IRVINE, Calif. — official release — With the announcement that Ryan Villopoto will be racing in Europe for the 2015 season, Kawasaki has announced Davi Millsaps and Will Hahn will be the team’s lead riders in the 450 class.
“We are extremely anxious to begin the 2015 season,” said Dan Fahie, Monster Energy Kawasaki team manager. “We have big shoes to fill after winning four-straight supercross titles but I could not be more excited to have both Davi and Wil on the team. Both riders have proven to be top contenders in the 450 class and they are just as enthusiastic as we are to get back to racing and on top of the box.”
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki will feature a revamped roster of riders. Adam Cianciarulo returns for his second full year after an astounding rookie showing in 250 East Supercross, winning the first Supercross he entered along with two additional wins and five podium finishes in five races.
Four-time arenacross champion Tyler Bowers returns to the team for his first full season following special appearances that included a 250SX win at Las Vegas in 2013. Chris Alldredge will make his Supercross debut following impressive top-10 finishes in the last three Pro Motocross nationals along with Arnaud Tonus, who will make his U.S. debut after competing in the MX2 World Championship for Kawasaki where he won the 2014 MXGP of Brazil.
Rounding out the roster is Joey Savatgy who scored his first professional podium finish in Indiana with second overall in the 250 class.
“We have a fresh crop of riders for the new season, all of which have a lot of potential,” said Mitch Payton, Pro Circuit owner. “We expect Adam and Tyler to hit the ground running, while Alldredge and Tonus will be making their supercross debuts, and Savatgy will be looking for a breakthrough year. I expect nothing but the best from each of these guys every weekend.”
Discount Tire/TwoTwo Motorsports will continue their partnership with Kawasaki in 2015 as multi-time supercross champion and former Pro Motocross champion Chad Reed is joined by Josh Grant on the KX450F. As well, X Games gold medalist and 250 supercross winner Josh Hansen will make his return to competition on his Team 100 Motosport.com Kawasaki.
“We have put together a tremendous group of riders for the 2015 season. The championship proven line of KX bikes has allowed us to fill our stable with race winners and champions,” said Reid Nordin, Senior Manager of Racing. “Having TwoTwo Motorsports choose Kawasaki is important to us as well. Chad is a proven champion and knows he needs good equipment in order to be competitive and win. We’re also excited to have Hanny return to racing. He came close to winning a championship for us in the past and we believe he has the talent and determination to be competitive.”