Young Australian’s 2019 MX2 World Championship plans finalised.
North Queenslander Mitch Evans’ move to Team Honda 114 Motorsports has been made official, set to contest the 2019 MX2 World Championship full-time.
Evans, 20, confirmed in November that he had secured a deal to race in Europe as rumours mounted that he had landed a ride in place of US-bound countryman Hunter Lawrence.
“I am grateful for the opportunity that Honda 114 Motorsports has presented me,” Evans commented. “Racing in the FIM Motocross World Championship has been a goal of mine since I competed in the world junior championship in 2010. There is a lot for me to learn and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead. I am excited to be racing with the best in the world.”
It was initially thought that Evans had re-signed with Raceline KTM to remain in Australia, however the pair split prior to last year’s AUS-X Open Sydney when it’s understood Evans’ opportunity with Team Honda 114 Motorsports surfaced.
Evans starred last year by finishing second in the MX Nationals MX1 standings behind Dean Ferris, prior to delivering a glowing performance as part of Team Australia at RedBud’s Motocross of Nations. Alongside Lawrence and Kirk Gibbs, the trio placed fourth overall.
Team Honda 114 Motorsports will field Evans and Zachary Pichon – son of multiple world champion Mickael Pichon – in MX2 this season, set to debut when to season commences in Argentina on 2-3 March.