UK motocross fans present at the last ACU Maxxis British Championship round at Milton Park will have witnessed the last outing for Steve Ramon on a Buildbase Honda.
The team and particularly Steve`s mechanic Will Irvine have worked hard with Ramon since last winter but the two-time Belgian World Champion has not managed to get to grips with our domestic motocross championships, a situation reflected in his results.
Though presently eighth in the UK Maxxis ACU Championship and grabbing a creditable fifth place at the flag in the opening race on Sunday, both Steve and Buildbase team boss Dave Thorpe were hoping the two-man MX1 team of Ramon and Aubin would be battling for top honours here in the UK, but sadly, these results did not materialise.
In the past few days, by mutual agreement, an amicable separation has been agreed and Buildbase Honda wish Steve every success in the future.
Dave Thorpe – “I have the greatest respect for Steve Ramon as a rider and racer. His professionalism is, as one would expect from a rider who has achieved the very highest accolade in motocross. Asking Steve to compete on a new bike, in a new team, in a new country after a lengthy break from competition was always going to be tough. We all tried and all gave 100% but, now at the halfway stage of the season, we must jointly make this disappointing decision. I wish Steve the very best for the future”.
Buildbase Honda will continue with a one-rider team, fielding Nico Aubin, until a suitable replacement can be found.
Picture By Dave Rich