OFFICIAL: Triumph reveal 2024 MX2 Lineup

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Monster Energy Triumph Racing is excited to reveal its MX2 racers for 2024 – Mikkel Haarup and Camden McLellan. In what will be the highly anticipated first year of FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship competition for Monster Energy Triumph Racing, both Mikkel and Camden bring experience, talent, and a clear focus to ensure a successful season in 2024.

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A respected racer and podium finisher in the FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship over many years, Haarup’s standout season came in 2022 when he placed seventh overall in the final MX2 standings. The Dane completed the 18-round series just two points adrift of sixth thanks to consistent results with frequent trips to the podium underlining his outright speed. Mikkel’s performances throughout this year ultimately caught the attention of Monster Energy Triumph Racing Team Manager, Vincent Bereni.

Joining Mikkel under the Monster Energy Triumph Racing awning is up-and-coming racer, Camden McLellan. After placing fourth in the 2022 EMX250 European Championship, the 19-year-old stepped up to the highly competitive MX2 Motocross World Championship for 2023. However, frustratingly, an early season injury ruled him out of competition until round seven. Once the South African returned to action though, he soon established himself as a regular threat to the top-five. Racing to a career-best fifth overall at the MXGP of Sweden in August, Camden would maintain his speed and consistency to ultimately place 13th in the final standings. 

Following the unveiling of the Monster Energy Triumph Racing MX2 race bike at the FIM Motocross of Nations, Mikkel began testing with the team in Spain at a variety of different tracks and was joined by Camden in early November. Initial feedback is incredibly positive with both riders, together with Monster Energy Triumph Racing, fully focused on the 2024 MX2 Motocross World Championship, which begins with the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina on March 10.

Mikkel Haarup said: “To get the opportunity to be a part of a factory team like Monster Energy Triumph Racing doesn’t come around very often. I’m extremely proud to be joining Triumph for the 2024 season and it means a great deal to me. We have all the right people in place within this team and the support from everyone involved has been amazing. I am looking forward to showing what this new bike can do during 2024 and I can’t wait to start racing!”

Camden McLellan added: “I’m honoured to be one of two riders to get the opportunity to join this team and become part of its history. It’s been a long wait for everyone to see the bike in action and I really believe that Triumph took every second behind the scenes to build a race winning bike; I really believe that’s what they have delivered, and I can’t wait to get behind the gate on the new machine!

“My first impressions of the bike and team is hard to put into words. I’ve really been blown away by both the performance of the bike and the insane work ethic and intent of the whole crew. We’ve just started testing and already I’m more than comfortable on the bike and it’s only going to get better as we continue to fine tune things. My goal next year is to go out and be a title contender, but I don’t want to get too ahead of myself. I just need to focus on improving and getting fitter, stronger, and faster throughout the winter and by round one next year I can have a more realistic expectation.”

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