Lakeside Hammers rider Paul Hurry’s season is over following a Grasstrack crash in France over the weekend in which he suffered fractures to both his legs. The long serving rider is determined to carry on his racing career in 2011 despite this latest setback in a career dogged by injury.
The Hammers Co Promoter and Team Manager Jon Cook commented on hearing the news from France: “This is a terrible blow to Paul and we wish him well in making a full and speedy recovery in time for next season. It’s a huge shame that he should suffer another bad injury coming after a bright start to the season wrecked by a hand injury caused when Poole’s Jason Doyle crashed in front of him in the Pirates League fixture back in May at our Raceway. Paul’s form hadn’t recovered from that crash but he still had my support and was in the team for this week’s home League meeting with Swindon, although we both knew he needed a good meeting.”
The Hammers will, in the short term, use their No.8 Chris Neath, who rides for the Rye House Rockets in the Premier League, to replace Hurry but with the Rockets in action this Friday it’s likely that Club asset Lubos Tomicek will make his first appearance for the Club since 2008.