Locurcio officially signs with BUD Racing
It’s now been confirmed that Lorenzo Locurcio has been drafted in as the replacement rider at BUD Racing for the outgoing Mitchell Harrison. In fact, Locurcio has already had his first race with the his new team at the opening round of the French Elite championship and he ended up third overall.
The Venezuelan will be contesting the EMX250 championship which resumes in Latvia.
Kawasaki broke the news in the following press release:
Kawasaki also enjoyed success in France at the weekend with a double podium for the Bud Racing Team as Pierre Goupillon stormed to an overwhelming two-moto victory in the opening round of the Elite MX2 national championship at Magescq, while new team mate Lorenzo Locurcio finished third overall.
The twenty-one-year-old Frenchman Goupillon, who will head the Kawasaki challenge in the European EMX250 series which also swings into action in Latvia next weekend, dominated both motos from start to finish and confirmed that he’s ready for the sandy rounds of the European championship. Coming straight from his native Venezuela a few days earlier Lorenzo Locurcio has signed with the team to replace Mitch Harrison, and he displayed strong potential in both races with a fifth and a third position; on the podium of his first race in Europe, he couldn’t have wished for a better start with the team.
Lorenzo Locurcio: “It’s been a very positive weekend; it’s been a steep learning curve but I have been working hard with Thierry (Van Den Bosch), the bike is good and I’m really excited! It has always been in my mind to come to Europe one day, so when Stephane (Dasse) called me I jumped on a plane. Since I arrived in Europe I have only practised on sandy tracks; it’s never easy to do your first race with the team on this kind of track so I’m very happy with this podium result.”