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* The best sportsmn in the metrropolitan area in 1991
(elected by the sportswriters of Helsinki)

* Has got his own postage stamp in Finland in 1995postimerkkicrop1.jpg

* Driver Badges awarded by Finnish Motorcycling Federation :
-- bronze driver badge in 1986
-- silver driver badge in 1986
-- masterdriver badge in 1990
-- masterdriver badge with grandmaster symbols in 1991

* Italia, Honorary Member of Canzo in 1992

*Invitation to Finland's Independence Day ball at the Presidential Palace in 1993

Started riding trials when six years old.

The first competition in trials at the age of 10.

Started riding in the World Championship in 1988.

Decided to come to the United States in 1998 on a promotional performance tour for GasGas Motorcycle