Jay Hague announces his retirement from professional Motocross.
One of the brightest young talents of British Motocross has sadly called it a day at the age of 25 following a series of injuries and problems.
Words: Ben Rumbold, Featured Image: Phoenix Tools Even Strokes Kawasaki
Jay Hague, from Country Durham, has been in the professional ranks of British Motocross since his teens, and actually won a moto back in 2018 at the British Championship round at Duns.
In recent years he raced for Dave Thorpe’s Crendon Fastrack Honda team, and this year for Phoenix Tools Even Strokes Kawasaki. In a repeat of the last few seasons, however, early season speed has been followed by a plethora of painful injuries that have seen him on the sidelines, not just off the bike but also not earning a living as a result.
In a statement on social media, Jay had this to say:
“Well it’s time for me to take a step back from the sport I love. It’s not gonna be easy and it’s been a hard decision but competing at a high level is taking its toll, with injuries and also the financial side of it. Time to put my daughter and health first.
I just want to say a huge thank you to the whole Phoenix Even Strokes Kawasaki family for being so understanding and having patience in waiting for my decision. Also thanks to my family and friends and mechanic @rammajar for their support, especially in the second half of this year.
Finally to everyone who has helped me over the years, the list is too big but yous know who yous are it’s much appreciated, peace out.”
We wish Jay all the best in everything he does and hopefully we’ll bump into you trackside sir!