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    KTM CANADA RED BULL THOR RACE TEAM’S JESS PETTIS CLINCHES THE OVERALL WIN AT SAND DEL LEE

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    OTTAWA, ON – KTM Canada Red Bull THOR Race Team’s Jess Pettis returned to the top of the podium on Sunday with his second overall victory of the season at Sand Del Lee. Teammate Cole Thompson battled up front in both motos to secure a steady fourth overall with a 4-4 finish on the day.

    In Moto 1, Pettis immediately put on the charge to secure the holeshot and early lead aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. He maintained a good pace out front for the first 13 laps before he was joined by another rider for the lead battle late in the race. Pettis was eventually overtaken for the lead with four laps to go and he finished strong in second. Thompson, who battled inside the top-three for the first half of the race, finished just off the podium in fourth. 

    In Moto 2, Pettis once again commanded the lead with a powerful holeshot and the 450 Class rookie sustained a pace that couldn’t be matched throughout the 18-lap race. Leading from start to finish, Pettis capped off the day with his fourth moto-win of the season on the way to claiming the overall victory at Round 5. 

    Jess Pettis, KTM Canada Red Bull THOR Race Team 450 Rider: “I’m really happy with this weekend at Sand Del Lee. I was able to grab both holeshots and get 2-1 moto results for first overall. I’ll continue to work hard and fight for this championship until the very end.” 

    Thompson started just outside the top-five in Moto 2 and he put his head down to charge up to third halfway through the race. He fought hard in the final laps to ultimately come away with a fourth-place finish in the second moto and fourth overall on the day.

    Cole Thompson, KTM Canada Red Bull THOR Race Team 450 Rider: “Tough race again this weekend missing out on the podium. I’m working hard to get things turned around during the week, it just hasn’t all clicked yet at the races. Massive thank you to the entire team for all their efforts and good job to my teammate on getting the win.” 

    Jean-Sebastien Roy, KTM Canada Red Bull THOR Race Team Manager“Another great weekend for our team, Jess won the overall of the day with a tie finish and KTM supported rider Jacob Piccolo finished a strong second place and is now sitting on top of the list for the championship where he is tied for first place. Another KTM supported rider, Sebastien Racine, began his Pro debut in the 250 Pro class and finished both motos in 5th place.”

    WMX Class – It was a KTM podium-sweep in the THOR WMX division at Sand Del Lee, with KTM Supported racer Eve Brodeur at the helm with another 1-1 victory. KTM rider Sarah-Kim Villeneuve finished strong in second with 2-2 moto scores, and Malia Garant rounded out the podium with 3-3 finishes aboard her KTM. 

    Orange Brigade – KTM Orange Brigade rider Jacob Piccolo put forth a consistent ride in the 250 Pro class, claiming a pair of 3-2 podium finishes to secure second overall on the day. After five rounds, Piccolo continues to fight for the championship as he sits tied for the top spot.

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    Next Race: August 1/2 – Deschambault, Quebec  

     

    450 Pro Results – Sand Del Lee

    1. Jess Pettis, KTM (2-1) 

    2. Dylan Wright, Honda (1-2)

    3. Marshal Weltin, Kawasaki (3-3) 

    4. Cole Thompson, KTM (4-4)

    OTHER KTM 

    6. Tim Tremblay, KTM

    7. Liam O’Farrell, KTM 

     

    250 Pro Results – Sand Del Lee

    1. Ryder McNabb, Honda (2-1) 

    2. Jacob Piccolo, KTM (3-2)

    3. Darian Sanayei, Kawasaki (4-3) 

    OTHER KTM

    5. Sebastien Racine, KTM (5-5) 

     

    450 Pro Championship Standings – After 5 Rounds

    1. Jess Pettis, 206 points 

    2. Dylan Wright, 205

    3. Marshal Weltin, 178 

    4. Cole Thompson, 171

    OTHER KTM 

    6. Tim Tremblay, 129

    9. Liam O’Farrell, 111 

     

    250 Pro Championship Standings – After 5 Rounds

    1. Ryder McNabb, 186 points 

    2. Jacob Piccolo, 186

    3. Tanner Ward, 179 

     

    Photos provided by James Lissimore

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July 11, 2021

    KTM CANADA RED BULL THOR RACE TEAM POWERS THROUGH DOUBLE-HEADER WEEKEND AT GOPHER DUNES

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    COURTLAND, ON – The KTM Canada Red Bull THOR Race Team got right back into racing over the weekend with Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2021 Triple Crown Series MX Tour taking place at Gopher Dunes. Team rider Jess Pettis highlighted the team’s efforts with a pair of solid podium finishes on both days, including a moto-win on Sunday; while Cole Thompson remained steady inside the top-five all weekend long.

    On Saturday, it was a one-moto format for the third round and Pettis found himself in the lead battle right away. Leading laps and showing great speed, the 450 Class rookie raced his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION straight to the podium and third overall on the day. His teammate, Thompson, followed suit with good battles up front, scoring a solid fourth overall on the day. 

    The KTM duo returned to racing once again on Sunday for Round 4, picking up where they left off with some intense racing up front. It was Pettis who assumed the lead right away in Moto 1 and he mixed it up inside the top-three before finishing strong with the moto-win. Following it up with a second-place finish in Moto 2, Pettis solidified second overall on day two. Thompson had a slower start to the day, finishing sixth in moto one but he rallied back to land just outside the podium in moto two. With 6-4 moto finishes, Thompson claimed a top-five overall to round out the weekend.

    Halfway through the series, Pettis sits only one point away from the championship lead in the 450 Pro Class. 

    Jess Pettis, KTM Canada Red Bull THOR Race Team 450 Rider: “I struggled to find comfort on Saturday, but I was able to grab a third overall on the day and on Sunday, the team and I worked hard to make me more comfortable. The track was very challenging. I was able to get 1-2 moto scores for second overall. I am one point away from the championship lead and I’m happy with the position I’m in leading into next weekend at San Del Lee.”

    With one podium finish behind him in the first four rounds, Thompson now sits fourth overall in the championship standings with plenty of racing left to go. 

    Cole Thompson, KTM Canada Red Bull THOR Race Team 450 Rider: “It was a tough weekend in the sand, I wasn’t on-pace both days. Thanks to my team for everything, time to focus on next weekend and be better.”

    Jean-Sebastien Roy, KTM Canada Red Bull THOR Race Team Manager“I’m happy our guys battled through the weekend at Gopher Dunes.  We all know this track is different from a lot of other tracks and anything can happen out there. Jess and Cole have showed some strong stamina during the weekend and came away with podium finishes and in a good point position for the championship. We’re looking forward to San Del Lee next weekend where both riders have performed well in the past.” 

    WMX Class – KTM Supported racer Eve Brodeur continued her winning streak in the WMX Class with a sweeping 1-1 victory on the day, followed by KTM rider Sarah-Kim Villeneuve putting in a strong 2-2 finish in the class.

    Orange Brigade – KTM Orange Brigade rider Jacob Piccolo had an impressive performance throughout the weekend, managing 2-1 overall finishes in the 250 Pro class. Piccolo currently sits tied for first place in the 250 Pro standings halfway through the series. 

    To view Full KTM Press Releases, please visit the KTM Press Center.

    To see the complete schedule for the 2021 Triple Crown Series, Click Here. 

    Next Race: July 18 – San Del Lee, Ottawa, Ontario

     

    450 Pro Results – Gopher Dunes 1

    1. Marshal Weltin, Kawasaki (1-1) 

    2. Dylan Wright, Honda (2-2)

    3. Jess Pettis, KTM (3-3) 

    4. Cole Thompson, KTM (4-4)

     

    OTHER KTM

    8. Liam O’Farrell, KTM 

    9. Tim Tremblay, KTM

     

    250 Pro Results – Gopher Dunes 1

    1. Ryder McNabb, Honda (1-1) 

    2. Jacob Piccolo, KTM (2-2)

    3. Tanner Ward, Honda (3-3) 

     

    450 Pro Results – Gopher Dunes 2

    1. Dylan Wright, Honda (2-1) 

    2. Jess Pettis, KTM (1-2)

    3. Marshal Weltin, Kawasaki (4-3) 

     

    OTHER KTM

    5. Cole Thompson, KTM (6-4) 

    7. Tim Tremblay, KTM

    8. Liam O’Farrell, KTM 

     

    250 Pro Results – Gopher Dunes 2

    1. Jacob Piccolo, KTM (5-1) 

    2. Marco Canella, Yamaha (1-5)

    3. Darien Sanayei, Kawasaki (4-2) 

     

    450 Pro Championship Standings – After 4 Rounds

    1. Dylan Wright, 180 points 

    2. Jess Pettis, 179

    3. Marshal Weltin, 163 

    4. Cole Thompson, 153

     

    OTHER KTM

    7. Tim Tremblay, 113 

    9. Liam O’Farrell, 97

     

    250 Pro Championship Standings – After 4 Rounds

    1. Jacob Piccolo, 166 points 

    2. Tanner Ward, 166

    3. Ryder McNabb, 164 

     

    Photos provided by James Lissimore

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