Bonacorsi on moving up to MXGP: Most difficult choice in my life so far

Image: Yamaha Racing

Andrea Bonacorsi has EMX125 and EMX250 titles to his name, it’s hard enough to win one of them never mind them both but it goes to show the potential the Italian has.

The recently turned 21 year old came into the 2024 season as an MX2 GP rookie but after four rounds of the series, has made the decision to make the switch up to the MXGP World Championship.

Factory Yamaha have been hit with injuries to both Maxime Renaux and Jago Geerts. As a result, they decided to give Bonacorsi the opportunity to move up to the MXGP World Championship which he has accepted and will see him race the series for the rest of the season.

We believe Bonacorsi also has an option to stay with Factory Yamaha for the 2025 season to contest MXGP if he impresses.

This article continues below

This weekend will be the Italian’s MXGP debut in Portugal but he did show at the MXoN in Ernee last year that he suits the bigger bike so he’ll be looking to impress on the 450cc during the rest of the season.

Bonacorsi posted the following message on social media:

I wanted to thank all the Hutten Metaal Team for the past 3.5 seasons. They welcomed me when I was only 17 years old and more than a “team”, I found a family with a lot of dreams. They let me grow as an athlete but even more as a person. We’ve been through a lot together, big highs and lows which in this sport is also challenging to not have but they was always there believing in me and ready to help me. I’m so grateful to have met so many amazing people there and I will be forever thankful for everything they did. 

In the last weeks I had to make the most difficult choice in my life so far and now I’ve started a new chapter of my life and career racing in the MXGP class with the Yamaha Factory MXGP team starting from Portugal. I wanted to thank also all the Yamaha Racing Official crew for this huge opportunity. Now let’s keep on working and let’s make this happen