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Jay Vincent hoping to keep the Grand Prix dream alive

Jay Vincent hoping to keep the Grand Prix dream alive

Jay Vincent hoping to keep the Grand Prix dream alive

With the Grand Prix merry-go-round in full swing already this winter, British 250 rider Jay Vincent is hoping it turns in his favour as he looks to continue an impressive career on the world stage. The 30 year old battled against the odds on privateer machinery in 2002 to consistently finish in the points and he has been equally determined off the track, as he fights to secure his Grand Prix future and avoid the fate of many British riders in the past.

`I have the option of returning to Britain, probably to British Superbikes, but I am not really interested because my life is Grand Prix racing,´ says Vincent, who is appearing alongside other GP stars at the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC in Birmingham, England, this week. `I worked hard to get into the World Championship and I have worked hard to stay there, and I don´t plan to give it up. I am looking to piece something together with my manager, Clive Padgett, and hopefully we can get hold of something reasonably competitive in the 250 class for 2003´.

Vincent has enjoyed a rest since the end of the 2002 season in Valencia but revealed that he will soon be back in training and fighting fit for any winter testing that may come his way. `I took a week off in Spain after Valencia and enjoyed taking it easy after what has been a really busy year. I have a few things on my plate at the moment, like the NEC show, but I will be back into my full training programme by the end of the week and ready for action as soon as I am called upon. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later with a GP team but we will have to wait and see what´s on offer´.

250cc, 2002

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