Frenchman Romain Febvre has signed a two-year deal with the Kawasaki factory to contest the MXGP championship for 2022 and 2023.

The deal is a tangible indication of the confidence Kawasaki has in the World Championship potential of the 29 year old from Epinal.

With a reputation for the ability to win on any surface from hard pack to deep sand, Febvre will be a core element of the Kawasaki approach to motocross at its highest level, according to Kawasaki Race Planning Manager, Steve Guttridge.

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“From his first races as part of our lime green family we could see what a great fit Romain was with Kawasaki and the KX450,” said Guttridge.

“His affinity with the bike is there for all to see. He has a great vision for what he wants to achieve and a plan of attack that marks him out as exceptional even amongst the very best of the current crop of top MXGP riders.”

For Febvre to conclude a two-year deal before the 2021 season has matured will allow him to concentrate on the job in hand as the Frenchman explains.

“It was very important for me to agree a deal to allow me to focus on the 2021 Championship and give my best efforts to my team. I am now one of the fastest guys in the Championship and I am looking forward to a new adventure and achieving great things on the factory Kawasaki,” he said.

“A two-year deal will allow me to plan and extend even further my abilities with the KX450. It already suits my style well in terms of the type of power delivery I like plus the narrow chassis suits my riding style and body positioning really well. Now I have the time and space to fine tune the package and continue the necessary training regime to achieve my goal, an MXGP world title for Kawasaki.”

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