Adam Sterry has split from longtime trainer RMJ Academy Dirt Bike Rider can reveal. But there is no rift between Sterry and RMJ, with his trainer revealing he will still be very much supporting the former British MX2 champion.
The news comes days after Sterry announced that he wouldn’t be able to race last weekend’s MXGP of France as he continued to suffer the effects of heat exhaustion from the British GP.
“Had some tests this week got the news today I can’t race as it’s too risky for my health! Gutted for me and F&H Racing Team it’s not going my way at the moment but we’ll keep working,” the luckless rider said at the weekend.
Sterry has had a difficult season with injuries and that has hit his training, which has meant few chances to train with Rich-Mike. “At RMJ Academy we continuously look at what is best for our riders,” Rich-Mike told us. “This has always been the case with Adam for the 15 years I’ve coached him from a six-year-old. After a really strong preseason, unfortunately, Adam picked up an injury and that has impacted his ability to train to the extent we’d like thus far this year.
“To continue to improve results we’ve made the tough decision that it’s best for Adam to move to Holland to be based with the team, and given proximity, it makes sense to work day to day with Marc de Reuver. I have a lot of respect for Marc and know Adam is in great hands.
“I still have huge belief that Adam belongs competing at the front of GPs, and will stay involved as part of his management team to help all I can in achieving that goal.”
Sterry will start his new training regime this week in Holland as he works towards delivering a successful second half of the season. “Last week we made the tough decision that for the rest of the year I will live and train in Holland,” Sterry told Dirt Bike Rider exclusively. “It makes more sense – giving me the chance to ride and train to my full potential. I want to thank Rich for everything he has done for me and my career. We have been together since I was six and he will still work with me as my manager.
“I’m looking forward to starting work this week in Holland with Marc and to finish the second half of the season strong.”
Sterry won’t know until later this week whether he will be passed fit for the MXGP of Lombardia at Ottobiano in Italy.