Wilvo Virus Performance KTM’s Adam Sterry was a welcome sight in the top five of MX2 at the Grand Prix of Spain last weekend.

The 19-year-old is wading through his first season as a full time rider in the category and has been playing catch-up in terms of fitness and form after breaking his left wrist in practice for the opening round of the season at the end of February.

Sterry ran in fifth position at Talavera de la Reina until a brace of mistakes pushed him down to ninth place – still his second best classification of the season and just his third GP since returning to the world championship fray. “I just need to find a little bit more speed so that I am a bit more comfortable further up and not getting too much pressure,” he said.


Sterry is a former EMX250 European Championship race winner and garnered valuable GP experience in 2015 entering both MX2 and MXGP events as a wild-card. This year #811 is making inroads on the top group in MX2 and has ambitions for personal best classifications as MXGP enters the second half of the ’16 campaign.

“Confidence is massive in motocross so if you don’t have it you might as well not start,” he reflected in Spain. “It has been difficult because I have had to come straight into racing after not having done much; I have had to ‘race myself’ into shape. I’ll be happy as long as I keep making progress each weekend and I feel I made a step in Spain. If I keep pushing forward then I hope I can be in contention for some podiums by the end of the year.”