17/06/2007 | by Onboard
JP ‘s a Walker
News from the big show. JP Walker is heading out of Forum town for pastures new. After a killer season, which has seen the profile of the Forum brand rocket into the stratosphere, JP is calling it a day.
In an interview for an American magazine JP indicated that since the Burton takeover things haven’t been the same at Forum/Special Blend – blaming an influx of management types and a more regimented structure of big business for his failure to put pen to paper on a new deal.
For their part, Forum appear sorry to see him go but (with more than a few quid saved on his huge salary) are already focussing on building a new team for the future. JP meanwhile has left with no existing replacement contract in place, suggesting money was not a key factor in his decision.
Whichever way you look at it, it’s the end of an era for the team and for the rider. Here’s hoping that whatever JP decides to do in the future he has the all the success in the world.
JP in the good ole days. Givin his all for the Forum Team.