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The history of Bud Racing and Team Kawasaki Bud Racing


Stéphane and Sébastien Dassé joined forces with Philippe Dartiailh alias "Bud", GP rider Yves Demaria’s mechanic, in May 1995 to create the company Bud Racing. Everything starts in the family garage, in Seignosse, South West of France, motocross suspensions and engines tuning begins, everything remains to be done!

From the start, famous riders trusted the small team, just as Thierry Bethys, top French rider.



The company moves to the famous Zone Pedebert in Hossegor, stronghold of all the head offices of World Surfing!



The first Bud Racing technical parts come to the market: the anodized cylinder heads and triple clamps delight tuners and lovers of beautiful parts.


Bud Racing launches its range of Pit Bikes, success is immediate!


Creation of Team Bud Racing in collaboration with KawasakiMarvin Musquin and Loïc Rombaut race the 250 KXF Bud Racing in the European 250 Championship. Marvin Musquin will finish 4th in the European Championship that year and French Supercross 250 Champion.




Gautier Paulin: 3rd in the MX2 World Championship (long time leader of the Championship), French Elite MX2 Vice-Champion

David Vuillemin: French Elite MX1 Champion




Greg Aranda: European Supercross SX1 Champion




Dylan Ferrandis: European MX2 Vice-Champion

Rockstar joins the ranks of Team Bud Racing, we will find the famous yellow star on the Team's motorcycles for a few seasons.


Creation of Bud Racing USA: Bud Racing sets out to conquer the American market and is based in Lake Elsinore, right next to the famous Motocross track where hundreds of amateur or professional riders meet!


Valentin Teillet: French Elite MX2 Champion



James Stewart creates the SEVEN MX racegear brand,  linked to Troy Lee Designs, Bud Racing being the official TLD distributor at the time, distribution of this new premium brand begins in Hossegor.


Valentin Teillet: European Supercross SX2 Champion

Meghan Rutledge: Vice-World Champion Women WMX


Relocation of the company to larger premises, still in HossegorBud Racing has taken over the walls of a former Intermarché! No more no less ! In addition to the offices, the workshop, the Team and the huge stock, a 300m2 store / showroom was created to the delight of local riders but also of many tourists who come on pilgrimage to Hossegor, which becomes, after being a Surf Mecca, a Motocross Mecca.


Meghan Rutledge: Vice-World Champion Women WMX

The Monster Energy brand arrives on the Team's graphics, the famous energy drink becomes a partner of Team Bud Racing.




Xavier Boog: French Elite MX1 Champion

Maxime Desprey: French Elite MX2 Champion

Brian Moreau: French Cadet 85cc Champion, 85cc Vice-World Champion




Xavier Boog: Vice-Champion of France Supercross SX1

Darian Sanayei: European MX2 Vice-Champion



The Team is already celebrating 10 years of partnerships and success with Kawasaki! For the anniversary, an exceptional comparative test between Marvin Musquin's 2007 bike and the Team's 2017 KXF 250 is organized the day after the French GP in Ernée! 10 years of technological evolution, the riders, testers and the media are amazed!

Brian Moreau: 125cc European Champion


The offer is diversifying and Beach Cruiser type electric bikes are appearing in the catalog.

April 1st : It was not an April Fool's Day, not at all! The opening of the Bud Racing Training Camp in Magescq, in the Landes, is the culmination of several years of work which has allowed the creation of one of the largest Motocross and Enduro complexes in France and Europe. Open to everyone and every day, the site welcomes amateurs and top riders on 2 motocross tracks, an Enduro line and a kids track: 


Brian Moreau: 3rd in the French Elite MX2 Championship



Quentin Prugnières: French Cadet 85cc Champion, 3rd in the 85cc European Championship



The Bud Racing Trainng Camp is organizing its first official race, and not the least, the opening of the French Elite Championship. The best French and international riders meet at Magescq, the event is a success!


Quentin Prugnières: French Junior Champion 125cc

Amandine Verstappen: French Women's Champion


A new name for the Team, with a new title partner, the squad is now the 9MM Energy Drink Bud Racing Kawasaki Team !