FREDDIE NOREN’S PRIVATEER LIFE: AN ENTERTAINING PERSPECTIVE OF PRO SUPERCROSS
FAST FREDDIE EPISODE #7: AN ENTERTAINING LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF A SUPERCROSS PRO
You might not be able to attend every Supercross race this season, but you can follow riders like Freddie Noren who are documenting their journeys and providing unique content from the 2021 Supercross series. In ‘Fast Freddie’ Episode 7 (above), Freddie Noren visits Disney World for a days vacation while in Orlando, Florida, and then qualifies for his first 450 Main Event of the season at Orlando #1 on Saturday night. Freddie Noren was born and raised in Sweden and he moved to America to chase the dream of racing Pro. In 2020 Freddie was a factory JGR Suzuki rider, but now he’s back doing things privateer-style and his video series, Fast Freddie, documents his Supercross racing adventures for his local and international fans.
Prior to the departure of the JGRMX team, it looked like Freddie Noren would keep his factory ride for the 2021 Supercross and motocross season. Unfortunately for Freddie, and for our sport, the JGRMX team wasn’t able to gather the funds to go racing in 2021. Everyone knew that the team was looking for additional financial support for multiple years, but Suzuki made it even harder for the team going into the 2021 season when they cut the team’s budget down, again.
This predicament left the JGRMX riders and crew members searching for what’s next. Joey Savatgy found a home with the Rocky Mountain KTM team when Blake Baggett and the team couldn’t come to an agreement for the 2021 season. Alex Martin called Donnie Luce from Yamaha who helped him put together a program with Manluk, Rock River and Merge Racing to make a new team. Isaac Teasdale also had support from the JGRMX team racing multiple Supercross events in 2020 and 450 races during the Pro Motocross season; he joined the Babbitt’s Monster Energy Kawasaki team for the Kicker AMA Arenacross series. Finally, Freddie Noren had a fill-in ride with JGRMX in 2019 which led to a full-factory ride for the 2020 season. After filling in on the factory Honda team multiple times earlier in his career, this was Noren’s first time entering a season with his own factory contract and unfortunately it only lasted a year.
For 2021, Freddie’s videographer, Chad Murray, is following him for every step of the way. Chad is living with Freddie and his wife and he is documenting the season from a unique perspective behind the scenes and he’s using his cinematic skills to offer an entertaining look at each Round of Supercross. Check out Freddie Noren’s YouTube channel by clicking here to catch up on Episodes 1 through 6.