Lommel. Belgium. Sand. The fifteenth round of twenty in the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship is also one of the most iconic Grand Prix dates on the slate. One of the damn toughest as well. The Grand Prix of Belgium gets a little extra sweaty for Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Julien Lieber. The 23 year old rookie star of the premier class is competing on home terrain with the spotlight of fans, family and friends tracking his every move through the waves and bumps.
JL33 might love and loathe Lommel at the same time but this GP is also a moment for celebration and the perfect excuse to get creative with the custom threads that motocrossers enjoy to show off.
For Lieber he has a distinct Belgian ‘red’ on his Bell lid. The colour and design is something the MX2 GP podiumee like to sync-up for full effect. “I always want to adapt the design of the helmet with the colours of my riding gear,” he revealed. “When I get some new products from Thor I send an email to the helmet painter in England so he has an idea and we can be flexible. It is cool to always have something a bit different and I don't like having the same thing through the season; I like to change things up.”