I have been a motorsport fan since I was a kid and I have always wanted to try every possible machine with loud noise and speed. During my playing career, I obviously had to avoid all risky sports, but already at the time I rode a bit of motocross secretly in remote places in Central Europe. After my career, I ran a junior motocross team for 8 years and then I got more excited about riding myself, too. During the summer I ride in veteran class of motocross Finnish Cup. Last year I placed 10th in overall points – even though the ranking is not what's important for me in that sport. I focus on riding against riders of similar skill level as me and finish the races safe and healthy.
I got familiar with snowmobiling originally through motocross and I have ridden for several years at my cabin in Lapland. Riding motcross bike or snowmobile is also good training. When riding, you have to be fully focused and then you forget all worries. Being behind the bars of a bike or a sled is like therapy for me.