News 12 Sep 2016

Kawasaki MXGP regulars confirmed for SMX Cup

Three-rider factory Kawasaki squad set for inaugural event.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Monster Energy Kawasaki FIM Motocross World Championship regulars, Clement Desalle, Jordi Tixier and Tommy Searle will contest the Monster Energy SMX Riders’ and Manufacturers’ Cup on 8 October.

Scheduled to be held inside the VELTINs-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Kawasaki’s line up of MXGP regulars will represent the manufacturer at the first ever running of the unique event.

Racing manager of Kawasaki Europe, Steve Guttridge, looks forward to supporting the all-new event created and promoted by MXGP promoters, Youthstream.

“Kawasaki are part of the MXGP series and each season we work in partnership with the series promoters Youthstream on many areas to help grow and promote our fantastic sport,” said Guttridge. “Our riders are the stars and our teams make it happen.

“The SMX stadium event is new both to us as a manufacturer and for our riders, but the initiative has a big potential to reach a bigger audience and so we take this opportunity to not only show off our KX motorcycles but even display our wider range of Kawasaki products to the fans there.

“So we are happy to join the party with our top MXGP stars; Clement, Jordi and Tommy will be racing for us as our manufacturer team. Kawasaki would like to thank them for representing us at the SMX and we wish them the very best.”

The event, featuring three-rider teams, will see riders contest a Superpole qualifying process before three main races will be contested with the lowest scoring team at the end of the event being crowned champions.