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KTM AND VRIGNON RACING TEAM FORGE CLOSER BOND FOR MXGP TALENT FLOW PROGRAMME

2022 MXGP news

KTM Motorsports have strengthened an ongoing association with prominent European Championship motocross team, Team VRT KTM, to revitalise the junior talent development scheme in the sport. The French crew will field two riders in the EMX250 division in 2023 and 2024 and will become the ‘VRT KTM Factory Juniors Team’ with official backing.

Team VRT KTM, based south of Nantes and not too far from Grand Prix venue St Jean d’Angely, will further integrate into the KTM motocross racing structure for the next two seasons. KTM wish to re-establish the funnel of promising youngsters from the junior championship categories and a system of ‘spotting’ and development that helped the likes of Jeffrey Herlings, Jordi Tixier, Pauls Jonass, Jorge Prado, Rene Hofer and many others reach the higher echelons of the sport and even the status of Grand Prix winner and world champion.

VRT KTM have been working with junior riders and running KTM SX equipment (in both EMX250 and EMX125 divisions) for six years and are now solidifying the link with the racing HQ in Munderfing, Austria. Former MX and Enduro world champion Pela Renet is the Team Manager of the squad.

The project will officially begin with the 2023 EMX250 European Championship: the last stepping-stone for under-23-year-old racers before they move into the FIM Motocross World Championship and the MX2 class. The two representatives that will steer the KTM 250 SX-Fs have yet to be confirmed and will be announced in due course.

Diego Clement, Manager Offroad Commercial: “It gives us great pleasure to make this declaration of intent together with Team VRT KTM. We have had one of the strongest policies in terms of helping emerging riders at a young age and then providing a path or a structure for them to progress and to try and reach their sporting goals. We really want to continue this tradition, and when we look back on some of the names that we were able to guide over the years then this is a source of pride for us. It’s great we were able to play a part in these careers. It’s time to push on again and look for our new Herlings, Prados and Vialles of the future and I hope with Team VRT KTM we can lay some promising bricks in that direction.”

Mickaël Vrignon, Team VRT KTM Team Owner: “We’re glad to make this change and be the VRT KTM Factory Juniors Team for at least the next two seasons. It was important for us to continue our relationship with KTM but this is another level and we’re proud to be the ones that could give riders that last push and potentially make the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team in the future.

MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS EUROPÉENNES :

COMPOSITION DE L’ÉQUIPE DE FRANCE

C’est avec plaisir que nous dévoilons les pilotes sélectionnés par la Fédération Française de Motocyclisme à l’occasion du Motocross des Nations Européennes qui se déroulera les 8 et 9 octobre à Talavera de la Reina (Espagne).

La Fédération Française de Motocyclisme exprime son plein soutien aux Équipes de France qui défendront nos couleurs. Allez les Bleus !

ÉQUIPE DE FRANCE FÉMININE :

Mathilde DENIS

Camille VIAUD

ÉQUIPE DE FRANCE MASCULINE :

Pilotes 85cc : 

Mano FAURE

Amaury MAINDRU

Pilote 125cc : 

Mathis VALIN

Pilote 250cc :

Quentin PRUGNIÈRE

Yamaha Confirms Three Rider Line Up for Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 in 2023

Yamaha Motor Europe is pleased to confirm a three-rider line-up for the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team in 2023. Yamaha and the team have retained title challengers Jago Geerts and Thibault Benistant for another season and are poised to welcome the recently crowned EMX250 Champion Rick Elzinga into the fray. All three riders have signed on to campaign the factory Yamaha YZ250FM in the FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship.

With 32 race wins and 42 podiums to his credit already in MX2, Geerts is a proven title contender. The 22-year-old Belgian is again chasing his first world title in MX2 this season and currently holds a 2-point lead in the series with only one round remaining.

While his goal is to win the MX2 crown this year and then successfully defend it next, Geerts is also looking forward to making his MXGP debut aboard a factory Yamaha YZ450FM in 2024.

Geerts’ title hopes in 2023 will not be without a challenge from teammate Benistant, who has secured both the EMX125 and EMX250 championship titles during his ten-year tenure with Yamaha. Despite his rookie MX2 season in 2021 being disrupted by injury, the 20-year-old Frenchman racked up two race wins and a podium finish, ending the season eighth in the standings.

Benistant’s form has continued into 2022, with the youngster again overcoming an injury that saw him sit out the first three rounds to claim a maiden Grand Prix victory, four race wins and five podium finishes, placing him fifth in the series standings with one round remaining.

At the same time, Elzinga has worked up the Yamaha Racing pyramid with podium finishes in EMX125, aboard a GYTR kitted YZ125, and a stellar EMX250 title campaign aboard a GYTR kitted YZ250F in which he celebrated four round wins, five race wins, and six podium finishes on his way to the crown. 

As the freshly crowned European EMX250 Champion, Elzinga has earned his place on the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team for his first full season in MX2. 

Jago Geerts 

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team

“This is my fifth year with Yamaha and I’m really happy to extend my contract for another two years. I work well with the team, and we already have a good bike set up, so it’s nice going into the winter period with a strong base. The goal will be the same as it is this year, we want to fight for the world title again, and I think we will be there. I am really looking forward to it.”

Thibault Benistant

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team

“I have been with Yamaha for a long time, since I was racing on a YZ125, so I am happy to continue with them for at least another two years. I feel good on the factory YZ250FM, and I have a lot of confidence in the team around me, so I’m certain we can be contenders for the World Championship title. Thanks to my team for their support and thanks to Yamaha for believing in me.”

Rick Elzinga 

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team

“Becoming a Factory rider is so motivating. I have done a few rounds of MX2 this year as a wild card rider, and I loved it. Racing at the highest level with Yamaha’s most prestigious MX2 team is a dream come true. It has given me an extra boost of motivation to give even more, and I am determined to get the job done in MX2 next year.”

Alexandre Kowalski

Yamaha Motor Europe Off-Road Racing Manager

“We are happy to extend our deal with Jago and Thibault and to welcome Rick to the Factory team. All three riders are very talented title contenders. Jago has consistently demonstrated his title potential with multiple race wins and podium finishes, only missing out on the ultimate prize through bad luck. He finished third in 2019 and second in 2020 and 2021, so his goal for this season and next, is clear; to first win and then successfully defend the world title. We truly believe he has the ability and the support necessary to achieve these goals. As for Thibault, he is a product of Yamaha’s racing program having been with us for more than 10-years. With Yamaha, he has progressed through the ranks, securing the EMX125 title on a YZ125 and the EMX250 title on a GYTR kitted YZ250F, and it’s a similar story for Rick too. Both are perfect examples of how a rider can develop and progress within the Yamaha Family. We look forward to celebrating even more achievements in the future.” 

Hans Corvers

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Owner

“We are happy to have retained both Jago and Thibault for next season, as both have shown that they are title contenders, and to strengthen our line-up with this years’ European EMX250 Champion Rick. As a team, we go into every season determined to fight for the world title, so it’s satisfying to know that once again we have three riders who are more than capable of helping us to achieve our ultimate goal. It’s not so easy to secure riders of this calibre, and the fact that both Jago and Thibault have opted to remain with us reflects favourably on both the team and on Yamaha. We’re looking forward to next season. We know we have a good package and now we also know we have the riders to exploit it to the full.

(Source : Yamaha Racing Europe)

Ivano van Erp Crowned Junior 125cc World Champion

MJC Yamaha Official EMX125’s Ivano van Erp secured his second Junior World Championship gold medal after a stunning performance aboard his GYTR kitted YZ125 at the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship in Vantaa, Finland. 

Five years after claiming his first world title with a dominant victory in the 65cc class in 2017, van Erp has returned to the top step of the podium in what has been an incredible third and final season aboard an MJC Yamaha backed GYTR kitted YZ125. 

After a heavy fall, while training during the week, the 16-year-old Dutchman bounced back with a vengeance at the sandy Vantaa circuit, taking a phenomenal win in race one, followed by a smooth and clever second in race two, to clinch the 2022 FIM Junior 125cc crown. 

Ivano van Erp

Junior 125cc World Champion

“I can’t believe it! It feels really good! I had a big crash on Wednesday, so I couldn’t ride this week, and this weekend it was my first time back on the bike. I struggled a little bit when I first went out on track, but it got better throughout the weekend. On Sunday, I took the holeshot in race one and just controlled the race by myself. In the second race, I had to fight because I started sixth or seventh. I came back, but just took second even though I was a bit faster than the guy ahead of me, but I didn’t want to push too hard and make a mistake. I knew second was enough to be World Champion! It’s amazing.