Kaven Benoit announced is retirement from Pro Motocross racing
After 15 professional seasons and two-time MX2 Canadian Motocross Champion Kaven Benoit announced his retirement from racing today.
Won his first MX2 championship for KTM in 2014 and a second one in 2015. He was also a member of the MXON team Canada at the Motocross of Nations 3 times. Kaven was injured at Montreal Supercross last september and had to be replaced for this year MXON at Redbud.
Kaven was one of the most generous rider on the canadian circuit. And will sure be miss.
Benoit: “I feel it’s time for me to move on to some other challenges in life. Racing has brought so many good memories and positive things to my life that I will forever be grateful. I want to give a special thanks to KTM Canada, the many sponsors that supported me through my professional racing career, and to all the competitors that I’ve raced beside, Thank you!”
Jean-Sebastien Roy (KTM Red Bull Thor Team Manager): “Since I first saw the Benoit brothers in action at the Provincials, I knew they had the talent to become champions. Kaven adopted a training program, learning how to race harder at a young age. The end result was faster speeds and better starts. His partnership with KTM in 2010 was a great fit for both the Company and him. With the right support from KTM, Kaven has been able to perform at the highest level on the best equipment. His hard work and grateful attitude towards KTM staff, sponsors, fans, teammates and competitors made him a highly respected athlete. KTM Canada has always been proud to be associated with Kaven. He’s been an amazing role model for the young, up and coming racers.”