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Kawasaki Team Green and LPE announce 2009 deal

13th November 2008

Taking their existing relationship to the next level, Kawasaki Motors UK has formally announced their official MX2 and Open championship team for 2009. In addition to other individually supported riders running under the Team Green banner, KMUK has joined forces with the well respected and successful LPE team owned and managed by long time Kawasaki supporter, Steve James.

A strong squad for the coming season has already been signed with the intention of achieving success in British MX2, British Under 21’s and open classes. 18 year old Elliott Banks-Browne will focus on MX2 and British Open classes onboard the team's KX250F and KX450F machines. Meanwhile, Jamie Smith will be pushing for podiums in the highly competitive MX1 championship class on his awesome new KX450F, as well as attacking the 2009 British Open Championship. Sharing the riding responsibilities will be 16 year old Daniel Arnold, racing in the British Under 21s, a class in which Team Green has achieved great results in the past.

"Just as our title winning machines evolve, so too does Team Green", commented KMUK's Racing Co-ordinator, Alex Brawn. "Each year we move the Team Green concept on and search for the best riders and teams to work with. Steve James and the LPE squad will be a force to be reckoned with in the year ahead and we are happy to elevate them to the position of KMUK's premier domestic motocross team".

For LPE Kawasaki, owner Steve James echoed Alex Brawn's sentiments. "I've been involved with Team Green for a number of years now, including successfully running my restored KX250 in twin shock events with Ryan Voase on board. We already know how successful Team Green is and the responsibility that comes with being an official team. My wish is that we not only achieve success in the coming year but that we also make ourselves accessible to Kawasaki riders and fans during the year, and spread the Team Green message that has been responsible for so much previous success".