Coconut Creek, Florida based Ramyller Alves has been on everyone's radar for quite a while now.
After a string of impressive rides through the 85 and supermini ranks, Alves continued his strong finishes the following season on big bikes. Now a year smarter, wiser, and faster, Ramyller is gunning for the top spot once again going 100 percent into the new race season...putting in OT, over time, not off time. With experiences all across the moto board and a strong program behind him, Ramyller is confident in his ability to put the number 222 Yamaha back on top once again this year.
MP: Where have you been riding to prepare for the upcoming season? Tell us about what you're doing to get ready to fight for the top spot in 2015?
Ramyller Alves: I've been riding at Miami MX with my trainer Nicolas Stankov, he's been a big part of my program! We've been working really hard together to get me confident and comfortable. Working on everything from Motos, sprints, starts, to corners.
MP: You had a unique opportunity to race down in Brazil for a newly developed Yamaha team a few seasons back. Tell me about that experience from your perspective?
Ramyller Alves: It was an awesome experience and a really unique one! The tracks and the racers are really different from those here. The motos are usually twenty minutes long which is totally different from here too. I also learned what being on a team was like.
MP: We usually see you attend quite a few of the big nationals before hitting the Ranch in August. Where all will the #222 machine be lining up on in 2015? Any races planned you haven't raced before this season?
Ramyller Alves: You'll be seeing the #222 machine at Daytona, Freestone, and Mammoth. Mammoth is going to be the first time I'll be going there.
Ramyller Alves: Yes! Monster Cup was one of the funnest and coolest races I've raced so far! Riding the same track as the pros was insane and we got to do the track walk with them too. The fans had to be the best part of Monster Cup, you can hear them from all over the track. It's really great to have raced these events early in my career because I feel like it's going to help me in the future.
MP: You seem to have a very good relationship with your sponsors and you promote all of them very well on your social media pages. Who would you like to thank for supporting you through your amateur motocross career?
Ramyller Alves: The great people I'd like to thank is JGR, Riva Motorsports Yamaha, FMF, Pirelli, 6D Helmets, Alias, 100%, Motul, Monster Army, Miami MX, my trainer Nicolas Stankov and my family!
MP: Thanks for your time Ramyller and we look forward to seeing you shred in 2015!
Ramyller Alves: My pleasure! Thanks!