It’s back to the future for Ken De Dycker. The former MXoN winner will re-join 24MX Honda for the remaining rounds of the FIM MXGP World Championship. The popular veteran will make his return on the CRF450R at the MXGP of Russia, Round 9 of the series.
Although there’s no precise date set for the MXGP return of Jaap Corneth who is out with a broken middle finger De Dycker will effectively run as the third rider of the team.
Ken has a long association with Honda and rode for the 24MX Honda team in 2016.
With more than 180 GPs and 15 moto wins in the top category behind his name Ken is one of the most experienced riders competing in MXGP.
Since 2006 the lanky Belgian has collected six top-five overall finishes in the series. In national racing, the 32-year-old has British, German and Belgian MX1 titles under his belt.
“Unfortunately things didn’t work out like I’d hoped with my previous team, said De Dycker. “It’s a pity for everyone involved but that’s how it is. I’m really looking forward to racing on a red bike again! Damon Graulus has been going well lately so it will be interesting for me to show what I’m capable of with 24MX Honda.”