Self taught motocross driver Tj Baker planning big for 2019
I recently sat down with TJ baker an Irish born motocross driver to see what he had to say about the upcoming season and what its like starting out!
Tj started racing in motocross shortly after moving to France from his home country Ireland. Coming from a family of racing drivers, (his grandfather being the founder of one of Irelands best racing teams) Tj felt his calling was in motocross, something none of the family had much experience in and so he set out to build himself a career in the crazy motocross world. We sat down with Tj a few weeks back to see what he had to say.
Me: How did you get started in motocross?:
TJ: Through my family, most of my family had car racing careers but my interest really lies with bikes. I didn’t have much interest in cars but I’ve always had a passion for bikes and motocross
Me: What was the most challenging thing to learn at first?:
TJ: trying to perfect landings and controlling the bike in the air was definitely something new to me and it did take a while to get used to that.
Me: What do you love most about motocross?:
TJ: The thrill and adrenaline. Feeling the power of the bike and putting together a perfect lap I really don’t think there’s a better feeling in the world.
Me: Do you do your own mechanical work?:
TJ: Yeah, I do most of my own mechanical work I ride a KTM it’s a great bike and it rarely gives trouble, when it does I’ve taught myself from a point of having no knowledge to being able to rebuild it practically with my eyes closed.
Me: What is yourFavorite bike?:
Tj: My favorite bike that I own is definitely my KTM! My favorite bike of all would have to be the Ducati Panigale.
What are your Racing plans for this year?:
Tj: I’ll hopefully be competing in the 125 French championship this year, it’s pretty fierce and for sure will be exciting but I’m confident we can provide good results!
We would like to thank Tj for his time and wish him the best of luck with his career in the future. Without a doubt he is one to watch in the french 125 championship on his KTM works bike.