Russian motocross extraordinaire, Aleksandr Tonkov will join Nathan Crawford to compete aboard the factory MEGA Bulk Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team KX450F motorcycles in the 2017 Australian MX Nationals series.
The 24 year old from Kungur in Russia joins the team on the back of an injury dealt during training last year. The recovery process halted Tonkov‰Ûªs 2016 MXGP campaign that had otherwise taken off with a promising start.
‰ÛÏI was in the MXGP last year and I was doing well but then I broke my back in training so I had to go back to Russia while I was healing. It was six month healing process and then I had some training to do after that. The year started good for me, everything went well but it is what it is and I am hoping for a bright future from here,‰Û