Steve Ramon interview
By Geoff Meyer | 13 Jul 2012
Former World MX1 and MX2 Champion Steve Ramon has always been somebody who did things 100% and his recovery from his serious injury during the Grand Prix of Belgium last year has shown just what a committed rider the Belgian is.
Having suffered damage to his back the former Suzuki factory rider is slowly coming back to full fitness, but it’s still a long road to complete recovery.
We caught up with Ramon recently and asked him about recovery process and how he is feeling. Looking fit and in good shape the two times World Motocross Champion was happy to be back at the races as a spectator, but also disappointed not to be racing.
Q: Steve, good to see you at the races. It’s been around a year since your accident at Lommel. How are you feeling now?
Ramon: Pretty good at the moment, one or two days rehab in the week, so the body is coming better and better and the muscles are coming back to strength.
Q: What are the biggest problems you have with your body at the moment?
Ramon: Mostly nerve pain in the shoulders, I take some medication, but it’s not a nice feeling, but otherwise I miss a bit of feeling in the left leg, but otherwise I can do some cycling or some running and I have ridden the motorcycle a few times, just for fun of course, just to be on the bike, but that is all.
Q: I have heard so many rumors that you are thinking of coming back to race, but what is your goal at the moment?
Ramon: At the moment my goal is to get my body into good shape again and then we see. I miss the racing of course, but it’s not that I have a goal to come back to race or a date. I take it easy and see.
Q: You had a great career with a lot of victories and of course two World Motocross Championships. Not many riders have been able to achieve what you have. There must also be a lot to be happy about with your career?
Ramon: Of course, I had many moments that I really enjoyed and feel lucky that I was able to get out of my career what I did. Even with the injury I am happy with what I achieved as a racer.
Q: Do you feel lucky or unlucky? What I mean is it could have been a lot worse, but of course it was a terrible accident to be involved in.
Ramon: I feel lucky and unlucky, lucky that I am still here, but unlucky that I am not racing anymore, but that is life.
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