Ryan Villopoto and Tyla Rattray Testing for World Motocross 2015 in Europe
Both members this season of the Kawasaki Racing Team, American Ryan Villopoto and South African Tyla Rattray had already been to Europe last year for some testing sessions with the Kawasaki Racing Team, and then went back home in California to train in good conditions.
They arrived in Europe again last week, and start training and testing with the KRT staff.
“We did most of the testing last year, and now we are working to finalize their preparation and also to do some fine tuning. We worked closely with Japan and KMC in the US to give the best material to both riders, and the main technical change is that we work this season with Showa” explained team manager François Lemariey.
The team will soon move in Southern Italy to find some good weather, so Ryan and Tyla will be able to train daily as it’s snowing in Belgium.
“We have no race yet in our program before the first GP in Qatar, we’ll see how our preparation goes and how will be the weather in France and Italy, home of some pre season races” he added.
The World Championship will kick off on February 28th in Losail (Qatar), first of the eighteenth rounds of the series who will visit Europe but also Thailand, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and USA.
For the first time ever the reigning US Supercross champion will enter the FIM World Championship, and will try to be the sixth American to conquer a Motocross World Championship title.