Crafar: “I realised then I had to really commit”

“Until then, I was playing. I know now I was playing,” comments Crafar when speaking to hosts Matt Dunn and Fran Wyld about the very early stages of his career. “Meaning, I think it’s important for young riders to enjoy it and play, and they want to keep riding and learn, but at a certain point you have to make a decision as a rider when you’re going to go full on and I wasn’t in that mindset then, I was 15, by the time I got to just before 17 I’d run out of money, the shop I worked for said ‘no more on the account’ and I had to sell everything up to get back to zero and not ride for the next couple of years. And I did that because when you’re 17 there are so many other distractions…girls, alcohol…for a year and half I enjoyed that. It’s what I wanted to do, and I thought I couldn’t race anymore.

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