We started by asking Al Balooshi about his 2020 motocross season that was due to start in late March in Portugal, but has been postponed due to Covid-19.
What’s the latest news on your motocross season?
Due to the current global health crisis, the Baha World Cup is being postponed and the new dates are yet to be announced. I’m looking forward to participating when it finally takes place and I have worked hard in preparation for the competition. The situation we all find ourselves in with coronavirus is unpredictable and has caused a lot of delays and cancellations across the globe. However, I am trying to stay optimistic and look forward to my normal routine once the revised racing calendar is announced.
How did it feel to win the Bajas World Cup in 2018?
Unreal! It was particularly exciting to see that all the hard work had paid off and that, not only did I win, but I was able to accomplish one of the major goals that I had set myself. I am a very proud Emirati, and being able to raise the UAE flag for the country I love and to represent the Middle East region was a great honour. I love riding and I see races as a platform to showcase my art and to express my passion. To be able to be so successful, and in a race such as the Bajas World Cup… there are really no words that can describe what that meant to me.