July 7, 2022

It’s official – Kimi Räikkönen, previously a Components 1 racer with the nickname “The Iceman,” will develop into the brand new Staff Principal of the MXGP Kawasaki Racing Staff for the 2022 season.

This neat tidbit of reports comes from a report on Racer – and it’s the primary time that I personally have seen such a mix of top-notch cager genetics make a whole switch to the world of two-wheeled Powersports.

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Kimi Räikkönen shall be joined by staff supervisor Antti Pyrhonen – each of which have had a personal motocross expertise of their previous.

Beginning this yr, nevertheless, Räikkönen shall be placing his greatest foot ahead to the factory-backed groups of MXGP – and we’re excited to see the outcomes.

“It’s no secret that, for me, one among my nice passions in life for a few years has been motocross, however this staff isn’t what you would possibly name a interest; it’s very severe, very centered, and we aspire to be one of the best we presumably can,” Raikkonen says in a  report from Racer.

“Now, I’ve retired from racing I can spend extra time on this undertaking; not on the every day points however extra from a strategic perspective utilizing my expertise of how groups work and what creates success on the world stage.”

BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 20: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Alfa Romeo Racing C39 Ferrari on track during day two of F1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 20, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

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“Everybody, together with myself, is delighted that Kawasaki has chosen us to be the Manufacturing facility staff. I do know that the prospect of success is at all times higher with direct manufacturing facility assist, so this interprets into an excellent alternative for us as the brand new Kawasaki Racing Staff in MXGP.”

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kimi Raikonen, previous formula 1 driver and now MXGP principal

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Kimi Räikkönen accomplished his Components 1 profession with 349 begins since his 2001 debut – and with a lot data on staff constructing and the mechanics of a functioning group on the MXGP stage, we sit up for seeing the top outcomes.

Drop a remark beneath letting us know what you assume, and as at all times – keep secure on the twisties.

*Title media sourced from MXGP*