas Gas
7FAJARDO Jeroni5SPA49Sherco Factory TeamSherco
8MARCELLI Gabriel38SPA45Montesa FactoryMontesa
9CASALES Jorge33SPA25Gas Gas Factory TeamGas Gas
10PEACE Dan10GBR20Sherco Factory TeamSherco
11BINCAZ Benoit73FRA13Beta Factory RacingBeta
12COLAIRO  Téo13FRA5BetaBeta

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