MXGP and SuperMotocross Test Riders for 2023

Triumph Racing have announced the test riders who will be leading its racing development for the MXGP/MX2 and SuperMotocross World Championships that Triumph will be entering in 2024. Clément Desalle will test the MXGP/MX2 race machines and Ivan Tedesco will join the US SuperMotorcross team.

This could mean that we get to see the new machines later this year with a possible Autumn launch. However, don't expect all Triumph dealers to stock them - they are a bit more specialist than the current range so expect specialist off-road dealers to stock the models.


Clément Desalle (‘MX Panda’) competed at the highest level in the MXGP World Championship for 15 years. One of the most consistent racers in the series, he claimed three Vice Champion finishes, was third in the World Championship three times and twice finished fourth. The Belgium national finished on the top step of the podium 23 times in his career, as well as being crowned the Pro open Belgian champion in 2009. He retired from racing in 2020 and turned his attention to test riding and developing race bikes – and is already making a major contribution to Triumph’s progress with its new race bike.


Ivan Tedesco (‘Hot Sauce’) began racing motorcycles at the age of eight years old and turned Pro in 1999, with a career that spanned 14 years. In his racing career, Tedesco won the AMA 125cc West Coast Supercross series twice (2004 and 2005), the AMA 125cc National Motocross series (2005) and the Motocross of Nations three times with Team USA (2005, 2006 and 2009).