Michael Morgan #11

Michael Morgan #11

· Winning an overall 600 championship with GLRRA in my 3rd year of racing
· Running in the top 11 at an AMA race
· Finishing a career high of 14th in AMA

Interview

How much experience do you have riding the XR1200?
None

What do you think of spec racing?
I like it. It allows the rider to make the difference.

What made you decide to race the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series?
Opportunity to attend more AMA rounds

What do you think of the Vance & Hines XR1200 Series?
I think its neat because it brings in a wider audience, and the fact you can race one of these bikes is incredible.

What’s your typical pre-race meal?
A ZOLA juice mixed up with a banana, protein powder and honey. Gotta keep the carb intake high. And I like Pasta the night before or during the weekend.

What is your pre-race OCD behavior?
I stay busy doing something. I don’t like to let the nerves build so I like to focus on other stuff. Even studying a track map for last minute ideas.

What is one of your best racing memories?
Waving to the crowd and seeing a little girl go nuts when I pointed at her and gave her a thumbs up after the race on the cool down lap.

What motivated you to get started racing?
I like to ride / drive vehicles how they were ment to be. A 600 sportbike is designed to go fast and handle well. Not sit in some parking lot looking pretty!

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional motorcycle racer?
Some other sport for sure. I can’t stand to sit still. Maybe mountain biking.

What’s the best thing about being a professional athlete?
The people I get to meet.

What else is in your garage?
Lots of tools, and a PW50 for my daughter.

Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
It is a ton of work and you have to stay as positive as you can. And not give up.

How many hours a week are you on Facebook?
1 hour, I’m doing so much stuff that is all I have time for.

Do you Twitter?
No

What are your favorite magazines and websites?
www.mikemorganracing.com www.Autolite.com RRW mag and website, World SBK website to watch the highlights of the races.

Who are your heros?
My Grand Father

Beach or mountains?
Beach

High Fives or FIst Bump?
Fist bump

iPhone , Blackberry or Android?
iPhone

Mac or PC?
PC

Top 3 bands?
Marty Casey & the Love Hammers, AC/DC, Lady Gaga

Greatest strength?
Strong willed

Most frustrating challenge?
Not having enough support and knowing I could do better.

Do you have a website and or Blog?
www.mikemorganracing.com