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Fantic Factory Racing sign long-term deal with Shot

Fantic Factory Racing sign long-term deal with Shot
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Shot Race Gear is excited to announce a long-term partnership with the newly formed Fantic Factory Racing MXGP team. The team will enter the 2024 MXGP World Championship with multiple GP winner Glenn Coldenhoff and former EMX250 champion Roan van de Moosdijk. Both of them will make their race debut in Shot at the Internazionali d’Italia opener early February in Riola Sardo.

After a successful first season the partnership between Shot and Fantic Motorcycles shifts into higher gear with an entry in MXGP. Racking up 37 podiums out of 27 GPs in the last two seasons the crew of team owner Louis Vosters is ready for a new challenge. Shot will provide riders with the acclaimed Aerolite racewear and proven body protection.

Fan favourite Glenn Coldenhoff, 32, earned five podiums en route to fourth overall in his 2023 MXGP campaign. Although he’s known as one of the fastest sand riders in the world he made a name for himself by dominating in the MX of Nations back to back individually in 2018 and 2019.

In spite of an injury Roan Van De Moosdijk capped off his MX2 career in a positive manner with two overall podiums and a moto win. The strong Dutchman has found the perfect platform to exploit his MXGP potential in the Fantic XXF 450. At 23 Roan is stoked to start an exciting new chapter in his career.

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Former vice-world champion Kevin Strijbos, coach for Romain Febvre in the last two seasons, has been attracted to guide Coldenhoff and Van De Moosdijk in their efforts on and off the bike.

Although the crew of Louis Vosters and team manager Vitaliy Tonkov has changed manufacturers in the off-season the ambitions remain the same. Building on their already impressive tally every team member is pushing to remain at the pinnacle of the sport.

Glenn Coldenhoff: “Early on in my GP career I was a Shot athlete so it’s nice to re-join the Shot Race Gear family. It’s amazing how Shot has grown since those early days! Trying out the new gear was a really nice surprise. The fit, image and look are really awesome. I can’t wait to show all the cool colourways we have in store for next season.”

Roan Van De Moosdijk: “I feel that the 450 bike really suits me which is a breath of fresh compared to MX2 where my size was a disadvantage. It will be an honour to compete in the toughest motocross series in the world wearing Shot. The gear looks awesome and feels very comfy!”

Louis Vosters, team owner:Having seen Shot in GP’s for so long this new partnership already feels familiar. Our riders look great in their new riding gear and from all the technical features you can see the attention to detail! Everything is in place for a strong 2024 season, we’re looking forward to start this new adventure together with all our partners and fans.”

Mariano Roman, CEO of Fantic Motor: “Building an elite racing program is synonymous with bringing together world class partners. We’re proud to continue our successful journey with Shot Race gear in MXGP. At Fantic we’re inspired to provide riders with the ultimate in performance and enjoyment on the bike, so we can’t wait to discover new ways to do that together with Shot.”

Ghislain Huot, CEO Shot Race Gear: “We are delighted to extend our cooperation with Fantic Motorcycles and join forces with the Fantic Factory Racing MXGP team. The common fit couldn’t be any better! Louis Vosters has assembled a group of highly driven people who all share our passion for high performance. We will be putting in place some very exciting projects with Fantic, Glenn and Roan in 2024!”

The 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship begins March 10th 2024 at the scenic Villa La Angostura track in Patagonia, Argentina.

Words: Press Release

Images: Shot by Bavo

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