After six successful years with Kawasaki Team Green, Lewis Hall has parted ways which was announced a couple of weeks ago and has now set up his own KTM team “LHR KTM”
We caught up with Lewis to see how things are, his plans for the team and more.
Live Motocross: We recently saw an announce from Kawasaki that after six years you have parted company. Can you give us a bit more information on this?
Lewis Hall: Yes, after a awesome six years with Kawasaki we decided to part ways on mutual grounds as I felt that I needed a fresh start on something different but I wish everyone at Kawasaki all the best.
Live Motocross: Shortly after the announcement you put a statement out that you have created your own team “LHR KTM”. What made you decide to create your own team?
Lewis Hall: Yes, I’ve been considering running my own privateer program for a little while now and seeing as there’s not much left of this year. I figured I’d get a head start on it all and get things in place as early as possible.
Live Motocross: What’s it like running your own team?
Lewis Hall: Running my own program is great, as I said its something I’ve wanted to do for a little while and I’m really excited for what the future holds.
Live Motocross: What support are you getting from the industry following the move from Team Green Kawasaki?
Lewis Hall: Well, my long term sponsor Dale at Middleton MX has been with me since I started out racing on a KTM 50cc so I’ll be continuing to work with him. Derbyshire Off-Road Centre are helping me out with bikes so that helps a lot. Mark at RSS has helped me out a lot too getting things set in place so a special thanks to him. I will also be using a lot of the same sponsors I had whilst I was with Kawasaki.
Live Motocross: What was your decision to go with a KTM?
Lewis Hall: My decision to go to KTM….. well take a look at the start line, they are one of the fastest bikes out the crate, so that was one of the main reasons I went with KTM.
Live Motocross: What Championships are you looking to compete in 2020 and 2021?
Lewis Hall: For the remainder of 2020 I’m not sure what I will be doing yet as I tore my ligaments in my shoulder recently, so it depends on how fast they heal really. For 2021 I will be racing all of the major British Championships and maybe a few European races. One of my main goals for 2021 is just to get my confidence back and get back riding how I know I can ride, then the results will come.
Live Motocross: You posted recently that you have ligament damage in your shoulder. How did this happen and how long do you think your be out?
Lewis Hall: I am hoping to be back on the bike in 4 to 6 weeks.