Graeme Irwin retired

Posted on February 12, 2019

Online media source has reported that Graeme Irwin has been forced to retire due to injuries.

“When you think about it some people do 24 years in a job and then they retire and I’m only 27 with hopefully a long time to go before I get to the retirement stage in life. Looking back on my career I would honestly say I that am the most successful local rider since Gordon Crockard. I think my record speaks for itself.”

“So it hasn’t been much fun. Right up until this week I have been trying to get ready for the new season but after talking to the doctors and having another ride on the bike I have had to come to the decision to step away from motocross. Don’t get me wrong I could still ride a motocross bike but not to the level that would allow me to win another British title and race against the best in the world. It is a sad day for me personally and one that I never thought I would have to make in these circumstances but I don’t want to just race on making up the numbers.”

Team Principal Roger Magee said “This is a very dark day for my Team as it is the first time since we started back in 2005 that we have had a rider forced to end their career at World & British level due to injury. When Graeme crashed at Imola in the last MXGP of 2019, little did we know of the ultimate consequences to Graeme’s career. 

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