Theodor Vik with new bike at Gardermoen
Thursday qualifying at Gardermoen Raceway was the first to see the maiden run of Theodor Vik on his new motorcycle. The only 16-year old rider from Norway debuted the ex Kalle Lyrén Pro Stock Motorcycle and did that in style with a stunning 60-foot time to start with.
As a son of former Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Kenneth Vik, it didn’t take long before Theodor started racing as well. In 2020 he started in Junior Drag Bike and stepped up to other classes. “I raced in the Junior Bike class with a 1230cc engine in the old ex Pro Stock Motorcycle and then I did two races in Pro Comp Bike,” said Vik.
That last race was the Tierp Internationals at Tierp Arena in June.
But at Gardermoen the teenager made the next step in his career with the Pro Stock Motorcycle Kalle Lyrén was so successful with. On his first run, Vik immediately recorded a great 60-foot time.
“As we had problems with the bike not going straight, because we had a bigger engine in it than the chassis could handle, we thought it would be wise to invest in a new Vance & Hines chassis that could withstand the forces of the engine we ride with. This bike feels absolutely fantastic to ride. But on the first run we’ve gone to the left because I’m not sitting quite straight on the bike. We got an absolutely insane 60-foot in 1.03 seconds, which is absolutely incredible that we managed that,” said a still smiling Theodor Vik.
“Our future plans are to start our EM career in 2024 in Pro Stock Motorcycle, but it all depends on sponsors and money. But first of all I would like to thank my dad, Kenneth Vik, and Lyren Motorsport for all their support.”
Text: Remco Scheelings
Photos: Roger Lyren, Remco Scheelings, pr