This year all the planets were aligned for the 9MM Energy Bud Racing Kawasaki team which realized a successful season!

Indeed, many titles, victories and trophies came to complete an already well-filled collection in close collaboration with the technical partner of always, KAWASAKI (since 2007). 2021, here are the results:

- 3rd of the 125cc European championship
- French champion & vice champion of junior category
- French Women’s Champion
- Best rookie in the French MX2 championship
- 10th of the International Supercross of Paris La Défense in SX2
- 2 victories in the French Sand Junior Championship

Next year, the sportive program of the team managed by Stephane Dassé, still coached by Thierry Van Den Bosch, will focus on the 250 class. In close collaboration with KAWASAKI, the two entities will have at heart to make the fearsome KX 250 shine again.
Amandine VERSTAPPEN will try to renew her title of French champion but also and especially will aim at a final podium in the World Championship.

Quentin PRUGNIERES after a year of learning (youngest rider in the 250cc category -16 years old) will line up at the Enduro du Touquet Junior next January and will see his ambitions increase both in French and European championship. He will be supported by the young English rider of 18 years Eddie WADE who will have for objective to catch the final podium in the European championship 250cc and the title in the French Elite championship. Eddie is a talented rider, he was world champion in 85cc a few seasons ago and more recently in 2021 on the podium of a stage of the Spanish championship. The new comer will take up residence in Hossegor early next year.

The final word for Stéphane Dassé: “You will notice that the COENEN brothers are no longer part of our team. Despite an exceptional season crowned with numerous successes both in France and abroad, they have decided in the last few days to take a new direction. It is a choice independent of our as we strongly wished to continue the adventure with them. Our team is now looking forward to the 2022 season that we are impatiently waiting for… Until then, we will go to the USA at the end of the year with Quentin PRUGNIERES where we will compete in a one week race mixing Motocross and Supercross in California (Bakersfield). You will soon have news about us and the US trip thanks to the daily broadcast of episodes on our Youtube channel, Stay tuned!

Another double victory for 9MM BUD Racing Kawasaki’s Lucas Coenen

9MM Energy Drink BUD Racing’s Lucas Coenen celebrated his fifteenth birthday in style with his second consecutive double-win in the FIM European EMX Championship at the final round in Mantova.

After qualifying a close second he swept majestically through the first turn in moto one to lead already by more than three seconds at the end of the opening lap and, his KX handling superbly around the rugged track, he moved relentlessly clear of his chasers with a succession of fastest laps. By half-distance he was fifteen seconds clear and could cruise to victory for his fourth win in the last five motos. The twenty-five point maximum also saw him advance to third in the point standings. An immaculate start-finish repeat performance in race two saw the teenager complete his second consecutive maximum day to end the championship just ten points shy of the series silver medal after a difficult start to the season.

It was not such a great day for Quentin Prugnières who qualified in seventeenth, he had good start in moto 1 but didn’t score any point in the races due to two crashes in race one where he retires. His second moto start in twelfth until dropping to last after the bike stalled in the second lap; he came back twenty fourth.

Both riders will race next weekend the French Beach Series at their home training location, the Bud Racing Training Camp.

Lucas Coenen: “Today was another really good day for me, taking the holeshot and leading all the way both motos, same like last week in Arco. I had to push hard in the second moto because the guys behind me were riding hard too but we took that one also in the end; the track was slippery and bumpy but my BUD bike handled it perfectly. I just missed second in the championship by a few points; it’s a pity about my DNFs at the first two rounds but everything has been perfect since then.

Quentin Prugnières: “Not the way I wanted to end the championship, I did some positive things but also did some mistakes as this crash in race one where I wanted to make quick passes. My rookie season in the class was a learning one, and I will work hard this winter to get better results.

Perfect day for Bud Racing’s Lucas Coenen

9MM Energy Drink BUD Racing junior Lucas Coenen followed up his midweek career-first FIM European Championship moto win with a perfect double-victory in today’s third race in a week at Pietramurata.

The fourteen-year old Belgian rookie, facing competition up to three years older, made the perfect start as he holeshot the first moto after qualifying fourth on the same second as pole at the glorious track in the shadows of the Italian Dolomites; he immediately raced clear of the series points leader to already hold a comfortable six-second lead after ten minutes and eventually take victory, together with the fastest lap, by sixteen seconds. Once more hooking up perfectly out of the gate in race two the teenager immediately raced clear; leading by two seconds already at the end of the first lap he was content to control that slender advantage through the slippery opening minutes before racing ever further clear during the second half to complete his perfect day with moto victory by seventeen seconds and again the fastest lap of the race. After a difficult start to the series in the summer the youngster has now closed to within four points of third in the championship and will be chasing not only more race victories but also an FIM medal in the series final at Mantova ten days from now.

In the EMX250 Quentin Prugnières wasn’t too lucky and just came back home with a few points. In the first moto he starts mid pack and was back in twelfth position when he had a crash and finish seventeenth; overtaking is so difficult on this track that you have to take some risks to pass. His second start was much better, but he was involved in a pile up in the first corner; back from last to twentieth, he was not really rewarded for his efforts.

Two more rounds for the EMX250 next Saturday and Tuesday at Mantova (Italy) where the EMX125 will also be part of the program on Tuesday.

Lucas Coenen: “It was a great first race, taking my first holeshot and leading all the way. The track was really difficult today with the bumps, tricky on some sections and it was not easy with the lapped riders but my bike handled it perfectly. It feels so good to go 1-1 to stand on the top step of the podium today; that’s what I wanted after I made a couple of mistakes in the second race on Tuesday. Now I’m looking forward to the final round at Mantova next week where I will try to get similar results.

Stéphane Dasse: “We are super happy of course, a long time since the team won his last European Championship round! Lucas was strong today with two holeshot and two wins, the perfect weekend! For Quentin his results didn’t reflect his riding, just a shame that in the second moto he was involved in the pile up as he finally had a great start. We keep confident and positive; we hope to end the season at Mantova with great results to prepare 2022 in the best conditions.

First EMX career win for Lucas Coenen in Italy

9MM Energy Drink BUD Racing Lucas Coenen claimed an overwhelming career-first FIM European Championship moto win at Pietramurata in the Trentino region of northern Italy today, to finish runner up of the event.

Fastest rider in his qualifying group Lucas moved quickly from a third-placed start in race one to take the lead quickly and sprinted clear at more than two seconds each lap before easing back through the final laps for a still-comfortable fourteen-second victory. A double-win looked on the cards as he sliced his way to the front already on the opening lap of race two, but two slips cast him back to fifteenth before a remarkable recovery as he consistently lapped faster than the eventual winner to end the day second on the podium. His brother Sacha wasn’t racing today as his wrist is still painful.

In the EMX250 Quentin Prugnières also show terrific pace in the shadow of the Dolomites as he pushed his KX250 from twenty-seventh to thirteenth after spinning at the gate in the first EMX250 moto. The second one wasn’t better; after a start in the pack Quentin never found a good rhythm and cross the finish line in seventeenth position.

Lucas Coenen: “It feels good to be be back winning again but of course I’m disappointed not to take the overall too even though I am still on the podium. I managed to pass quickly from third for the lead and made a big gap in the first race and I could soon take the lead in the second moto two, but then I fell two times.

Quentin Prugnières: “At the first start I slides on the metal plate and then I was able to come back thirteenth which was not so bad. Second moto was different, the start wasn’t so good and then I never found a good rhythm and struggle to make more passes. Disappointed with this moto, and already focus on the next one.