Moose Racing News Release
Q: FIrst off, congrats on a great season. You finished third in the EnduroCross series and fifth in the WORCS series. How do you feel your season went in 2011?
Justin Soule on the EnduroCross podium in Las Vegas
(Courtesy of Kawasaki)
Justin Soule: It was a good season overall. To me, a season you finish healthy is always a good season, and I was able to finish with my health. I felt like a rode really well at some rounds and then other rounds I wasn’t able to ride to my potential, so that was a little frustrating at times. With the ups and downs, my results were more inconsistent and I wasn’t really thrilled about that. I’ve been a pro for a while, and I felt that this season I was able to learn the most about myself as a rider, in terms of what works best for me and how I handle certain situations mentally. It really gets me excited to start racing in 2012.
Q: As some people know, off-road racers don’t get much of an off-season with racing usually going from January to November. As short as it is, have you been able to take advantage of the downtime you have had so far?
J.S.: I’ve always been one to keep up with my training so I’ve still be doing some off-season gym workouts, which isn’t as crazy compared to my season workouts, but I still want to stay on it. I did get Lasik eye surgery, which forced me to be off the bike a little bit while my eyes healed up. It’s funny because at the end of the year, I can’t wait for it to be over so I can get a breather, but when that’s finally available, I want to get back out and ride. It was good to get the eye surgery and it did force me to relax a little bit. Being off the bike only makes me want to get back out there.
Q: Now that you have put another good season in the books, what are you looking forward to most about the 2012 season?
Justin Soule finished third at the final WORCS race
(Courtesy of Kawasaki)
J.S.: To be honest, my new mantra and what I learned about myself over this past year. I wouldn’t say I was a head case, but I was definitely one to over analyze things. I was strong with my cardio and strength, but I don’t think I was using the muscle in my head to its full advantage. I’m looking forward to trying out the new brain, if you will, and seeing how much farther that will take me. I know I have the speed and fitness, I just needed to get my head out of the way to help me work to my full potential. I’m really excited to get back out there and try to get some wins.
Q: Your 2012 race schedule is a bit different than 2011. WORCS goes straight through from January and ends in September, while EnduroCross starts in May rather than July. Do you think the change will be beneficial, or did you like the old schedule?
J.S.: I am interested to see how it changes things with our testing schedules and racing through the summer for WORCS. I’ve always been one that likes to race one thing and then the other. I’m not as big of a fan when they intertwine, especially because they are so different. But I have been riding the two series for a couple of years now and I think I’ve developed a good system for it so I am able to go back and forth. I do like racing, so I can’t complain too much when I have something to line-up for.
Q: This is your third year as a pro being a part of Moose Racing. How have you liked being a part of that team?
Justin Soule’s No. 3 EnduroCross bike
(Courtesy of Kawasaki)
J.S.: I’ve always liked racing with Moose Racing. I was with them as an amateur and have been around the group for a long time. It has felt like family and I always enjoy that when I get that feeling with my sponsors. I am a people person and I really like being around people that enjoy racing and are as passionate about it as much as I am. I like that about the Moose Racing team.
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