Motocross

Straight talker!

Straight talker!

AFTER A month’s holiday I’m back! Yep, just when you all thought you’d finally got rid of Fast Eddy he pops back up again! And I’ve got some interesting stuff for this month’s column. AFTER A month’s holiday I’m back! Yep, just when you all thought you’d finally got rid of Fast Eddy he pops back up again! And I’ve got some interesting stuff for this month’s column. Anyway first things first, let’s talk racing!
The last WEC was held in Sweden and although it’s not my most favourite event it’s one that still has to be ridden. The tests were the same as last season and to me it looked like they’d been practised on a lot! A bit unusual if you ask me as the Swedes are pretty honest people – or at least I thought they were.
The first day didn’t go well at all and ending up seventh in class for me was nothing short of a disaster, I don’t know what happened other than I just didn’t feel right. I managed to turn things around again on the second day and finished a more respectable third in class.
That was a bit more like it and since arriving back from Sweden both myself and Giorgio have been working hard to make sure that the bad results don’t happen again! We’ve also been trying different things with the bike and we’ve received a big helping hand from Karl Prestwood who, like most top mechanics, thrives on problems and solving them. So with a tried and tested machine and the rider’s arse in gear we were ready to do some real damage in Slovakia – and a 2-4 card after two days in the saddle wasn’t too bad a result.
The rest of the team has also been doing well. Whibs put in a great ride in Sweden and Simon has produced some solid results in the European rounds. But what about Rabbit? Yep, the bunny is still around and although still not 100 per cent fit he’s elected to race a quad at the Culham Fast Eddy so watch out.
To see some top quality entertainment get yourselves down to Culham at 11am on July 24 and watch this lunatic on a quad. It’s guaranteed entertainment. Also, I believe his minibike career is about to continue as he’s had a track built ready for some miniature mayhem.
While I’m on the subject of the Fast Eddys it’s as good a time as any to set the record straight. My old friend Julian Stevens reckons that the Fast Eddys are not prestigious enough and offer no competition to his riders.
He’s wrong and, to be honest, we don’t care about him and his team – we organise events for the majority and not the minority. The pro riders including myself are only too grateful to anyone in the UK who organises events as we need more high profile meetings.
What Julian fails to realise is that David Knight loves racing a bike and having his name dragged into a slagging match is neither good for him or his sponsors. If David Knight doesn’t want to ride our events or other races in the UK then fair play, he’s done a lot for the Fast Eddy Organisation over the years and we have appreciated his support.
Fast Eddys put David Knight on the map but if they’re no longer any benefit to his team then don’t come! Just don’t try and be cocky and say that there’s no competition. I remind Mr Stevens both myself and Shane Watts have beaten David Knight at Fast Eddys – in fact, I do believe I haven’t been beaten yet at a Fast Eddy event. Mr Stevens, I await your next statement.
Words by Paul Edmondson