Team Fork-Rent Suzuki had to contend with blistering heat this past weekend at the Italian Motocross Grand Prix in Faenza. Temperatures were somewhere in the 90’s which both British riders haven’t come across in the UK so far this year.
That didn’t stop them from putting in 100% effort in their qualifying races on the Saturday with Jason and Jake putting a solid performance in eighth and tenth position.
In moto one Jake Nicholls started well but collided with another rider going up the start straight, this put Jake back to the rear of the field.
After putting in some good lap times Jake finally got back to twenty third position at the end of the race.
Jason didn’t get a great start in moto one but by the end of the first lap he was flying in ninth, a few laps later Dougie was settling down to a comfortable pace and managed to fight his way to eighth but was just pipped on the line by another rider and finished ninth – first British rider home.
Race two both riders found themselves mid pack on the first lap, Jake made a mistake and crashed due to a lot of water on the surface of the track, Jake was plastered in mud but fought back to twenty second on the chequered flag.
Jason had the same fate in store as in the first race, with one lap to go in moto two Jason was in sixteenth but was again passed on the final lap to finish seventeenth.
Team Manager -- Mark Chamberlain
“Its been a pretty good weekend, conditions reached 46 degrees which was tough on the bikes and riders, both Jason, Jake and the bikes performed well.
Jason has now moved into eighteenth in the World championship after a slow start to the year.
Hopefully Jason can continue to move forward and improve on his position in the world standings.
Jake has learnt a lot this weekend and to qualify at an Italian GP is never easy”
Grand Prix of Czech Republic at Loket -- July 29th 2007
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