Confirmed: Bastian Bøgh Damm steps up to race the MX2 World Championship in 2021!
The WZ KTM Racing team have been in the Grand Prix paddock for quite a while now but have decided to focus on the European Championships.
For 2021, the team have a new challenge as they’ll contest the MX2 World Championship. It’s been confirmed that Bastian Bøgh Damm will will stay with the team but race the MX2 World Championship after a few years in the EMX250 series.
Bøgh Damm came into the season as one the favourites for the EMX250 title and dominated the opening round at Valkenswaard – unfortunately injuries made the rest of the season difficult but he has the pace for good results in MX2.
We caught up with the young Dane to discuss his move to MX2 and more.
“First of all, I am really looking very much forward to be racing the MX2 World Championship in 2021. I know it is going to be a very exciting year for our sport, but also a special and challenging one with the situation we all still have to deal with”.
“I am very honoured to be able to take part in the World Championship – it has been a dream for some time, which is now coming true. For the coming season we are looking into a very strong and experienced field of riders – but still I am sure it is going to be a fantastic year for #403, full of new challenges, experiences and achievements”.
“My body has recovered after the accident in 2020 and I feel we have a very strong Team for the coming season. Our team is essential for success, and we have the perfect constellation for the new season ahead, I am sure #403 will benefit from the professional setup we have in WZ-Racing. I am really looking forward to my third year with WZ-Racing! We know each other well, I have learned so much with this team in the past years, the support, training, mechanics, cook(s) and management behind this setup is like family to me – therefore I was thrilled to get the opportunity for 2021 with them again. Together we will be able to build upon the foundation we have established and I am confident we have set the right mix of preparation, training and strategy for the season”.
“It is the goal to see #403 amongst the top 10 or better – during 2021. Throughout the year we will have a strong focus on keeping everything fit and in perfect shape, ensuring I perform my very best in every race, flavoured with a spice of stability and fun. I am delighted to also enjoy the support from Emil Larsen, the National Team Coach of Denmark, who will be bringing a lot of experience and guidance along, which I am very thankful for”.
“This winter I have been practicing very hard, despite some time off I have been keeping fit, and sweating a lot in the streets of my hometown Esbjerg, on the Danish west coast – so feeling prepared in any way to take this next step into 2021. I am grateful to have this opportunity and send a big Thank You to everyone for making this possible”.
“Looking forward to see you all very soon on the bike, somewhere out there”.
Article: Andy McKinstry
Pic: WZ Racing