SCOTTISH CB500 champ Jodie Chalk is weighing up her options for 2019 after a historic 2018.
The 24-year-old from Glenrothes became Scotland’s first ever female title winner when she clinched the Scottish National CB500 championship at East Fortune, just a few weeks after being crowned KMSC CB500 champ in September.
It’s been a busy season for Chalk, but also her best to date as she stormed to 14 wins from 16 races to lift the Scottish crown, thanks in part to her now legendary fast starts.
“People do mention my starts, someone asked me recently if I’d been taking lessons from Dani Pedrosa but no, sometimes he calls me on a Thursday for some pre-race hints and tips,” she joked.
“But being serious, I am proud of winning the championship. It’s not about being the first female to win a Scottish title, I’m not bothered about that. I’m proud that I became champion because I was the fastest rider.”
As she finalises her plans for 2019, Chalk is giving nothing away just yet, but says she is working hard on securing sponsors.
“Next year beckons but at this point there are no plans set in stone. I’m talking to a few people and we are close to announcing a new sponsor and hopefully will be able to talk about my plans soon.
“It’s been a really fantastic year and I want to thank everyone who has supported me and helped me become champion – and of course my dad, Garfield, for everything he does.”
*Images: Jennifer Charlton