BillyAskew and Bobby Bruce join Dixon Racing Team!
Afteran incredible 2023 season that saw him win every race he finished, Billy Askewwill remain with Kawasaki for next year, joining fellow new recruit Bobby Bruceand Jack Chambers in the Dixon Racing Team. The signing completes an excitinglineup for Team Green in the UK for 2024 that includes Tommy Searle, MelPocock, Joel Rizzi, Carlton Husband and Charlie Cole.
As one of the hottest new talents in UK motocross, and after a dominant year in 2023, Kawasaki is excited to retain Askew for the 2024 season, where he will compete in the EMX250 and British MX2 Championships. The youngster will be able to learn from teammates Bobby Bruce, who will be competing in the MX2 GP and British Championships, and Jack Chambers, who will fight for MX2 honours in the MXGP series. The three-rider dream team will all be utilising the race-proven Kawasaki KX250 and will once again work with Bike It as their title sponsor, their 30th year of working with the team!
Mark and Sam Yates from Revo Developments have helped orchestrate the signing of Billy, and everyone at Kawasaki is sure he will have a fantastic year and a bright future in the sport. His signing completes a fantastic lineup for Team Green, who enjoy a growing presence in the British motocross class, with the previously announced Dirt Store Kawasaki trio of Searle, Pocock and Rizzi all tipped for success, while the Phoenix Tools Evenstrokes Kawasaki duo of Husband and Cole are also working hard over the winter ready to come out swinging when the season gets underway.
Steve Dixon, Team owner of Dixon Racing Team:
“We are pleased to welcome Bobby and Billy to the team for next season alongside Jack. We have a long history of taking on young talented riders and bringing them through to eventually become GP winners as part of Team Green. So we are hoping that our 2024 line up can emulate our historic success with riders such as Paul Malin, Carl Nunn, Billy Mackenzie and Max Anstie! And with the 2024 Motocross of Nations back in the UK, we strongly believe that either of these young British riders can be a contender for the MX2 spot! Next year is my 35th year of running a GP team and my 10th year with Kawasaki and I remain just as passionate about the sport and achieving results, I can’t wait to get on track!”
Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department at Kawasaki UK:
“We are very pleased to see Billy back on a green machine for 2024. He was phenomenal this year, and we’re confident he will continue to progress quickly in MX2 under the Dixon Racing Team awning. The return of Bobby to Team Green also brought a smile to our faces, and we believe that with the right bike underneath him and the right team around him, he will be capable of very strong results. We have a fantastic lineup of riders and teams across the whole of Team Green for 2024, and I’m personally very excited to see how it pans out on track both in the UK and in the MXGP series!”