Monster Energy Kawasaki riders Jay Marmont and Adam Monea will be just a couple of the many Kawasaki supported riders competing off-road in 2013. Kawasaki supported riders will be racing in the MX1, MX2 and MXD classes, Women’s Championship, Australian Off Road Championship and at the Junior level this year.
Joining Marmont and Monea onboard the KX450F in the MX1 class at the upcoming Monster Energy MX Nationals will be Cody Mackie who is a Kawasaki supported rider with the Zero Seven Motorsports Team. Mackie, who has ridden a factory Kawasaki to the podium in years previously, will share the pits with his Zero Seven Motorsports team mate, MX2 rider Kade Mosig. Mosig is no stranger to the KX250F having achieved podium results on-board the model with Monster Energy Kawasaki last year.
Kawasaki is also pleased to support current Australian Junior Champion, Jesse Dobson who steps up to the Senior ranks on board a KX250F in the MXD class in 2013.
Dobson will be joined in the MXD class by current Australian WMX Champion, Meghan Rutledge. Fresh from her 2nd place finish at the first round of the FIM WMX Championship in The Netherlands, Rutledge will compete at Raymond Terrace this weekend on board her #1 plated KX250F.
Kawasaki will be represented in the Junior ranks by supported rider Blake Colleton who will ride a KX250F at State and National races. After placing 2nd overall at the Australian Junior Nationals on his Kawasaki in 2012, Colleton will look to go one better this year.
Kawasaki is also pleased to support Daniel Sanders who is fast making a name for himself in the Australian Off Road Championship. Sanders is competing in the series on board a Kawasaki KX250F.
In 2013 Kawasaki is pleased to continue it’s support of the Showtime FMX Team who perform freestyle motocross at the biggest shows and events around the country on board KX450F’s.
The Kawasaki supported off-road riders join a growing list of Australian road racers who were recently announced as receiving support from the brand in 2013 including Matt Walters, Luke Burgess and Sean Condon.
Kawasaki Australia Managing Director, Ken Hashiba understands the importance of supporting racers in Australia saying, “Kawasaki has supported racing throughout the world on both professional and a grass-roots level for many many years. We are passionate about racing. That is evident in the level of research and development that goes into our state of the art racing motorcycles. It is this level of commitment that has seen the KX and Ninja brands become synonymous with the top step of the podium. We are extremely pleased to support racers in Australia in 2013 and we’re confident that they will all achieve success and fulfill their goals.”
The first round of the 2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals takes place at Raymond Terrace, NSW this Sunday 14 April.