Max Anstie interview - I Just Wanted To Race
Interview Thursday 31th May 2012 By Geoff Meyer
Anstie was of course also involved in the drama of Mexico as most of the FIM World Motocross Championship riders decided not to race feeling the circuit was too dusty and dangerous. Anstie never felt the same disappointment with the circuits and his only thought was to do what he loves and put on a show for the spectators in attendance and the live television viewers.
It was a tough two weeks for the youngster and we decided to sit him down and ask him what went down in Mexico and also how was that long, grinding travel from Italy, to Mexico, to Brazil and then back to Italy.
Motocross Illustrated: Max, how are you feeling, have you been back in Europe long?
Anstie: Well, we did have a long trip and to be honest I am pretty tired. We left Monday morning from Brazil and we didn’t get back to Italy until Wed morning. It was a long, long trip. That travel is pretty intense. We have been in eight airplanes in the last two weeks, just flying all over the place. You can’t get a direct flight, so we flew from a small airport in Brazil, to a big one in Brazil waited there a few hours, then flew from Brazil to New York, waited like 10 hours overnight, so you don’t sleep great, then I got off the Airport in New York and had to go and wait in customs for three hours because something didn’t work on their computers. Then I waited there, nobody spoke to me I just sat waiting, then some guy walks up and gives me my passport and I walk off. My mechanic was asleep on the floor. Then we waited in New York and I actually went on the subway and took a look at New York, down to time square and stuff, but I am not much of a tourist. I’ve been to most places, but never look around. Then we got back on the plane and flew to Milan, it was one long trip. It’s been bad for the immune system and a lot of guys got sick after Mexico, what with food and flying.
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