Ellesmere College student hits the fast lane with motocross success

A student from ELSMERE College will travel to Germany this week to participate in a motocross masters competition.

Jake Davies, 13, from Ebnal near Gobowen, will compete in the first race of the ADAC MX masters championship in Bielstein on July 3.

Jake, who has been racing since the age of five, will then compete in other races in Tensfeld, Dreetz, Fürstlich Drehna, Gaildorf and Reutlingen by September.

He competes as a member of his Germany-based club Sarholz KTM.

He said: “I’m a little nervous, but so excited.

“I really like the speed and the jumps – the bigger ones – when I’m riding.

“I would love to have a career in motocross and win the world championship.”

Jake’s dad, Paul Davies, who also used to run when he was young, added: “It’s been full since we started. He trained when he was five and someone has him. asked if he wanted to go to France, then a Dutch team said they wanted to sponsor him.

“It’s a lot of fun traveling all over the place for Jake to race.

“It’s fantastic, I’m very proud of him.”

Jake has already competed in the British Championship and finished first overall at Glen Helen in America.

He also finished first at Arenacross in Ireland and second in London and Manchester.

He also secured a sixth place in the Dutch Championship and a second place overall in the Dutch SX.

He said that although he travels regularly across Europe to train and compete, he doesn’t miss any schoolwork from Ellesmere College.

“The teachers are awesome and really nice, I always get my work,” Jake added.

“They are really nice and I really like all the sports at school, it’s a really good school and helps me so that I don’t miss a thing when I’m away.”

Meanwhile, Sharon Owen, Principal of Ellesmere College, added, “We are extremely proud of Jake and all of the success he is enjoying.

“Ellesmere College is committed to ensuring that students thrive in their respective interests as well as academically.

“While we don’t have motocross among our many sports academies here, we are more than happy to support and welcome Jake with all of his commitments.”

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