Bow motocyclist Sam Cox set to decide his racing future
PUBLISHED: 10:08 07 September 2010
Talented teenager must decide whether or not to make the step up to Stock Sport 600 series
Bow motorcyclist Sam Cox put in a strong performance at the final British MRO Minitwins Championship meet of the season in Snetterton, Norfolk at the weekend to finish fifth in the final standings.
The 19-year-old from Nightingale Mews finished third, seventh, first and second in the four-race card to move up the rankings from seventh.
The meet signaled the end to a frustrating season for Cox, who was forced to miss two races earlier in the campaign after suffering medial ligament damage to his knee after a bike ran over his leg in March.
The talented youngster now must decide whether to move up to the Stock Sport 600 series on faster bikes in February or remain where he is.
“If you would have told me at the beginning of the season that I would finish fifth I would have been disappointed, but considering I missed races and have been carrying an injury all season I am very pleased,” he said.
“It’s a big decision I have to make because I could stay where I am next season and although I could walk it, what would I learn? Yes it would look good on my cv, but how much would I improve?
“On the other hand I could race at a higher standard and get better racing better opponents. However a lot of people struggle when they make that step up so it is a big decision.”
Cox will make his decision by the start of next week and his decision could have been swayed after a more than solid showing at Snetterton over the weekend.
“I was delighted with how I raced,” Cox smiled.
“I made a few harsh maneuvers that were quite risky, but it paid off and I was rewarded.”
Cox finished the season with a solid second placed finish and was happy with his weekends work.
“I’d say I am only about 80 per cent fit so I was more than happy,” he added.
“When you turn on bends all the pressure is on your legs so to get through and registering these results was a real positive for me.”