August 13, 2022

It’s official – Kimi Räikkönen, previously a System 1 racer with the nickname “The Iceman,” will change into the brand new Staff Principal of the MXGP Kawasaki Racing Staff for the 2022 season.

This neat tidbit of reports comes from a report on Racer – and it’s the primary time that I personally have seen such a mix of top-notch cager genetics make an entire switch to the world of two-wheeled Powersports.

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Kimi Räikkönen will probably be joined by crew supervisor Antti Pyrhonen – each of which have had a personal motocross expertise of their previous.

Beginning this 12 months, nonetheless, Räikkönen will probably be placing his finest foot ahead to the factory-backed groups of MXGP – and we’re excited to see the outcomes.

“It’s no secret that, for me, considered one of my nice passions in life for a few years has been motocross, however this crew isn’t what you may name a passion; it’s very severe, very centered, and we aspire to be the most effective we probably can,” Raikkonen says in a  report from Racer.

“Now, I’ve retired from racing I will spend extra time on this undertaking; not on the each day points however extra from a strategic standpoint utilizing my expertise of how groups work and what creates success on the world stage.”

BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 20: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Alfa Romeo Racing C39 Ferrari on track during day two of F1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 20, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

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“Everybody, together with myself, is delighted that Kawasaki has chosen us to be the Manufacturing unit crew. I do know that the prospect of success is all the time larger with direct manufacturing unit help, so this interprets into an incredible alternative for us as the brand new Kawasaki Racing Staff in MXGP.”

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kimi Raikonen, previous formula 1 driver and now MXGP principal

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Kimi Räikkönen accomplished his System 1 profession with 349 begins since his 2001 debut – and with a lot data on crew constructing and the mechanics of a functioning group on the MXGP stage, we stay up for seeing the tip outcomes.

Drop a remark under letting us know what you assume, and as all the time – keep protected on the twisties.

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