Erick Ruiz's training day with Dany Torres
Erick Ruiz, 17, hits the big time Friday at the Red Bull X-Fighters season opener in Mexico City. The young Mexican rider was in Spain earlier this year when we spent time with him while he trained with Dany Torres, beginning with morning work in the gym.
Living The Dream
Erick Ruiz's "LTD" tattoo stands for living the dream and was designed at his father's tattoo shop in Mexico.
Erick Ruiz and Dany Torres take a coffee break in the morning.
Erick Ruiz examines some of the numerous trophies on display in Dany Torres' garage.
Erick Ruiz's signature Full Perch foot pegs.
Erick Ruiz works on his motor bike to get it ready for his training session.
Fuel For Ruiz
Before Erick Ruiz begins training on his bike in Marbella it's time for lunch.
In keeping with the Spanish lifestyle, Erick Ruiz takes a "siesta" after lunch.
Erick Ruiz is ready to ride at the Marbella FMX park.
Double Grab Indian
Erick Ruiz does a double grab Indian at the Marbella FMX park.
Style And Extension
Benefiting from his youthful flexibility, Erick Ruiz is becoming famous for his style and extension.
Mentor And Pupil
Erick Ruiz, left, soaks up some advice from his friend and hero Dany Torres after their training session at the Marbella FMX park.
Erick Ruiz's training session at Marbella, Spain, is finished, so it's time to head back home.