Revealed on 19 January 2023
The Monster Power Yamaha Manufacturing unit MX2 Workforce has not solely strengthened itself in sporting phrases (with Rick Elzinga). Organizational progress was additionally made, by appointing Dirk Saelen (56) as crew coordinator.
The Monster Power Yamaha Manufacturing unit MX2 Workforce has had some succesful years, with quite a few GP victories and the world title in 2021. However crew boss Hans Corvers – an skilled businessman – is aware of higher than anybody that standing nonetheless is similar as going backwards.
“From a sporting perspective, we may have a powerful line-up in 2023. Jago Geerts and Thibault Benistant nonetheless had a contract with us. As well as, we recruited Rick Elzinga, European 250cc champion, as third driver. We anticipate loads from our three riders. However We nonetheless should take steps on an organizational and administrative degree. Workforce supervisor Michele Lavetti and I nonetheless needed to do far an excessive amount of paperwork final season, typically between different issues. This could and should be carried out in another way and higher.”
A whole lot of expertise
And that’s the place Dirk Saelen is available in. The Belgian ran his personal crew (Diga) from 1998 to 2020, so he has in depth expertise in motocross.
“We sat collectively just a few occasions final season,” says Corvers. “I had an excellent feeling about these conversations. Dirk is aware of what it’s all about working a crew. And voila, one factor led to a different. Dirk is our new crew coordinator.”
Saelen: “At Diga, I did virtually the whole lot myself. So I do know what it’s prefer to run a crew, although it was primarily at European degree. The Monster Power Yamaha Manufacturing unit MX2 Workforce is after all on a very totally different scale. I stay up for that problem. I’ve entered an bold top-level crew, which nonetheless has a household character on the similar time. The primary few weeks have already gone properly. There’s a excellent synergy between Hans, Michele and me. That’s necessary as a result of we wish to take the crew to an excellent greater degree.”
“That’s proper”, says Corvers. “We don’t wish to conceal our ambitions: we wish the world title. Individually and with the producer.”
Geerts, Benistant and Elzinga are presently in full preparation for the brand new season. The primary preseason race is on February 12, in Ponte a Egola, Italy. One month later, on March 12, the World Cup will begin in Villa La Angostura, Argentina.
Phrases: Yamaha Racing