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Jordi Tixier

Jordi Tixier enters his second season in the premier MXGP class with the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team optimistic of success after building a solid base on his transfer to the 450s last year.

Riding Number:
911
Class:
MXGP
Date of birth:
2 November 1992
Place of birth:
D’Huisson Longueville
Hometown:
D’Huisson Longueville

The supreme stylist, already a world champion in the MX2 class three years ago, had a difficult entry to the premier class last Spring as, just weeks before the start of the season, it became evident that he required further surgery on the wrist he had damaged the previous summer. Returning to the race track mid-summer Jordi quickly reestablished himself as a front runner and ended the season in stunning form as he led the Kawasaki team onto the podium of the prestigious Manufacturers Cup. After passing through the French minivert series in which so many champions of the last three decades have spent their formative years, Jordi first gained international recognition when he raced to third place in the highly competitive world 85cc series in 2007. A broken collarbone the following season interrupted his progress but he rebounded in 2010 to dominate the 125cc class, achieving a unique triple of World Junior, European and French titles before his entry into the GPs the following summer. Recording his first MX2 GP podium success already in his debut year, he remained one of the most consistent performers for the remainder of his career on 250cc machinery, scoring the first of three GP victories in 2014 to clinch the world title by just four points as he showed nerves of steel in the series finale at Leon in Mexico with a dramatic ride through the pack from a first lap crash. It was typical of the amiable Frenchman that he dedicated his title to his younger brother Leo, who had suffered serious injury in a road accident just a few days earlier. Already a Kawasaki rider in his formative years when he clinched the French junior title on a KX125, Jordi remained a prominent candidate to retain the world title as he returned to the Team Green family in 2015 until the late season wrist injury which forced him to miss the final four GPs. The 24 year old from Etampes in the idyllic countryside to the south of Paris has prepared quietly but systematically over the winter and, his smooth riding style perfectly suited to the powerful KX450F-SR, he is widely tipped as a title challenger in his second year with the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team.

CAREER RESUME

  1. 2015

    8th FIM Motocross World Championship MX2

  2. 2014

    FIM MX2 World Champion with KTM

  3. 2013

    2nd FIM Motocross World Championship MW2 with KTM

  4. 2012

    5th FIM Motocross World Championship MX2 with KTM

  5. 2011

    13th FIM Motocross World Championship MX2 with KTM

  6. 2010

    Motocross European 125 Champion with KTM

  7. 2010

    Motocross FIM 125 World Cup winner

  8. 2010

    Motocross Junior 125 French champion

  9. 2009

    5th Junior 125 French Championship with Kawasaki

  10. 2009

    Winner of Paris Bercy Supercross in the 125 class

  11. 2008

    6th Junior 125 French Championship with Kawasaki

  12. 2007

    3rd Motocross FIM 85 World Cup with KTM

  13. 2007

    Supercross 85 French Champion with KTM

  14. 2006

    3rd Motocross 85 French Miniver

  15. 2004

    2nd Motocross 85 French Minivert

  16. 2003

    Motocross 65 Minivert French Champion