MXA INTERVIEW: ENZO LOPES TALKS ABOUT HIS OPPORTUNITY AT JGR
Currently 16th in 250 points, with a 13th overall at the last race at Colorado’s Thunder Valley, Enzo Lopes is a kid on the move. Already a national motocross superstar in his home country of Brazil, Enzo decided it was time to move forward with his professional racing career. Relocating to California in 2016, Lopes was planning on privateering it this summer, until JGR Suzuki came calling. Originally hired as a fill-in for the injured Jimmy DeCotis, Lopes now has a ride with the team for the rest of the outdoors series. While you may have not heard a lot about the number 816 JGR Suzuki rider, I am certain you will by the series end.
By JIM KIMBALL
ENZO, LETS BEGIN WITH GROWING UP IN BRAZIL AND RACING THERE. WHAT IS THE MOTOCROSS SCENE LIKE IN BRAZIL? Well, motocross in Brazil used to be really big, but we never had an amateur scene like you do here, so you would race 50’s, 65’s, and 85’s and then you try turn pro, and ride the MX2 and then MX1 class. It is pretty different now though, and motocross is not that big in Brazil. We do not have much support…