Kawasaki Unveils Teams Ahead of Faenza OpenerThursday, March 26, 2009 | 10:59 AM
FAENZA (ITALY) – With just three days to go before the start to the 2009 FIM Motocross World Championship in Faenza Kawasaki presented their teams through a captivating online presentation which is watchable on www.kawasaki-racingteam.eu/motocross and www.freecaster.tv since 16:00.
This video presentation features the riders, the bikes, the interviews and the action footage of the Team Green 2009 line up.
The Kawasaki Racing Team opens the presentation with its strong three rider squad.
Sebastien Pourcel is ready to start the MX1 GP campaign after a troubled winter when he injured himself and underwent surgery to his left shoulder. The Frenchman ended the 2008 season on a high winning one heat at the Red Bull MXoN and the Lovemytime MX1 Pole Position Award for having take the most of poles.
Gareth Swanepoel will join Pourcel in MX1 making his debut into the class after a long time MX2 experience. This will be a great opportunity for the South African after a wrist injury hampered his 2008.
Livia Lancelot from France will complete the KRT team. The 21 year old from Paris is the reigning Women’s World Champion and is ready to defend the crown throughout the second edition of this new Championship starting on April 5 in Sevlievo, Bulgaria.
The Kawasaki 2009 MXGP Team Presentation continued with the CLS squad.
Gregory Aranda will start off the 2009 onboard the MX1 Kawasaki, a change that was needed as the young French has a strong body that adapts better to the 450cc bike. His goal is entering the top 10.
In the MX2 class team CLS will be represented by Steven Frossard and Loic Rombaut. Frossard will be a strong contender after he collected his first podiums last year. On the other hand Rombaut will debut in the Championship at Faenza even though he took part in selected GP’s in the past.
Last but not least is team Bud Racing reinforcing the Team Green presence in the Motocross World Championship.
GP winner David Vuillemin will return to the MX1 class after a period Stateside. Vuillemin looks forward to this challenging season and has top five goals despite he is not yet familiar with the level of competition in this series.
Gautier Paulin will race the MX2 class after a tough winter of testing and training. The 2007 EMX2 European Champion is eager to race after a difficult 2008 due to an injury.
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