Motorcycling Australia (MA) sat down with Motocross (MX) rider Todd Waters to get the inside scoop on his new lifestyle as he competes overseas, as MA turns the spotlight on Aussie riders representing on international soil. Waters explains what he hopes to achieve in 2018 and leaves a special message for his fans.
Where are you currently competing?
I’m racing the remaining MXGP World Championship rounds for Team Honda HRC Europe.
What’s the hardest thing about adapting to your new country?
Would have to be the weather for me as I love the heat.
What do you miss most about home?
I live at one of the most amazing beaches on the east coast (Burleigh Heads) so would have to be the beachy life style.
What is your preparation/training regime like?
I mostly do on-bike training, gym cycling and rowing. Recovery is also huge for me as I’m getting older, so I need a lot of flexibility.
What’s been a highlight for you this year?
Getting the ride for Honda HRC Europe and being back racing world championships after setting off to the United States of America (USA) to race the outdoors as my own gig.
What is your single most motivating force?
Just to be able to be a part of the motorcycle world.
Tell us a bit more about what you hope to achieve and what you have already achieved in 2018?
It’s been a crazy journey as we started in New Zealand, USA and now living in Holland racing for possibly the biggest team in the world. Unfortunately at my first GP we were running 8th and had a crash, where we broke a collarbone. So right now we are on the back foot and looking to gain momentum at each future GP and get back inside the top 10.
What’s your strangest overseas experience been so far?
My girlfriend Gillian booked us a day at a sauna spa complex to finding out it’s a public complex where your not aloud to wear any clothes after getting there. Haha was different that’s for sure.
Do you have a special message for your fans back home?
Aim for the stars and you might just get there.
Favourite thing to do besides motorcycling?
Love the ocean life, surfing, swimming, BBQ’s, friends and family.
Embarrassing fact about you?
My farts really stink as we drink lots of protein shakes after hard training. Most of the riders have this haha…
Describe yourself in three words.
Loud, determined, dreamer.