Thursday, May 28, 2015

Chances Taken...Freddie Noren.

If you could race anywhere in the world, where would you go?

In a year where most of the motocross community is talking about a rider who left for the MXGP series, this blog focuses on a guy who passed that up to come to America.

In 2007 a kid from Sweden turned pro and would chase down a championship in 2010. The following year would leave that rider, Freddie Noren with a choice. A coach that Freddie was working with presented the option of America over the GPs and in March of 2011 we'd get one of the funniest and hardest workers in the sport preparing to mix it up in the outdoor nationals. 

Photo: @amy_instagrams

The now 22 year old put in very impressive rides, racing out of a van with his fiancé Amy as his mechanic. Making a name for himself on his KTM, Freddie's results would eventually earn him national number 80 and improve that number to 39 for the 2015 season.

With results comes reward. In 2014 Justin Barcia was injured, leaving the Factory Honda without a pilot. Freddie got the call. Putting in the work and making the best of the chance given, he again got some support from Honda and landed a ride with the Guy Cooper ran team. Injured, he'd sit out most of the supercross season and prepare for the 2015 nationals. 

Photo: @amy_instagrams

He will shine again. Two rounds in and the impressive results continue. Freddie just loves the outdoors. "Tracks here in the U.S. are great, I like them all." Again a Factory Honda needs a rider. As Trey Canard heals, it will be Freddie Noren to take the reigns and put a 39 on the 41 machine heading in to Colorado for the Thunder Valley National.

Just a happy 22 year old kid from Sweden who loves god, riding his dirtbike and being with his best friend, who he will be marrying in July, Freddie Noren is what the love for the sport is all about. He races because it's fun. 

Photo: @Jonasschwarzenegger

Freddie thanks the Racing Team, EKS Brand, Bell Helmets, Novik Gloves and Alpinestars.

His goals "sound standard." A consistent year with good results. Congrats on the new ride Freddie! 

Follow Freddie on IG @norenmx

-Kyle Pesci

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