Dirty Dozen with Alex Walton
New MRS Sherco recruit and British Enduro Championship and EnduroGP athlete Alex Walton steps up to the plate and fires back his Dirty Dozen answers..
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Dirt Hub: Do you have a Pre-Race Playlist you listen too, and if so name a couple of tracks that are on it?
Alex: I quite like Aj Tracey he has some good pre-race tunes which I like… Rina & Butterflies are two good songs of his. I quite like a bit of 2009/10 tunes from Rihanna & Akon also haha.
DH: When was the last time you cried?
Alex: I think it was after hurting myself at the French GP, was just sat in a french hospital disappointed with myself!
DH: What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Alex: A champion doesn’t win on his good days, only on his bad days.
DH: Do you have any weird suspicions or pre-race rituals?
Alex: I used to have a thing of wearing one black & one white boot when I was younger😂 also making sure I put my right sock on the left and left on the right I don’t know why😂. But I don’t now, I just go and ride lol.
DH: What drives you most to get up in the morning and go training?
Alex: To reach my goals really. I don’t like losing much! When I do have that good ride/ win it means a lot to me. Also, I like proving people wrong & showing that I can do it.
DH: If you didn’t race what sport would you play or take part in?
Alex: I’d probably say football as I got to quite a good level when I was younger and could’ve done quite well! But obviously, racing has always been the number 1.
DH: What is your biggest Phobia?
Alex: Heights I can be afraid of depending on the situation😂 also I hate the dark like walking downstairs and it’s pitch black I just don’t like it have to turn a light pretty quickly lol.😂
DH: Who is your biggest sporting idol and why?
Alex: James Stewart, since I was young just loved everything he did, doubt you’ll see anyone ride a motorcycle like him again. Also, enduro wise Juha Salminen & Paul Edmondson where two guys who I thought were technically awesome growing up.
DH: Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Alex: I’d like to say if I keep training hard I’d like to have a factory enduro ride that’s what the goal is and I feel I can do it so why not.
DH: What is your all-time favourite movie?
Alex: The Goonies, all the family love it.
DH: Who has had the biggest impact on your career?
Alex: My Mum & Dad, I wouldn’t be where I am without them. They do a lot for me, also all my family have played a part in helping me over the years so I am very grateful for what everyone has done for me!
DH: What is your philosophy on life?
Alex: To never give up & keep trying all the time then good things will happen! Also, enjoy life with your friends & family.
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