"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."
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."
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.
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."
"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?"