Confirmed: iXS hostettler Yamaha reveal 2022 rider line up
The Swiss success story of recent years in international motocross will continue in the coming season. The newly formed “iXS hostettler Yamaha MXGP Team” will start in 2022 with the two Swiss riders Valentin Guillod and Kevin Brumann in the top-class Motocross World Championship as well as the sportingly attractive Swiss Championship.
The fast duo Guillod and Brumann are eager for the new season. At 29 years of age, Valentin Guillod is an old hand on the international motocross scene, having ridden successfully in the World Championship for many years and winning both Swiss championship titles in 2021. For the first time in the history of MX, Valentin Guillod won both titles in the MX2 and MX Open classes.
17-year-old Kevin Brumann from the canton of Aargau is ready for his second year in the hotly contested MX2 class. “I am very motivated and looking forward to the new team with Valentin Guillod,” says the Ehrendingen Yamaha rider. “My goal is to show what I can do and stay injury-free. In the MX2 World Championship, I’d like to finish in the top 15 and, if I can, get some top 10 results.” In addition to the World Championship, the plan is for “Brumi” to compete in a few races in the Swiss Championship as well, provided there are no scheduling conflicts with the World Championship calendar.
Valentin Guillod from the French-speaking part of Switzerland will also contest the Swiss Championship in the MX2 and MX Open categories in 2022 and, in addition, all the World Championship rounds in the MXGP class that do not overlap with the Swiss series.
Support from iXS, hostettler and Yamaha
Responsible as manager for the “iXS hostettler Yamaha MXGP Team” is Daniel Zollinger. “I am pleased that with the new iXS hostettler Yamaha MXGP Team we can count on a good mix between youth and experience. We are very grateful for the great support of the hostettler group, the iXS and Yamaha brands.” With the experienced Valentin Guillod and the young, upcoming Kevin Brumann, an interesting pairing of riders will compete from 2022. The existing structures of the team will be continued as in the previous season, because they have proven themselves very well. The cooperation between hostettler and Yamaha and the commitment to motorbike racing, both on and off the road, has also proven its worth and is already a tradition.
Words: Press Release