Press Release: Second Round GT Cup Wilden Lane

Vampires Rock Motul

Second Round GT Cup Wilden Lane

It was a great weekend for the Vampires Rock Motul Racing Team at the second round of the GT Cup at Wilden Lane. The weather was perfect and the track in a great condition for the Championship event. Once again the gates were full and it produced some good racing on a very demanding track.

The 65 class was out first with youngsters Jack Grayshon and Ozzie Murray. Jack arrived at the second round lying second in the Championship standings. He was set back early this week when a training accident left him with a chipped bone in his foot so he knew the weekend at Wilden Lane would be challenging. Only fresh out of plaster on Friday he was strapped up and ready to go, he did not get the start he hoped for and pushed hard until the end securing a fourth place overall during the weekend. He is now in 3rd place overall in the Championship standings but still a long way to go in the season.

Ozzie also produced some good strong results after a bad opening round of the Championships where he was hindered by mechanical problems all weekend. Ozzie was keen to make amends and improve his results from round one. He put in some strong and consistent lap times and managed to claw back eight places putting him in 23rd position in the Championship from 31st. He is within reaching distance of the top twenty now and has twenty five races of the Championship left.

Jordan Hearn was racing in the Big Wheel 85 class and once again he had a great weekend. He rode strong and hard all weekend and gained some very creditable finishes in the top ten. Jordan is now lying in 13th place in the Championship standings with very few points between himself and fifth place.

Team Manager/Owner Steve Steinman –  ”I couldn’t ask the boys for any more than they gave at Wilden Lane, the track was rough and very demanding with some natural steep hills and drop offs. I’m happy where we are at the moment in the standings and know we can improve every round. Ozzie has another year after this one on the 65s so there is no pressure it’s just a learning year for him, Jack looks set to move to the small wheels in 2015 but he also has an option to stay down if he chooses too. Jordan will also contend the BW85s next year again, so I’m very pleased with all them and how they are working and developing.”

The next Championships will be the first round of the British Youth Nationals at Fat Cat Moto Parc on 12th and 13th April, and the GT Cup will be on the 19th and 20th April at Warmington circuit.

 2014 Dates

12th-13th April – Fatcat – BYMX RD1

19th-20th April – Warmingham – GT Cup RD3

3rd-4th May – Landrake – GT Cup RD4

10th-11th May – Milton Park – BYMX RD2

10th-11th May – TBA – Pro Nationals RD1

31st-1st June – Hilton Court – GT Cup RD5

7th-8th June – TBA – Pro Nationals RD2

14th-15th June – Culham – BYMX RD3

5th-6th July – TBA – Pro Nationals RD3

12th-13th July – Sherwood – GT Cup RD6

26th-27th July – Brockthorpe – BYMX RD4

26th-27th July – TBA – Pro Nationals RD4

2nd-3rd August – Culham – GT Cup RD7

16th-17th August – TBA – Pro Nationals RD5

30th-31st August – Leuchers – BYMX RD5

Second Round GT Cup Wilden Lane Second Round GT Cup Wilden Lane

Podium Finish for Jack Grayshon GT Cup Nationals

Vampires Rock Motul

Podium Finish for Jack Grayshon at the GT Cup Nationals

The new look Vampires Rock Motul team headed to the Milldenhall circuit for the first round of the GT Cup Nationals. The weather was perfect along with the track conditions and some good racing was defiantly on the cards with a full line up of 40 riders in each class.

Vampires Rock Motul Mildenhall 2014

Jack Grayshon and Ozzie Murray were up first in the very competitive 65 class. Jack got off to a flyer and led for many laps finally coming home in second. This was going to be how the weekend would play out for Jack with some fantastic riding in every race. Jack took to the podium in second place overall.

Ozzie turned out some great lap times but was dogged by problems all weekend. With a broken chain and a split tail pipe Ozzie just couldn’t get a break. Pulling through from the back in most races he managed to come through the pack up into the top fifteen but it just wasn’t his weekend.

Up next was Jordan Hearn on the BW 85. Qualifying in tenth Jordan was looking set for a great weekend. A series of bad starts saw Jordan working hard pulling through the pack to finish just out side the top ten on day one and two. “I’m very pleased with the way all the boys rode” said Steve, “We have a long way to go so I am sure Jordan and Ozzie will break into the top ten and Jack has his sights set on the top of the podium”.

Vampires Rock Motul Mildenhall 2014

I would just like to thank Motul for the new team camp and their oil support.

Also big thanks to all our sponsors for their constant support.

Steve Steinman