After a fantastic fourth round of the Michelin MX Nationals for the Rob Hooper Racing Yamaha team at Landrake, which saw Lewis Hall triumph and Sam Nunn have his best ever races for the team, they came back to down to earth with a bump last weekend at Cusses Gorse.
After qualifying in 7th and 10th, Nunn and Hall were eager to continue their form from Landrake, but an early crash for Sam made the first moto an uphill struggle, eventually pulling back to 11th while Hall’s race was hindered by falls which saw him finish in 8th.
Moto two would see Sam pull out after six laps, succumbing to a migraine that had been simmering under the surface all day, while Lewis’s moto ended when he was in fourth on lap two with a rock to the face, chipping several teeth in the process.
Team Boss Rob Hooper said of the weekend, “We had a real change of fortunes at Cusses Gorse after the triumphs of last weekend at Landrake. We have had so many up’s and downs this year; we just need to make sure we have a lot more ups as we finish off our season. We have shown in short bursts that we have the potential to be at the sharp end, but we need to be pulling off the big results consistently. Let’s hope we can have a good weekend at Duns.”
The team’s attention now reverts back to the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship, where they will be competing in round 7 of the 2021 series at Duns in Scotland.
Pictures by Warren Kee