Former world champ Jordi Tixier is to be part of a brand new KTM team in the MXGP world championship next year, run by the French BOS suspension company. The official team name or sponsors haven’t yet been announced. Tixier was part of the Monster Energy 45o Kawasaki team this season alongside Clement Desalle.
Olivier Bossard, President and founder of BOS suspension, said: “The time has come for us to move ahead and make a team. We will no longer be “supplier” but directly able to demonstrate our know-how and our mastery in our field. Our products are known for their technology, performance and reliability for a machine, now we want to prove that our forks and shocks can make a difference on any motorcycle.”
Jordi Tixier said: “I’m happy to see the dynamism and motivation of Olivier Bossard and the whole team! I have already used the BOS suspension in my last year in mx2, and I have to say that I was impressed by their efficiency, making riding more precise and safer. We will use a KTM 450 SX-F for the 2018 season and adapt the BOS suspension. I want to be in front of 2018!”