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Interview: Adam Sterry

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Happy with the team and his riding, KTM Sarholz speedster Adam Sterry shares his thoughts in this exclusive MX Vice interview with James Burfield on what looms as a fascinating 2023 ahead, with him set to mix racing the German (ADAC) Championship with select MXGP rounds.

This interview was also released as an MX Vice post-race podcast, presented by AS3 Performance and Kawasaki UK.

MX Vice: Here with Adam Sterry, can you talk us through your day?

Adam Sterry: Positive day overall. Of course I’m really happy to be back at Hawkstone, it’s one of my favourite races of the year being a local race for me. I get to see a lot of people I don’t see throughout the year. Here today the crowd was full from the start of the day. So it was busy. I think this is the busiest it’s been here I‘ve seen. But that was nice. And yeah, the racing was good. I was second in qualifying to Glenn, which was really positive so the speed is definitely there.

First moto was battling with Romain and Glenn for the whole race. I got screwed over by a back marker with two laps to go and lost third and ended up fourth, which I ended up on the day. Before if you would have said to me I would be around those top guys that would have been a really good day so to battle with them in the first moto I was really happy with that.

The second moto I was a little bit off, my lines were a bit off. I was hitting every bump on the track I could find I think. But still managed sixth, which again, I was quite happy with while taking no risk.

Was then a bit unlucky in the superfinal. I got cleaned up by a whiskey throttle from an MX2 rider, but it happens. I had a few moments myself. So it is what it is. I think it was a little bit dangerous with the sun on the track and getting past the carnage, as there was like 10 MX2 riders at one point and you need to try and work your way through it. But overall a positive day, really happy with it. I can take lots of positives away from today. And, like I said before, this is the best I’ve felt maybe ever – if not for sure since 2019.

MXV: What’s the reason for that Adam? I mean, obviously last year you were on the same team. Obviously you’re doing the German Championship and doing some GPs. What’s changed over this preseason?

AS: Just better preparation than last year, it’s the same team, but this year, we’ve made a big step and the bike is a lot better. There’s a lot more parts and I’m a lot more prepared. Last year I didn’t sign with Sarholz until the end of December or maybe January. So this was my first race last year, but I’d only been riding for like two weeks. So a lot more time, a lot more preparation this time.

I’ve got the experience now so I kind of know what I need to do. I had a really good training camp. Since 2019, I was going up and up and up and then after 2019 I had bad luck with teams. All the stuff that goes on in motocross behind the scenes, but this year, I feel really good physically and mentally. The bike’s good and the team’s good so I can’t thank them enough. They’ve actually gone above and beyond, which is hard to find in motocross. We can kind of do what we want and what we think is best for each other and what works well you know. What works for me doesn’t work for Henry and what works for him doesn’t work for me so to have that freedom is good. I’m still based in Belgium so I have a lot of long hours this winter in the sand. Today I think the first two races for sure it showed and I can take that to the ADAC. Also doing more GPs, six MXGP rounds, so hopefully we can take it there and get some good results.

MXV: I did have a smile on my face because when your teammate (Henry Jacobi) was announced obviously you guys have a little bit of history from Teutschenthal. I spoke to Henry and he said he gets on well with you and everything so it’s kind of water under the bridge now.

AS: Yeah, I mean at first everyone was like messaging me and everything, but off the bike we get on fine. 2019 happened, it was in the past. It was a long time ago. I’m okay with him and then we will see this year. Obviously we are both going for the title so I always try to race clean so from my side it will not be a problem, but we’ll see. I’m sure everyone will be updated on the situation if something happens.

MXV: How’s the fitness, it seems like you’re feeling good and injury-free?

AS: Yeah, no injuries this off-season, I’ve hardly had any crashes. I was in Spain for two-and-a-half weeks, I didn’t crash once. I think it’s not because I was not trying or not pushing but I think I just feel so comfortable on the bike. Like 2019 I should keep relating back to it because that’s when I felt this comfortable. When you see a bump or a corner and you can put the bike exactly where you want to put it or you see a bump and you know how the bikes going to react, I have that same feeling now.

So yeah, a lot of hard work this winter and it was nice to see it pay off in qualifying and the first moto today. So it gives me a lot of confidence going into the ADAC this year. Yeah, hopefully we can battle for the title the whole year.

MXV: Sarholz KTM are obviously one of the biggest German teams, they’ve been racing GPs for years and they have a long history of great riders. Do you feel at home now this is your second year? Do you feel like you’ve got to know the team and you have the right people around you?

AS: Yeah, definitely. I mean, the atmosphere in the team is really good. It’s a little bit like a family. I mean, a lot of people say that about teams, but I’ve been on a lot of teams now, and like I touched on at the beginning of the interview, everything that they do is done properly.

For a small team or like a private team, they do a really good job so like I said, I can’t thank them enough and I really enjoy racing for them and again that’s why I signed again for this year. Yeah, I couldn’t be happier at the moment.

MXV: Good luck for the season ahead and thank you.

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Results: Spanish Championship Talavera

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Find all the results from Round 1 of the Spanish Championship at Talavera below.

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Results and Highlights: International Italian Championship Round 1

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Find all the results and highlights from Round 1 of the Italian International Championship at Riola below.

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Dutch Masters organisation visits Louis Vosters

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This period is the time for the organisation of the Dutch Masters of Motocross to start preparing for the 2024 season. There is a lot of evaluation and certain action points are being addressed to make it an even better championship in 2024.


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An action point of the past period was the visit of Louis Vosters, owner of the Fantic Factory Racing MXGP team with Glenn Coldenhoff and Roan van de Moosdijk. For years, Vosters has successfully led the Yamaha Factory team and managed to achieve no less than 63 podiums, 12 GP victories, 1 historic podium with all three riders on the podium and 2 constructors’ titles. A true ambassador of motocross and that’s why we would like to hear his vision about the races on Dutch soil.

During the impressive tour of the workshop, we could see the passion on Vosters’ face. It is clear that nothing is left to chance here in order to provide the whole team with the best possible and create a relaxed working atmosphere. Fantastic to see, as well as his positive words towards the Dutch Masters of Motocross races.

Glenn Coldenhoff has often come close to winning the Dutch Masters title, but until now this is a prize he hasn’t won yet. It’s the same story for Roan van de Moosdijk. It would be great if these two top riders are behind the gate in 2024 and hunting for the Dutch title.
The organisation of the Dutch Masters of Motocross would like to thank Louis Vosters for his hospitality and the good conversation about the competition!

Calendar Dutch Masters of Motocross 2024:
17-03 Hamac Harfsen
01-04 @stichtingcircuitoldebroek
21-04 @motorcrossmarkelo

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