Builders merchant supporting young Ilfracombe motocross rider
RGB Building Supplies is delighted to announce its continued sponsorship of 11-year-old Ilfracombe motocross champion George Hopkins.
Having started racing when he was just 7-years-old, George is a member of the South West Motocross Club and is the current South West 65cc Motocross Champion having retained his title for the second year running.
He’s now in his rookie year for the 85cc Championship and is hoping to once again take home the trophy when the season comes to a close in October. He was also the 2015 National MCF (Motocross Federation) Grand Slam Champion and was selected to be part of the National MCF Team Event.
George competes not only throughout the South West, but also up and down the UK and came 7th out of 40 riders in last year’s British Youth Nationals. Additionally, he regularly attends training camps in France and Belgium where he receives expert coaching from top European racer Lewis Gregory.
Racing has always been part of George’s life. Members of his mum’s family own North Devon-based bike shops and his uncle, James Buckingham, took part in the British Superbike Championships.
George said: “I started riding when I was only 4 and really enjoy it, especially the jumps. I want to become World Champion when I’m older.”
Richard Hopkins, George’s dad, added: “We’re extremely grateful to RGB Building Supplies for supporting George. The sponsorship has enabled us to buy George’s race clothing and contributed to the cost of his crash helmet, which is one of the most important parts of his kit.”
Paul Turner, finance director at RGB Building Supplies, said: “We fully appreciate the challenges that many young sportsmen and women face so we are pleased to support George. Many top riders began racing motocross and we firmly believe George is one to watch for the future; we wish him every success.”
Further information about George Hopkins can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/ghopkins4.
(from a press release)