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RAGA READY FOR FORT WILLIAM RETURN

Two times SPEA FIM Trial World Champion Adam Raga – Gas Gas cannot wait to return to Nevis Range, Fort William - Scotland for the sixth round of this year's World series on the 30/31 July. With two rounds of the eight leg tour behind him, Raga finds himself at the sharp end of the standings, only seven points behind leading man Toni Bou – Repsol Montesa.

Last year's event in the Scottish Highlands was declared an overwhelming success by spectators and riders alike, despite this Raga failed to reach the podium on either of the two days – finishing fourth on both occasions. Struggling to find his form on the slippery Scottish boulders the four times indoor champion never really got to grips with the traditional style hazards last year – something which he is determined to correct this July. Tired of riding in the shadow of countryman Bou, Raga is keen to make each round of the series count and is looking to make Scotland his own.

"For sure it is very important for me to get a good result in Scotland, not only because of the championship, but also I want to prove my ability to people – especially after my results there last year. Scotland was not good for me in 2010, however I have come a long way as a rider since then and I am confident I can produce a much better result. Nevis Range is unlike any other round of the championship. The sections are amazing and have a little bit of everything. The Highland views are second to none, it is really a beautiful setting for the trial. This year the event is in July rather than June so hopefully the weather will be nicer as well, which will help me," said Raga.

The Scottish Highlands are not unfamiliar to Raga who, as well as riding last years World championship event, has previously ridden the famous Scottish Six Days Trial, although over ten years ago. Add this to a handful of British championship events, which he rode during his early years in international competition and Adam has a greater idea of what to expect from Scotland than many of the other riders.

"I rode the Scottish Six Days Trial, but it was a long time ago and I am not sure if it will give me a big advantage. I think the biggest difference compared to last year is myself. My riding is much better and Dougie Lampkin has been assisting me with my training, which has been a great help. This year we also have longer in the sections, which I think will help my riding – the zones in Scotland are technical and require maximum concentration so the extra time will be good. The weather in Scotland is very important and can make a big difference to the results, though whatever happens I am very excited to return to Fort William," continued the Gas Gas factory rider.

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