By Kevin Duke
KTM today announced its factory-sponsored riders for the 2018 season of AMA Supercross. Joining the reigning SX champ, Marvin Musquin, on the 450cc Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team squad will be Broc Tickle, the 250 SX West champion from 2011 who has also previously scored podiums in both the Supercross and Pro Motocross series aboard 450-class motocrossers.
The official KTM 250 factory team will be filled by four racers: Rookie Supercross racer Sean Cantrell will ride alongside Jordon Smith, joined by a pair of 250-class veterans, Shane McElrath and Alex Martin. The team will be overseen by the legendary Roger DeCoster and trained by fitness guru Aldon Baker.
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MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM announced its 2018 Supercross teams earlier today alongside the new KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION at a special event held at its new U.S. Supercross test facility – RD Field – in Murrieta, California. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM and Rocky Mountain ATV/MC – WPS – KTM teams and riders were unveiled, along with details of the highly anticipated, limited quantity KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION machine, which offers a range of new features and benefits.
The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, which is overseen by the legendary Roger De Coster and trained by Aldon Baker, is looking forward to contesting the new KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION in the new year. Musquin is joined by Broc Tickle, who won the 250 SX West Championship in 2011 and has enjoyed career podiums in both the Supercross and Pro Motocross series aboard 450 machinery.
For 2018 the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM team will again serve as the springboard for the sport’s rising stars as the official KTM 250 factory team. The team boasts a mixture of old and new with …read more