Mark Chamberlain is the man the ACU have selected to guide Team GB to success on home soil for the 2017 Motocross of Nations, at Matterley Basin on October 1.
Neil Prince recently resigned from five years of heading Team GB’s Motocross of Nations efforts on the international motocross stage.
Prince and the Team GB riders have seen bad luck rob them of Motocross of Nations podiums over recent years and the ACU were keen to express their gratitude for the hard work put in by Prince during his time as team manager. “Firstly, I wish to add my personal thanks to Neil for the amazing job he has done for Team GB,” said ACU Motocross Chairman Steve McCauley.
“Not only has he fulfilled the role so well but he has consistently delivered year in year out and has been an absolute pleasure for myself and my predecessors to work with.
“It is never an easy job as Team Manager but Neil has always been professional with the ACU, riders and worked within the constraints of budgets and riders availability to be able to field the strongest team possible to represent Team GB.
“We would wish Neil every success in his future projects and know he will still be heavily involved and around the UK Motocross scene.
“Having spoken to Mark at length we are confident that he is the right man to fill Neil’s position. Mark impressed us with his approach and the fresh ideas he has to possibly take Team GB up another level on the world scene.
“We will give Mark every support possible in this new and challenging position.”
With motocross coming home on October 1, this year’s Motocross of Nations event at Matterley Basin could be one of the biggest motocross events we’ve ever seen in the UK, perhaps the biggest in the world. It’s a big challenge for the boss of MVR-D Route 77 Husqvarna, but there’s no doubt the diehard motocross fan is up for it.
“I’m extremely proud to be the Team GB manager for 2017 and hopefully beyond,” said Chamberlain. “It’s a huge honour and especially being a home event at Matterley.
“We have a good group of riders to choose from and I hope they all have strong seasons so that the decision on Team selection is a tough one!
“The job starts now and I’ll be working hard to make sure the Team performance is maximised come October 1.”