Interview: Mads Fredsøe – gearing up for the EMX125 season

Interview: Mads Fredsøe – gearing up for the EMX125 season

One rider that has baggage of pure expertise is younger Dane, Mads Fredsøe who’s gearing up for an additional 12 months racing the EMX125 season. This 12 months, Fredsøe has signed up with a staff – Sturm STC racing so might be hoping for his finest 12 months but.

A former EMX65 champion, Fredsøe may have a shiny future within the sport and might be hoping the 2023 season can present his finest outcomes but in a really aggressive EMX125 class.

We caught up with Fredsøe earlier than the season begins off this weekend.

GateDrop: Mads, you’ve signed with Sturm STC for the 2023 season, simply how did the deal all come about for you?

Fredsøe: Sure, I signed with STURM STC for the 2023 season. Now we have talked slightly with them final 12 months and made a deal this low season that I might be racing for them. It’s an excellent {and professional} staff with good folks so I’m proud of the choice.

GateDrop: How has your preparation been going forward of the 2023 EMX125 season?

Fredsøe: It’s been good! I’ve been lots in Spain using with staff Denmark in Purple Sand MX Park getting quite a lot of preparation finished. So yeah, for positive obtained quite a lot of hours on the bike and really feel good for the upcoming season.

GateDrop: What are your targets for the 2023 season?

Fredsøe: I’d say my purpose is about being high 10 in EMX125 and possibly high 5 in adac. However I don’t actually know, my plan is to go on the market and provides it what I’ve and see the place we find yourself.

GateDrop: 2022, I really feel you confirmed some glimpses of what you would do and particularly at Lommel. How would you mirror in your season?

Fredsøe: Sure I felt like I had and okay 2022 season and confirmed in some races what I can do. I began off slowly with not the perfect outcomes however slowly obtained my race tempo again and made some high 5 in adac and a few high 5 within the EMX races. I’m pleased concerning the EMX at Lommel with general sixth and in Udevalla sixth within the first race however I DNS the second due to illness. I believe my 2022 season went good however let’s hope for a greater 2023.

GateDrop: Being a privateer what has it been like making an attempt to battle with some manufacturing facility bikes in EMX125 – you should be glad to have a staff sorted!

Fredsøe: Yeah, for positive it’s been onerous not solely the bikes but additionally quite a lot of driving me and my dad. One weekend we journey in Spain and the following we journey in Latvia. So yea quite a lot of hours within the automotive. There’s additionally going to be quite a lot of driving in 2023 however we now have enjoyable with it. I really feel like we now have a great setup for the season so we will compete in opposition to the manufacturing facility groups.

GateDrop: I really feel such as you swimsuit the sand higher – have you ever finished a lot onerous pack preparation coming into the season?

Fredsøe: Sure, I’ve educated each on onerous pack and sand tracks. It’s humorous you say that as a result of I truly like onerous pack tracks greater than sand however I made a great lead to Lommel so I don’t know. However sure I’ve educated quite a lot of onerous pack this off season. I really feel prepared for 2023 season and may’t await it to get began this weekend in Switzerland, Frauenfeld.

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Picture: Detlef Meier