On Friday 3 February, team Suzuki World MXGP unveiled its new Factory RM-Z450WS as well as its 2017 riders in its Lommel headquarters in Belgium. The very next day, the team partnered technically by Motul was in England for Hawkstone International. Motocross. The structure managed by multiple world champion Stefan Everts could continue to fine-tune its preparation while celebrating its first podium of the season.
Suzuki factory team will be present at all levels of the pyramid or almost. At the top, our faithful companion, Belgian Kevin Strijbos, is joined by Lithuanian Arminas Jasikonis, who started the season by coming 3rd in MX1 at Hawkstone Park. The MX2 squad sporting yellow and blue look terrific. 2016 world vice-champion 2016 Jeremy Seewer will be teamed with Ben Vaessen and Hunter Lawrence. They finished the first event of the year respectively 5th, 7th and 4th.
Mickaël Pichon was double world champion with Suzuki. Fifteen year later, the brand will be signing up his son Zachary, new to EMX250. By way of a nod, let's not forget the very young Liam Everts and Jett Lawrence entered in EMX85. We'll have recognised, thanks to their famous surname, the son of Stefan and the brother of Hunter!
'The new RM-Z450WS is a fantastic machine. We have full support from Japan and are highly motivated so that Suzuki gets back on the top step,' Stefan Everts said to the journalists invited to Lommel and to the Internet users who saw the team's presentation on live streaming.