Jordi Tixier is no longer a Team VHR KTM Racing pilot the team has announced.
With the start of the FIM Motocross World Championship now less than three weeks away (as a reminder it gets underway at Matterley Basin on March 1), the timing of the split could not have been stranger.
Posting on social media, the team wrote: “The Vhrr team stops its collaboration with Jordi Tixier. Thanks to him for the years spent in our team. We wish him good luck.”
Tixier himself has not yet commented on the break from VHR KTM or announced any other plans. As far as the rest of the world was concerned, the former world champion was fit and putting in the hours ready for the start of the season with VHR KTM.
Well, with the exception of one #tbt post on the 27-year-old’s Instagram account that didn’t appear out of place at the time of posting. But was it a hint of what he really wants for 2020? “#tbt like a kid living his dream and who give everything to achieve his goal, 2020 we go back…? USA.”
They’re probably unrelated but time will tell. With teams now set, it’ll be interesting to see where the MXoN winner will end up.