All-Championship-Podium-KTM-GNCC-10-29-13Crawfordsville, IN – It was a phenomenal weekend for the Factory FMF/KTM Team as three of its riders earned championships at the GNCC Finale. Kailub Russell claimed his first GNCC XC1 Championship after taking the win over teammate Charlie Mullins, while Grant Baylor secured the GNCC XC2 Pro Lites Championship in his rookie season and Maria Forsberg earned the GNCC Women’s title for the fourth consecutive year.

In the GNCC XC1 class, the battle would remain between the two KTM teammates, Russell and Mullins, just as it had the entire season. The two teammates arrived at the Ironman GNCC with only two points separating them for the championship battle. The title would come down to the rider who finished ahead of the other at the end of the 3-hour race.

Maria-Action-KTM-Retirement-10-21-13Murrieta, CA – Factory FMF/KTM off-road racer Maria Forsberg announced today that she will retire from racing at the end of the 2013 season.

Forsberg, the most-winningest off-road female racer, has had a remarkable career. Over the past 10 years racing for KTM, she has collected 9 National Championships and 3 X-Games Gold Medals.

Forsberg started her racing career in the WORCS Series where she went on to earn 4 Championships in the Women’s class before moving to the east-coast based GNCC Series. She found equal success at the new series eventually putting together a perfect season to win her third championship in 2012 undefeated in the Women’s class. Last weekend, she wrapped up her fourth consecutive championship in the series one round early. On top of her WORCS and GNCC success, she is also a 2-time ISDE Gold Medalist, 3-time X-Games Women’s EnduroX Gold Medalist and the reigning AMA EnduroCross Women’s class Champion.

Lafferty-KTM-10-21-13Murrieta, CA – KTM Motorsports is proud to announce that Mike Lafferty will race for the Factory FMF/KTM Off-Road Team for his final season before retiring at the end of 2014.

Lafferty began his professional career aboard KTM motorcycles nineteen years ago after signing his first contract with the late KTM President Rod Bush. “I had a great relationship with Rod and he really believed in me since the beginning. I can’t thank him enough for his support back then and for KTM for sticking behind me for the past 20 years,” stated Lafferty.

Throughout the past two decades, Lafferty has racked up 70 AMA National Enduro wins and is tied with Dick Burleson for the record of most National Enduro Championships, with both riders holding 8 titles. Lafferty switched to the Husaberg brand four years ago after KTM acquired the brand and needed a solid off-road ambassador to help gain ground in the off-road segment.

KTM-Logo-2-14-12Murrieta, CA – KTM North America, Inc. is excited to announce its 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R demo tour schedule offering riders 12 chances to test ride the new Adventure models before the end of the year.

The KTM Adventure demo ride program is a chance for riders to ride brand new KTM models prior to purchase. Focusing on the all-new 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R, the demo schedule will introduce consumers to the most advanced Adventure bikes in the world.

The KTM 1190 Adventure and Adventure R feature the latest innovations like Ride-by-Wire throttle control and an incredibly advanced Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) system which combines advanced ABS, Traction Control and Engine Management intelligence like no other motorcycle has.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the 2012 AMA Rekluse National Enduro Championship Series, presented by Moose Racing. The 2012 season features 10 rounds of premier off-road racing and showcases a range of skill-, age- and displacement-based classes.

Pre-registration for the first round in Wedgefield, S.C., on Jan. 29 opens Nov. 16 at www.moto-tally.com/NEPG/PreEntry.aspx.

“The AMA Rekluse National Enduro Championship Series, presented by Moose Racing, is coming off another strong season in 2011,” said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. “The National Enduro Promotions Group (NEPG) continues to improve the series for racers, clubs, partners and fans. The participation counts show that we’re going in the right direction, and we’re looking forward to more improvements in 2012.”

The AMA National Enduro Championship dates to the founding of the AMA in 1924. It is one of the longest-running national motorsports championships in the world, and today is one of the premier off-road racing series in the country. It is designed to provide a competitive format for all levels of riders, from amateur competitors to the country’s fastest enduro racers.

“The AMA Rekluse National Enduro Championship Series, presented by Moose Racing, would not be possible without the hard work and collaboration of the AMA-chartered clubs that host the individual rounds,” said the NEPG’s Alan Randt. “Last year featured a number of thrilling battles across all classes, not the least of which was FMF/KTM Racing’s Russell Bobbitt taking the 2011 title with a final-round win over teammate Charlie Mullins. We’re expecting no less from the 2012 series.”

Following the South Carolina opener, the 2012 championship will also stop in Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Indiana before wrapping up on Nov. 4 in Stanton, Ala. The full schedule is below. For updates, see NationalEnduro.com.

2012 AMA Rekluse National Enduro Championship Series, presented by Moose Racing

Round 1
Jan. 29
SERMA
Johnny McCoy
803-481-5169
johnny_mccoy@hotmail.com
www.sermaclub.com
LOC: Wedgefield, S.C.

Round 2
Feb. 19
Cherokee Cycle Club
Tom Cufr
770-540-2891
llcufr@mindspring.com
www.setra.org
LOC: Greensboro, Ga.

Round 3
March 4
Columbia Enduro Riders
Rhonda Dennis
803-788-4220
mastercraft@bellsouth.net
LOC: Salley, S.C.

Round 4
April 22
NATRA
Paul Traufler
256-837-0084
wintrak@hiwaay.net
www.natra.dirtrider.net
LOC: West Point, Tenn.
GPS: 35° 7.991″ N 87° 33.116″ W

Round 5
May 6
Acadiana Dirt Riders
Tracy Barstow
337-519-2520
cornerstoneglass70506@yahoo.com
www.acadianadirtriders.org
LOC: Kisatchie National Forest-Forest Hill, La.

Round 6
June 17
Inyan Kara Riders
Paul Douglas
307-468-2840
pauld@rtconnect.net
www.nationalenduro.com
LOC: Upton, Wyo.

Round 7
July 29
Brandywine Enduro Riders
Peter Burnett
610-368-7332
pburnett75@aol.com
www.ber.us
LOC: Cross Fork, Pa.

Round 8
Sept. 9
Missouri Mudders
Michael Silger
michael.silger@avnet.com
www.momudders.com
LOC: Park Hills, Mo.

Round 9
Oct. 14
Muddobbers MC
Doug Spence
765-998-2236
dspenceh250@yahoo.com
www.muddobbersmc.org
LOC: Covered Bridge – Matthews, Ind.

Round 10
Nov. 4
Perry Mountain MC
Glenn Hollingshead
334-872-4286
perrymountain@perrymountain.com
www.perrymountain.com
LOC: Stanton, Ala.

The Factory FMF/KTM Racing Team had their best weekend so far this season when all three team riders landed on the podium at the second round of the Rekluse/AMA National Enduro Series in Forest Hill, LA.
FMF/KTM rider and reigning National Enduro Champion, Charlie Mullins, won the first three tests by a slim margin over teammate Russell Bobbitt. Also remaining close was the third member of the team, Cory Buttrick.

The three teammates continued to turn in impressive times throughout the six tests, pulling away from the other riders. In the final three tests, Bobbitt took his turn at the front of the pack winning the fourth and fifth tests. At the start of the sixth test he and Mullins were only one second apart. Unfortunately, Mullins suffered a crash in that section and allowed Bobbitt to run away to an easy win. Mullins finish time earned him 2nd overall while Buttrick would round out the podium in 3rd.

In addition, to the three KTM riders on the podium there were a total of six KTM’s in the top ten, marking a great day for the FMF/KTM Team and KTM brand.

“We are very excited with the teams finish today. We know we have the best riders and they are all capable of being on the podium each weekend and they proved that today,” remarked FMF/KTM Team Manager Antti Kallonen.

Next Event: Kalgary, TX – April 3, 2011

Overall Results
1. Russell Bobbitt – KTM
2. Charlie Mullins – KTM
3. Cory Buttrick – KTM
4. Nick Fahringer
5. Thad Duvall
6. Brad Bakken – KTM
8. Andrew Delong – KTM
9. Shane Hufford – KTM