The new team line-up is ready for the 2022 season. The 2021 riders Uwe de Waele (125), Junior Bal (125) and Dave Abbing (450) will stay with the team for the 2022 season. Ofir “Casey” Tzemach (age 14) from Israel will join the team on the Husqvarna TC 125 bike. The youngest new rider of the team is the 12 year old Xander Vanschooren from Belgium. Read more about Ofir Tzemach in the interview.
First of all let’s Introduce your self?
Ofir: My full name is Ofir “Casey” Tzemach, I am 14 years old and was born in Israel. I live in the dessert close to the Dead Sea. The dessert is the perfect place to ride my bike. I love racing motocross.
Whats your history in MX racing? Racing USA / Racing Europe?
Ofir: I started riding the YAMAHA PW50 at the age of 3,5 years old. I started racing at 8 years old.
In 2018 I was racing in Europe the EMX South-East zone in the 65 class. I finished 14th in the series. In 2019 I was racing the EMX South-East zone in the 65 class again and finished 1st in the series.
In 2020 my goal was to go road racing in Spain, but because of the COVID, I was only able to race motocross in Israel. Besides motocross I was also racing enduro and supermoto. This year I was riding on my 85cc bike between the big bikes.
In 2021 I was racing the EMX Championship South-West zone in the 85 class and finished in the series. I also finished 10th in the Italian Championship 10th. In the Supercross Open Italian championship I finished 3rd in the 85 class.
How did you and the RGS MX Team get connected?
Ofir: This year we went to training in Belgium in Lommel. We met Dave Abbing there (red. rider of the 2021 and 2022 team). We were riding together, and I was told the Bloody Harry RGS MX Team was looking for a 125 rider. This is how I got in contact with Roland the team manager.
What other sports do you love other than motocross?
Ofir: Besides motocross I love riding enduro, cross fit, swimming and playing tennis.
Who is your favorite sports hero?
Ofir: My favorite is Casey Stoner, Moto GP rider. I was named after him. And I also carry his race number on my bike. In the MXGP Jeffrey Herlings is my favorite rider. From the US my favorite rider is Ryan Dungey.
Tell us about your greatest achievement till date?
Ofir: My biggest achievement was in 2019 when I won every moto of the EMX 65 South-East zone series.
Whats your goal for the 2022 season?
Ofir: My goal is to get points each race in the 2022 season. When I will make it in the top 10 of the championship, this will make me very happy.
Which Championships are you racing in 2022?
Ofir: In the 2022 season I will step up to the Husqvarna TC 125 bike. I will race the ADAC MX Junior Cup 125 for the Bloody Harry RGS MX Team. I will also race the Italian Championship and selected EMX125 races.
How does your current training program look like right now?
Ofir: In the off season we came recently to Europe for training to prepare for the 2022 season. We will go to Sardegna in Italy for training in the winter.