Kawasaki Team Green and LPE announce
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".