Motocross

NERVES OF steel

NERVES OF steel

Sure, skill, sacrifice and a bunch of other stuff beginning with s (okay, off the top of my head I can only think of stamina and spirit) all come into it but without the big match temperament the chances are you’ll crumple like a crisp Sure, skill, sacrifice and a bunch of other stuff beginning with s (okay, off the top of my head I can only think of stamina and spirit) all come into it but without the big match temperament the chances are you’ll crumple like a crisp packet at the first sign of pressure.
I went to Hawkstone at the end of July for the world trial and watched Dougie Lampkin show everyone exactly who’s boss. The sections were super-tough and Dougie was back in third after the first lap before mounting the kind of come-from behind charge that’s the stuff of legends.
With the added pressure of thousands of home fans urging him on he posted a second lap a full 10 marks better than reigning champ Fujinami to record a victory that looked impossible just 15 sections earlier.
Okay, so we’re not going to get a world MX1 or MX2 title this year but what Doug showed are exactly the same qualities our home-grown talent need to demonstrate on the Isle of Wight at the end of the month – and the sort of mental toughness that Gordon Crockard will be looking for at Desertmartin on September 17 at the Grand Prix of Ireland.
You can do it gentlemen!

Sean