Crendon FastTrack Honda’s MX1 rider Jake Nicholls has called time on his professional racing career, due to another injury breaking his shoulder.
Announcing his retirement via social media, Jake said “Well, this was one too many for me. Since the end of 2018 MX has kicked the absolute shit out of me, last week was no different, suffering a big crash mid week where I was inculpable but came off with a concussion and a broken shoulder.”
“This means the end of the road for me and top level racing, for no other reason other than I’m fed up of it beating the shit out of me like it has. I will still play at it – ride and race because I love the sport, I’m grateful I can still do it and it is such a big part of my life from friends to my only way of switching off, and I’m still half decent at it! Focus though now is on family/friends and evolving our business.”
“Thank you to my team for understanding/helping me make this decision, Dave you are a true friend. Thank you to all my sponsors and supporters, I will still be out there every now and again so you won’t be able to completely forget about me.”
“Not a sob story, I’m gracious in defeat, fortunate to be where I am and still smiling (Although fairly fucked off inside).”