My first meeting with a motorcycle was in 2008 when I got my driver’s license for a 125 cc. It didn’t take long before my passion for speed and adrenalin got me into trouble. With both speeding tickets and several crashes on the streets, my mother saw no other choice than to send me to a traffic course to learn how to be a better driver. She made a mistake and sent me to a racing license course instead. I have been hooked ever since.
FROM: Halden, Norway
DATE OF BIRTH: 8/2/1990
HIGHT: 158 cm
TURNED PRO: 2012
CLASS: Superstock 600 CHAMPIONSHIP: MotoAmerica (USA)
I had a lot of success racing in the Scandinavian countries from year 2008–2012, but I wanted bigger challenges. 2013 was going to be a game changer. I sold most of my stuff so that I could follow my dreams to America and the prestigious AMA Pro Roadracing Championship, now called MotoAmerica.
I was very unlucky and got mixed up in a multi- bike crash in the beginning of my rookie season.
I got hit by another rider and crushed my rotator cuff and tore all my ligaments in my right shoulder. That put an end to my season and marked the beginning of two painful years with surgeries, physiotherapy and recovery treatments.
My dreams were put on hold but I always knew I would come back racing. In 2015 I raced the Norwegian Championship and placed 2nd overall in the Superstock 600 Championship. I also took a wildcard at the MotoAmerica season finale at New Jersey Motorsport Park where I got an incredible
6th place finish. I showed everyone, both teams and sponsors, that I was back 100 % and faster then I’ve ever been.
2016 was my first full season competing in the MotoAmerica Championship. I was racing with Team LOXY/M4 Suzuki and fighting for top 10 finishes all year. The highlight of my year was when I qualified 5th among 34 riders, only 1.3 seconds off pole in the Superstock 600 class at the famous Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway.
2017 & 2018 was tough years filled with disappointment and injuries, but against all odds I fought my way back and had some solid finishes at the end of the year.
I want to continue racing in America and I know that with a good team and a good bike I could be up front fighting for podiums in every race.
TOP CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2009: Norwegian rookie 600 Champion
2011: Norwegian Superstock Champion
2011: Bronze Nordic Championship
2012: Silver medalist Swedish Championship
2015: Silver medalist Norwegian Championship
2015: 6th place finisher in the prestigius
Moto America Superstock 600 Class
2016: Finished my first full MotoAmerica season placing 13th in overall points in the Superstock 600 class
2017: Multiple top 10 finishes with a 5th place finish at Road America as my best
2018: Fighting my way back from injury with an 11th place best finish