Bintcliffe signs with Hitachi KTM!
Jack Bintcliffe has inked a deal with the Hitachi KTM UK squad for the approaching season. After challenging for the EMX150 title in 2015 the Brit made the step up to the British MX2 class but that is a big jump.
For 2017 he will compete in the EMX125 championship and with Emil Weckman also competing in that series they will be able to continue their rivalry. Bintcliffe is a rider with a lot of potential and can challenge for some top ten results in a class with lots of talent.
Jack will also compete in the British MXY2 series and the Junior World Championship in 2017. This should be another British rider that fans can get excited about in the future.
We caught up with Jack and this is what he had to say about the move:
“After a very successful year with Honda UK and Dave Thorpe on the Honda 150, I naturally wanted to stay with Honda and I tried to move straight up to the 250, potentially missing out on two years on a 125, as Honda don’t make a 125 anymore.
“I did have some good races in the British Maxxis Championship and at the Hawkstone International, I showed good speed and good mental fitness.
“My manager, Jamie Dobb and Max (Anstie) who has been helping me, suggested because of the combination of my experience, age and size I should really do a year on a 125 before moving back on a 250 in 2018.
“Jamie got me a ride in the Hitachi KTM UK team as their only 125 rider.This is a great opportunity and experience to be involved in a factory team under the awning at the MXGP’s and British Maxxis Championship, to prove again what I am capable of. I’m also looking forward to working with my team mates.
“I have had some training on the 125 already and I absolutely love it and can’t wait to race it this year. I have also moved permanently to Holland and the training out here is amazing. I have some top people to train with out here and I feel I am in a really strong position for this year”.