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Watch – Big interview: Motocross star and former GP racer Jake Nicholls in no holds barred thoughts on the sport he loves...

PUBLISHED: 15:06 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:17 23 October 2018


Injury, Grand Prix racing, rivalries, the state of motocross, why I never did speedway and much, much more, Jake Nicholls... Exclusive!

Ipswich motocross star Jake Nicholls says the sport he continues to get so much out of could do more to promote itself to the outside world.

While admitting motocross is in a decent place, Nicholls feels it could do even better right now.

Bringing back rivalries within the sport and ‘stop trying to clean it up’, is part of this fascinating interview with one of Britain’s top racers.

Currently sidelined with a broken leg, which robbed him of the Maxxis ACU British MX1 Motocross Championship this season, Nicholls has vowed to be back in 2019.

He talks openly as to why he is glad he has given up Grand Prix racing after many years travelling the world, and also addresses the issue of why he never took up speedway, despite the fact he had chances to do so.

With some cracking video footage, courtesy of Fergie Media, MIKE BACON is asking the questions.

The BBC TV presenter Dan Snow has stressed the importance of preserving Suffolk’s precious history – and shared an surprising anecdote about a near-death experience in one of the county’s most famous rivers.

Rail services between Ipswich and Felixstowe are being reinstated after “slippery rails” left lines between the two towns blocked.

A pigeon cull on Ipswich Waterfront has been suspended following plans from protestors to “disrupt” the event.

A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the Dock Gate Roundabout in Felixstowe.

The big event may be more than nine months away - but councils and transport companies are making big plans for Ed Sheeran’s concerts in Ipswich next August Bank Holiday.

Restoring a village pub that was once John Peel’s favourite watering hole has been a labour of love for two families in Rattlesden, who couldn’t bear to see their local pub falling into a state of disrepair.

Schoolchildren joined a poignant suffragette march through Ipswich to mark the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote.

This was the moment a miraculous double rainbow appeared over an Ipswich school.

The Ipswich-based Volvo retailer, Donalds Garage has celebrated the opening of their new multi-million-pound showroom at Futura Park.

Suffolk and Essex are to received more than £20m extra from the government to maintain their local road network next year.

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