BOS Suspension MXGP Team Signs Tixier & Paturel
BOS Suspension KTM, a new team to the Monster Energy FIM Motocross World Championship, have confirmed the signing of two riders for the 2018 season in the MXGP division.
The first rider signed is Jordi Tixier, a former MX2 World Champion that had come to the end of his contract with the Monster Energy Kawasaki MXGP team (Tixier’s place at Kawasaki went to Julien Lieber). Tixier and the team made their official debut at the EICMA motorcycle trade show in Milan, Italy, and then raced the SX1 division at the 2017 Paris SX one week later. 2018 will mark Tixier’s third season in the MXGP division.
The second rider signed is Benoit Paturel, a rider that has been forced out of the MX2 division per the age-advancement program in place (per the current rule package, no rider can be above age twenty-three in the MX2 class). Paturel was a front-runner in the 2017 series until internal injuries forced him to miss the final rounds. The last few months have been uncertain for Paturel, as we heard he tested with a team in the United States and lined up for a handful of races of the French SX Tour with the support of BUD Racing. 2018 will be Paturel’s rookie season in the MXGP division. MX Vice first reported Paturel’s signing to the team.
BOS Suspension is a French-based company that develops components for all forms of racing, from automotive to motocross to mountain biking. The company has specially developed shocks and forks for both motocross and rally.