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Having made a strong and positive impression in their first year as the official Kawasaki Racing Team in MXGP, the internationally diverse squad managed by Finn, Antti Pyrhönen, and overseen by team principle – and fellow Finn – Kimi Räikkönen, are determined to make 2023 a season marked by further progress.

Fully supported by the formidable Japanese manufacturer in terms of race machines plus technical and engineering personnel, it is the honour of the team to field a widely updated KX machine in 2024; the very latest KX450-SR upon which the retail machines are based and sold in Kawasaki dealerships. 

Long time Kawasaki rider, Romain Febvre, has played a core role in the development of the 2024 machine which saw its debut in prototype form in 2023 and has been gradually updated and refined since.

With both the factory bikes of Romain Febvre and new signing, Jeremy Seewer, featuring state of the art electronics, it is only right that the machine in Kawasaki dealerships for 2024 also has engine map selections, launch control and a machine interrogation facility allowing riders to fine tune their machine and make records of their rides and settings.

“Romain really understands the KX philosophy now”, comments Team Manager, Antti Pyrhönen. “He tested and made suggestions to the Japanese engineers to aid the constant development of our new KX-SR race machine and was instrumental in the testing and cross-over of rider and technical features to the customer machine.

We see one of our fundamental goals as supporting the creation of new customer machines and making them as close to the factory machine as possible within a framework that also prioritises durability and rideability.  

Our optimism about the 2024 bike is based on how well Romain went during last season. I think both he and the bike are at the next level for 2024 and we are quietly confident going into the season”.

That confidence can only be bolstered by the introduction of new rider, Jeremy Seewer, who joins with an illustrious career already established. Consistent and fast, Seewer has an incredible string of race attendances to his name compared to other riders in the paddock who may score one weekend and then become sidelined across the next races due to injury.

“It’s quite a rider line up and I think other teams in the paddock see the combination of Romain and Jeremy as a real threat in 2024”, commented Antti. “Jeremy is super fast and super consistent. Allied to this Romain knows the KX programme inside out and is a proven winner on our factory bikes.

Certainly it’s a nice position for the team to be embedded for three years within the Kawasaki culture and to have two such talented riders at the gate hungry for success”. 

Once more it’s all to play for in 2024 and Team Green will be for sure at the sharp end. As the Kawasaki tag line says – Let the Good Times Roll.

manager / staff

Kimi Räikkönen Team Principal
Antti Pyrhönen Team Manager
Romain Febvre Rider
Jeremy Seewer Rider
Aymeric Laurent Febvre Race Mechanic
Tom Benoit Febvre training mechanic
Antonio Tiveddu Technical Manager
Jussi Heikkonen Engine/Electronic Coordinator
Willy Vertsrepen Showa Suspension
Luc Chalmin Electronic / Mapping (AKIRA)
Arno Van Den Brink Social Media
Itha Pramitashari Hospitality
Ari Ventoniemi Truck driver
Ryan Hawkridge Race Mechanic Jeremy Seewer
Thibault Fouert Training Mechanic Jeremy Seewer
Andre Ten Dolle Truck Driver
Tijmen Joris CNC engineer
Henk Zanting Parts Coordinator