- 23 yrs old
- South Africa
- Motocross – KTM 450 SX.F
Mike started dirt bikes about 3 years ago. Mike moved to Doha with his family, back in 2006. “It’s been a little bumpy along the way,” he say, “but this is our home now. “We’ve all come to love Qatar and the endless opportunities it offers.”
When asked about what particularly captures him about Motocross, Mike says that it’s the freedom and constant room for improvement. “You can never stop learning,” he adds. “When you’re riding, there’s nothing else to think about except the bike, the sand and not falling over. So you can basically free your mind.”
During the past three years, he has also visited Dubai and Kuwait to race, and finished third in the beginners class in Dubai two years ago. He also placed third in three races in Qatar, as well as finishing third in International Endurocross twice.
He hopes to see the sport grow in Qatar and for the country to become a key place for motocross in GCC. Mike’s motto in is “Never give up.”
He’s only had his current bike for a month, and is still getting used to it. So far he has added a seat cover, a slip-on FMF exhaust, and set of graphics from Fifty-Seven-Designs, while also planning to get its suspension upgraded soon.
“WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE PEOPLE JOINING AND SHARING OUR PASSION” -Mike