Harri Kullas, one of Estonia’s best motocross racers, talks about the road to the top in a long interview, about hard but enjoyable work and how important loved ones are for him.
Harri Kullas, one of Estonia’s fastest motocross racers, recently turned 28 years old. He is aiming for the first place in the British series this season as well, he competes in Estonia if possible and has not lost an iota of enthusiasm to race on a good track.
Last year, Harri rode his second season in Britain for the Cab Screens Deos Group Honda team and won the championship in the MX Nationals Pro MX1 class despite two injuries during the season.
“We’ve never said anything harsh to each other because we’re both passionate about success,” says Cab Sreens team manager Lee Webber. “For better or for worse, I’m always honest with Harry and I’m sure he appreciates it.”
Harri has been working with Jörgen-Matthias Talviku, a young hope future rider of Estonia, for a few years now. Jörgen-Matthias says that in addition to riding skills, track reading, etc., his senior colleague teaches him the invaluable little tricks that he had no idea about before, but which count a lot in the big game.
Childhood friend and colleague Priit Rätsep said that Harri’s work methods and fighting spirit are “quite horrendous”. Priit remembers his last full season when the team did a lot of work for him and Priit only had to train and compete – Harri had to put in a lot more effort himself but was often still faster.
Thanks to everyone who helped write and illustrate this article! Read the full interview on the Estonian Motorcycling Federation website: https://msport.ee/2020/03/06/hea-rada-paneb-harri-kullase-silmad-sarama/