Hi and welcome to the Riders Lounge Podcast, I’m Steve Sommerfeld your host for today’s online chat with another of Freestyle Motocross’ top riders and who has actually just picked up his 5th Brazilian FMX Championship, all the way from Sao Paolo in Brazil, it’s Fred Kyrillos.
While we still are in a holding pattern of no events, I’m stoked Fred was able to put the tools down and jump on for a chat to talk about the latest competition, how it felt to ride in the middle of Covid without a crowd and to stand on top of the box again, in a country with such a deep pool of talent in FMX.
When I look at Brazil’s Freestyle Motocross scene, it still feels a lot like when I was riding in Australia. There are a lot of guys, a lot of old guys, a lot of new guys always coming through and it’s good to see they are still putting on a national competition every year, and even having some international flavour thrown into the mix!
I’m sure as most of the followers of this podcast, you’re already following FMX pretty closely and would know Fred, but if you might not have heard of the name, he’s been in almost every single event going around at one point in time. From NIGHT of the JUMPs to X Games, Red Bull X-Fighters, Nitro World Games and anything in between.
He’s one of those guys who has learned a lot from the big events, and brought that knowledge back to Brazil to help push not just himself but everyone around him and to continue building the sport there.
All new Merch Store is available now https://teespring.com/stores/riders-lounge
Love playing video games like I do? Check this one out! TiMX : This is Motocross – Play for Free on Android and iOS!! You can even watch the NOTJ e-FMX World Championships Episode 1 – https://fb.watch/1S980yRDAp/
Thank you to Rothaus Brewery from Germany for their unbelievable Tannenzaepfle Range of Beers and Alcohol-free beers for this show. If you want to find a Tannenzaepfle near you, here’s some helpful links!
If you can’t find it, let me know, let’s see if we can spread the German Beer Love around the world!