WHAT IS YOUR ROLE/POSITION IN MOTORCYCLING?
I started racing when I was 21, first participating in a Ducati competition with my Ducati 848. Later I started racing a with a Yamaha R6 in the Dutch Supercup 600. The last years I did some track-days to keep my pace. Since January 2015 I'm a journalist who test sport bikes and tires only at the track. Besides track, together with my friend we've got a motorcycle and scooter company. We buy and sell motorcycles and have a workplace for maintenance. With our company we're sponsor of Marc VDS in the MotoGP.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO MOTORCYCLING?
My mum and dad both ride motorcycle, my dad did also a lot of racing. When I was 2 years old we're getting on holiday with the motorcycle and sidecar. When I was 18, I got my first motorcycle for road use, a BMW F650GS.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE/ENJOY IN MOTORCYCLING?
Everything, it's just a way of life I can't live without. Everyday in my life is about motorcycles and racing.
WHAT IS YOUR OBJECTIVE, YOUR GOAL?
Riding more and more bikes, hopefully to start racing again the next years and let our company grow more to a even more bigger motorcycle company.
WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND MOTORCYCLING?
Because it's fun and highly addictive..!
DO YOU HAVE A ROLE MODEL/MENTOR THAT ENCOURAGED YOU TO JOIN MOTORCYCLING?
My friend is my role model if it comes to racing, he's really fast and participates for almost 10 years in the Dutch Championship and is a real fast road racer. I can still learn from him a lot and encourage him to go faster every time.