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David Ford – 2009 BSMA Best of British Nationals Champion

by JohnNicholas on 10/14/2009

Regardless of the lies and marketing hype that now surrounds motocross, there are racers out there both racing two-strokes and winning. As so many people have suggested, just follow the money.

The major manufacturers want to sell four-strokes, in many cases they are the biggest advertisers in magazines and invest a great deal in professional racing. Many of them have ceased production of two-stroke machines, in effect calling them inferior.

Unfortunately, they wield great power of the rule-makers, industry insiders and top racers. This is the reason the rules are so messed up and allow the four-stroke a displacement advantage.

The bad news for these major manufacturers is the fact that many grass roots racers are switching over to two-strokes. Even with the rules stacked against them and in many cases being at a disadvantage.

Why is this happening? We could guess, but it’s better to hear from the brave souls that compete and win.

David Ford is one such warrior.

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The following is in David’s own words about the challenges he faced in the 2009 BSMA Best of British Nationals.

Hi John,

I won the 2009 BSMA Best of British Nationals this season on my SUZUKI RM 250.

I’ve had a long time away from the sport, really I stopped racing back in 1999, and started ridding again at the end of 2006. The 3rd ride back on a bike I crashed causing damage to 5 of my vertebras… on recovering from that I took sometime to get back into ridding and had some good rides through 2007 and 2008.

I managed to pick up a few sponsors for the 2009 season and would like to thank everyone at TCH SUZUKI, SCOTT, ACERBIS, ROCK OIL, MX CLEAN, ONE INDUSTRIES, TAG METALS, K&S RACING, SCUFFS AND SCRATCHES, AUTOLINE GP, DEFENDER SECURITY, EXPOSED AND KEVIN LAURANCE PHOTOGRAPHY for there support this season.

It was a long championship which had its ups and downs for me. Bike problems mid season forced the championship to the final round but I kept my head, road smooth, and took the championship…

I’m looking forward to next season now and staying true to the 2 stroke…

David Ford

Congratulations to David and all those who fight the good fight. You are all champions.

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