Aleksandr Tonkov 2017-04-07T05:49:10+00:00

ALEKSANDR TONKOV

MEGA BULK FUELS MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI RACING TEAM

Class: MX1
Age: 24
Hometown: Kungur, Russia
Mechanic: Paul Teasdale

Career:
2015 – FIM MX2 World Championship (injured)
2014 – 5th MXGP of Qatar, 8th FIM MX2 World Championship
2013 – 3rd GP Czech Republic, FIM World Championship
2012 – FIM World Championship

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ABOUT ME

Russian motocross extraordinaire, Aleksandr Tonkov will join Nathan Crawford to compete aboard the factory MEGA Bulk Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team KX450F motorcycles in the 2017 Australian MX Nationals series.

The 24 year old from Kungur in Russia joins the team on the back of an injury dealt during training last year. The recovery process halted Tonkov’s 2016 MXGP campaign that had otherwise taken off with a promising start.

Aleksandr was introduced to motocross racing by his father and brothers. Excelling at home in Russia was followed by an eleven year stint of competitive racing in Europe, starting on an 85cc. Now we welcome Aleksandr to Australia as he commences his 2017 MX Nationals assault aboard the factory KX450F, under the MEGA Bulk Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team banner.

“I had some USA opportunities but I have never been to Australia. I heard a lot of nice things about Australia. It is very different to Europe so I wanted to come here and race. I was really happy with the phone call to come racing here and to do what I love. I am really happy and really thankful for the opportunity.”

“The MXGP in Europe was already a big step that I made. I raced the Motocross des Nations in 2014 and this was the highlight of my career but winning my first MXGP race was also a very happy moment. But inside me I felt like I wanted to spend time and race in Australia instead of USA or Europe.”

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THE BIKE

KAWASAKI KX450F

Bars: Renthal bars and grips
Ignition: Vortex ignition
Plastics: Polisport plastics
Stickers: Kawana signs graphics
Exhaust: Pro Circuit exhaust
Chain: RK Chains
Oils: Motul oil in engine
Clutch: Hinson clutch components
Wheels: EZE Hubs
Triple Clamps: EZE triple clamps
Suspension: KYB factory suspension
Tyres: Pirelli tyres
Chassis: CRM Composites sub frame and tank
Filter: Unifilter

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