The wait is over, after a winter of preparations, Betamotor is pleased to announce the new collaboration with the Team it will join for the next seasons of the MXGP Motocross World Championship.
It will be the Beta MRT Racing Team that will bring the Beta RX 450 to the track in 2023. Two years after its debut in the MXGP World Championship, Betamotor decided to renew its Motocross commitment by teaming up with a new collaborator who is strongly motivated to support the Company in its growth in the Queen Class of Motocross.
The MRT Racing Team, an all-Italian organisation born in Viterbo, Italy, made its debut in the Motocross World Championship in 2012, immediately achieving excellent results. The now decade-long experience in racing alongside young riders and Cross professionals, make MRT the ideal team to continue the experience in MXGP, where the goal will always be to challenge the undisputed dominance of the Austrian and Japanese manufacturers, going well beyond the Top Ten, already achieved by the first RX 450 at their debut in the World Championship.
The news for the 2023 MX season, however, does not end there!
Alongside the experienced Alessandro Lupino, who after a very complicated season from a physical point of view has finally managed to regain form and spirit, there will be a new young rider, who will ride for MRT Racing Team Beta on the RX 450.
Born in 1997, originally from Nottinghamshire, England, Ben Watson is the new MX Beta rider.
Considered to be one of the most promising young British riders of recent years, Ben Watson missed out on the Top-Ten in the final MXGP standings by a handful of points in 2022, but has shown great potential on many occasions, and is now ready to look for his and his new bike’s peak performance, motivated by a new signing for an Official Factory.
Ben’s career began at the age of 10, when he participated in the European Class 65 series, winning his first race. His last years include a Top Five finish in the MX2 World Championship in both 2018 and 2020, where Ben showed all his speed with wins in the GPs of Lommel and Pietramurata, moving on to MXGP in 2021.