It started as fun with my friends

My stories / 10. February 2016

“As a 16-year-old, I was riding a motorcycle with friends just for fun. When I was 19, my father told me either I decide whether I want to ride professionally or we sell the motorcycles and that would be the end. Then I realized that racing is what I wanted to do. In essence, I started to work on myself from 20 years of age and today I regret I didn’t start sooner.“

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The hard work with motorcycles has yielded fruit for him already several times. He was declared the best rookie at his first Dakar, and many spoke of him as a young talent. However, there is much more behind his success.

“I don’t think of myself as being talented, but it’s that I slaved away and only like that is it possible. They said that Katroš did not have talent, but he slaved away. I know how he trained, because he went to ride in our place, Orava, so I saw and heard what training entails. There are sports where you need to have talent, but there are also those where you can slave away, and I achieved it through my labor.“

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