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December 7, 2011

Rayne Team Rider Douglas Dalua WINS IGSA South America!

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Rayne Team Rider Douglas Dalua is well known around the world for his huge push, incredible speed and amazing stoke. Douglas Dalua took to the skies and around the world in 2010 like everyone else, you can see his experience in Zeppelin's 5 part video series Dalua Downhill. For the International Gravity Sports Association's 2011 inaugural South American circuit, Dalua, a native Brasilian, decided to stay in South America to race and took home the Series Championship!

2011 IGSA Circuito Sudamericano de Downhill
May 26-29      Snake Skeleton Downhill              San Luis, Argentina

Oct 15-16       Festival de La Bajada                   Bogotá, Colombia       

Oct 28-30       Hotel Los Portales Tarma             Tarma, Peru

Nov 4-6          Malarrara Pro Teutonia                 Teutonia, Brazil

Nov 11-13      Chacattack                                 Costa Chacabuco, Chile

The South American Series is a heated competition with a number of incredible races and racers, including fellow Rayne Team Riders Danky Dean and Thiago Lessa.

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Dalua had a first place finishe in Argentina and two third place finishes in Peru and Brasil. With a close and controversial finish in Chile, Dalua was eventually called to the podium to take a 2nd place finish and put him over the top for series points, awarding him the title of South American Champion!

From Dalua:

"After almost a week of bad sleeping, thinking everything that happened in Chile, a ridiculous race from the start to the end ending in a very controversial final... after being dislocated and crashing due the unexperience of [another] rider, today IGSA councils have made the final decision and with no exceptions everyone voted to maintain the same decision that was announced in Chile... That was not the way i wished to finish South American Series... downhill need to be won at the hill... Douglas Dalua 2011 South American Champion at the hill."

Dalua is now on his way to South Africa for the final race of the IGSA World Cup season and looking for the points to put him in second for the World Series title. Congrats Dalua! Looking forward to the 2012 South American season and another amazing year of great racing!

Les Robertson

Papa Les has been falling off a skateboard since the invention of roads... problem is he still falls... a lot. Most of the time you'll find him safely behind a desk, holding a camera or driving Tiffany, the rest of the time WATCH OUT!

 

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