Last weekend's Spanish Trial GP saw thirty year old Adam Raga - Gas Gas reach the milestone of having competed in a total of 200 FIM Trial World Championship events. Raga made his debut in the series as baby-faced sixteen year back in 1998. His impact was immediate with Adam scoring his first World Championship point for his fifteenth place finish on that historic day in France.
Two years later, again at the French Grand Prix, Raga earned his first ever FIM Trial World Championship podium at the age of eighteen. His rise through the ranks continued at pace when he claimed his maiden-GP win in America the following season. However Adam's real period of dominance was during 2005 and 2006 when he claim back to back FIM Trial World Championships to put his name alongside the other Trial greats.
Since 2007 Raga has been Toni Bou's - Repsol Montesa main challenger outdoors and whilst he has not been able to topple his younger compatriot in more recent seasons, he has still maintained his position in the rankings with five runners up spots over the last five years.
FIM Director of Trial - Dave Willoughby was on hand to present Adam with his FIM award to celebrate his achievement of reaching 200 Trial GP starts.