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Kintbury's Max Perry aims for Great Britain success to continue impressive Long Track racing career

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Kintbury’s Max Perry is hoping to represent Great Britain in the World Long Track competition in August this year.

The competition is due to take place in Ukraine, so there may be an opportunity for the rider to secure another world title.

The 14-year-old was due to take place in the World Long Track Championships in 2020 and 2021, but they were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Max Perry in action Pic: Mark Sing
Max Perry in action Pic: Mark Sing

“This year’s championship is currently scheduled to be in the Ukraine, so hopefully this will happen and I will be able to represent Great Britain once again and have a chance at getting another World Title.

“I massively enjoy the sport,” he said. “It’s a real big thing for me and hopefully it will stay like that for the rest of my career.

“At times it isn't easy as I have to sacrifice a lot of social time with my friends due to training and my race schedule, but thankful everyone is understanding and really supports me.”

Perry also expressed his delight at joining the Leicester Lions Cubs in the National Development League, something which was confirmed last month.

He said: “I’m very excited, this is my debut into the National League and Leicester is a track I have always liked as I have completed many training days there.

“The Leicester Lion cubs are a young team, but with experienced National League riders in, so I know I will be looked after very well.”

He will also be competing in the British Youth Championship again this year as well as continuing his duties as official mascot for Premiership champions Peterborough.

“It’s very good to still be able to be part of Peterborough, where I have been mascot for many years.

“It’s going to be tough as I will be one of the youngest competing, but the experience will be invaluable and it will give me opportunity to race on many premiership tracks.”

Meanwhile, Max’s parents Rob and Cara expressed their delight at him progressing in the sport once more.

Max Perry Pic: Mark Sing
Max Perry Pic: Mark Sing

Rob said: “We’re immensely proud of Max, he works so hard, not only when we are racing and practicing, but with his fitness training and the commitment he shows towards the sport and this shows from all the titles he has won from an early age until now.

“It’s very exciting for us to see him develop throughout the years, but also slightly scary at the same time,” added Cara. “If he continues on the path that he is on, there is no doubt there will be a big future ahead of him.

The Max Perry Racing Team would love to team up with local companies interested in sponsoring him and giving him a chance of reaching his full potential.

The rider is already a World Long Track Champion and a five times British Champion in Grasstrack and anyone interested in sponsorship should get in touch.

He can be contacted on either his webpage maxperryracing.com, his Instagram account maxpracing, his Facebook page Max Perry Racing #5 or via Rob’s email. robertperry@btinternet.com

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