Manuel was just four years old when he got his first dirt bike, a 2006 Suzuki JR50. It was all Manuel could talk about, riding dirt bikes. He would always say, "When I grow up I am going to be a dirt bike rider". His love of riding grew when he competed in a few local races, his first race he placed first in the 4-6 years old 50cc class. Manuel gained new confidence and friends along the way. One of his best buds rode a KTM 50 SX, Manuel decided it was time and he was ready to upgrade. Months and Months of begging mom and dad for a KTM he finally got one, a 2008 KTM Mini SX. The look on his face was absolutely priceless when his dad showed him his new bike, "Now I can freestyle Dad! Now I can win more races" were some of the first things that popped out of his mouth after the initial, "Whoa:!". Manuel has now set his sights on more races this summer, and plans to continue racing for many years to come.
Manuel's heart is set one hitting as many races he can this year. He wants to get that "Big Trophy" at the end of the season. He wants to go really fast and place in the top of each race. d