Determined British rider Craig Cook insists he’s not going to throw in the towel as he searches for the speed needed to mix it on the big stage, with just two rounds to go until the Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix, which will take place in Cardiff on Saturday July 21st.
The Cumbrian finished third at the British Championship Final in Manchester, with Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations star Robert Lambert claiming the title courtesy of a six-ride maximum.
While Lambert is very much in the ascendancy, Cook has been struggling for pace this season. The self-effacing Belle Vue and Rybnik man feels he is yet to reach the standard required of being an SGP rider. But he’s determined to do whatever it takes to hit top speed, with just two rounds between now and Cardiff.
Speaking after the British Final, he said:
“At the end of the day, I’m meant to be a Grand Prix rider and I have been failing at being that. That is where I want to be. With no disrespect to any of the guys in this championship, it’s not Grand Prix level. There’s maybe only Robert who is riding on that standard.
“I really need to figure things out and get myself going to that sort of standard. I don’t want to fail.
“It’s very frustrating for me. But I am persistent and dedicated to it.
I’m not going to throw the towel in and give up. I’m working hard. “From going out and scoring maximums last year to scoring twos and threes now and again is very frustrating for me. But I am persistent and I refuse to roll over and give in.
“I’d just like to thank everybody for their continued support.”