Why Toni Bou vs Adam Raga duel is more contested than ever?

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Why Toni Bou vs Adam Raga duel is more contested than ever?

The pressure of the Palau Sant Jordi and 10,000 people, the highest level of Raga with his new TRS not lead the world in spite of being used to it, a new course designed by Bernard Estrepeau (7 truly infernal regions) that should level things or the possible lack of hunger for conquering and 9 World. This could have prevented Toni Bou was proclaimed champion in Barcelona for the tenth time consecutive eighth in the 39th Solo Moto Trial Indoor. He not only took the win but also banged on the table equaling Adam Raga, who was second in the lead of the World Championship.


Toni Bou was the only one of the eight drivers who exceeded the seven qualifying areas without a single error; Adam Raga, however, took up seven penalty points going into the final as second. 9 times world champion began marking a level that rivals could not at any time exceed either the knockout stage (speed zone + 6 zones) or the end (+ 7 speed zone areas). Behind him have passed to the second round three of the other four Spaniards in contention: Adam Raga, Albert Cabestany and Jeroni Fajardo. ). Raga, winner of the opening round held in Sheffield, England, now a month ago, it was the second best in this first contact with the sections to penalize 7 points. One less than ‘Cabes’ third in this round. The fourth place went to Girona Jeroni Fajardo (Vertigo Team), with twelve. The Japanese Takahisa Fujinami, loved and acclaimed as always by fans Palau, failed to classify the final by just one point. I had to settle for fifth.


And Jaime Busto, co-Bou, in his second appearance at the Palau Sant Jordi (debuted in the World X-Trial precisely the Palau a year ago), was ranked in eighth place with a total of 22 points.


In the final playoff, Fajardo and Cabestany were left out of the struggle for the victory because of initial failures. A fall in the fifth zone Bou travel seemed to balance the fight with Raga. There were two areas and only four points apart, but both exceeded the sixth zone with three penalty points. Bou had to wait until the last step of the Wall, the last section, to certify his umpteenth victory in Barcelona. Is your score in the final? Ten points: the fiasco mentioned, a point on the anterior a 2 + 1 in section 6 and 7 last point.


Six of the eight drivers took part in the expected ‘Competition Braktec of stoppies’, which sought to crown the driver to stay longer with the rear wheel off the ground with the bike and always moving forward. All completed until Adam Raga is left reaching the end of travel. Best impossible. When seemed unbeatable, he reached Bou, motivated as ever, and tied to Raga. The contest was decided in a playoff to win narrowly Bou. After testing, Toni Bou told to Braktec that “Raga me has become very difficult, but I managed to win the tie and I’m very happy about it.” Star Trophy Trial received Braktec hand Juan Ceprian, technical director of Braktec, and Carlos Juan, manager of J.Juan. Braktec director said “I was amazed how strongly the pilots competed in the contest, we note that they never want to lose,” and was satisfied saying “Competition was a success and the audience did not want to miss a detail”.

The next test in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, on 19 March. Plus? Insurance. Best? Difficult. We will explain it in detail, as always.

Classification Barcelona

1. Toni Bou (Montesa-HRC), 10 (0) points.
2. Adam Raga (TRS), 14 (7) points.
3. Albert Cabestany (Sherco), 19 (8) points.
4. Jeroni Fajardo (Vertigo), 27 (12) points.

5. Takahisa Fujinami (Montesa-HRC), 13 points.
6. Alexandre Ferrer (Sherco) 16 points.
7. Eddie Karlsson (Montesa) 20 points.
8. Jaime Busto (Montesa-HRC), 22 points.

X-Trial World 2016

1. Toni Bou (Montesa-HRC), 35 points.
2. Adam Raga (TRS), 35 points.
3. Albert Cabestany (Sherco) 24 points.
4. Jeroni Fajardo (Vertigo), 18 points.
5. Takahisa Fujinami (Montesa-HRC), 12 points.
6. Alexandre Ferrer (Sherco), 8 points.
7. Eddie Karlsson (Montesa), 3 points.
8. James Dabill (Vertigo), 2 points.
9. Jaime Busto (Montesa-HRC), 1 point.

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