#4 Patrik Pulkkinen

“Are you ready to see what the 'Postman' will deliver?”

Patrik Pulkkinen

Rider bio

"My dad bought a minimoto for me when I was three after he visited MotoGP race in Brno. The minimoto was actually Niklas Ajo's old Blata," explains Patrick.

"My dad has always supported me a lot, after the first bike he's been going to races with me and also allowed me to pursue my own ambitions, of course the whole family has been very supportive otherwise this wouldn't have been possible."

He has already had some great races and is happy to remember one of his favourites. "An International invitation race in the Netherlands with Honda NSF100's, because I won among some very tough riders."


Not shy

From 2014 he remembers another favourite as it reminds him of a significant step forward. "My Dijon victory in France, I won the race in the wet with a clean margin to the next guys. Before I've had a bit harder time in the wet, but after that race my confidence grew a lot."

2014 - Out lap in the Moriwaki Cup in Brno

He already had international experience and knew the sort of tracks he likes before joining the Rookies Cup in 2015. "I like left handed banked corners, and also the roller coaster feel with hills like Dijon, Brands Hatch and Brno. Also Assen and Albacete are nice circuits."

He knows he still has a lot to learn but his goal is clear. "I want to become a professional road racing rider, and earn my living with road racing." His first step was his debut season in the Rookies Cup. "I want to finish in the points at each round and grow to be better and better each race during the season with the aim to continue also in 2016," was his preseason plan and he did score points in 9 of the 13 rounds in 2015 with only one DNF.

"In 2015 I learned how to; Brake harder, handle the bike in slow corners and use the track more. In 2016, I want to learn; to use the rear brake and find the correct style to ride fast corners." Typical Finnish brevity.

2015 - Brno Race 1, a tight battle

In the same style he sums up his best race of the year. "The first race in Brno because; There was a good group of fast riders, I had a good fight for position and twelfth was good for me," he states and it matched his twelfth places he recorded in both races in Assen.

At School he enjoys sports and English and away from his studies it is Ice Hockey and Snowboarding. His Heroes are Jarno Saarinen and Marc Marquez and he is very clear about what drives him. Winning is the fuel that keeps me burning, second place is horrible."

2015 - Nice style

"I also like the team work a lot, working with the team and setting-up the bike, and then when you get it really working, it is very rewarding." He sums it up with his racing catch phrase. "Are you ready to see what the 'Postman' will deliver?"

Results

Race Position Points
01 MAY 2015 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Qualifying NC
02 MAY 2015 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 1 15 1
03 MAY 2015 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 2 19 0
25 JUN 2015 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 15
26 JUN 2015 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 1 12 4
27 JUN 2015 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 2 12 4
10 JUL 2015 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying 17
11 JUL 2015 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 1 16 0
12 JUL 2015 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 2 13 3
14 AUG 2015 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Qualifying 15
15 AUG 2015 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 1 12 4
17 AUG 2015 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 2 NC 0
28 AUG 2015 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Qualifying 15
29 AUG 2015 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 1 15 1
30 AUG 2015 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 2 13 3
11 SEP 2015 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Qualifying 21
12 SEP 2015 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Race 1 17 0
25 SEP 2015 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Qualifying 17
26 SEP 2015 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 1 10 6
28 SEP 2015 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 2 14 2
Race Position Points
22 APR 2016 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Qualifying 20
23 APR 2016 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 1 14 2
24 APR 2016 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 2 17 0
24 JUN 2016 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 14
25 JUN 2016 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 1 11 5
26 JUN 2016 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 2 16 0
15 JUL 2016 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Qualifying 12
16 JUL 2016 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 1 15 1
17 JUL 2016 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 2 13 3
12 AUG 2016 Flag of Austria Red Bull Ring, Austria Qualifying 12
13 AUG 2016 Flag of Austria Red Bull Ring, Austria Race 1 7 9
14 AUG 2016 Flag of Austria Red Bull Ring, Austria Race 2 8 8
19 AUG 2016 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Qualifying 2
20 AUG 2016 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 1 NC 0
21 AUG 2016 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 2 5 11
09 SEP 2016 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Qualifying 14
10 SEP 2016 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Race 1 18 0
23 SEP 2016 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Qualifying 10
24 SEP 2016 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 1 8 8
25 SEP 2016 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 2 10 6