KAWASAKI RACING TEAM

The Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team confidently enters the 2017 FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship season with a twin spearhead of Clement Desalle and Jordi Tixier each chasing the title.

KAWASAKI MXGP RACING TEAM

Throughout the following years KRT has developed an intimate working relationship and technical exchange with Kawasaki Motors Europe, Kawasaki Japan and Kawasaki USA. The close ties and outstanding success on both sides of the Atlantic proved to be a key factor in the decision of Monster Energy, a long-term partner of Kawasaki in the USA, to extend their mutual identity as official partner to KRT in the FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship and elegant French rider Gautier Paulin scored six GP victories in three seasons for the team.

The ever-expanding global impact of the FIM MXGP world series under the title sponsorship of Monster Energy was paramount in the sensational decision of multiple US champion Ryan Villopoto to leave the comfort zone of racing in his homeland to join KRT as he challenged the world's best riders and a string of unfamiliar tracks, surfaces and culture around the globe in 2015. RV2 made an immediate impact as he raced to victory in only his second GP before he sadly suffered career-ending injuries a few weeks later.

Team owner Thierry Chizat Suzzoni renewed his determination to succeed as he searched for new riders to maintain Kawasaki's presence at the sharp end of the FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship. Both Clement Desalle, a 27 year old Belgian who has been three times runner-up in the major class, and France's Jordi Tixier (24), the 2014 MX2 world champion, jumped at the chance to join the high-profile KRT set-up and each of the twin spearhead has a highly realistic chance of the title in their second season together as KRT, Kawasaki and Monster Energy strive to return to their rightful position at the very top of the tree in world motocross.

TEAM RIDERS

Jordi Tixier

Riding Number: 911
Class: MXGP
Date of birth: 2 November 1992
Place of birth: D’Huisson Longueville
Hometown: D’Huisson Longueville

Clement Desalle

Riding Number: 25
Class: MXGP
Date of birth: 19 May 1989
Place of birth: La Louvière (Belgium)
Hometown: Gouy lez Pieton (Belgium)

MANAGER / STAFF

Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni
Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni
Team Owner
François Lemariey
François Lemariey
Team Manager
Christophe Brucker
Christophe Brucker
Chief Mechanic
Frederic Maury
Frederic Maury
Engine Mechanic
Tony Vincent
Tony Vincent
Engine Mechanic
Antoine Cancian
Antoine Cancian
Race Mechanic
Loic Parfait
Loic Parfait
Race Mechanic
Remy Bertrand
Remy Bertrand
Training Mechanic Helper
Willy Verstrepen
Willy Verstrepen
Suspencio Technician
Jos Lavrijsen
Jos Lavrijsen
Truck Driver