About the World Motocross Championship
The World Motocross Championship, recognised by the FIM (International Motorcycling Federation), is the pinnacle of motocross racing. Based primarily in Europe, the series travels around the globe with rounds also held in South America and Asia. The 2023 season consists of 19 rounds, with each round featuring two races held on outdoor dirt courses featuring naturally undulating terrain and man-made technical sections. The two classes are MXGP (4-stroke 450cc machines, or 2-stroke 250cc machines) and MX2 (4-stroke 250cc machines, or 2-stroke 125cc machines), each contested by specially prepared motocross racers.
Former world champion Romain Febvre is in his fourth year riding for the Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP and will be joined by 24-year-old Mitchell Evans, a promising young rider who has represented Australia in the Motocross of Nations. The duo have their sights set on MXPG glory.
Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP
- Romain Febvre
- Date of Birth|31 Dec 1991
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- Mitchell Evans
- Date of Birth|10 Nov 1998
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To compete in the fierce battles that unfold on the broad, dynamic courses in the Motocross World Championship, the Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP fields KX450-SR factory race machines.
Designed to put expert riders on the top step of the podium, the KX450 base model has always featured the latest in advanced technology. Featuring finger-follower valve actuation, the highly tuned liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve engine is mounted in a highly rigid aluminium frame that ensures superb control when riding at high speed. Launch Control Mode, adjustable handle and footpeg position, a hydraulic clutch and electric start are some of its class-leading features. In addition to factory tuning, the KX450-SR is equipped with numerous pre-release parts and technology being evaluated for their competitive potential. Advantageous items are then incorporated into the production model.