LS Motors-Honda is pleased to confirm that Ken De Dycker will join the team for the 2011 MX1 World Championship. The tall Belgian (26) has been a consistent force in the top-five of the MX1 World Championship since 2006. Ken has five GP’s and national titles in Germany and Great-Britain on his tally. He won this year’s German GP and is currently lying seventh in the championship although he was forced to sit out two GP’s. Keeno will be piloting the 2011 Honda CRF 450R.
De Dycker said: “It’s cool to sign with LS Motors-Honda, and I’m absolutely thrilled about next season. I couldn’t wish for a better motivation than the confidence of Steven Lettani and Honda in spite of the problems I had this year. To be back on a red bike feels great as well. I have been on a Honda for most of my career and have always done well on them. That explains one side of the feeling of me coming home. The other is the fact to be working with a familial team that is close to my home and yet very professional. Combined with the support of Honda Europe I believe that I have all tools at my disposition to make the next step in my career.”
Steven Lettani (LS Motors-Honda owner): “We’re delighted that Ken will join the LS Motors family for next season. We believe that he will be a great fit with the team and that he has a huge potential that remains to be untapped. Ken’s raw speed can only be compared to a handful of riders in the world. Now is the time to make that talent shine.”
Roger Harvey (Off-road Racing Manager, Honda Motor Europe): “It is fantastic news to have Ken back on Honda with the Honda Europe supported LS Motors team. I am confident that he will produce great things next year. Ken’s talent is well known and respected and the LS Motors guys unquestionably know how to provide their riders with the best possible machinery.”