Caleb Ward: Won’t racing this year or know if he’ll race professionally again
Young Aussie, Caleb Ward came close to winning the Australian MX2 National Motocross Championship in 2016 after finishing second in the series. For 2017, Ward signed a deal to race the MX2 World Championship with 8Biano Racing. However, after a few injuries and issues, Ward went back to Australia after a few months.
The past few years Ward had been racing in the MX1 Australian National Championship and is still relatively young at 23 years old. Ward has announced he’s got himself a normal job and won’t race this year and maybe won’t ever race as a professional again.
“Did some laps today for the first time since I raced Taupo over 2 months ago, life’s been a lot different working a normal job for the first time in my life and not training or riding and today just going for a ride to have some fun instead of trying to push myself to get better for a race… I haven’t posted much or said much about my plans and that’s because I don’t really know what I’m doing other than having some time away from racing to try figure my life out a little. So, at this stage I won’t be racing this year or know if I will professionally again. I’m just gonna go with the flow and have some fun riding when I can and maybe do some cool events with @rileyward_15 at some stage in the future and see what happens, you never know”, Ward stated on social media.
Ward is still keen on the sport and will ride for fun when he can and help coaching young riders in order to help them progress anyway he can.
“I still want to ride and I’m very keen to do some coaching and help other riders where I can and be involved with bikes because it’s all I’ve ever known and been my life since I was about 3 (laughs). I’m very thankful for everyone that’s supported me over the years and allowed me to live my dream and race mx. It’s something I’ll forever be grateful for and I will never be able to thank my family enough for all the sacrifices they’ve made to help me make my dreams a reality! I’ve met some great people who will be friends for life and racing has taken me to some amazing places around the world and taught me so much! I still love riding and racing but I’ve had a rough few years with making a few bad decisions and injuries which have taken a toll, but you take the good with the bad and I’ve been lucky enough to have some really great times and achieved a lot more than I ever expected when I was little fella dreaming of being a professional mx racer. So thanks everybody and maybe I’ll rock up at a National or an off road race in the future and see you there”, added Ward.