Jake Davies, a Yr 8 pupil at Ellesmere College, will compete in
the first race of the ADAC
MX masters championship in Bielstein on July 3.
Jake, from Gobwen, who has been
racing since he was five-years-old, will then take part in other races in
Tensfeld, Dreetz, Fürstlich Drehna, Gaildorf and Reutlingen between now and
September. He is competing as part
of his German based club Sarholz KTM.
He said: "I am a little
bit nervous but so excited. I really like the speed
and the jumps, the big ones, when I am riding. I would love to go on
to a career in motocross and win the world championship."
Jake's dad Paul Davies,
who also used to race when he was young, said: "It has been full on since we
started, he went training when he was five and someone asked if he wanted to go
to France, then a Dutch team said they wanted to sponsor him. It is great fun
travelling all over for Jake to do his racing. It is fantastic, I am very proud of him."
Jake has previously
taken part in the British Championship and came first overall at Glen Helen in
America He also came first in the Arenacross in Ireland and second in London
He also achieved a sixth
place finish in the Dutch championship and second overall in the Dutch SX.
He said that although he
regularly travels across Europe to train and compete, he doesn't miss any
school work from Ellesmere College.
"The teachers are great
and really nice, I get my work still," he added. "They are really nice
and I really like all the sports at the school, it is a really good school and
helps me so I don't miss out when I'm away."
Owen, Head of Lower School, at Ellesmere College, said: "We are
hugely proud of Jake and all the success he is enjoying. Ellesmere
College is committed to ensuring pupils thrive in their given interests as well
as academically. While we do
not have motocross as one of our many sporting academies here, we are more than
happy to support and accommodate Jake with all his commitments. His
teachers ensure Jake can attend the exciting events he competes in around the
world while not missing out on school work. We are
committed to pupils pursuing their chosen sport whilst at the school with their
academic and other support structures in place for them and we are very proud
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