News 20 Feb 2019

Monster Energy Kawasaki introduces 2019 MXGP team

Desalle and Lieber to pilot factory-prepared KX450–SR.

Image: Supplied.

The Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team has officially introduced its squad for the 2019 MXGP World Championship, which is set to kick off at Neuquen in Argentina on 3 March.

Marking its 26th season of competition in the world championship, the team retains the same line-up as 2018, including Belgian Clement Desalle, who has won at least one GP every year since joining KRT in 2016, and will be team leader for the fourth-consecutive season after securing the third in the series standings last year.

Clement’s fellow countryman Julien Lieber will be his teammate for the second year running, and both will campaign the new Kawasaki KX450–SR which they’ve developed jointly throughout the winter together with team and factory support.

The squad will make its first appearance of the 2019 season on 24 February in the French International motocross at Lacapelle Marival, and a few days later will fly to Villa La Angostura in the Patagonia region of Argentina for the MXGP opener.