Interview: Kay de Wolf – MX Vice


After his difficult weekend in Argentina that didn’t go fully to plan resulting from some unhealthy luck and premature crashes, Nestaan Husqvarna hotshot Kay de Wolf, who claimed eighth general, spoke with James Burfield to get his tackle how issues went on this unique MX Vice interview.

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

MX Vice: The weekend began promisingly on Saturday with qualifying race. How was it for you?

Kay de Wolf: Yeah, it began fairly good. Saturday morning felt actually good on monitor. However by no means had that second of pleasure on monitor the entire weekend. I by no means felt superb. So yeah, I don’t know. I used to be quick in free follow and time follow and qualifying was okay, however had a foul begin that’s for certain.

Then this morning in warm-up, I didn’t really feel superb, however nonetheless managed to get second, which I actually didn’t anticipate as a result of I didn’t really feel like I used to be pushing that good at that velocity.

Within the first moto, I had an alright begin and was round P3 at one level battling along with Jago and Benistant. After which made a mistake. I don’t know what occurred. Simply Thibault crashed across the flip and I couldn’t see him so I jumped on this rear wheel, which was nonetheless spinning. And yeah, rubber on rubber – simply caught me out and I crashed. Then a number of laps later, I crashed once more. I simply landed and tucked the entrance after which acquired up once more – needed to do all of the work throughout. After which I did the identical factor once more, simply tucked the entrance after I landed. Yeah, it was disappointing, however I stored preventing.

Then within the second moto, had an okay begin, really, and acquired into third at one level, or fourth and, once more, landed and tucked the entrance. So we’re going to work on this. However yeah, we now have to search out one thing on the bike and for the remainder. The second moto the velocity was there. However once more, like I stated, I didn’t really feel superb all weekend. I used to be combating my using. I by no means had that good feeling all weekend. So yeah, let’s transfer on now to Sardinia and see what we will do there within the sand.

MXV: There have been instances within the first race particularly once you had been cruising and actually seemed such as you had the wind beneath you. You had been flying. I feel in case you didn’t crash early, you’d have been difficult Benistant?

KDW: Yeah, you by no means know for certain. However yeah, I felt all proper. Everybody stated I used to be wanting superb, however I used to be feeling like I used to be preventing in opposition to myself. And Ruben stated I used to be using fairly good, however I didn’t really feel good. So yeah, it was bizarre. However yeah, we now have to work on this and transfer on.

MXV: Whenever you awakened this morning, had been you simply not feeling it?

KDW: No, this morning, I awakened and I used to be like “hey, let’s get today began, get two 35 minute motos in and simply preserve preventing till the chequered flag”. However yeah, it simply didn’t work out how I needed. It’s disappointing, however I don’t wish to put my head down. Subsequent one is a sand monitor so let’s see what we will do there.

MXV: So clearly concerning Ruben, he’s a brand new particular person in your nook this yr. What was the dialog you had with him after in the present day? Did he say simply now scrap it and stay up for Riola?

KDW: He stated we now have to work on these errors. In fact, the errors weren’t good, it’s simply disappointing. However he additionally stated my using was wanting good, and it was wanting good, however I didn’t really feel superb. I didn’t know if there’s nonetheless some black marks from final yr that I’ve. However yeah, final yr I knocked myself out within the first moto. Perhaps that was additionally one thing that was behind my thoughts. Each time I got here as much as a soar I used to be ensuring I used to be staying straight. So for certain it was a bit bit there. I don’t know what it was. We’ll see and we preserve preventing. Nonetheless 18 rounds to go so it’s not over but.

MXV: Perhaps we must always type of make a wager with Ruben to say in case you get a race win, we will do a whip within the subsequent one (laughs)?

KDW: If I get a race win then I can throw a fats whip on the finish of the moto (laughs), however for the remainder we’re staying straight this yr. Stefan Everts fashion – straight up and down (laughs).

Thanks and all the most effective for the subsequent one.

Lead Picture: Juan Pablo Acevedo

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