Team Relentless Suzuki MX rider, Lewis Gregory, claimed yet another top-ten result in the European Championships at Randers in Denmark at the weekend, onboard his RM-Z250.
Qualifying in eighth position at the sandy track, Lewis was determined to fly the flag for the team that has been dogged by recent rider injury. Going into race one, Lewis made a promising start, only to be held up in the first turn to emerge from it in 15th place. A spirited ride once again saw Lewis battle through the pack to eighth, making contact with the chasing pack that saw fourth place a realistic finish. However, a mishap and stalled bike, left the RM-Z rider with work to do again, eventually battling back to seventh place at the flag.
Keen to improve in the second race of the day, Lewis' hopes were dashed early-on after clashing bars with another rider and crashing within just 15 metres of the start line. Getting back on the bike swiftly, saw him race back through the pack to a notable 12th place finish, handing him a worthy seventh position overall on the day.
Commenting on his sole-surviving rider, team manager, Rob Hooper, commented, "This round followed a now familiar pattern of Lewis battling back from problems and through the pack to earn his results. I know he is quick enough to run with the frontrunners, but we just need to get around those first corners with the leading riders."
The team are also keen to confirm the addition of wild card rider Rasmus Jorgensen for the Maxxis British Motocross round at Hawkstone Park on 21st September. The Danish rider will replace the injured Scott Probert, riding his RM-Z250 in the MX2 class, while also benefiting from Team Relenless MX support at the forthcoming MX des nations event held at Donington Park the following week.
Hooper continued, "We're delighted to have Rasmus riding with us at Hawkstone. He tested the RM-Z250 today (Tuesday 26 August) and was very impressed and encouraged by the performance. Also, I'm sad to confirm that Jamie Law will also not be able to race again this season after aggravating his knee ligament injury at the last Maxxis round. Jamie is a very tough rider indeed, but it is impossible for him to continue with this injury and will undergo surgery soon to rectify the problem. We all wish him a speedy recovery, while we look into the possibility of a wild card rider to fill the 450 berth."