A very cold day at Fat Cat Moto Parc witnessed the launch of the Revo Talon Kawasaki Team. Although the team have debuted at the recent rounds of the Arenacross, Damon Strydom has been the only official rider representing the team. Last Thursday was the first opportunity for the Revo Talon Team to showcase their full rider lineup of Nez Parker, Dan Thornhill, Damon Strydom and Ross Keyworth on an outdoor track.
The bikes looked fantastic and were sporting the new Samco Sport red KXF team hoses, along with the Yoshimura pipes and striking graphics from spiral. The graphics spectacularly stood out against the white snow that covered Fat Cats Moto Parc. The team proved popular with the media, with the team bikes and riders getting involved in photo shoots with Moto, Dirt Bike Rider & TMX and MX Vice throughout the day.
Although it was a little bit too early to showcase the full race setup of trucks, engines and race parts, it was a great chance for the team to talk to the media and get a good look at the track that they will be racing on, for the first round of the British Championships.
Talon Engineering based in Yeovil, who are one of the teams main sponsors, along with Revo, are busy building some of those new parts ready for the start of the British Championships. We can’t go into too much detail at the moment but there is a chance that Talon could make these parts widely available for all riders at all levels in the latter part on 2013. Keep a look out on their website for news and previews of these parts that will be available in the UK, Europe and US.
Technical Team Manager Mark Yates said ‘Its only been 12 weeks from the announcement of the team through to the Kawasaki press day, so to achieve everything we have done so far is a testament to the people involved. There is still plenty to do before Hawkstone International and the first round of the Masters, Redbull and Maxxis and being a perfectionist I will make sure that we are ready!’
Team rider Dan Thornhill said ‘I’ve been working hard on my fitness throughout the winter and really gelling with the bike. We have some suspension changes to make and the team are working flat out on tweaking the engine to suit my riding style. I couldn’t be more pleased with everything right now and looking forward to getting to the gate at Hawkstone.’