Motorcycling, it's all about transmission.
TERO AND RICO
Rico,'s father, Tero Salmela, was a supermoto and motocross racer. Rico started motocross when he was 3. He didn't think he could find anything more exciting, but at the age of 5 he started track racing and hasn't stopped since. His father devotes all his time to supporting Rico at his races. He is his greatest support. His mom and sister are in Finland, cheering him on from afar.
Rico's dreams are crystal clear: "I want to become the greatest motoGP. rider. My hero is Casey Stoner for his riding style. He's incredible. By the way, my race number comes from Casey Stoner, number 27."
Rico is currently 5th in the Red Bull Rookies Cup behind the 4 Spanish riders. Perhaps we'll see him again on a moto3 in 2024?