Revealed on 8 February 2023
For the primary time ever, each KRT racing enterprises have unveiled their new season colors and riders collectively in a joint video manufacturing.
Filmed in January at a secret location in Barcelona, the KRT MXGP crew – with riders, Romain Febvre and Mitch Evans – joined forces with Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes, plus different crew personnel from the KRT WorldSBK squad, for the primary mixed photograph and video shoot to characteristic new crew clothes and season beginning graphics for his or her Ninja ZX-10RR and KX450-SR machines.
A busy Winter check interval for each groups is now over. KRT WorldSBK depart quickly for race one in Australia whereas KRT MXGP fly in the other way to Argentina.
Eager to point out off their new liveries, there may be an infectious optimism throughout each outfits as they unite with a need to assault their respective Championships in search of glory for a very world fan base.
Guim Roda, KRT WorldSBK Staff Supervisor, said: “Racing is enjoyable, pleasurable – a present – and we have been pleased to work along with the MXGP mission to point out this ardour. The identical ardour we’ll assault 2023 with, the identical motivation to enter every race to struggle till the final lap for the victory. We labored arduous to shine some particulars, enhance our bike and the organisation of the crew to attempt to win the title once more. Extra necessary than that, we need to make the followers take pleasure in watching the races, and hopefully ensure a inexperienced bike stays on prime. Johnny and Alex are able to go together with totally recharged batteries, so let’s see on the Australian spherical how strongly we’ve got arrived on this new season.”
Antti Pyrhönen, KRT MXGP Staff Supervisor, said: “We’re trying ahead to the 2023 season. Our objectives are set excessive. The riders and crew are working very arduous and we’re united to succeed in these targets. We have now probably the most aggressive bike in our KX450-SR, very skilled employees and nice companions – so let the season start.”
Alex Lowes KRT WorldSBK said: “I really like how the bike seems. I actually just like the 2023 design. Final 12 months I had some fairly good pace, robust qualifying performances and I may cling with the highest three. Because the race went on, when the grip dropped, I used to be struggling just a little bit extra. That’s an space we’ve got centered on. I’m actually trying ahead to the 12 months. I’ve had a very good winter of coaching and I actually can’t wait to get began. It might be a couple of years now that I’ve been within the Superbike World Championship however I’m nonetheless excited like it’s the first time; like I felt again in 2014. Now I’m trying ahead to attending to Australia and getting all the way down to enterprise.”
Jonathan Rea KRT WorldSBK, said: “I’m actually enthusiastic about this new season. We had a extremely strong off season. I’m additionally excited to go to Phillip Island and begin the 12 months in what appears to us like a extra regular manner. I really feel that I’ve ready rather well away from the observe, and throughout the winter assessments we’ve got improved, which could be very motivating. It’s good to have some new folks round and that itself brings a special really feel. I’m desperate to get going. We have now made progress with the bike and are working arduous to attempt to enhance our feeling and outcomes from final season. Hopefully we are able to problem for race wins and struggle for a world title.”
Romain Febvre KRT MXGP said: “My greatest hope is to not be injured; that is the principle factor for me. I must display sufficient intelligence to push after I must push and possibly to settle again after I must. That is my greatest factor to cope with. I really feel that I’ve the pace and in the intervening time, fitness-wise, I’m fairly good additionally. It’s thrilling to be racing once more. I do know the ultimate outcomes might be there, so let’s see the way it goes in Argentina first, after which step-by-step I’ll see the place we’re and what I’ve to work on.”
Mitch Evans KRT MXGP said: “My hopes and ambitions for the 2023 season are to remain wholesome and make it to all of the rounds. I need to begin to be a prime contender and struggle for wins week-in/week-out and end the 12 months prime three within the championship. I need to begin constructing in the direction of being a title contender sooner or later.”
Phrases: Press Launch