“We’ll bounce back!” vows Moh after cruel Oulton Park weekend

Leeds’ teenage racing driver, Moh Ritson, has revealed he is already looking ahead to Snetterton after an unfortunate weekend in the fifth-round of the Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship.

 

The young Tockwith Motorsports (TMS) driver was buoyant ahead of his home race, with friends, family and sponsors arriving in their droves to watch their local favourite; however, luck was not on his side, as two retirements meant the weekend on-track was a disappointment.

 

In race one, for Moh’s team-mate and reigning Britcar champion, Sarah Moore, the Ginetta G50 came to a stop on the warm-up lap, meaning she couldn’t start the race.

 

In race two, because of the retirement in the previous outing, the G50 was forced to start from the back of the grid; however, with Moh at the wheel – his second-ever rolling start in Britcar – he made a lightning start, synonymous with his stint in junior cars, and managed to pass six cars.

 

The excitement was short-lived, though, as the car came to a halt on lap two. Despite his and the team’s best efforts to solve the issue, the car had to be retired – a bitter end after a superb beginning.

 

While disappointing on the track, off it the atmosphere was electric, with the team doing its best to energise everyone through the challenges that they faced during the weekend. Moh’s entourage were not deterred either and were left impressed with Moh’s professionalism, humility and maturity.

 

Moh said: “Of course, two retirements are not what we wanted from the weekend – motorsport can be cruel sometimes – but it was a mega effort by everyone to help maintain high spirits. We suffered with various niggles over the weekend, and the crew did its best in fixing the issues, but, in the end, it wasn’t to be.

 

“We’ll ensure we come back stronger for the next outing, though, and make-up for the disappointment of this weekend.”

 

Moh also paid tribute to his friends, family and sponsors – Novo Integration and Fusion by Design – all of whom made the journey to the Cheshire circuit to support him: “I couldn’t be more grateful for the support and only wish I could’ve delivered a podium for them – it was just bad luck!”

 

As well as Novo Integration and Fusion by Design, Moh’s TRICO-sponsored G50 was also liveried with his other personal sponsors: Co-ordSportPremier Martial Arts Leeds (PMA), Fusion Learning, and Moran Personal Training.

 

There is now a mid-season break, with the next round at Snetterton taking place on the 10th August, and the 16-year-old admitted the pause was welcome, as it will allow him to “refocus and return to the car galvanised”, having juggled revisions and exams with his motor racing career over recent months.

 

While not exactly a ‘break’, Moh elected to jump straight from the car into 10 tons of ice and 100 tons of mud, as he and friends took part in the Total Warrior challenge in Leeds. Proudly wearing his PMA jersey, he needed to lean on his stamina to complete the gruelling 12K course.

 

Moh added: “Perhaps it isn’t everyone’s idea of a holiday, but we loved it! It was a great challenge, and I was proud to wear PMA on my t-shirt.”

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