News 25 Mar 2015

Kawasaki MX2 GP team confirms Tixier replacement

European championship regular David Herbreteau in for Argentina.

Source: Kawasaki Racing.

Source: Kawasaki Racing.

Young hopeful David Herbreteau will stand in for reigning MX2 World Champion Jordi Tixier in the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team at the Grand Prix of Argentina.

As the FIM confirmed that Tixier has a suspension of one month starting from 8 March and will not be allowed to race the GP of Argentina, the team has decided to send Herbreteau to South America.

The French teenager, who finished fourth in the European 125 series last season with two moto wins, joined the Kawasaki Junior program last winter to compete in the European MX2 Championship.

“Last winter we decided with our partners to launch this Junior program and today we are pleased to find a solution to replace Jordi and line up three riders in Argentina,” explained Jean Jacques Luisetti.

“David has no pressure for this race, he hasn’t raced so much yet this season but practiced a lot on his Monster Energy Kawasaki. We just want him to give his best and gain experience. I want to thanks our partners, especially WP, Thor, TCX and Scott, as David will race in Argentina with his personal sponsors.

“This last-minute decision wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the French Federation and of BOS Suspension, who is one of David’s partner.”

To date this year Herbreteau has only raced last month’s Valence International and will go to Argentina to gain even more race experience before the opening round of the EMX2 series, scheduled for Arco di Trento on 19 April.