The MXGP season has some promising storylines with the debut of Triumph and other teams/brands coming in 2024. On the other hand, we recently learned that some teams withdrew their initial plans to contest the MXGP season, which left a pair of experienced riders as free agents.
After a successful year, the De Baets MX team has decided not to continue its collaboration with Benoit Paturel. Paturel managed to finish twelfth in the final standings of the MXGP World Championship and finished eleven times inside of the top ten.
“De Baets MX Team and myself is finished, the team can’t find the budget for make another season MXGP. For my future I really don’t know what it is going to be, I will fight again to rebound another time, looking for something new. Thanks to Hans Corvers for sticking behind me on bad and good times”, Paturel shared on social media.
Yamaha DeBaets will turn their attention on WMX rider Lotte Van Drunen and Tyla van de Poel and Brent Van de Walle in the EMX125 class.
At the same time, Revo GasGas closes its doors before the start of the Motocross World Championship and leaves Brian Bogers without a team.
Originally the British structure REVO had big plans to return to the Motocross World Championship with GasGas after a four-year hiatus. The REVO GasGas Racing Team had confirmed its three riders for the 2024 season which included Brian Bogers in the MXGP class along with British riders Billy Askew and Ethan Lane in the MX2 and EMX250 classes. Unfortunately, the team has now confirmed that the plans have failed and that they have no choice but to close their doors again despite all the family Yates (owners) efforts.
And last but not least, the BT Husqvarna racing team run by former GP rider, Bas Verhoeven has confirmed they have decided to close their doors and won’t continue heading into the 2024 season. The team focused on the EMX250 series during their time as a team and worked with some very talented youngsters such as Camden McLellan, Raf Meuwissen, Scott Smulders, the Coenen twins, and Maxime Grau and Kay Karssemakers to name a few.