Davy Pootjes

A mulitiple championship-winning Dutch rider with a big appetite for success

Davy Pootjes performs during the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Photoshoot in Sardinia, Italy on January 19, 2016
© Juan Pablo Acevedo/KTM Images/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Davy Pootjes. My discipline is motocross. I was born on 28 January 1998 in Ammerzoden, Netherlands. My philosophy of life is enjoy and make the most of every day.


Davy Pootjes has spent virtually his whole life shredding motocross trails. He began racing at the age of four. Davy’s father soon saw his potential and took him from his homeland of the Netherlands to Belgium, where he hired a coach to nurture his talent. 

It wasn’t always an easy ride, and it took Davy some time to find his form. But in 2004, after two years of riding and learning, he won his first Dutch title in the 50cc class, and it was just the start of a long period of success for the Dutchman.

More than a decade later and Davy has numerous accolades to his name, including becoming the Dutch KNMV 50cc champion (2005), scoring first place in Supercross Orlando (2006), a European Champion title at 65cc (2008), securing two first place finishes in the Dutch and European Supercross Championchip 85cc Big Wheels championships (2011 and 2012, respectively ), and first place in the Dutch Open Championchip 125cc (2014).

Right now he's competing in the FIM MX2 World Championship and he's out to add to his impressive list of achievements.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. 6th Place: MXGP of Latvia - MX2

      Kegums, Latvia

  2. 2015
    1. 13th Place: MXGP of Germany - MX2

      Teutschenthal, Germany

    2. 7th Place Overall: Internazionali d’Italia Championship

  3. 2014
    1. Dutch Open Champion (ONK) 125cc

    2. 1st Place: Italian 125 Series

      Montevarchi, Italy

  4. 2012
    1. 3rd Place Overall: Junior World Championships

    2. European Champion 85cc