Pyrhonen 1st column

Antti Pyrhönen – my first column

Published on 19.5.2011 18:15

Dear fans and friends, my long time clothing sponsor Sinisalo has asked me to write a regular column about racing and what it takes to run my own AP Racing motocross team. In this, my first column, I would like to share this time with you what ‘life on the road’ means for a Grand Prix motocross rider.

Last year I guided the young and talented Alejandro Noemi through Europe and his freshman year in MX3. We traveled by camper and trailer with 3 other people onboard. It was a lot of fun but pretty crowded. This year we have built up a brand new Sprinter, and I travel with my mechanic Jussi Heikkonen, sharing the driving duties.

The time between mid-February, when I left behind Chile and my dear friend Alejandro, and present day has taken me all around Europe. I have seen countless miles of highway and racetracks, and met a lot of great people. The places I have been to while training and racing this year include Belgium, Holland, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Austria and Germany.

Since the end of April I have been back on Finnish soil, but still keeping busy. In addition to my training camp for juniors, I have taken part in several races here at home. I have one more Finnish Championship race weekend ahead of me before the big MX3 World Championship races in Vantaa on the 11th and 12th of June. I hope to see you all there!

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Best wishes,

Antti Pyrhönen