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Tombs quits pro racing

Lewis Tombs has announced his retirement from full-time professional racing after a decade of top-class action. Tombs, who is now a dad, had a stand-out season when he went MX1 in 2019. As a fill-in rider for the Buildbase Honda team, he had podium finishes and ran in the top three in the British championship until he got hurt.

He said: “So after over 10 years racing at the highest level in the UK. I’ve decided to take a step back from it all. It’s been awesome and I’m going to miss it like hell.

“Trying to juggle work, riding, training and being dad is fairly difficult and I’d rather put 100% into my latest project, than try and do all three half heartedly.

“Still going to have a bike and hopefully some more fun, racing locally with a few other events chucked in as well. Thank you so much to all the people who have helped me and believed in me over the years! See you at the track!”