Frenchman Jordi Tixier competes in the MX2 World Championship for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing. He was born on 2nd November 1992, and was first on a bike at the age of three, encouraged by his father, a former national rider. He rode in his first competitive race at six and won the first in a string of junior titles, the 2003 French Miniverte Championship on board a 65cc KTM, when he was just eleven.
Jordi really broke through into the big time in 2010 when he won the French, European and World titles in the 125cc class with Jacky Martens’ Nestaan JM Racing Team. The following year he made his debut in the World Championship in MX2 at the GP of Bulgaria at Sevlievo, and he went on to finish his debut season in 13th place, picking up points in all but two motos.
In 2012, Jordi joined up for the first time with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, and he continued to impress, this time finishing fifth overall, with six top five finishes and a third place in Latvia – it was an outstanding achievement for one so young, and easily exceeded his goal at the beginning of the year.
In 2013, he made his debut at the Motocross of Nations, and was part of a French team that finished fifth overall. He also had his best season yet in the World Championship, finishing runner-up to teammate Jeffrey Herlings in the final standings, thanks to off-season work to improve his riding on sand tracks.