Allmoto Racing - Eric Mullin Rider Interview

So Eric, tell us a bit about yourself:

My name is Eric Mullin. Im 21 and have been riding motocross since I was 15. I began to ride competitively at 17. My first bike was a Yam YZ85 and since then I've been hooked.

How did you get into motocross?

I remember watching the Paris Bercy supercross race on Eurosport and thinking that I'd love to give that a go. After this I started looking into getting a bike for myself. I had little or no experience of bikes but a few of my mates already had bikes and they pointed me in the right direction. I got the YZ85 and started going down to the bog with the lads and it has all progressed since this.

Eric also did a few seasons Supermoto before turning his full attention to MX.

How did you get on racing in 2011?

In 2011 I was riding a 2010 CRF 250 and to be honest it was the best racing that Ive done to date. I was riding the S/C clubman cahmpionship and consistently finished in the top three throughout the season. Overall I finished up in 2nd. I also took part in the under 21's championship to try bring up my pace riding with quicker riders. I surprised myself that I finished 1st in every round of the clubman class with the exception of one DNF which cost me the championship.

Eric on the 439 last season.

What are you riding this year?

This year I will be riding 2012 Kawasaki KXF 250.

Erics white KX250F after the treatment!

What have you been doing to prepare for 2012?

After the great season that I had last year I realised that there was alot more to riding the bike then just jumping on and twisting the throttle. I needed to get my fitness sorted and focus on some more accurate riding techniques. I have been going to the gym since the season ended in October. In the gym I mainly concentrate on a cardio workout so as to improve on my stamina. I found last year that I would be getting very tired towards the end of races so I'm hoping to overcome this. I have also tried to improve on my diet, cutting out junk foods and eating the more healthy stuff. I try to get out most weekends on the bike too. 

Where do you practice on the bike?

Really anywhere that I can. Mainly I've been using a friends home practice track. I have also been out to gormanston a couple of times since the start of the year.

What championships are you riding in for 2012?

I hope to take part in the Irish, S/C grade B championships and the grasstrack championship.
You'll catch Eric waving the Allmoto flag at the races in 2012. If you spot him at the races pop over, say hello, and I'll leave a ton of Allmoto graphics in his van if you want any - just ask him!
He'll also have some spares boxes in his van if you get stuck at any of the practice events you see him at.
[nggallery id=7]