Team Hancock Haj made its debut in the 250cc FIM World Championships this week in Prague, with Polish youngster Wiktor Lampart securing 6th place in the world.


Wiktor qualified for the final from Semi Final Two on Tuesday, as did American racer Colton Hicks, while Sebastian Palmese took the first reserve spot.

It was a strong field with the world’s best 250cc riders battling for the title, but Wiktor was right up there and actually qualified for the Grand Final, only for the weather to interrupt and force the meeting to be called off before it could be run.

Wiktor worked so hard to get through after making a last-bend charge in his Semi to seal second place, meaning he was due to line up in the Final with Jonas Knudsen, Karol Zupinski and Phillip Hellstrom-Bangs.

The heavy rain put paid to that and, as they had to go back to the scores after 20 heats, Knudsen was crowned the winner with Zupinski second and Hellstrom-Bangs in third.

Colton Hicks had a tough start but got better with each lap and ended on three points, and the experience he gained will stand him in great stead moving forwards.

It was a great week for the team and a huge learning experience, and Greg Hancock is stoked with how it went.

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