The Chambers Racing Husky team will go GP racing in 2020 with Jake Millward riding the world MXGP championship and Tom Grimshaw riding world MX2 series. Both will race the British Championship and selected other meetings.
Last week Tim Chambers launched his 2020 world and national Chambers Racing motocross team at one of the team’s main sponsors CPS Motorcycles in Hinkley.
Ben Franklin, Aaron McCarroll, Jay Hague and Cameron Curtis will be competing in the national series under the Chambers banner as well as serve as GP stand-ins should either Millward or Grimshaw be unfit to take part.
Both of the team’s GP riders are under no illusion of the massive task that’s ahead of then next year and were told by owner Tim, “I would like them to score some world championship points by the end of the year. But as for the national championships. A championship win wouldn’t be out of the question.”
World MXGP rider Millward said about next year, “I can’t wait to get going. I am going with the idea of enjoying myself, the experience and, of course, to the best I can for Tim and the team. I am not setting myself any targets, but I am just going to ride my heart out, and the results will be what they will be. I have already started training in the gym, with the help of Justin Morris and will be at the track soon as well. We are going over to Belgium soon and Spain in the new year to notch up some hours on the bike ready for a busy 2020. The British championship is going to be tough next year, but I believe my bike is as good as anyone else’s, and I am good at my starts so the results will come”.
Eighteen-year-old Grimshaw said about the prospects of a full world MX2 championship, “I know it’s going to be a tough year next year, but I am so looking forward to it and can’t wait to get going. It’s the next big step I have to take in my motocross carrier, and I am just going to do my flat out best but enjoy the experience as well. I have not set myself any goals, but I know from the GP’s I did last year how my track pace went up every race. So, I have to learn from every race and apply it to the next one. In the British championship, a lot of riders that were out injured last year will be back so that should make for some good racing, but I am hoping for top ten at the start of the year moving onto top five from the halfway point. But I guess we will have a better idea of where we are after the first round”.
Words and pics by Dick Law.