Interview: Andrea Adamo – MX Vice


Following his very good outing on the season opener at Argentina, James Burfield caught up with Pink Bull KTM MX2 star Andrea Adamo to get his ideas on the day, how his pre-season has been, how he’s developed his craft within the sand and the way a lot he loves working with Antonio Cairoli on this unique MX Vice interview.

This interview was additionally launched as an MX Vice post-race podcast, introduced by Acerbis.

MX Vice: It’s nice to see your progress. Clearly with this being your first official race on the Pink Bull KTM staff, you should be happy together with your weekend?

Andrea Adamo: Sure, my first spherical with the brand new staff and this was simply the right solution to begin the season. I received second within the qualification race. It was necessary as a result of now there are factors so it was an necessary second. Then I completed third twice within the motos. However coming from the again each occasions means extra. And yeah, second total for the primary GP. We’re already trying ahead to the following one. We are going to preserve working till Sardinia as a result of will probably be a tricky one.

MXV: Your development on the MX2 bike has been tremendous spectacular and clearly you’ve put in some thrilling rides, and now you’ve made the step as much as Pink Bull KTM. Whenever you took this deal, did you’re feeling loads of stress?

AA: No stress, I simply at all times take pleasure in day-after-day and each second on the bike. However Pink Bull KTM on the shirt doesn’t imply that there’s extra stress. It’s identical to I stated, I take pleasure in it. And I at all times attempt to do my finest, and that tough work pays off.

MXV: So day after day if you’re again residence, how has the coaching been going?

AA: I prepare with Jorge Prado (and Joel Smets). And it’s additionally cool to see as a result of Jorge now has the purple plate, so he’s any person that actually is aware of methods to trip the bike. So, for certain, it’s good. It’s additionally good to have any person you’ll be able to cut up your coaching with.

MXV: Have you ever observed the variations because you’ve been working with him?

AA: Yeah, as a result of you understand, typically throughout coaching I cease and simply watch him. So it helps, however I don’t assume it makes an enormous distinction, however for certain it helps.

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MXV: So going again to the EMX150 days, which was an extended, very long time in the past, did you ever assume in the future that you simply’d be standing right here in the identical tent as Tony Cairoli, Jeffrey Herlings and coaching with Prado?

AA: No, no, I at all times tried to consider that the aim was to reach on the World Championship, to trip for Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing and get podiums. The aim was at all times that, however it was additionally onerous to consider. However now right here we’re. For certain, it might be very nice to return and say to that child “in the future you’ll make it. Don’t fear”. So it’s fairly good and I’m simply dwelling my dream. That’s it.

MXV: You appear very comfortable. The monitor immediately was actually powerful. Did you need to say to your self “okay, I’m going to have to simply be relaxed and simply see how the day performs out” or did you’ve gotten a sport plan?

AA: I at all times pushed for the entire motos on the weekend, however not like loopy. I used to be at all times in management as a result of it’s a quick monitor, it was tough and was filled with kickers. It was sketchy. That is simply the primary race of the 12 months. We’ve got so many races to go so that you additionally must assume good. I’m on the rostrum, I’m so comfortable. But in addition if I used to be not on the rostrum, I’d have been okay as this was simply the primary one. So getting second total, like I stated earlier than, there isn’t any method higher to start out the season.

MXV: Subsequent up is Riola, is {that a} monitor you want?

AA: Sure, I prefer it, however I choose hardpack. However I did my winter preparation in Belgium so I’ve improved quite a bit within the sand. We are going to see. It will likely be cool to see and uncover the place I’m within the sand. It’s going to be a tricky one. However I’ll at all times give my finest.

MXV: Is working with Tony having a giant affect? Throughout his profession, Tony lived in Lommel for a very long time so has he careworn the significance of being a very good sand rider?

AA: Yeah, for certain. It’s essential to stay there. And that you must stay there for a minimum of two or three years to essentially get that feeling to essentially know methods to trip the bike within the sand. As a result of it’s a selected method and you’ll not do it in a single month earlier than the race. So for certain, this additionally helped coming into this season.

MXV: And do you’re feeling such as you’ve progressed quite a bit within the sand now?

AA: Sure, I really feel like this, however I need to see how I am going on the race.

Thanks to your time and congratulations on the weekend.

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