We’d heard rumours earlier today that Petar Petrov was on the move and this evening Kawasaki Racing confirmed that with the recent injury of Dylan Ferrandis – who will regrettably miss the rest of the season – Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team has signed the young Bulgarian for the remaining of the 2015 FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship.
Just a week from now at Matterley Basin, Jordi Tixier and Thomas Covington will greet a new teammate. Just 20 years old, Petar already has huge experience of the MX2 class as he raced the GPs since 2010 after promising results in the 85 and 125 classes.
For the first time in his career the young Bulgarian will race on a factory bike. After claiming several top tens and a couple of top five results in the past, Petar is ready for another challenge. He will have several days of testing to become familiar with his new bike and new team before moving to Great Britain to compete in the seventh round of the GP world series scheduled for May 23 and 24.
Team Owner, Jean Jacques Luisetti commented: “We had to make a fast decision as we want to deliver our partners and sponsors three riders at the start gate for the next GP. At this time on the season very few top quality riders are available. Good fortune smiled on us and we were able to select Petar Petrov, a young rider who will give even more International exposure to the team. We’ll help him to feel like at home as well as offering support for Dylan Ferrandis during his recovery period following surgery.”
“I am very happy and excited about this chance,” Petar Petrov said. “Team Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team is a factory team and I’m very happy that they believe in me. I think I can do well with the support they are offering and with the experience they have. I am really looking forward to racing with them and to see what happens. Naturally I want to thank all the staff for their trust and for believing in me.”