“I by no means suppose to give up. You crash, you harm your self, you repair, you go trip once more,” says Arunas ‘Aras’ Gibieza

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02 Dec 2018, 18:00 IST

Top stunt rider and Red Bull athlete Aras at the finale of the 21st JK Tyres FMSCI National Racing Championship
Prime stunt rider and Crimson Bull athlete Aras on the finale of the 21st JK Tyres FMSCI Nationwide Racing Championship

Arunas ‘Aras’ Gibieza is a type of riders that, as soon as on monitor, calls for your full consideration. The way wherein he can be sure that complete grandstands full of individuals have all eyes on him is commendable.

Regardless of him spiking everybody’s adrenaline by showcasing his abilities on the tarmac, as soon as the helmet goes off, he seems as calm and picked up as potential.

Arunas has been racing ever since he was sixteen, however as soon as he took to stunt using formally, he discovered his calling and by no means seemed again.

The 29-year-old has received varied competitions all over the world and even when he isn’t competing, he stays within the limelight together with his breathtaking stunt exhibits.

The Lithuania born sat down to talk with Sportskeeda about his journey to this point, the stunt competitors he organises in his house nation and his fondness of India, amongst different issues.

Aras has been touring India for the previous 5 years and appears in no temper to cease. He said,

It’s a very actually good feeling for me to come back again right here. It has been a one and a half yr from the final time. So I already missed all of the loopy issues taking place in India. The site visitors, the individuals, the group, they’re shouting, I actually get pleasure from rather a lot. That is why I hold coming on a regular basis.

Performance by top stunt rider and Red Bull athlete Aras at the finale of JK Tyres FMSCI National Racing Championship
Efficiency by high stunt rider and Crimson Bull athlete Aras on the finale of JK Tyres FMSCI Nationwide Racing Championship

Arunas started racing when he was a teen and he defined how that helped form up his profession in stunt using,

I began as a 16-year-old – racing. I’ve accomplished stunts on the identical time truly however I used to be extra centered on racing, much less on stunts. After I turned 17-18, I moved to stunts. The races have been actually useful for me as a result of I wasn’t afraid of the velocity. I can go a lot quicker than different guys.

He continued,

I used to be actually completely happy in the identical second to have races and the stunts. However as soon as I made a decision to go for the stunts, I used to be coaching each single day like 5 hours, winter, summer time, would not matter. I actually benefit from the occasions, each single yr, each single second of my life I actually love as a result of I am doing this from 16. That is my ardour, that is inside me, so I am having fun with each second.

He expounded on his resolution to modify from racing to stunts and the explanations would resound with anybody who has beforehand seemed to step into Motorsports from a non-European background.

Lack of racing circuits in my nation. There’s just one, which is for automobiles, so it is fairly harmful to race there. The extent was not that good in my nation in comparison with the European stage so we now have to go outdoors. To go outdoors, it’s a must to go to the varsity, so you’ll be able to’t go for a month to coach, you’ll be able to’t go for one day- 1000 to 2000 km- that was the primary purpose.

Arunas 'Aras' Gibieza entertaining the crowd at the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship
Arunas ‘Aras’ Gibieza entertaining the group on the JK Tyre FMSCI Nationwide Racing Championship

It may be nerve-wracking for the household of a driver to observe somebody near them select to make a dwelling out of stunt using.

Gibieza elaborated on how his household reacted as soon as he had made up his thoughts,

Really, as soon as I stepped into racing they have been actually scared and as soon as I moved to stunt driving they have been completely happy. They weren’t afraid as a result of it’s okay, stunt isn’t so harmful because the racing.

He added that he felt the identical method,

We did not race, we did not achieve this excessive velocity, we did not have so many deaths in stunt using, perhaps few of them. In races, there’s rather a lot. In racing, it is simply totally different. You by no means know what’s taking place behind you or in entrance of you.

The rider from Lithuania clarified that he remained cautious and took precautions to safeguard himself from main incidents.

Typically it occurs that there are huge crashes between stunt drivers. It is actually necessary as soon as I am on monitor to observe the opposite guys and go to the monitor with professionals. I had few dangerous accidents again within the day with freshmen and I’ve seen many crashes with freshmen.

As we speak, Aras is at that time the place younger children across the globe wish to emulate him and considering of taking on stunt using as a career. Speaking about how he’s giving again to the game, he stated,

Since 2013, I am organising a stunt competitors. It did not occur this yr as a result of I had so many exhibits round so did not have time. However for 5 years- 4 years, we made a contest in my nation so we will develop the sports activities, assist the youthful riders.

Now we now have a few of the actually good stunt groups, which is five-six-seven drivers performing across the nation, I actually get pleasure from watching them. Typically if I’ve time, I prepare with them, instructing one thing, perhaps be taught one thing from them as effectively. I am having fun with, truly. The sports activities is rising, not solely my nation, it is worldwide.

Studying a stunt is a difficult activity, particularly with the chance concerned. Taking us by means of the method, Arunas elaborated,

Fundamentals come from scooter or from small cc bike, but it surely needs to be a small one. No energy, you’ll be able to decide the wheelie by yourself weight, so should you crash you received’t harm your self badly. After that you simply simply enhance the bike, growing your self, simply get higher and higher every day. However it’s a must to begin with one thing small, even bicycle is absolutely good.

Arunas Gibieza performing at the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship
Arunas Gibieza performing on the JK Tyre FMSCI Nationwide Racing Championship

When requested concerning the willpower and dedication that goes into getting again on a motorbike after a crash, Arunas dismissed the query with nonchalance.

You simply do not suppose to get again, you simply get again. I by no means suppose to give up, I by no means considered it. It is part of the sport, you crash, you harm your self, you repair, you go trip once more. You by no means give it some thought.

A selected stunt that Aras is thought for is inventing the 360° unicycle no-hander which he first carried out in 2014. These days, nevertheless, he has a brand new favorite,

Swap again wheelie, is definitely nonetheless one among my favorite trick as a result of I can see in stunt using solely few rider can strive, even do that trick. A few of them can do 360, a few of them can do unicycle however only a few of them can do a change again wheelie.

The 29-year-old is a well known Crimson Bull athlete and he was fast to credit score the impression they’ve had on his life.

Crimson Bull is an important sponsor of my entire profession. As soon as I stepped into Crimson Bull in 2013, issues modified in a very great way. Had finest exhibits, like Moto GP, Method One, even right here in India it has been fifth time with them. Issues going actually good with them, I am having fun with. The media guys, promotion, they assist, they give the impression of being after me.

Talking of his plans for subsequent yr, Arunas stated,

I might be competing, positively. I’m doing each, competing and stunt exhibits. We have now separate competitions. I’ll go, perhaps, to Czech Stunt Days, it’s one of many greatest competitors in Europe proper now.


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