Jack Chambers on his second MX2 GP at Arco di Trento
A tough weekend for newcomer Jack Chambers, as the unique and demanding track of Pietramurata is unlike the norm in America. Still, determined and unfazed Chambers showed promising speed throughout the weekend. A first turn crash in moto one would require the American to try and make his way through the pack, and while reaching 18th near the end of the race, a rock jammed in the sprocket would prematurely end that race.
Moto two looked more promising; but having just moved into 12th position a fall would again force Chambers into the pits to straighten out the bike, losing enough time to deny him any points once rejoining. A small gap in the calendar will allow the team so get some much neccesary training with Jack before heading to Portugal next weekend.
Steve Dixon – Manager
“After a good showing last week at his first GP, we had a practice day midweek before coming here to Trentino, a unique track, with a target of getting some more points. An eventful few races, a crash at the start of race one saw Chambers slice through the pack, and a few laps from the end a stone got caught in the chain. Eventually freeing the stone the race was unfortunately finished. A good start on the Cosworth KX250 in race two, things were going well but a crash resulted in a pit to straighten the bike, a few laps chasing the leaders but was obviously well off the points. Although we had no points to show for it, the speed and determination were there. It’s difficult to get experience on these unique tracks straight away.”
Jack Chambers – MX2
“It was a tough weekend for me on unfamiliar surfaces in Trentino. I was trying to find speed everywhere I could all weekend searching for smooth lines; when most know where to go from the first lap. Moto 1 I moved forward from a first-turn crash to about 18th with 3 laps to go and unfortunately got a rock jammed in my front sprocket ending my race early. Came out Moto 2 with a top 20 start moving into 12th position close to the midpoint of the race with some good battles, but ended up taking a fall which put me out of points with a mangled bike. I’ve enjoyed the experience from my first 2 rounds but looking forward to getting some good testing these next 2 weeks before Portugal!”
Words: Press Release
Image: Ray Archer