Interview: Jörgen-Matthias Talviku gearing up for MX2 GP debut
Jörgen-Matthias Talviku is in his third year contesting the EMX250 championship and whilst last year might not went according to plan, he looks to be back on form this year with the Sahkar KTM team.
The young Estonian has secured a wildcard MX2 GP entry for Latvia this weekend and we decided to get his thoughts on it as well as his good start to the season.
On the decision to do a wildcard MX2 round at Latvia…
The decision to do Latvian round in MX2 class came mainly because it is like a “home GP” for me and to gain some new experiences in World Championship series. I feel that I have learned quite a lot in the past 2 seasons and it is time to try a new challenge. I would really like to make new step in my career and become GP rider. I have been luckily able to participate 5 years in a row at Kegums in EMX125 or EMX250 class. So, if I have chance I would always love to race in front of my home crowd and if such an event comes to home I cannot not miss it. Feeling excited to make my debut in Latvian round because the place is special for me!
On expectations for the event…
My expectations are to gain as much as possible the new experience in a new class for future, have fun and ride the best I can. If I do my best and ride close to my full potential I will be really satisfied. I won’t put any expectations in results wise but for sure I know everything is possible and I can do well and maybe find some other opportunities for this or next season.
On the Kegums track…
Kegums track is nice like any other track I have been riding lately! I just love so much riding at the moment and doesn’t matter on which soil or the type of track has. It is sandy track, hard ground underneath which makes it a track where it is easy to make mistakes. Focus needs to be always there and seeing the track is important!
On his beginning of the season…
So far this year has been quite decent I would say. Having some better results, feeling good on the bike and just learning, learning. I feel I can do even better and have more potential than the results are showing, but we take step by step as the season is long. I am just really happy that the progress is there. Before the Portuguese round I couldn’t do my trainings so much because of health problems, but then I had surgery and now I have had couple of good riding weeks and tried to get more bike time and improve my weaknesses.
The season has been extremely busy so far and sometimes quite stressful with organizing many things by myself, but I feel proud of myself that I have been able to manage that kind of situation and not being only in a rider role. It makes life a bit difficult but for sure helps and improves me for the future! The Sahkar team is doing good and I am glad I have support from them. We will see how the weekend goes but I want to enjoy it and take the maximum of it.
I would really like to thank my sponsors, who has been supporting me this year because doing this sport on this kind of level is expensive and I am really thankful for everyone who is in my corner to support me! Huge thanks to our small group of people in Team JMT #261 and to Sahkar Racing, as well my family and friends!
Interview: Andy McKinstry
Pic: Niek Kamper