In an exciting development for the trials and enduro world, Sherco Racing Factory Trial team has officially announced the addition of renowned trials rider Adam Raga to their roster for the upcoming 2024 season.
Adam Raga, a veteran in the trials world, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, citing a long-standing relationship with Sherco head honcho Marc Teissier, and a shared passion for developing and improving motorcycles. Raga highlighted the trust placed in him by Teissier and emphasized the motivation within Sherco to compete against larger companies with a heartful approach.
“I wanted to work with the brand. For me, it is a very interesting project to find areas of development to improve and develop motorcycles,” said Raga.
Discussing his motivations for joining Sherco, Raga acknowledged the trust and recognition of his skills by Marc Teissier. He praised Sherco’s commitment to building efficient motorcycles and their genuine passion for the sport. Raga emphasized the goal of making Sherco the manufacturer of the best trials bike globally.
“I saw that Marc placed a lot of trust in me and that he recognized my skills, that is important for me,” Raga said. “He knows I can do a good job on the bike and have good results. Sherco is a company where you feel the passion and motivation, motivation to develop efficient motorcycles. But they also want to win against much larger companies and I like that. They do things with the heart, with a lot of motivation, it corresponds to what I believe and feel. The bike is brand new, it’s the one that was launched last year, and we will continue to improve it. The goal is to make the best trials bike in the world.”
As for his program, Raga outlined his participation in the world indoor trials championship, Xtrial, and the TrialGP world championship. He expressed positive feelings about the new bike and shared his commitment to extensive training to achieve top results.
On the other hand, Marc Teissier, head of Sherco, expressed his delight at welcoming a trials legend like Adam Raga to the blue brand. Teissier shared insights into Raga’s decision to join Sherco, stating that Raga, after ending his collaboration with TRS, contacted him expressing his interest in Sherco and the desire to continue riding.
Teissier underlined the exceptional year in terms of results for Sherco, including multiple championship wins in various categories. Regarding expectations and ambitions, Teissier mentioned their agreement for Raga to play a crucial role in developing the bike for the world championship. He expressed confidence in Raga’s extensive experience in development and outlined future roles for Raga as a rider, coach, and manager in Sherco’s trials division.
“It was Adam who contacted me saying that he was stopping his collaboration with TRS, we have known each other for a very long time. I asked him to come see me, to visit SHERCO and that we would talk. He told me he still wanted to ride, and he liked the bike,” Teissier explained.
“He saw the parts up close, the engine for example which is 1.7kg lighter than the lightest one that existed before our introduction. I told him that we still had work to fine-tune the bike for the GP trials category.
For the rest, the bike has proven itself by winning several championships:” Teissier concluded.
With this exciting collaboration, the Sherco Racing Factory Trial team is gearing up for a promising 2024 season with Adam Raga at the forefront of their efforts.