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Tommy Searle explains what happened in Latvia

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It was like something out of a horror film, not once but twice with knobs on. For the thousands of you watching Sundays action from Latvia and cheering on Britain’s Tommy Searle you probably couldn’t believe your eyes when in moto 1 Tommy’s bike stopped which ended his race in devastating fashion.

“I started third in the first race and was confident of another victory as I moved up on the leaders, but I soon realised I wasn’t going to see the chequered flag. I could see the oil coming out and it seized on the third lap because of the damage from a rock.”

Race two Tommy was more than determined to set the record straight but torrential rain hit Kegums minutes before the start of moto 2 which made the track like a skating ring.

“I was determined to fight back in race two, but bad luck stopped me even sooner as the rear tyre came off the rim. I am absolutely devastated; I just lost all of my gains of recent weeks through no fault of my own or the team. But there are still six more GPs and I will not give up chasing the title, it could be the turn of my rivals to have bad luck next weekend.”

Take a look at exactly what went down as MOTO’s Ray Chuss captured everything on camera.
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