The next press launch is from Yamaha:
In a strategic transfer to construct a powerful basis for the long run, Yamaha Motor Europe publicizes the restructuring of its operations within the FIM Motocross World Championship for the 2024 season and past.
Beginning in 2024, the Monster Power Yamaha Manufacturing facility MXGP Staff will likely be based mostly in Genk, Belgium and will likely be managed by the extremely skilled Hans Corvers. With a formidable observe report of success, together with 68 race wins, 99 podium finishes, 35 Grand Prix victories, and the MX2 world title with Maxime Renaux in 2021, Corvers will enter his twenty eighth yr with Yamaha on the helm of the Monster Power Yamaha Manufacturing facility MXGP staff.
Each the Monster Power Yamaha Manufacturing facility MXGP and MX2 groups will area three riders. Main Yamaha’s premier class efforts will likely be long-time Yamaha rider Maxime Renaux. Renaux will likely be joined on the gate by Jago Geerts, who steps up from MX2 to write down the following chapter in his profession, and Calvin Vlaanderen, the very best performing satellite tv for pc rider in MXGP who has earned a well-deserved alternative to race with manufacturing unit help.
Within the MX2 class, the Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250 Staff will step as much as the World Championship in 2024 because the Monster Power Yamaha Manufacturing facility MX2 Staff. Since its debut as an official Yamaha staff in 2020, the Wim Hutten managed outfit has celebrated important success, together with 18 race wins, 24 podium finishes, and EMX250 titles with Thibault Benistant in 2020, Rick Elzinga in 2022, and Andrea Bonacorsi in 2023.
Yamaha and the Monster Power Yamaha Manufacturing facility MX2 Staff have retained Thibault Benistant and Rick Elzinga for 2024 and can add to their line up this yr’s EMX250 Champion, Bonacorsi, as he takes the following step up the Yamaha Racing pyramid.
This restructuring is designed to strengthen Yamaha Motor Europe’s presence within the FIM Motocross World Championship by offering a contemporary platform to completely maximize the potential of Yamaha’s MXGP and MX2 riders.
Yamaha Motor Europe wish to prolong its heartfelt gratitude to Louis Vosters for his dedication to the Monster Power Yamaha Manufacturing facility MXGP staff over the previous 4 years. His ardour and dedication have been really inspiring, and we want him all the very best together with his future endeavors.
“I wish to begin by expressing my honest gratitude to Louis Vosters and his staff. We have now labored collectively for eight profitable seasons, throughout which I’ve at all times appreciated his dedication to our sport. I’m additionally completely satisfied that Louis’ future problem will maintain him not too removed from Yamaha. Trying to the long run, we felt this was the fitting time to make the following step with our Motocross World Championship construction. In keeping with our step-up philosophy, we’ve taken this chance to advertise two groups which have already introduced Yamaha nice success. On high of 4 riders’ titles, the YZ250F machines managed by the Kemea and Hutten Metaal groups have received seven of the eight Producers’ titles between 2020 and 2024, which is an unimaginable feat. By stepping up a category, each groups will likely be reunited with riders in whose success they performed a serious half, and with whom they’ll now proceed the journey. I’m assured that, underneath the path of Hans Corvers and Wim Hutten, the 2 groups are greater than equal to the brand new problem that awaits them in MXGP and MX2 respectively.”
“Clearly, our focus now could be on ending an unimaginable 2023 season on a excessive, however we’re additionally making ready for the long run. Once more, we’ve adopted our long-term technique of the step-up program, which rewards success with promotion to the following stage of the Yamaha racing pyramid. Following a formidable stint in MX2, the place he’s been a daily championship contender aboard the YZ250FM, Jago Geerts will transfer as much as the MXGP class with the identical staff in 2024, the place he’ll be reunited with former teammate, Maxime Renaux. Becoming a member of them within the premier class will likely be Calvin Vlaanderen, who earned his place as a Yamaha Manufacturing facility rider with spectacular performances racing for the Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha MXGP Supported Staff over the previous 4 seasons. In MX2, former EMX250 champions, Thibault Benistant and Rick Elzinga, will once more lead our assault on the championship title. For 2024 they are going to be joined by Andrea Bonacorsi, who steps as much as MX2 because the reigning EMX250 champion. We’re happy to have put collectively such a powerful rider line-up for the 2024 season, particularly as all six manufacturing unit riders come from inside our personal ranks, and we’re assured that, as soon as once more, we will likely be on the forefront of each courses subsequent yr.”