Jon Bell, the 2022 DTRA Flat Track Nationals Thunderbike Champion, is the latest racer to be featured in our Profile of a Nora Champions section…

What type of sport do you race in?

DTRA Flattrack Nationals

What bike do you ride?

Yamaha SR 540

What Championship did you win?

Thunderbike Championship

What was your toughest race in the championship?

Redcar was a battle from the start missing a heat race due to a bike issue

Who was your biggest rival?

My rivals in this year’s Championship was pretty much all of the riders in this class

What was your best race on the way to the title?

My best race goes back to Redcar; after not having a very good start and struggling with starting issues most of the day, I managed to get 3rd place in the final, which clinched the title with one round to go

How does it feel to be NORA British Champion?

I’ve battled for a few seasons trying to get the top spot and getting quite close… So winning it this season makes it all the more satisfying

What are your goals for 2023?

My aims for 2023 are to be as competitive as possible

Who would you like to thank for their help in 2022?

A big thank you goes to my family for their help, especially Jack. Also to Andy Pearcy for my engine rebuild at the start of the season and the DTRA, along with all of the help and organisation needed to allow us to race Flattrack. I’d also like to mention Tim, Dan, Chris and Sam for their support and friendship.

Appreciation goes Braking point images and Pegef for their brilliant photos

 

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