Ollie Colmer: Excited for EMX125 debut
Young British talent, Ollie Colmer is a rider to keep an eye on in the future and currently with the GRT Holeshot KTM team he has a good team behind him. So far this season Colmer is in contention to win a British Championship.
“The 2021 season has been going great so far. I’ve had some up and down weekends but managed to keep having solid results and I am still championship contention. I’m really happy with my riding, I’ve been working really hard with my trainer Ash Wild and Chris Jones on the fitness side of things. John and Dan (Gifford) are doing a great job of running the GRT Holeshot KTM team as well as Liam unit and they are really good at being organised and my personal opinion is that it’s the best set up in the paddock”.
The EMX125 season opener takes place at Matterley Basin this weekend and Colmer will be racing in front of his home crowd in what will be his EMX125 debut – exciting times!
“I’m very excited for the weekend and the rest of the season in the EMX125 class. I wanted to go straight into the deep end and not miss any good racing and keep sticking at it ready for the upcoming years. The EMX125 is a very big class and a lot of good riders which makes it such a good race because you are battling all the time and you can always make progress by being with better riders and seeing all the teams and the GP riders which I can learn from”.
Going into the weekend, Colmer isn’t sure what to expect but first and foremost the goal is to qualify and after that if he can get in the points, that would be ideal. The good news is the young Brit is planning on racing the full series this year which is exciting and will only help him grow as a rider.
“This weekend it would be great to qualify, my goal for the weekend is to bring home a top 20 position – I’m not sure really where I’ll be at but my aim is to be up there and scoring points constantly. My plan is to continue doing the EMX125 championship and we are just going to go and do my every round and we can have a great year. My goals are to be in the top 20 in the EMX125 and I would like to win the British championship as well as the Bridgestone Masters.”
Interview: Andy McKinstry
Pic: Too Fast Media