One of the most exciting aspects of the 2024 season will be the involvement of the two new brands, Ducati and Triumph. While Ducati is expecting to make its debut in the first MX1 round of the Italian Prestige on March 16 & 17 in Mantova, Triumph Racing TF 250X worldwide debut will take place this weekend, February 3 & 4 in the first round of the Spanish Championship in Talavera de la Reina and the 250SX East Coast season opener in Detroit.
Former MXGP track Talavera de la Reina will host the Spanish Motocross Championship opening round with several MXGP riders alongside the high-expected debut of Monster Energy Triumph Racing´s Mikkel Haarup and Camden McLellan in the MX2 class against Lucas and Sacha Coenen, Cas Vlak and Kay de Wolf.
Camden McLellan and Mikkel Haarup are both riders who have shown immense confidence and are two riders with huge potential in the sport. Having worked hard in Spain, preparing the new bike for the season under former GP winner Clement Desalle’s watch, both riders are preparing for the first challenge in racing terms.
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.
Meanwhile, in the AMA Supercross series, Triumph Racing will compete in the 250SX East Coast division with two young talents in the form of Jalek Swoll and rookie Evan Ferry this Saturday in Detroit. The team had some struggles during the preseason and in contrast to Triumph Europe, the team with based in America doesn´t have a main sponsor. However, they are ready to kick-off the first-ever SX race.
Leading the Triumph Racing team into American stadiums in 2024 to race AMA Supercross in the 250SX East category will be Jalek Swoll. The Floridian, who placed a career-best fifth overall in the 2021 250SX West series, is eager to improve upon that successful season. Arguably more impressive in Pro Motocross, the 23-year-old secured his first 250 Class overall win in 2021 and again visited the podium in 2023 underlining his outdoor racing capabilities. With the full support of Triumph Racing, Swoll has everything he needs to be a podium contender in both AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross in 2024.
Joining Jalek in racing in the 250SX East series will be Evan Ferry. Stepping up from the amateur ranks, where he enjoyed success with wins in Supercross Futures, and taking titles at the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals in 2020, Ferry will make his highly-anticipated professional debut with Triumph Racing. The 19-year-old’s rookie season will be one in which he learns the ropes of elite level racing.
HOW TO WATCH:
Talavera de la Reina – Spanish Motocross Championship:
- You can watch the all motos for free in the RFME YouTube Channel HERE
AMA Supercross – Detroit:
- Watch every round of the 2024 Monster Energy Supercross Season, every moto of the 2024 AMA Pro Motocross Season, both SuperMotocross Playoffs and unparalleled coverage of the 2024 World Championship SuperMotocross Finals in supermotocross.tv