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Mikkel Haarup and Camden McLellan excited to lead Triumph into the FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship.
Racing Triumph Motorcycles 7th Mar 2024

Following months of extensive development and fine-tuning of the all-new Triumph TF 250-X race bikes, Monster Energy Triumph Racing have safely arrived in Argentina ahead of the opening round of the 2024 FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship. The team’s riders, Mikkel Haarup and Camden McLellan, are both 100% healthy, ready, and excited to take on the first of 20 rounds and kick-off the new campaign with positive results.

As a seasoned MX2 class racer, Haarup brings a wealth of experience to Monster Energy Triumph Racing. Having already enjoyed two successful outings this year at pre-season races in Spain and France with trips to the podium at each event, the talented Dane is now focused on bringing that impressive form into this year’s MX2 Motocross World Championship. Eager to demonstrate his true capabilities to the world in 2024 and excited to play a vital role in Triumph’s racing legacy, Haarup has everything he needs to compete at the sharp end of the highly competitive series.

Equally excited to showcase his speed and skills this season is Camden McLellan. In what will be his first term as a factory rider, the 19-year-old from South Africa has fully embraced the considerable transition into competing for a high-profile team and is poised for a breakout year in the MX2 Motocross World Championship. With an experienced teammate to learn from and with the full support of Monster Energy Triumph Racing, McLellan is more than ready to deliver a successful campaign in 2024.

History will be made this weekend at the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina as Triumph enters the FIM Motocross World Championship paddock for the very first time. The prestigious series is played out over 20 rounds and travels to 16 countries and three continents, with the final event taking place in Italy on September 29.



Mikkel Haarup:

“The first round is now just days away and our preparation for this year has been great. We’ve had a lot of success at the pre-season races – I feel like I didn’t show my full potential, so this gives me a lot of confidence for this year. Since those races we’ve made a few small adjustments with the bike and I’m feeling really good ahead of this weekend. I’m excited to get out on the track and show what we can do. Argentina is the perfect place to start the season as the track is one of my favourites and the fans are always amazing. It’s going to be an historic weekend for Triumph, I’m excited to be out there racing for this iconic brand, and I’m looking forward to starting the season with a strong result.”

Camden McLellan:

“At the moment I’m really excited about the weekend but I’m trying to stay calm and focused. I’ve had around five months on the bike, and I can’t wait to get started. My preparation this off-season has been perfect and as it was my first year on a factory team, there was a lot to learn with the testing side of things. But the team has been really supportive and made everything as easy as possible for me. Overall, everything has gone really, really well and I couldn’t be happier. Of course, there is some added pressure this weekend because a lot of eyes will be on the race and our team, but I’m keeping focused and controlling it well. I’ve felt ready for a while now and it’s finally go time.”

Vincent Bereni – Monster Energy Triumph Racing Team Manager:

“The last few years of dedication, development, and work to build this project has all been leading up to this big weekend for Triumph and the Monster Energy Triumph Racing Team, so of course we are excited to get to the GPs. We’ve been putting in so much effort, a lot of testing, and I have to say a big thankyou to everyone in the team that’s been working so hard on this project, especially the team staff who have gone far above and beyond expectation to make everything happen, the engineers at Triumph, our partners, and all those connected with our programme. Now, we reach the next chapter, the start let’s say, to see where we are at in terms of the competition. We know it will be tough, but there is no doubt in our long-term goal, and this weekend is just the next step towards that. Both riders have been putting the work in, and we know where we expect to be. We are looking forward to it.”

Ian Kimber – Head of Off-Road Programmes, Triumph Motorcycles:

“We’re super excited for Mikkel and Camden to be lining up this weekend for round one of the 2024 FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship. Pre-season testing has gone extremely well, and this has given us a competitive baseline setting for the TF 250-X for the season ahead. At Triumph, this weekend marks a really proud moment for the brand and we’re all looking forward to seeing how the boys do as they go up against a full line-up of riders from the other factory teams for the first time. I know that both our riders are more than ready for this weekend and the season ahead, and I have every confidence in Mikkel and Camden to deliver excellent results this weekend in Argentina.”