We at BMXTalk are going to be asking some of the UK’s top riders a few questions regarding this years racing and their plans for next year.
The first person we had some questions for was Laurence “THE LEGEND” Mapp !!!!
For those who do not know Laurence , he was a top Euro and World contender in the mid 90’s and early 2000’s and then had a few years away from BMX , he returned to racing a couple of years ago and has moved back up into the Elite class where he is scaring some of the young guns with his track speed and bike skills, and let me tell you …he is scared of nothing!!!!!
(1) So Laurence- what was your best race this season?
My best race this season would be gosport position wise finishing 3rd behind Dan Mcbride and Curtis Manaton.
Enjoyment wise was the Brits at Birmingham, good race, good atmosphere, football match with the parents and kids after and a few drinks in the team tent after racing ( reminded me of the old days).
(BMXTalk- yeah there is not enough drinking at races anymore haha)
(2) What is your favourite UK track .
Favourite track is Birmingham, it is a challenging track that is wide open for moves , and it flows well.
(3) -What bike and team are you on for 2014 season.
I’m riding a Revell xxl frame in 2014 and riding for bmxhype.com in 2014.
(4)-What are your plans and goals for 2014 season.
My plans for 2014 are to ride Elite men and make as many mains as I can.
(5)-Gate starts or track speed , which is your strength?
I think gates are a strength of mine although a lot of people tell me different lol.
(6)-What will your training routine be for winter.
My winter will consist of weight training up till Xmas with a weekend road ride thrown in for the fun of it, then sprints and riding as much as possible up until the season starts.
(7)- And finally ..why is it that you don’t seem scared of anything on a track??
I’m just not afraid of making a move and if I see a gap I’m having it.
(BMXTalk- that’s what we love about Mappy , you know he’s just gonna send it!!!)
Cheers Mappy , and good luck to you and the Hype team for next season.
….And lastly ,here’s a nice photo I found…….