Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands (March 29, 2018) - ProX Racing Parts, a global manufacturer and supplier of replacement parts and products for dirt bikes, ATVs, personal watercraft, jet skis, snowmobiles and karts, has reached an agreement to sponsor 114 Motorsports, one of the newest teams to take on the ultra-competitive FIM World Motocross Championship.
114 Motorsports will campaign a pair of Honda CRF250Rs for MX2 riders Hunter Lawrence and Bas Vaessen. ProX will be an Official Sponsor of 114 Motorsports, providing the organization with parts and proprietary research and development services as former rider and team owner Livia Lancelot adds key competitive elements to bolster her young team's resources.
The FIM World Motocross Championship, more commonly known as MXGP, contests a 20-round outdoor schedule across the globe including stops in South America, Europe, Russia and Indonesia. The series features two classes of motorcycles and riders, the premiere MXGP Class and the division's junior circuit, MX2.
"We are happy to partner with 114 Motorsports," said Mattijs te Riele, Marketing and Sales Manager, ProX Racing Parts. "Working with a team of this caliber under the management of former World Champion Livia Lancelot will give ProX important feedback for how our products perform under the most demanding of conditions. Hunter Lawrence and Bas Vaessen are some of the very best international riders and their input will help us improve the quality and durability of the parts we provide to the global markets."
Both riders turned in solid performances in the series' most recent stop at the famed Redsand MX Park in Valencia, Spain where Lawrence turned in an impressive 5-5 effort to finish fifth overall while Vaessen rounded out the top 10 with an 11-11 showing.
Lawrence is currently fourth in MX2 points, but sits just a scant six markers outside the top three. Vaessen is 17th in the standings, but has plenty of time to make up for lost ground with 17 rounds left to contest in the 2018 campaign.
"To be competitive in MX2, we need to have relationships with sponsors who can bring something extra to the table," explained Lancelot. "I'm really happy about our cooperation with ProX. [They] will provide superior parts and important developmental resources for the new Honda CRF250R. To race the World Championship, we need a competitive bike. We already had a good base and we're always in search of extra horsepower. Hunter and Bas are happy with the engine. And it was obvious with Hunter's holeshot at the first race in Argentina.”
The FIM World Motocross Championship will take this weekend off to observe the Easter Holiday before returning to action in two weeks at the MXGP of Trentino in Pietramurata, Italy. Live coverage from Crossodrome Ciclamino can be streamed on MXGP-TV.com Sunday, April 8.