Clement Desalle, winner of two rounds of the 2017 FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship, will continue his successful association with the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team for the 2018 and 2019 racing seasons.
Desalle joined Kawasaki last year, and after some disappointment with an unfortunate injury sustained prior to the 2016 season, he and the team put all their energy into developing the then all-new Kawasaki KX450-SR.
It was a successful story as Desalle returned to the winner‰Ûªs circle when he celebrated his first GP win with Kawasaki in Assen last year. Working more and more closely together, ClÌ©ment and the team staff made further progress during the winter and have already claimed two more GP wins in France and Russia in addition to two further GP podiums this season.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm really happy to continue working with Kawasaki as I enjoy my job and the work we do together; it‰Ûªs good that we reached an agreement to continue working like that," Desalle said.
"It‰Ûªs good to sign so early in the season, as at some stage you start thinking about your future, but now I can focus entirely on each race and each GP to get the best results for all of us. I‰Ûªm also happy as we have worked hard for one and a half years to develop the bike, which is now really good, and we can stay focused on our common goal which is winning races.‰Û