Dave Thorpe signs Josh Gilbert!
Dave Thorpe has signed young prospect, Josh Gilbert for the 2017 season. Josh will be part of the Dave Thorpe Honda Offroad team and focus on the British MX2 Championship.
Last year, Thorpe had Lewis Trickett as Barr’s team mate but has decided to go with a young rider with plenty of potential for the year ahead. As well as competing in the British Championship, Gilbert will also spend a lot of his pre season out in Italy riding with Barr and Irwin. He will also contest in the three Italian International pre season races which will be a great experience for him and help prepare for the season.
Gilbert makes the switch from Husqvarna back to the Honda for the year ahead and it should be a good move. He will be hoping for good results in the British Championship and he also plans to contest in some EMX250 races.