Lier – Following their successful 2009 campaign LS Motors-Honda today announced the latest addition to their already impressive line-up, featuring Tanel Leok and Davide Guarneri in MX1. The Belgian team is proud to continue its partnership with America’s leading lady of MX: Ashley Fiolek. Fiolek (19) herself enjoyed an outstanding season on the Honda CRF250R. ‘Kickash’ added the X-Games Moto-X women’s and WMA titles to her tally and rode to two podium finishes in her FIM WMX appearances (Bulgaria and Portugal).
Team principal Steven Lettani said: “We’re very pleased to have Ashley with us for the third consecutive season. Not only is she very fast, Ashley also brings alot of energy and personality to the team! She is an amazing ambassador for our team and the sport. And since we’re still a young team it’s cool to remind people that she was in fact the first to get LS Motors-Honda on a GP podium in 2008!”
“For now the plan with Fiolek is to compete at six out of seven WMX races. However if Ashley is on course to a final overall podium in GP’s she will race the complete series. We will cooperate closely with Ashley and her dad to make sure she gets the same kind of topnotch equipment she’s used to run with the Honda-Red Bull team in the US. “The agreement with Ashley completes our team for next season, which is kind of a dream team really. We couldn’t be more happy with our riders. All three of them are talented, proven race winners. On top of that Tanel, Davide and Ashley share the same strong work ethics. I have to admit that all of us in the team were longing for vacation after a long and demanding season. But now the batteries are completely recharged and we’re incredibly motivated to make this our best season ever!” Ashley Fiolek: “I am so excited to be returning to Europe in 2010 to race for an FIM World Championship! I’m especially excited to be returning to LS Motors-Honda, this is my third year with the team. Steven and Linda (Lettani) make sure everything I need is there and I am comfortable when I am away from home. I really can’t thank them enough for their efforts and I think it shows in the results they have achieve in the MX1, MX2, and WMX in a very short time. (big smile) See you all in