Top Tips: Why Do MX Schools?

Acquire those fundamentals

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Brian Jorgenson, of Brian Jorgensen MX Schools, tells us about the motocross school that he runs and the benefits that a rider can/will take away from them. Jorgensen was a winner at the highest level, with his most noteworthy triumph being a clean sweep at the MXGP of Germany in 2004. Over to Brian…

"I started riding at the age of five, progressing steadily, then by the age of 18 I was Danish Champion and European champion in the 125cc class. With an EMX title on hand, the doors were opened to the promised land: The FIM Motocross World Championship. I was the first Dane to sign a professional contract and wrote myself into the history of the books in Danish motocross. I was proud and hungry for more and suddenly I stood there on the crossroads, ready to leave my country of birth to settle down in England. The place ended up being the hotbed of my schools in the years that followed.

"Today, I can look back on 10 fantastic years as a professional motocross rider and travelling the world. In my career, I worked hard to build my reputation at world level and I represented teams from England, Belgium and Italy. I was a factory rider at Suzuki, Honda, Husqvarna and Yamaha. After my professional career, in 2008, I became National Coach of Denmark. I have worked as Danish and Norwegian Country Trainer and have established my own motocross school in both Denmark and Spain.

"All my racing career it has been learning by doing and everything I have learned about racing I have done it by my own. I have not read the book about how to be one of the best riders in the world: I wrote the book. It is important to teach the young riders about how the right technique before learning how to go fast. The most common feedback I have from riders is always the same and it is things like, ‘Thank you, I did not know how important it is to have the right technique…

"The most common tips riders ask for advice about are position on the bike and the right approach to read the track and to be focused about training. In our MX schools we work on technique training, fast laps, how to improve corners, riding position, motos and starts. It's a dangerous sport and if you don't treat the bikes with respect something is going to go wrong.

"We spend quality time teaching technique, which helps a lot of people from getting hurt. I never had a coach or a trainer myself. I learnt the hard way, so I really enjoy being able to pass on my experience to other riders whatever their level or age is and seeing them improve. It gives me a huge amount of satisfaction to help other riders to ride faster and rider safer on the bike, they can then get better and can achieve their own goals and dreams and hopefully my advice will stay with them for a long time."

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