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Red Bull Ktm Factory Racing Team Welcomes Trey Canard

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM WELCOMES TREY CANARD

October 3, 2016

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TreyCanard

MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM Motorsports is pleased to officially welcome Trey Canard to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team for 2017. The Oklahoma native will race a KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION alongside teammates Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin in the AMA 450 Supercross Championship and AMA 450 Pro Motocross Championship.

Canard comes to the KTM family with a list of accomplishments under his belt, including a 250SX East Championship and a 250 MX Championship, in addition to race wins and multiple podium finishes in the premier 450SX and MX divisions. Known for his positive attitude and great determination, Canard’s READY TO RACE mentality is a great fit for the championship-winning Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team.

Canard: “I’m extremely excited to join the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team. It’s a fresh start for me and I’m hopeful that I can make the most of this great opportunity. I’m excited to work with all the crew at KTM as they have proven to be a championship-winning team. I’m grateful for this opportunity and I will do my very best to make the most of it.”

Team Manager, Roger De Coster: “We are excited to add Trey to our rider lineup for the upcoming SX and MX seasons. Trey is a great guy and I think his dedication to wanting to be the best he can be, coupled with his personality, is a good fit for our team. Trey has always shown a lot of talent and speed in the 450 class. Our goal is to help him fine-tune his skills and give him the additional guidance to win on the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.”

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Welcomes European Teammates to The U.S.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Welcomes European Teammates to The U.S.

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DeanWilson

The U.S. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team will be on-site for the final two rounds of the FIM World Motocross Championship to support KTM’s international fleet of racers as they prepare to conclude their championship season on American soil. Additionally, the U.S. team announces additional races for the 2016 schedule.

MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM North America is pleased to welcome the European Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team to the U.S. for the final two rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Following the conclusion of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, Dean Wilson will join European riders Tony Cairoli and Glenn Coldenhoff in the premier MXGP division, while championship-hopeful Jeffrey Herlings and his teammate Jorge Prado will represent the team in MX2.

The U.S.-based Red Bull KTM Factory Racing crew members and team transporters will be on-site to support KTM’s international fleet of racers as they prepare to conclude their championship season on American soil.

The penultimate round takes place this Friday and Saturday night, Sept. 2-3, in Charlotte, North Carolina, followed by the season finale at Glen Helen Raceway the following weekend.

Furthermore, following a back injury sustained during Round 3 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in June, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey is set to make his return to racing in October, beginning with the SMX Riders’ Cup in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on Saturday, Oct. 8. Dungey will compete in this event alongside his teammate Marvin Musquin and European rider Jeffrey Herlings.

Dungey and Musquin will then compete in the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 15 before heading to Pomona, California for the 3rd Annual Red Bull Straight Rhythm on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Marvin Musquin Leads a Strong Finish at Unadilla MX National

Marvin Musquin Leads a Strong Finish for KTM Riders at Unadilla MX National

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Musquin

Round 10 – AMA Pro Motocross Championship – August 13, 2016

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. – With Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin at the helm, it was a solid day of racing for KTM-mounted riders at Round 10 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in New Berlin, New York. Musquin matched his best overall finish of the season with 2nd place on Saturday, while 450 Class Rookie Benny Bloss earned a career-best 4th overall, followed by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Dean Wilson who finished with a season-best 8th overall in his third race back from injury.

In 450 Class Moto 1, Musquin powered his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition into a top-five position off the start, while Wilson positioned his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition just inside the top ten. Musquin made quick passes to establish himself in a podium-position early on, where he charged ahead to capture a 3rd place finish in Moto 1. Wilson dropped back to ultimately finish 11th place in Moto 1.

In Moto 2, KTM-mounted riders once again got off to a great start as Musquin, Wilson and BTOSports/KTM’s Bloss put themselves in a favorable position on the opening lap. Roczen assumed the lead with Musquin close in tow as the duo immediately created a gap on the rest of the field. Wilson established himself just behind the front-runners with a hard-charging Bloss close behind.

While pushing toward the leader, Musquin experienced a crash on the iconic “U Turn” where he lost a couple of positions. Bloss took advantage of Musquin’s misfortune as the young rider moved himself into the 2nd place position behind Roczen.

From there, Musquin charged hard to eventually regain his position in 2nd, while Bloss and Wilson showcased impressive rides inside the top five. With 3-2 moto scores for the day, Musquin secured 2nd overall at Unadilla.

Bloss went on to capture a career-best 4th overall, which ultimately vaulted him into 6th place in the 450 Class Championship Standings in his rookie season. Wilson continues to establish himself in the standings after three rounds of racing following a knee injury.

The AMA Pro Motocross Championship will return to action on Saturday, August 20 in Mechanicsville, Maryland.

450 Class Overall Results

  1. Ken Roczen (1-1)
  2. Marvin Musquin (3-2)
  3. Eli Tomac (2-3)
  4. Benny Bloss (7-4)
  5. Justin Barcia (4-7)
  6. Fredrik Noren (6-6)
  7. Weston Peick (5-9)
  8. Dean Wilson (11-5)
  9. Phil Nicoletti (8-8)
  10. Matt Bisceglia (9-10)
  11. Justin Brayton (10-11)

Championship Point Standings

  1. Ken Roczen – 484
  2. Eli Tomac – 421
  3. Marvin Musquin – 325
  4. Justin Barcia – 276
  5. Christophe Pourcel – 217
  6. Benny Bloss – 183

Marvin Musquin Secures 3rd Overall at Washougal Motocross National

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin Secures 3rd Overall at Washougal Motocross National

Round 9 – AMA Pro Motocross Championship – July 23, 2016

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Musquin

WASHOUGAL, Wash. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin captured 3rd overall in the 450 Class on Saturday for Round 9 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Additionally, three other riders finished inside the top ten aboard their KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition motorcycles at Washougal MX Park.

In 450 Class Moto 1, Musquin had his work cut out for him as he began the race just inside the top ten. His teammate, Dean Wilson, started just ahead in the 7th place position on lap one. Musquin quickly made passes to advance toward the front where he powered his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition into 4th place by lap three, with Wilson maintaining a steady position in 7th.

Musquin continued to gain ground on the 3rd place rider of Eli Tomac as he eventually put himself within striking distance of Tomac. However, Musquin went down in a bold attempt to make the pass on Tomac, where he landed into a breaking bump and launched off his bike.

Musquin quickly remounted to maintain his 4th place position as he continued to charge ahead. Musquin finished 3rd place in Moto 1 after gaining a position due to an unfortunate crash by Christophe Pourcel late in the race.

Wilson battled with James Stewart in the final laps, where he ultimately bested Stewart to finish 8th in Moto 1.

In Moto 2, Musquin shot off the line to capture the holeshot with his teammate Wilson close in tow. Musquin led the way on the opening lap until Roczen, and eventually Tomac, moved past to engage in a battle for the lead, while Musquin settled into 3rd place.

Musquin put forth a solid performance to earn 3rd place in Moto 2, thus securing 3rd overall for the day.

“I honestly expected better from myself in the second moto after a decent first moto and good lap times,” Musquin said. “The track was really tough – it was dry and kind of sketchy so I was trying to be safe and finish the moto but I should have had better lines. No excuses, though, 3rd overall is good but I know I can do better.”

Wilson maintained a top-five position for nearly the first half of the race before dropping back a few positions, where he ultimately finished 10th in Moto 2. In only his second race back this summer, Wilson claimed 9th overall with 8-10 moto scores.

The AMA Pro Motocross Championship will return to action on Saturday, August 13 in New Berlin, New York.

450 Class Overall Results

1. Eli Tomac (2-1)

2. Ken Roczen (1-2)

3. Marvin Musquin (3-3)

4. Weston Peick (7-5)

5. Justin Barcia (10-4)

6. Andrew Short (6-7)

7. Benny Bloss (5-9)

8. Phil Nicoletti (4-11)

9. Dean Wilson (8-10)

10.Fredrik Noren (15-8)

Championship Point Standings

1. Ken Roczen – 434

2. Eli Tomac – 379

3. Marvin Musquin – 283

4. Justin Barcia – 244

5. Christophe Pourcel – 217

Musquin Finishes 4th Overall at Southwick MX National

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin Finishes 4th Overall at Southwick MX National

Round 7 – AMA Pro Motocross Championship – July 9, 2016

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Musquin

SOUTHWICK, Mass. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin captured 4th overall on Saturday with 3-7 moto scores at the Southwick Motocross National for Round 7 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

In 450 Class Moto 1, Musquin got a great jump off the start where he vaulted his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition into 2nd place on the opening lap. Musquin dropped back to 4th place in the first few laps but soon made way his past Justin Bogle to claim the 3rd place position. Musquin held on to finish 3rd place in Moto 1.

In 450 Class Moto 2, Musquin got off to a top-five start where he settled into 4th on the opening lap. However, the 450 Class Rookie soon ran into an issue when he got stopped up behind another rider and eventually went down and dropped outside the top ten. From there, Musquin charged hard to make his way back up to 7th place, where he ultimately finished in Moto 2.

“The first moto I felt happy with my ride, I got a good start and felt like I had a really good flow,” Musquin said. “The second moto was a little more tough, I got caught up behind Justin Barcia and then I crashed and after that it was really hard to get back into a flow.”

With 3-7 moto scores, Musquin finished 4th overall for the day where he now sits 3rd in the 450 Class Championship standings.

The AMA Pro Motocross Championship resumes next Saturday, July 16, in Millville, Minnesota.

450 Class Overall Results

1. Eli Tomac (1-1)

2. Ken Roczen (2-2)

3. Justin Barcia (6-3)

4. Marvin Musquin (3-7)

5. Weston Peick (7-4)

6. Christophe Pourcel (5-5)

7. Benny Bloss (8-6)

8. Broc Tickle (10-8)

9. Justin Brayton (9-9)

10. Andrew Short (11-11)

Championship Point Standings

1. Ken Roczen – 337

2. Eli Tomac – 290

3. Marvin Musquin – 201

4. Justin Barcia – 181

5. Broc Tickle – 171

Marvin Musquin Scores His First-Career 450 Class Podium

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin Scores His First-Career 450 Class Podium With 3rd Overall at High Point National

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MarvinMusquin

Round 4 – AMA Pro Motocross Championship – June 18, 2016

MT. MORRIS, Pa. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin put forth his best performance of the season on Saturday to capture his first-career 450 MX podium at Round 4 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania.

Following heavy rainfall throughout the day on Friday, the High Point Motocross track was on the muddy side for the morning’s qualifying sessions. Musquin prevailed through the conditions aboard his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition to qualify 3rd overall for the day.

In 450 Class Moto 1, Musquin got a good jump off the start to put himself into 4th on the opening lap. The 450 Class Rookie wasted no time pushing ahead as he climbed his way into 2nd place by lap three, passing Jason Anderson and Eli Tomac along the way.

From there, Musquin put his head down and charged toward the leader of Ken Roczen. Musquin held strong for 17 laps of racing to finish 2nd place behind Roczen in Moto 1.

“High Point is a really nice track, it’s really technical and rough. I won twice here on the 250 so I was really excited to come here on the 450,” Musquin said.

In Moto 2, Musquin got off to another top-five start as he rounded the opening lap in 4th place once again. Tomac made a pass on Musquin to drop him back to 5th place momentarily but the Frenchman upped the pace on lap six to make a pass on Justin Barcia to reclaim the 4th place position.

Musquin pushed hard in the final laps of the race, where he ultimately finished 4th place in Moto 2. With 2-4 moto scores, Musquin secured his first-career 450 Class podium at High Point.

“We had a weekend off and I think it was good,” Musquin added. “We’ve been working hard and I was going good this weekend and I think it paid off. When you do everything right and you feel good in your head, it’s a good thing. Obviously there are a lot of things to work on still – we always want to do better – but in the end, it’s always good to have progress.”

The AMA Pro Motocross Championship resumes next Saturday, June 25, in Blountville Tennessee for the Tennessee National.

450 Class Overall Results

1. Ken Roczen (1-1)

2. Jason Anderson (3-3)

3. Marvin Musquin (2-4)

4. Eli Tomac (5-2)

5. Justin Barcia (7-5)

6. Christophe Pourcel (4-9)

7. Justin Bogle (6-7)

8. Cole Seely (9-6)

9. Broc Tickle (810

10.Weston Peick (13-8)

Championship Point Standings

1. Ken Roczen – 193

2. Eli Tomac – 152

3. Ryan Dungey – 131 (1 overall win)

4. Cole Seely – 116

5. Jason Anderson – 113

6. Marvin Musquin – 104

7. Trey Canard – 97

8. Justin Barcia – 92

9. Josh Grant – 88

10.Christophe Pourcel – 76

Millsaps Wins Opening Canadian Motocross Round on WP AER Fork

Millsaps Wins Opening Canadian Motocross Round on WP AER Fork

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Millsaps

Round 1 – CMRC Canadian Motocross National Series – June 9, 2016

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – KTM Thor Racing Team rider Davi Millsaps took the win at the opening round of the CMRC Canadian Motocross National Series aboard his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition race machine with WP AER suspension.

This marks the first national motocross win for a KTM sponsored rider on the WP AER cone valve fork suspension. Millsaps had a successful day of racing taking a 2nd place finish in the first moto and a dominating win in the second moto of the day. His 2-1 finishes earned him the overall win and the points lead heading into round two.

The WP AER cone valve fork, engineered in Austria, has been a factory racing prototype fork for the past two years and has been refined with the help of test riders Davi Millsaps and Andrew Short. Although the win at the Whispering Pines Raceway track marked the first National level win for the WP AER cone valve fork, Millsaps has raced on the new technology throughout the entire 2016 Supercross season.

Millsaps will continue to race board the WP AER suspension and is looking forward to the next event, stating, “I’ve been really happy with the AER fork so far and I feel like there is so much we are able to adjust to make them suitable for each race situation. We have only begun to crack the surface with this technology and I’m looking forward to the season.”

Husqvarna’s 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship Team

Pre-Season Video Of Husqvarna’s 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship Team

Ahead of the opening Grand Prix of the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship series, Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to release the official Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP and MX2 video.

With the curtains rising this weekend in Qatar, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team riders Max Nagl, Christophe Charlier, Max Anstie and Thomas Covington have their sights set on reaching the top step of the podium in both MXGP and MX2.

Racing Husqvarna’s FC 450 in MXGP, Max Nagl looks to repeat his dominating performance from last year, which led him to a double win and the overall GP victory. The German will be joined by Frenchman Christophe Charlier, who makes his first competitive outing for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing. Ahead of a long 18-round season MXGP team manager, Antti Pyrhönen, confirms Nagl and Charlier have all the right tools to compete against the MXGP elite.

Max Anstie and Thomas Covington form the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 team, which is managed by former World Champion Jacky Martens. Proving himself as one of the strongest and fastest riders during the pre-season international races, Britain’s Max Anstie will be giving his all to end his debut season with Husqvarna as a world champion. Working hard during the winter, American Thomas Covington kicks off the season confident that he can battle for MX2 podium results.

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Husqvarna 2016 FIM Motocross Team

Husqvarna 2016 FIM Motocross Team

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HusqvarnaMXGPTeam2016

Max Nagl and Christophe Charlier will race Husqvarna’s FC 450 in the 18-round series, which starts on February 26/27 in Qatar. Highly experienced former world championship racer Antti Pyrhönen will continue to manage the team’s efforts.

Antti Pyrhönen (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team manager): “2016 marks our third season in the premier MXGP class and we’re looking forward to this challenge. Last year we won GPs with Max Nagl and learned a lot, we’re determined to make the most out of the valuable experiences we gained. For 2016 Max is joined by France’s Christophe Charlier, in our opinion one of the most promising riders in the MXGP grid. Both our riders are impressed with the development of Husqvarna’s FC 450, a project we had started working on before the end of last year. Also, entering into a long-term partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink gives us a huge boost. I strongly believe we have the right tools and people to fight for the top step of the MXGP podium.”

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Dungey Wins Ironman Motocross National

Dungey Wins Ironman Motocross National

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Dungey

Crawfordsville, IN – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey took the victory at the final round of the 450 Pro Motocross Championship Series after finishing the event with 1-2 moto scores solidifying how he came to win the 2015 title.

The newly crowned champion, got off to a great start in moto one nearly taking the holeshot around the first corner. He officially moved into the lead after the first lap and went on to lead all remaining laps to take the win by 22 seconds.

In moto two, Dungey leaped off the line to a fourth place start. Within the first two laps he had moved into third alongside Ken Roczen. The two riders pushed each other forward trying to reel in the leader. On lap three, Dungey made a mistake and fell over in a corner. He quickly recovered and got back up in 6th place.

He quickly picked off riders to move back into 3rd place. He then began pressuring Justin Barcia for 2nd place, knowing that result would give him the overall. At the halfway point, he passed into the runner-up position to lock in the overall. Dungey pressured hard in the final two laps to try to take the lead position but fell just short and took 2nd. His 1-2 moto scores earned him first overall for the day.

“It was a great season and a lot of fun,” stated Dungey. “The new KTM 450 SX-F is a great bike and I am looking forward to riding in the off season and continuing to work hard to keep the momentum going next year.”

Overall Results

1. Ryan Dungey – 1-2 (KTM)
2. Ken Roczen – 3-1
3. Jason Anderson – 2-6
4. Justin Barcia – 7-3
5. Christophe Pourcel – 4-7
6. Trey Canard – 8-5
7. Blake Baggett – 6-9
8. Broc Tickle – 15-4
9. Josh Grant – 10-8
10. Phil Nicoletti – 11-10

Overall Point Standings

1. Ryan Dungey – 547
2. Ken Roczen – 447
3. Justin Barcia – 441