I read this on EBB’s website and for those you not in the know, confused etc this is a great piece about the recent announcement.
As most of you may have probably now heard, I am now riding for HM Plant Red Bull KTM for 2012 and there has been a bit of controversy about how this came about between myself and my 2011 team – Pulse Racing DB Honda.
My goal since I have been back racing in the UK has always been to eventually return to competing in the Grand Prix’s in order to get to the highest level obtainable. I have now received a chance to do just that with the opportunity to race the GP’s but unfortunately it was a last minute deal and prior to this I had been offered a ride from DB Racing to continue in the UK. After a lot of agonising and discussions with my legal advisors in order that the situation was addressed professionally I made the decision that was to enhance my motocross career and was a once in a life time decision.
I found making this decision so hard, one of the hardest decisions I have had to make yet, as I hate letting people down or upsetting people but I just simply could not let the opportunity go to do a whole season of Grand Prix races with the chance to finish in a good position. I have only got 2 years left in the MX2 class so I just had to get back there!
I’ve now had two solid years in the British championships finishing 4th last year (2010) in the Maxxis and 2nd in red bull, and obtaining 2nd overall in the Maxxis this year (2011) and of course winning the Red Bull which I am very pleased with. I would never have been able to of achieved this without the help of DB Racing. Throughout the last two seasons Dave and Vicki from DB have been absolutely amazing and have been a constant help and support and I will never be able to thank them enough for the work and love they put into motocross and their race team. I have had amazing bikes and everything I’ve needed to do the job properly and have had a lot of fun with everyone in the team. The decision to move away from racing with DB in the UK was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make and to leave DB felt very bad but at the end of the day I have to do what I believe in the long run will be best for me – you only have one shot at life and you have to give it everything you’ve got and sometimes take chances.!
I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped me over the last few years – everyone who has been involved with DB Racing, Dave and Vicki, Honda, Steve Payne from multi-tek , Steve Fry, my dad and my family and just everyone who has helped me reach my goal .
I wish DB Honda all the best for the future and thank them very much
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