News 21 Jul 2015

Petrov secures two-year Kawasaki grand prix contract

Will join Ferrandis in factory MX2 program next season.

Source: Kawasaki Racing.

Source: Kawasaki Racing.

Bulgarian Petar Petrov has signed with the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team through the 2017 season to contest the MX2 World Championship.

Petrov, 20, is currently replacing Dylan Ferrandis in the team and has posted five top 10 finishes since the British GP, including a fourth at Teutschenthal.

Despite missing recent rounds with a broken collarbone, it’s now been confirmed that Petrov will remain at Kawasaki for the next two seasons.

“I am very delighted to be riding for the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team for the next two seasons,” Petrov commented. “It’s a great team and I really enjoy riding for them.

“The bike is good and everything is just perfect, I like the way they work and of course it’s a factory team. I am really grateful for the opportunity they have given me this year to show my speed.

“Unfortunately I broke my collarbone, but now I’m ready for Loket and I hope to be back where I was before I got injured, trying to get on the podium. I’m sure that with a good winter preparation I can show really good speed and good things next year.

“I just want to say thanks to Jean Jacques and all the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team for everything. I am really looking forward to end this season well and excited about the next two seasons with the team.”

Petrov will line up alongside Ferrandis next season, with reigning MX2 World Champion Jordi Tixier already confirmed for the official MXGP team.