If you are a fan of motorcycle racing, there is a good chance that you have heard the name Ricky Carmichael before. In fact, even if you arenâ€™t a fan of racing, there is still a good chance that you have heard of Ricky Carmichael before. Ricky Carmichael is known as one of the most popular and well known motocross and supercross racers of all time.
No one has ever been as consistent or won as many professional American championships as Ricky has in his career. He is popularly known as the Greatest of All Time in AMA Motocross and nicknamed as "The G.O.A.T." He was the most dominant rider ever and never failed to defend a title, which is why he is the only rider in AMA Motocross with an undefeated season at the sport's top level, a feat he accomplished an astounding 3 times, in 2002, 2004, and 2005. He was the AMA Pro Racing Athlete of the Year five times: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006. On track, his fierce attitude and sportsmanship made him the most highly respected person in the sport.
Ricky Carmichael has more combined AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross National wins than any other rider in history. From 1997 to 2006, he won the championship series title each year and he has re-written the record books in the sport of AMA Motocross! In 2002, he recorded the first perfect season in AMA motocross history by earning 24 straight Moto victories for 12 overall wins in the premier class and repeated this in 2004. When he retired, he had 150 AMA National wins and in 2015, he was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. After retiring in 2007 he opened Ricky Carmichael University to give back to the motor sports what he learned on the track over the years.
"I'm worried about myself, not anybody else. I have my goals and I'm not worried about anyone. I need to take care of myself before I worry about someone else''. - Ricky Carmichael
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