Marc Schmidt is hard-working, focused and determined. As season 2019 is coming to a close, he also turns 24 today! It seemed like the right moment to ask him a few questions about himself, his journey in Supermoto and his ambitions.
ALREADY IMPRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENTS
Marc Schmidt, codenamed PowerSlider, is one of the most successful Supermoto riders in recent years. Born in 1995, he has accumulated titles in Switzerland and Germany between 2002 and 2009, from 50cc to 250cc categories. He switched to 450cc in 2010. He then won two titles in Switzerland (in 2012 and 2014).
In 2015, he won the European Champion title, and also the Mettet Superbiker, the world’s biggest supermoto event, ahead of Romain Febvre and Thomas Chareyre.
In 2016, he finished second in the World Championship behind the many times champion Thomas Chareyre.
Since 2018, he has been racing in Ivan Lazzarini’s Italian L30 Racing team.
In 2018 and in 2019, he won again the Mettet Superbiker, ahead of Thomas Chareyre, as well as the Italian International Championship.
Today, Marc answers a few questions about himself.
How did you start riding Supermoto?
I used to ride only Motocross. But in 2002 I took part in a Supermoto event in Genova (Italy) with a motorcycle company called Young Rider, and this is how it all started. Supermoto feels really special to me, because of the mix between asphalt and off-road. This feeling you can only get in Supermoto!
You had a good season this year, what were your best and worst moments?
My best moment was for sure the final race of Superbiker Mettet – because this is the highest level race in supermoto! If you win this race, it is incredible!
The most difficult moment of the season was the first race in Ottobiano, in the Italian Championship – I broke two bones in my hand and, of course, it was not the start I wanted for the 2019 season!