This week we check in with our Swedish Hard Enduro athlete Martin Larsson.

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Name: Martin Larsson

Instagram: martinlarsson30

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)

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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

Off the track activities/hobbies: Cars, airplanes, and most definitely riding snowmobiles in the winter.

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

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