2008 European Motocross Champion, Valentin Teillet will be next year the team mates of Dylan Ferrandis & Livia Lancelot in the team Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki, who will focus on the MX2 250 class.
After this European title, the 21 years old rider didn’t had the same success in the World Championship, as a series of injuries didn’t allowed him to do one perfect season. Very talented on a bike, with a spectacular riding style, he proved anyway with several ‘Top five’ GP results in the competitive MX2 class that he had the speed to get great results. For the first time in his career he will have the opportunity to work closely with Jacky Vimond to reach another step of his promising career.
Valentin Teillet: « I had a great season with team factory Suzuki, and being part of a factory team was good for me. I’m very happy to be back on a Kawasaki, a bike that I raced in 2007, and I’m so pleased to have signed with team Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki. It’s a strong team, and I will do my best on their 250 Kawasaki; Dylan proved in the European series how competitive the bike is, and I’m convinced that it’s a great choice for me. Since three years I’ve been affected by several injuries, it was really tough mentally to come back to the highest level but I did it to come back to top 5 GP results. I know that my speed and my riding style are OK, and I’m sure that after strong winter training alongside Jacky Vimond I will have a successful 2012 season. It’s the first time in my career that I will have the opportunity to work with such a famous trainer as Jacky, who was a top rider and knows a lot about the sport; I’m impatient to start working with the team !”
Stephane Dassé: “As soon as we decided to focus in the MX2 class, Valentin Teillet was one of the riders we were looking for, as we know what he is able to do in this class and battle for the podium. We’ll give him the possibility to work with Jacky, it’s important as he had too many injuries this season and he needs to be physically well prepared. With Valentin and Dylan we have two young riders, who both have a great potential and enjoy riding a Motocross bike. We’ll do our best to help them to get strong results.”