Robbie Mitchell has been in the Pro ranks of WORCS for quite a long time now, and over the last couple years has improved his riding to be up front and getting on the podium. After almost winning the first round of WORCS, but having a less than stellar secound round, Robbie is back on the grind for round 3. Robbie’s passion is what drives him to compete, and if concentrating on fun is what is helping him succeed, we are on board with that! Robbie answers a quick five questions about his season and his hot pink race bike here!
It seems like you’ve really turned up the intensity in the last year and half or so. Did something “click” with you, are you doing something different, or is it something else that you can attribute to your speed this year? You really started 2013 off strong with a solid ride.
I actually changed a few things. First I started to focus on fun again. I made the switch to the Honda and did even better. During this last off season I had surgery to relieve carpal tunnel in both hands and had a nerve moved in my elbow. Now I can feel the bars and controls again, so that helped a lot at round 1!
What kind of goals do you have for 2013 and your riding career?
I’m looking at 2013 as a building season. After surgery I didn’t know what to expect. So far things are going well, but its taking a while to get my arms back to full strength. I’m going to hit as many races as I can afford and see what happens. If I could end the season on the points podium, that would be amazing!
I have to ask. What’s with the crazy bright color scheme on your quad? Are you just a fan of hot pink or did your powdercoat come back that way by mistake and you just kept it?
I love the pink! I have always liked to be different and creative with my quads. I chose pink because I liked it, it would be different, and it’s easy for my pit crew to find me on the track. I’ll admit though, that the first time I saw my stuff powder coated that hot pink, I wondered what I had done! But when I got it together it was exactly what I had pictured.
What has been your biggest career success and why was that particular instance the biggest?
My biggest success is probably Round One [WORCS] from this year. Coming off of surgery with less than two hours seat time and riding the way I did, I couldn’t be happier!
As a privateer you face a few extra challenges. What keeps you racing when you feel like the underdog?
It makes it really hard! But it’s so much fun that I just can’t quit! I have such a strong passion for this sport! I love everything about riding and I love the people I have met and get to meet!