Suffolk rider left to look for a new deal

British championship racer Lewis Tombs is looking for a ride for next season after being released by the Verde Sports KTM team.

The 30-year-old Suffolk-based racer is a regular top-10 runner in the ACU British Motocross Championship and has been a title contender in both the Pro MX1 and MX2 classes of the Michelin MX Nationals over the past three seasons.

“I got told the day before yesterday that there was nothing there for me,” said Lewis. “It’s a bit of tough news and I’ve no idea what I’m going to do – I don’t think there’s anything out there for anyone to be honest. It’s tough, especially because although I only did four races [in the MX Nationals] and showed good speed I didn’t have great results. That’s not going to help me.

“I’ve spoken to a few people but everyone’s waiting on stuff. Obviously, I want to carry on but everything’s got to be right really. It’s a big commitment and I don’t want to be doing it half-hearted. Hopefully something will come up.”

For the moment Lewis is concentrating on his building firm instead of planning out his 2021 season.

“I’ve got a plot about five miles outside of Bury [St Edmonds] and we’ve just started two houses and I’m just doing all the groundwork at the minute so that’s keeping me very busy. I’m knee-deep in mud so at least I feel like I’m at a race!”