Since moving up to the MX2 World Championship, the very talented Davy Pootjes just hasn’t been able to stay fit which has halted his progress. When Pootjes was on the 125cc he was tipped as the next big thing but sadly it hasn’t worked out that way just yet. However, he put in a good race at Hawkstone International and is looking good for the season ahead.
“Hawkstone was quite good, I’m quite happy with the riding. In the first moto I was riding good but after only ten minutes I was getting arm pump so it was a bit of a struggle. I was riding in fifth until the end but then on the last jump a back-marker crashed in front of me so we collided and I finished sixth.
In the second moto, I was leading for over ten minutes but then I had a small crash. I finished sixth but overall I’m quite happy with the riding, I feel quite good on the bike and the team is really good so I’m happy”.
For the season ahead, Pootjes has signed a deal with the LRT KTM team, the team was originally setup so Julien Lieber could just stay in the GP paddock last year but the team have decided to stay in the paddock. Pootjes will be hoping the move will do him the world of good and we can finally see the best of what he has to offer.
“You know everyone knows the last three to four years have been tough you know with injuries. I’ve been out for every year for more than four months or something. It’s been a tough time but to be with this team is really good. The people are really good and they’re working hard for me”.
“We didn’t change much things during the winter. We just changed some small things but nothing special. I will do Mantova in Italy this weekend,” Pootjes stated.
On the MX2 World Championship, Pootjes just wants to have some fun and stay injury free.
“Actually, at the moment I just want to ride and have fun. I want to just feel myself and feel good again, you know. The last three or four years have been tough so it’s time to just get hours on the bike again, do races and have fun”.
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