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Rising Star with Cristina Palmer

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Rising Star with Cristina Palmer


Duck Smart

13-year-old Cristina Palmer and her family certainly aren’t afraid to rack up the miles in their quest for off-road success, and it has been worth it as Cristina has shown with her raw talent and speed she has what it takes to win at both Motocross and Enduro which makes her this weeks Rising Star…

Feature Image courtesy of CH-Images

Here is our interview with her…

How and when did you start riding? On my dad’s bike. 1 year old.

What was your first bike? PW 50, best Christmas present ever!

Where was your first race? At Duns MX track.

Where and when was your first race win? Age 10, Scottish cross country championship, West Linton. 90 minute race, just managed to take the lead on the last lap, still, remember saying to myself “no mistakes” over and over.

Which rider has influenced you the most and why? Carlton Husband has influenced me with his work hard ethics riding and training. I’ve been lucky to have him teaching me and its always fun!

Ecosse XC Round Four

Cristina winning the second round of the Ecosse XC Winter Series at Dunbar in February – Image courtesy of Peter Greenwood Offroad Photos

Wheres the coolest place and track you’ve ridden? The best tracks I’ve ridden are Iron Works and Hawkstone.

Outside of MX who is your sporting hero? Billy Bolt.

What country would you like to visit that you haven’t yet and why? I would like to go to countries to compete in the World Women’s MX championship.

Name one thing you don’t like and explain why? Brussel sprouts for obvious reasons.

What was the last thing you watched on YouTube? Graham Jarvis.

What’s your biggest achievement so far? Practising many hours and pushing hard to podium finishes to become a rider proudly supported by Michelin, Rock Oil and Drysdale MC.

What is your most treasured possession? My well-prepared bikes.

What is currently your favourite song? Good News-Mac Miller.

If you didn’t want to be a pro Motorcross rider, what would you like to be? A pro Enduro rider.

Finish the sentence. “I feel good when I….” put all the practice together on race day.