KTM-Logo-2-14-12Bedford, IN – Factory FMF/KTM rider Kailub Russell took his first win of the OMA season at the third round of the series.

Russell did not have the jump off the start he anticipated and he was sitting in last position as the riders came around the first corner. A short ways into the first lap the riders approached a large technical hill climb.

“In one way, I guess I was lucky I was in last place as we got to the hillside because I could see where everyone had crashed,” remarked Russell. “I was then able to take a better line up the hill which allowed me to move up to second position by the top of the hill.”

KTM is entering the 2011 Supercross season with high hopes after enlisting the services of famed team managed Roger DeCoster in the off-season. DeCoster’s has put together a team of riders that includes Andrew Short and Ken Roczen and Mike Alessi.

KTM and DeCoster expect the team to do well in 2011. Check out this video that previews the team and the upcoming season of racing.

KTM 7x Bike Out of 2010 Baja 1000 After posing a serious threat to the Honda dominance at the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the Bonanza Plumbing/FMF/KTM Off-Road Racing Team appears to be out of the race.

After Ivan Ramirez started the first stretch of the race, David Pearson jumped on the bike at the KTM pit at roughly race mile 183 near San Felipe. After getting about three miles into his section the motor blew. The news was confirmed by the team.