Following a turbulent time at the head of Team Great Britain, Neil Prince has stepped down ahead of the 2017 Motocross of Nations. The ACU have wasted no time in appointing a replacement, however, as Mark Chamberlain will fill the berth. Mark is currently the team manager at MVR-D Husqvarna.
“Firstly I wish to add my personal thanks to Neil for the amazing job he has done for Team GB," said Steve McCauley (the ACU Chairman) in a statement. "Not only has he fulfilled the role so well but he has consistently delivered year in year out and has been an absolute pleasure for myself and my predecessors to work with.
"Having spoken to Mark at length we are confident that he is the right man to fill Neil's position," he continued. "Mark impressed us with his approach and the fresh ideas he has to possibly take Team GB up another level on the world scene. We will give Mark every support possible in this new and challenging position."
"I'm extremely proud to be the Team GB manager for 2017 and hopefully beyond," Chamberlain said in the same press release. "It's a huge honour and especially being a home event at Matterley. We have a good group of riders to choose from and I hope they all have strong seasons so that the decision on team selection is a tough one! The job starts now and I'll be working hard to make sure the team performance is maximised come October 1st."
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Yamaha Racing