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BYC Q&A Feature #003 – Ollie Colmer

This week on the BYC Q&A Feature we caught up with Ollie Colmer who has signed with the new GRT Holeshot KTM team.

Check out what Ollie had to say when we quizzed about his career to date, answering your questions and much more.

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What happened to being on the Revo Husqvarna Team?

The team folded at the end of 2019. It was great being apart of such a good team.

What age did you start riding and how did you get into it?

I started at the age of four and I got it into the sport as my dad raced.

What has been your most memorable experience so far?

My most memorable experience so far has to be going to the 2019 Junior World Championship where I didn’t qualify but ended up winning the LCQ race and winning at Desertmartin for the ACU British Motocross Championship.

What time do you go to bed the nigh before a race because I can’t sleep being so nervous?

I go to bed at 8pm and chill out by watching a film and then go to sleep about 9pm.

How many bikes do you have and what years?

I have four Big Wheel 85cc KTM bikes all of which are 2020 machines.

Favourite track in the South West?

My favourite tracks in the South West are Mill Lane and Canada Heights.

What are your thoughts on the future of the British Motocross Championship?

It is not for me to criticise and comment on the future of the British Motocross Championship as the people who are involved are doing their best. I am going to support them by training hard and showing that the UK has got something world class to offer. I would give two little things though I would like to see better tracks and less races.

What was the hardest race you have ever done and why?

The hardest race was one of my EMX rounds at Lommel where the temperature was 30 degrees and a 28 minute moto to complete.

Who taught you how to ride a motocross bike?

Carlton Husband taught me how to ride a bike and we started off in a field.

What did you do when you got injured training a couple of weeks ago?

I unfortunately lost the front end on a set of whoops and needed some stitches.

If you were any bike part what would it be?

I would be the front number board so I could see what is going on.

Favourite track in the UK and why?

Favourite track has to be Desertmartin its a mega track.

How did you get the deal with GRT Holeshot KTM?

I have been working with Jon for some time now and wherever he goes I go and GRT Holeshot KTM team is his and his brothers.

Who is your favourite rider and why?

My favourite rider would be Eddie Jay Wade because he knows how to ride a bike like a beast.

What are your ambitions for the future?

My ambitions for the future to be a World Champion.

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