News 10 Aug 2018

Kawasaki re-signs Lieber for 2019 MXGP campaign

MXGP rookie to remain alongside Desalle in the world championship.

Source: Supplied.

Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing has revealed Julien Lieber will remain with the outfit alongside Clement Desalle in the 2019 MXGP World Championship.

In his rookie MX1 campaign, Lieber has earned a number of top 10 placings, however an injury sustained at the British grand prix has hindered his efforts in the middle of the series.

“I’m very happy to continue with the team next season,” said Lieber. “They do a great job, carefully analysing rider feedback as we strive to advance together in the same direction. There is a good relationship in the team, not only with the mechanics and the management but also with Clement and I can’t wait to test the new bike and start working for next season.

“This first year for me in MXGP has been pretty difficult as I had first to recover from surgery before testing the bike, but I already did some good races earlier in the season and, even if the results are not quite as good since my injury in Great Britain, everyone in the team remains behind me and for sure that will help me to be stronger in the coming races.”

The 24-year-old will pilot Kawasaki’s 2019-spec KX450 in next year’s championship, which is all-new from the ground up, boasting a number of upgrades and enhancements over its predecessor.