Grand Prix triumph for Tiger Hall

Richard Hall
Richard Hall
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Sheffield’s Richard Hall is celebrating the best performance of his career after winning the World Longtrack Grand Prix in Marmande on Saturday.

Hall, who combines his racing commitments with the Tigers alongside the Longtrack GP series, secured his maiden win in France in a confidence-boosting display.

He has finished seventh and fourth this year already in the previous two rounds but he topped the podium this time round, and he admits that he is on cloud nine after the result.

He said: “Words cannot describe how I’m feeling about this performance and the result, it’s an amazing feeling.

“Everything just went so well for me and I’m really happy. It was one of those days when everything felt so right. The bike felt good and I was enjoying riding, and that’s the key to it all really.

“Hopefully this can help me with my form for the rest of the season and it has to go down as the best result of my career, definitely. I’m just over the moon.”

It hasn’t been the easiest of season’s for the Yorkshireman after a blistering start was curtailed by a shoulder injury, but he has seemed to find his form again in recent weeks and was at pains to thank those who have helped him.

“I want to offer my sincere thanks and appreciation to my mechanics and my tuner, I’m going to be buzzing for the next few days after this.

“Thanks also to the fans who have stood by me all season, it’s appreciated and I cannot describe how much of a boost this result is for me. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season now and hopefully this will just be the start.”