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WCTU.S.A.May 20 - 21, 2006
2006 World Outdoor Trials Championship Round 03, U.S.A.

Lampkin takes second place at US GP and moves into second place in the championship

Dougie Lampkin - Repsol Montesa HRC recorded a pair of second places at the US Grand Prix held at Sequatchie, Tennesse, on his factory Cota 4RT and in doing so moves up to second spot in the overall standings. Lampkin was unable to beat Adam Raga – Gas Gas on either day of the competition, but was satisfied with his results, especially on Sunday after a mystery illness had forced him to his hotel bed early on Saturday night.



Doug Lampkin (GB-Montesa)


Takahisa Fujinami (JPN-Montesa)


In contrast, Takahisa Fujinami - Repsol Montesa HRC was less than happy with his performance having arrived in the USA confident after his win at the last round in Portugal. Fujinami never got to grips with the slippery conditions and posted a disappointing 6 – 5 showing over the two days, which in turn sees him slip to fourth place in the championship.

This was the first time the FIM World trial championship had visited this venue, and whilst lacking in certain facilities the site did offer some fantastic trials terrain. Sections one through to eight were located in a slow flowing river, with large green greasy boulders providing the early challenge to the riders. The second half of the lap was situated on the opposite side of the valley, here slippery bankings and rock faces created the hazards.

Riding the 2006 spec factory Cota 4RT, Lampkin was the only rider to threaten Raga all weekend, as he put the awesome four stroke power to full advantage in both the rocky river and on the steep muddy bankings. Heavy overnight storms meant more changes to the course for Sunday, and it was only a mistake in section eight that gave Raga the advantage over Lampkin after the first lap of day two. Weakened by his illness Lampkin was unable to catch the Gas Gas rider during the latter stages, but managed to preserve an important second place.

Whilst Raga and Lampkin displayed consistency of championship winning potential, the other title contenders failed to shine in the USA. Round one winner Antonio Bou – Beta scored a third and a sixth place, whilst Jeroni Fajardo – Gas Gas went 4 – 3 and Albert Cabestany – Sherco took a fifth and a fourth position, to leave Raga and Lampkin out front in the championship race.



Takahisa Fujinami (JPN-Montesa)


Laia Sanz


Lampkin – 2nd / 2nd :
“ Overall it has been a positive weekend, although l can not afford to lose any more ground to Raga in the championship. They have been two good trials, yesterday I made a mistake early on that took the pressure of Raga, and today I have faded just when I should have been pushing, but that was due to being weak after being sick last night. Once again the new bike has proved itself, as this is the first time we have ridden it in these difficult conditions.”

Fujinami – 6th / 5th :
“ This is a weekend I want to forget very quickly. I started well yesterday, but then suffered a very bad start to the second lap, which cost me many places. Today it has been the opposite, after a bad first lap I managed to recover some positions with a stronger last lap. Now I am looking forward to the next round, my home Grand Prix when I hope I can gain some good results to put me back in the fight for the championship. ”

Laia Sanz - 8th / 7th :
The female member of Repsol Montesa HRC had a mixed weekend in the Junior class. Saturday being a day she will wish to forget, after she received a conduct penalty. She went someway to redeeming herself with a better showing on day two “ After yesterday I was very upset, so I wanted to show a better side of me today. I rode very well in the early sections, but the last part of the course was just too physical for me to record any better result.”


2006 World Outdoor Trials Championship
Round 03, U.S.A.


line
Saturday
1 Adam Raga (E-Gas Gas)
2 Doug Lampkin (GB-Montesa)
3 Toni Bou (E-Beta)
4 Jeroni Fajardo (E-Gas Gas)
5 Albert Cabestany (E-Sherco)
6 Takahisa Fujinami (JPN-Montesa)
7 Marc Freixa (E-Beta)
8 James Dabill (GB-Beta)
9 Shaun Morris (GB-Gas Gas)
10 Tadeusz Blazusiak (POL-Scorpa)



Doug Lampkin (GB-Montesa)
Sunday
1 Adam Raga (E-Gas Gas)
2 Doug Lampkin (GB-Montesa)
3 Jeroni Fajardo (E-Gas Gas)
4 Albert Cabestany (E-Sherco)
5 Takahisa Fujinami (JPN-Montesa)
6 Toni Bou (E-Beta)
7 Marc Freixa (E-Beta)
8 James Dabill (GB-Beta)
9 Shaun Morris (GB-Gas Gas)
10 Tadeusz Blazusiak (POL-Scorpa)
 

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