Belgian rider Cresson will continue to form part of the BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers squad – which competes in the Dunlop-equipped FIM Endurance World Cup – and links up with French team-mates Kevin Denis and Julien Pilot for upcoming campaign.
Denis steps up from his fourth-rider role to deputise for Anthony Loiseau for the season-opening 24 Heures Motos next week (13-16 April). Loiseau is unavailable for the Le Mans event due to business commitments but is set to return to the BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers line-up later in the season.
“We thought long and long about what was best for me and my career,” said 24-year-old Cresson. “With the BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers team we decided to extend our collaboration for the 2023 FIM Endurance World Cup and I am very happy to continue our journey together this year with Julien Pilot and Kevin Denis.”
Cresson continued: “This winter I’ve been focused on physical training and preparing for 2023 and we’re ready to rock it out and give 100 per cent of ourselves.”
As well as his EWC campaign, Cresson will race in France and Spain this season, “to keep pace and in preparation for the 24-hour races”.
BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers finished third in last year’s FIM Endurance World Cup standings, completing the season with a fine second place in class in the 100th-anniversary Bol d’Or having started 2022 with seventh place in the 24 Heures Motos. The team is aiming high again this year.
“We are going to compete in the entirety of the FIM EWC Superstock category and we’ll be kicking off the season with familiar riders, a bike we tamed last season and some familiar tyres,” a BMRT 3D Maxxess Nevers statement read.
“Anthony Loiseau can’t be with us at Le Mans because his new motorcycle business keeps him away. Anthony has contributed greatly to our team’s power building and we’ll see him back on our bike soon. Kevin has already ridden for the team in 2014 and 2015 and as a fourth rider in 2022 so it makes sense for him to start the season.”