Darren Pokoj (AUS)


Gender:
Male 

(Current) Residence: Brisbane, Australia

Date of Birth: 16 January 1987

Nationality: Australian

Height: 178 cm

Weight:
65 kg

Marital Status: Not married

Education: Juniour cerficate...certificate 3 in construction
 
Hobbies:
Working on my Vito, motor bikes, Tattoos and making ramps to ride or ghetto jumps                                 

Web page: www.myspace.com/darrenpokoj

Bicycle:
Felt Sure Shot hardtail


Career highlight(s):
1st Nissan Eurobike Dirt Jump,08
                            • 1st Zanka festival,08
                            • 1st Red Bull Trailfox Slopestyle Laax,06
                            • 1st Vienna Airking 06
                            • 1st Semmering Bike Park Free Ride Comp Semmering, 2006
                            • 3rd Red Bull Italy Bike Night  07
                            • 3rd Nissan Outdoor Games - Dirt Jump 07
                            • 3rd Nissan Qashqai Challenge - Street Madrid, 07
                            • 3rd 26TRIX Leogang, 07
                            • 4th Nissan Qashqai Challenge  Milan, 08
                            • 5th Adidas Slopestyle 06
                            • 6th Nissan Qashqai Challenge  London,08
                            • 6th Red Bull District Ride Catania,06
                            • 7th Nissan Qashqai Challenge - Park Cologne,07
                            • 8th Nissan Qashqai Challenge - Overall,07

Sponsors: Felt, Mavic, Sram, Rock Shox and Unit clothing

Favorite Race: Euro bike 08 was definitely my favourite.

Favorite training ride: WoodWard

Favorite race food: Nacho chips

Average day consists of: Making a big breakfast, giving my new 20inch rims on my car a quick polish then off for a ride somewhere then come home and have dinner and watch some TV.       

Any mentors:
Tim Woods, an old Australian Vert rider ledgend that is still up there competing and doing awesome. He taught me nearly everything I know.

Other sports: Moto cross and riding my 50cc bike

Sport heroes: Definitely Dave Mirra, Ryan Nyquist and Tim woods.    

Proudest moment: Getting on the podiums knowing that you were the best at what you do for that day or landing a crazy trick for the first time.

Worst experience in a race: Would have to be rupturing my Liver at the Austrian King Of Dirt in June 08. It was the worst pain I have ever had!

If you weren't a MTB rider what would you be: Would have to be rupturing my Liver at the Austrian King Of Dirt in June 08. It was the worst pain I have ever had.