News 12 Oct 2021

Empire Kawasaki opportunity has Constantinou set to showcase potential

Victorian adapting to 2022 KX250 as wait continues for racing to resume.

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New Empire Kawasaki signing Jai Constantinou will look to showcase his opportunity with the factory-supported team when racing resumes domestically.

Constantinou, 21, raced the start of the 2021 Penrite ProMX championship as a privateer Husqvarna FC 250 entry, achieving his best result of the MX2 season at Wonthaggi in sixth overall.

He missed Canberra with a fractured wrist and returned for P9 at Maitland. With increased levels of support and new surroundings, the Victorian has a strong platform to elevate his performance to the next level when the gates drop again.

“Really excited to get the opportunity to ride with Empire Kawasaki,” Constantinou explained. “Can’t wait to grab this opportunity with both hands and hopefully some racing goes ahead at the end of the year so we can show my potential and get some good results with the team.”

Constantinou’s deal with the Victorian-based outfit provides him with the opportunity to ride the latest KX250 machinery and, by all accounts, his adaption to the green machine has been seamless so far.

“The new 2022 Kawasaki is a nice bike and I’ve adapted to it quite well,” Constantinou added. “I’m looking forward to some more seat time to get comfortable and head to the races.”

All remaining rounds of the 2021 ProMX championship are currently on hold, with a decision on the remaining events to be made by 15 October, leaving Constantinou to wait and see if competition will resume this season.