KTM-Logo-2-14-12Murrieta, CA – KTM Motorsports is pleased to announce it will debut a four-rider team at the upcoming Monster Energy Cup (MEC) held at Sam Boyd Stadium on October 19, 2013.

450 Motocross and Supercross star, Ryan Dungey, returns aboard his KTM 450 SX-F and is joined by teammate Ken Roczen also racing a Red Bull KTM 450. The MEC will mark Roczen’s first race aboard the larger motorcycle since his announcement to move up to the big bike class at the end of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series.

With Roczen moving up, a wild card spot has been given to 2013 Canadian MX2 Champion, Austin Politelli to join Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin racing aboard the KTM 350 SX-F at the MEC event.

KTM-450-Rally-Bike-Morocco-10-15-13The highly anticipated 2014 model of the KTM 450 Rally bike is set to make its first competitive appearance at the OilLibya Rally of Morocco, KTM’s official Red Bull KTM Factory Team manager Alex Doringer has confirmed. The OilLibya Rally runs from October 13-19, 2013 and is the final round of the 2013 FIM World Cross Countries Rally Championship.

The team, already in Morocco to conduct final tests and settings refinements will first test the bike under race conditions in the opening stage on Monday October 14. Onboard the latest version of the new bike will be multi Dakar Rally winner Marc Coma of Spain, American Kurt Caselli, who made his Dakar debut in 2013 and factory team stalwart Ruben Faria of Portugal.

KTM-Logo-2-14-12Clay City, KY – Factory Husaberg rider Russell Bobbitt captured his fifth win of the season at the seventh round of the OMA Nationals aboard his Husaberg TE300.

Bobbitt launched off the line to a great start grabbing the holeshot. “It was a shorter course than normal,” Bobbitt reported. “There was a lot of rolling hills but also some really slick sections down in the creek beds.”

Bobbitt led the first two laps of the race before AirGroup Radiant Husaberg rider Nick Fahringer made a pass for the lead. Bobbitt remained close to Fahringer and was able to capitalize on Fahringer’s mistake a lap later when Fahringer crashed in a slick section. Bobbitt took over the lead and began to pull away. By the end of the race, Bobbitt had stretched his lead to over one minute on Fahringer, who held on to finish second.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Charlie Mullins claimed an AMA national title in rugged conditions this weekend at the 2013 AMA Kenda Big Sky Amateur National Off-Road Championship, presented by KLIM, at the Big Sky Ski Resort in Big Sky, Mont.

The AMA Kenda Big Sky Amateur National Off-Road Championship, presented by KLIM, recognizes the best amateur off-road riders in the country. Riders earn a spot on the starting line at the national championship event through a number of qualifiers throughout the country. Participants come from a range of disciplines — enduro, hare scrambles, EnduroCross, cross-country and desert racing — to battle for bragging rights on the national stage.

Hare-Hound-Course-8-22-13This weekend, Round 9 of the FMF/GPR AMA National Hare & Hound Championship Series takes place in eastern Nevada and is hosted by the Silver State Trailblazers.  This is the second running of the MULEY RUN in Panaca, NV, and has quickly become a favorite among the racers!

The 100-mile point-to-point event will start at the local fairgrounds in Panaca with the racers finishing in Caliente.  The host club has a lot of festivities planned for this weekend, starting on Friday evening.  This event is very unique in that not only will you receive your National points, but you can receive either D37 or MRAN points as well.

The AMA Youth National Series will take place on Saturday morning starting at 7:00am with a 12-mile loop for the minis and a 1-mile loop for the pee wees.

Autograph-Signing-KTM-7-23-13Rochester, MN – Red Bull KTM Factory Team riders Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen will be signing autographs prior to the Spring Creek National this Friday at Cycle City in Rochester, MN.

The autograph signing will take place at KTM dealership Cycle City from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, July 26th.

The dealership is located at 5600 Highway 63, Rochester, MN 55904. For more information, call (507) 288-1084 or visit www.cyclecityrochester.com.

Ryan-Villopoto-Washougal-7-18-13MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – For the first time since the opening round of the season, the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will make its return to the Pacific Time Zone on Saturday, July 20, with its annual visit to Washougal, Wash., for the Peterson CAT Washougal National for Round 8 of the 12-race series.

Washington native Ryan Villopoto looks to extend his points lead in the 450 Class by capturing his first ever Lucas Oil Pro Motocross win in front of his hometown crowd on Saturday. In four entries to the Washougal event, Villopoto is currently winless at his home track. The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider currently holds 11 moto victories-the most of the season-while leading the way with four overall wins through the first seven rounds of the championship.

EnduroCross-2013-Munich-Podium-7-1-13Munich, Germany – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert won his first ever Enduro X Gold medal at X Games Germany. He had to survive one of the toughest Enduro X courses ever as well as outlast a tough field of International riders. In the end, Spain’s Alfredo Gomez took the Silver medal and Poland’s Taddy Blazusiak earned Bronze.

Several days of rain forced the event to be delayed by a day and the wet dirt produced an rutted course that proved to be extremely difficult, especially an uphill rock section that had all of the riders stuck or crashing at some point. Robert passed KTM’s Mike Brown on the first lap by cleanly climbing the rock uphill while Brown got stuck. But Robert also had his problems with the climb and was forced off the side of the section twice and crashed hard on the penultimate lap. The crash allowed Gomez to close to within striking distance but Robert blitzed the last lap to get the win.

“It was really hard because the mud still came up through all the dirt. Pretty much every obstacle was wet, and when they get wet, they get really slippery” Robert said.

Dungey-Southwick-AMA-7-1-13SOUTHWICK, Mass. – After over three decades of hosting the world’s fastest riders, New England’s legendary Moto-X 338 facility hosted its final round of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, on Saturday. A massive crowd was on hand as the 2013 season reached the halfway point with the sixth round of the championship at the 35th Annual ChaplinKawasaki.com Moto-X 338 National.

After a pair of grueling 450 Class motos on one of the world’s most demanding circuits, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey secured his second straight overall victory following 1-2 moto results, gaining valuable ground in the championship standings. In the 250 Class, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac put forth one of his best outings of the season across each moto to also carry 1-2 moto finishes to his second overall win of the season.

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce the U.S. riders who will contest the 88th International Six Days Enduro. Led by the World Trophy Team of Mike Brown, Kurt Caselli, Thad Duvall, Charlie Mullins, Zach Osborne and Taylor Robert, a contingent of 31 U.S. riders will face the best off-road racers in the world in Sardinia, Italy, Sept. 30-Oct. 5.

“We are honored to once again contest the ISDE and chase the American dream of winning this prestigious event,” said AMA Off-Road Manager Chuck Weir. “We are excited about our entire team for 2013, not just the World Trophy Team but all the American riders. We fully expect to achieve our goal of a team world championship at the ISDE this September.”

Antti Kallonen, who guides KTM’s off-road racing teams in North American competition, manages the U.S. ISDE team.