Jan Postema – bridging the global gaps
By Edd Ellison, Racing News Thailand I 14 Feb. 2013
Tough, uncompromising, straight talking, as well as being a former star motocross rider himself, Jan Postema, is the project’s link man, bridging the Thai operation with the global stakeholders – as well as training the Thai riders who will represent the ‘home’ nation's hopes and dreams in Sriracha next month.
Never one to mince his words, Jan sees positives and negatives as the Thai riding contingent face a hard climb to make their mark. “The good thing is the motivation, the techniques and the desire,” he says. “But they need to get tougher and practice everyday,” he adds, acknowledging that a ladder to take Thai riders onto the world stage won’t be an overnight task. There will in fact be 12 Thai riders taking part in the event, split evenly between the MX1 and MX2 classes.
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