Brian Bogers to join Fantic: “I never thought that I would still get the chance to race in MXGP this season”


After Roan Van de Moosdijk and Fantic parted ways, the Fantic Wilvo MXGP Team announced Brian Bogers as a fill-in rider. Bogers will debut with the team in the third round of the MXGP World Championship in two weeks at Riola Sardo. Meanwhile, rumors indicate that Roan Van de Moosdijk will take the slot of injured Ruben Fernandez in Honda HRC.

Bogers was expected to be in the MXGP World Championship with REVO GasGas, but the team closed its doors weeks before the opening round due to budget issues. Fortunately a new opportunity emerged for the Dutchman.

Brian Bogers #189: “I am a very lucky guy at the moment because I never thought that I would still get the chance to race in MXGP this season. Therefore, you can imagine that I don’t only take this opportunity with both hands but with both hands and feet! Thank you to Fantic Factory Racing MXGP for this amazing opportunity, I am very motivated and focused to let this work.”

About Bogers:

The 27-year-old from Eindhoven scored his first GP podiums in the MX2 class in 2016 and 2017 and made an early switch to the premier class in 2018 at only 21 years of age. After successfully overcoming a string of injuries, it was in 2022 when the Dutchman enjoyed his best season so far. Bogers placed sixth in the MXGP World Championship as one of the top-ranked riders and made his childhood dream come true with a superb GP win in the deep, punishing sand of Lommel, home of Motocross. He will be looking to achieve more success in Fantic Factory colours.

Louis Vosters, Team Owner: “Brian Bogers needs no introduction, winning a MXGP overall in Lommel on arguably the most demanding track on the calendar speaks for itself. Together with Fantic and our proven MXGP team, we are sure he can be a regular frontrunner at the top of our sport. The first training sessions have been going well, he is adapting well to the bike and we are looking forward to seeing Brian line up on the Fantic XXF 450 very soon.”

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