Hailed in Supercross/motocross as the “Greatest of all Time” (GOAT), the now retired Ricky Carmichael won more AMA SX/MX races and broke more records than any rider in the sport’s history. Carmichael dominated AMA Supercross after beating McGrath in 2001 and won every AMA Motocross overall championship he contested from 1997 to 2006. Then he took on X Games. Starting in Moto X Racing, Carmichael took gold, followed by two more gold medals in Moto X Step Up in 2008 and 2009. On top of all this, Ricky Carmichael competed in 2019’s Real Moto competition, earning a bronze medal and fan favorite. Now, he’s taking on the biggest challenge of his career: Brando’s World of X.
Warning: Ricky may look pixelated, but his humor and love for the sport is all there.
0:30 Intro to Ricky (GOAT talk)
2:39 Hot box questions
6:00 Salt Lake City and calling races
9:02 Lack of atmosphere at races
11:15 How would Ricky manage racing during a pandemic
13:03 Transitioning from two to four wheels, then to retirement
17:19 Ricky’s mentality for a race
18:50 Two wheels to four wheels
20:35 Athletes trying four wheels
22:04 X Games introduces races
23:53 First experience competing in step up
26:18 The feeling of step up
28:28 2009 Jeremy McGrath step up battle
29:58 Real Moto
32:19 Video parts of other riders
34:40 Start of freestyle
38:00 Most memorable moment
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