Visited a national this year? You may have noticed the number 117 ATV sporting British Flag graphics. Hereís the scoop: His name is Richard Tordoff (Ricky) and he is visiting the US this year to compete in the ATVA Motocross Series. He hails from Halifax, England and he has taken some big steps towards becoming a large name rider here in America. Weíd like to send out our props to Ricky for the chances heís taking.
This is your first season competing in the states, how did it come about?
Yeah this is the first season; I always wanted to race here. I had the opportunity so I thought I should go ahead and do it now while I was still young or I would never do it.
How long had you been planning on coming over?
November of last year. Itís been a long time.
How is the traveling back home? Anything like here?
No, not as far. Our traveling is a lot harder because all the population is in one area so, yeah, itís a lot harder.
How many races are in a season back home?
About nine rounds. Our races are just on one day, Sunday. We have three twenty minute races in one day.
Your winters arenít as severe as ours, how is racing or training in the winter?
Sometimes the summers and winters merge into one; itís just rainy all the time! (laughs)
It snows now and again, but nowhere near as cold as it gets here.
How do the tracks compare? Are they laid out over a large area or are they more like a Super Cross track; built in a small flat area?
Theyíre more like this but no whoops or doubles.