Speedster Cornish battling back after breaking hand

Lewis discussing race tactics with TV presenter Steph Elmore at the final round of the 2012 campaign

Lewis discussing race tactics with TV presenter Steph Elmore at the final round of the 2012 campaign. - Credit: Archant

British Championship supermoto ace Lewis Cornish suffered a broken hand in a recent mountain bike crash whilst in training for the 2013 season.

The injury is healing well and Lewis proved his fitness by taking his race bike for a shakedown run at the Anglia Karting supermoto circuit.

This season the Caister racer will be competing in the televised British Championship and also selected European Grand Prix, as well as the British Masters Championship where he finished on equal points for first place last season. Joining Lewis in his Nameplate Services/Dave Clarke Racing team will be youngster Davey Todd who has shown his potential this year racing in the European and British Championships.

Australian racer Ross Gurd will also be racing alongside his English team-mates as he competes in his first season in the British Championships.

Team manager Dave Clarke commented: “We’re really excited about the 2013 season, Lewis has proved that he is capable of running at the top level and with some additional experience in Europe this year I’m confident he will increase his podium tally and with luck on his side will challenge for the title this year. Davey has also shown that thanks to spending a year racing Grand Prix he is also capable of racing for podiums and I’m sure these two young riders will push each other to even greater heights this season and achieve some outstanding results. Ross is a real unknown quantity as he hasn’t raced outside Australia before but Lewis raced against him in Perth a few years ago and can confirm his speed and determination.”

Ross and his team mates will be getting to know each other better at a pre-season test session at Motorland Aragon, Spain next month where they will spend five days on bike training before the first round of the British Championship, Three Sisters opener in March. Aragon boasts a purpose-built S1 World Championship track that features tarmac jumps, elevation changes as well as a first class off-road section that will help the NPS/DCR teamsters get themselves and their bikes dialled in before the season kicks off.

If you are interested in getting involved as a sponsors, maybe for a full season or for just one off events such as the ‘Chomondeley Pageant of Power’ then we would like to hear from you. Contact Neil Jay 07887941412 or Dave Cornish 07815685524.

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