This week we check in with our Swedish Hard Enduro athlete Martin Larsson.
Name: Martin Larsson
Residence: Bollnäs, Sweden
Bikes for 2016: KTM EXC 300, KTM SXF 350
Classes for 2016: E3
Race series for 2016: Superenduro VM Redbull Megawatt Swedish Championship
Favourite track/course: (Mantova MX track in Italy)
MX rider you admire and why: Mika Ahola the 5 time World champion, because he works really hard for the last 10-15 years before he took his first title. And also because he is a great sportsman.
Your proudest race moment: My best moment was when I take my first podium Place in nowemberkasan 2009, 18 years old. (Nowemberkasan it´s the bigest endurorace in sweden the race have go on in 100 years)
Race day meals: My special potatos and water
Guilty pleasure: Any kind of Italian food
Pre-race rituals you have: To have new washed FXR gear, and new race-ready Spy goggles ready to go
Best memory from a race: Slovakia 2012 and then taking the European Enduro title
What do you love most about this sport: I love enduro because it’s a mix of high speed and it is a long, tough race.
Goals for the 2016 season: To take two Swedish medals and to make some extreme races like Red Bull Sea to Sky
Your list of sponsors: Elko, Syntema, Desinglight, Sören Thyr, KTM, Duells, Maxima oil, Domino, FXR, GMS sports, SPY, FWF Funnelweb, Thorells MX