Bullet from the Baltic!

04 April 2019

Gert Krestinov has been contesting the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean since midway through the 2010 series and heís established himself as a firm favourite with the fans.

The 28-year-old, who lives in his native Estonia with his wife and young daughter and commutes to races, is one of the most consistently quick riders in the series and hasnít dropped out of the top eight since his first full season in 2011.

His best season came in 2017 when he was riding for Phoenix Tools Honda and finished second to Graeme Irwin, in the process taking a moto win at Lyng and a moto win and the overall three weeks later at Canada Heights.

This year has presented a fresh challenge with his Phoenix Tools Apico team switching from Honda to Kawasaki and despite a tough opening round at FatCat heís feeling confident.

ďThe Honda was a good bike but Kawasaki give a lot of support to our team and when I rode it there was a lot of improvement to when I last rode it in í14. The bike is very good at the minute so I just need to twist the throttle Ė itís up to me.

ďI crashed in the first turn [at FatCat] and my bike also broke on the last lap so I didnít get such a good result. In the second race I had to ride my spare bike which we hadnít had time to set up so it was from the crate really, all I could do was try to put the handlebars in the right position and I was seventh.

ďIt wasnít a very good start to the Maxxis season but Iím still positive I can turn it around. In my late years Iím getting faster and faster so maybe with the experience I can try to organise my life better and try to train more clever.Ē

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