Injury hinders Jaywade’s EMX125 debut!
Before heading to Valkenswaard training had been extremely successful Eddie was more than happy with his pace he felt confident to challenge the front runners. Training in deep sand with heavy rainfall was a perfect combination for the run up to the first EMX round, but a fall on the Sunday less than 2 weeks before resulted in a broken collarbone, a bitter blow for him and his hard work put in throughout the winter. Flying to the UK for treatment helped and Eddie felt strong enough to attempt to ride, so we headed to Holland.
With freezing conditions snow, ice and winds with a chill factor of -14 was not going to be
an easy task for riders 100% fit. Knowing it was going to be a hard challenge he met it head on and was not fazed by the heavy going, if not carrying the injury he would have revelled in the tricky conditions.
Qualifying was split into two groups Eddie being in group 1, in the 15 mins of free practice
he was one of the only few attempting to big jumps. By the time qualifying started it
showed he was now feeling the injury and not comfortable on the bike, not being able to
attack the track as he normally would showed in the results. He decided to call it a day,
the return was too soon but the experience he gained from the weekend for the next round
was worth it, and although in his group he didn’t qualify his times would have seen him
12th in the second group. either way he wouldn’t have carried on opting to sit out and
watch his rivals battle it out, but frustrated knowing he could have been a part of it.
The courage he demonstrated to actually ride shows the determination he has for
someone so young. His physical training will continue to hopefully be ready for Italy.
Press Release: Jezyk Racing Team