Joining the Kawasaki Racing Team in 2014 as title sponsor of the factory squad, Monster Energy has always been the main partner of the team and even is this 2019 season was not the best due to the rider's injuries the American company renewed his contract for the future. Both Romain Febvre and Clément Desalle are long time Monster athletes, and they achieved great results during the past seasons with fifteen Grand Prix wins and thirty heat wins. They will be team mates for the first time in their career next season, joining their experience and efforts to offer the best results to the team in the premier class.
Mitch Covington (Monster Energy vice president of sport marketing): "We're excited to go again with our long-term partner KRT. It's been a difficult year with injuries, but it happens. Unfortunately it's part of the sport when you have riders who are passionate about the sport and really do what it takes to win so sometimes you're going to have injuries and accidents: We have been in the sport a long time and we understand that.
"We hope for an injury-free season next year. We're really excited for Romain to stay in the Monster family… Moving over from one Monster team to another should be a really smooth transition. Romain has been a champion for our brand for a long time now and we're wishing him the best in his new team. It's a very strong team with Romain and Clement. We have two of the most-experienced riders in the series. They are both very fast and we have high expectations from both."
Thierry Chizat Suzzoni (KRT team owner): "Since 2014 we’re working in collaboration with Monster Energy and we are very pleased to continue with such a renowned partner who has a very strong image in motorsports. It's a very long time partner who follow us with great loyalty even in difficult period such as like we had this season. We are currently working to prepare next season with both Clément and Romain who are Monster athletes since many years. Every day we work to be ready for 2020, and we expect a great season."
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Ray Archer