Team press releases, on the surface, have good intentions. They are meant to provide the media, sponsors, etc. an update on the team following a race. It can include injury news, results, quotes from the riders and team managers, etc. Depending on the team, they range from amazing, to well…
The other day, on April Fool’s day no less, we received arguably one of the greatest, straight forward, press releases in history.
Tommy Searle did not have a great weekend at Valkenswaard, round three of the FIM Motocross World Championship. The Brit struggled all weekend, eventually going 24-18 for 21st overall.
One would expect the team to put a positive spin on the weekend. Nope! The BOS Suspension Kawasaki team instead were very up front about the problems in the Netherlands, and it even included some juicy stuff like: “Tommy was not smooth enough, the bike settings were not good enough so the mix was not efficient to beat the best sand racers this weekend.”
Bravo to the BOS team for sending out one of the better PRs we’ve ever read. The full release is below:
"A weekend to forget! Looking forward to better result’s next weekend in Italy.”
The words of Tommy Searle were short but true.
Time Practice: P17
First moto: P24
Second moto: P18
You can take it in every possible way, the team has not be good enough to compete on the fast Dutch track of Valkenswaard.
Tommy was not smooth enough, the bike settings were not good enough so the mix was not efficient to beat the best sand racers this weekend.
"Tommy Searle showed some skills, the bike is lighter, more powerful than last year, and the chassis was working well. But sometimes it’s not enough," explains Steven Bossard.
"It’s hard to swallow and I feel bad for the rider. It’s time to regroup and think about Arco di Trento, the Italian round next week .”
“I’m disappointed. In WRC this weekend we won 50% of the stages but a flat made us lose everything: Race and championship leadership. And in the Netherlands the riding style of Tommy + the bike were ok, but bad starts, bad technical choices and mistakes made us bring back just 3 small points….It’s one of the toughest weekend of the year for me,” tells Olivier Bossard this morning.
Thanks to all the Dutch sponsors which stops to say hi and of course the fans!
Next MXGP: Sunday the 7th of April in Arco di Trento, Italy.
Main image: BOS Suspension Kawasaki