Up and down weekend for Chambers as Dixon confirms Cole heads to Germany

It was a great start to the weekend as Jack Chambers gelled with the Latvian track of Kegums, bringing home his best qualifying position so far of 9th. With things looking set up for a solid weekend of racing, a crash in the second lap left Chambers battered and bruised – forcing him to retire from race one. Jack managed to put in a solid effort and return for the second race and secure some valuable points in 14th to advance one position in the standings to 18th.

Steve Dixon – Manager

“Qualifying went well, he was running a good pace and got his best finish yet with a 9th. We were looking forward to seeing how he would get on in the main race as he was gelling with the track quite well. Unfortunately, early on in race one he hit a soft spot and the back wheel slipped to the side into a berm causing a rough crash which left him pretty battered and bruised, so he wasn’t able to finish that race. We sat down after the race and discussed if he was able to do the second one, I think previously he probably might have left it but with a little push, it was good to see this side of him dig deep and go out there to get some more experience and a few points, finishing in 14th. It’s this sort of thing that builds you as a GP rider at this level. While the results aren’t there yet. everything is building for next year. I’m happy with what I’m seeing in him.

He had a cool Scorpion painted helmet by Adrian Rope who used to do helmet painting back in the 90’s and is now doing it as a hobby alongside his work creating the graphic boards for the like of us and the Red Bull Formula 1 Team. When we head to Germany we will be taking Charlie Cole, a local rider who is riding for Kawasaki UK, and a local shop called Blades in Winchester. He’s been getting great results in domestic championship races, so it’s good for Kawasaki to reward him with a few GP races in our team to see what’s capable of as a non-full-time rider – as he is a full-time electrician.”

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Jack Chambers – MX2

“It was an up and down weekend in Latvia, starting it off with 9th in qualifying race – but Sunday didn’t go as expected. During lap 2 of the first race, I had a big fall while taking a hit to the head and side ending that race, and the day prematurely. 20 minutes prior to race 2 I decided to get dressed and do what I could with the pain I was in. It’s not what we want to come away with, 14th in muddy conditions – but with the injuries sustained we will take it and keep building each weekend.”. 

Words: Press Release

Image: Ray Archer