The Bridgestone British Masters once again proved to be a happy hunting ground for the Rob Hooper Racing Yamaha team, with Lewis Hall recording his first-ever Pro podium overall and Sam Nunn also having his best Pro result at round 2 of the 2021 championship at Sherwood.
Like Ryan Houghton and Taylor Hammal, and many more talented riders before him, Hall is the latest rider to make their first trip to the podium whilst riding under the RHR awning, which personifies the team’s purpose to nurture and develop young British talent.
After a mixed couple of weekends, all came good for the team at a well-watered Sherwood with Hall keeping pace with the in-form John Adamson in both motos for a 2-2 scoreline and 2nd overall, beating several top 450’s too in the mixed races.
Nunn also fought hard from poor starts but showed grit and determination to land a pair of fourths, just missing out on the podium with fourth overall.
A happy team boss Rob Hooper said, “I am really pleased with our riders this weekend. Whereas it seemed like everything has been against us in recent weeks, everything came good here at Sherwood, and it’s great to see Lewis stand on the podium. He showed good speed and beat some top 450 riders as well. Sam rode really well, and it was a shame we couldn’t make it two riders on the box, but we are hopeful that can happen before the year is out.”
“It was a really solid day for me at the second round of the British Masters,” said Lewis. “I had some good speed all day and was happy to bring home second overall. It is a big step in the right direction for me, and I hope to keep building!”
Sam said, “4th overall yesterday at Sherwood, happy with how the day went and felt like my riding was good. Looking forward to this weekend at Foxhills and Hawkstone.”
This weekend will be a busy one for the team as they head to Foxhills near Swindon on Saturday to resume their Revo ACU British Motocross Championship campaign before moving onwards to Hawkstone on Sunday for round 2 of the Michelin MX Nationals.
Pictures by Warren Kee