Phoenix Tools Even Strokes Kawasaki is excited to announce the signing of Bulgarian MXGP rider, Petar Petrov, for the 2022 season. A former MX2 factory rider, Petar started racing in MXGP in 2010 and battled some of the best riders to secure podiums at the highest level.
Petar made the move to the MXGP class, where he has been plying his trade, in 2019, but a couple of injuries managed to set him back. A move to race in the UK full-time competing in the Revo ACU British Championship and the Michelin MX Nationals is a good step to capture the form Petar had on the Kawasaki. Petar will also compete in a handful of European MXGP races that do not clash with the two national series.
The team has also secured many new sponsors for 2022 with Beta Tools, Syntol, Just1, ARMA, ProX and Kite offering some great support.
Petar Petrov: “I’m very happy to be back on Kawasaki where I’ve had my best results and looking forward to riding the KX450. Honestly the season couldn’t come sooner, as I’ve heard great things about Barry and the team from Gert Petr and the industry. I’ve kept an eye on the British Championship for the past few years and now I get the chance to race it. It will be great to meet up with the team and get on the bike for winter training.”
Barry Moore (Team Manager): “I decided to add a fourth rider to the team in 2022, therefore having two riders in each class. I really feel like we have a super competitive team to challenge in the MX1 and MX2 classes; Petar Petrov and Jason Meara in MX1, with the pressure on Petar to push for wins and podiums and Jason backing him up at 23 years old on a 450. Carlton Husband will spearhead the MX2 effort with Sam Atkinson being the rookie in MX2. Matt at Evotech will be working on the bikes for the team and Ian Bailey at Moto33 will be getting the suspension dialled once more, along with our other sponsors like Michelin, Syntol, Just1, Polisport, Beta Tools, Scott, Gaerne, Risk Racing, RFX, ProX, Asterisk, ARMA and Kite we have a fantastic package available. Our youth Team Green program with Frankie, Lucas and Brandon is coming together nicely and we are in the process of setting up the bikes and testing. Exciting times all around for motocross in the UK.”