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    Current 450MX Class points leader Chase Sexton has extended his advantage in the 2024 AMA Pro Motocross Championship following a commanding 1-1 performance at the Spring Creek National, making it five moto wins in succession for a third overall victory of the season. After qualifying in fourth position, Sexton was unmatched on his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION in sweeping both motos this afternoon. He climbed from third position in the early stages of Moto 1 to take over the lead just after halfway and go on to win by 10.130s at race's end.

    In the second outing he was P6 as lap one was completed, again storming to the front of the field by lap 10, and taking the checkered flag 12.919s clear of the chasing pack just as heavy rain began to fall. In claiming his seventh race victory of the year and back-to-back overalls, Chase now has a margin of 13 points at the top of the points table following Round 7 of 11.

    Chase Sexton:   "These last two races, I really wanted to capitalize on, because in the past I've been sluggish in the middle of the season, so I have been focused on keeping the momentum going. I had a pretty good start in both motos, just got pushed wide in the second one, so had some work to do. Overall though, I had a really good flow, the track felt a lot better in that final moto for me, and I was able to put in some good laps. Thanks to the whole group behind me – this is fun, so let's keep it going!"

    Spring Creek was also kind to premier class teammate Aaron Plessinger, qualifying directly behind Sexton in P5, and then putting in a solid ride to third place in the opening race. Despite an early crash in Moto 2, he charged from as far back as eighth to fifth position, which sealed P4 overall for the weekend, and he has moved forward to fourth in the championship.

    Aaron Plessinger:   "Millville started off really awesome. Moto 1, I got off to a great start and Chase went around me, then I kind of just stayed in third. Second moto, we got a mid-pack start and I was riding so good, but unfortunately, I lost the back-end around one of the corners and lost a few positions. I got back up and was on it again, before I kind of hit a wall there towards the end. I wish I could have caught those guys, one more position would have landed me on the podium because I was tied for third, but ended up fourth. It was a good weekend though, we're coming out healthy, and I'm excited for Washougal."

    The 250MX Class saw Vialle qualify quickest this morning and he carried that form into the opening moto by finishing second in dry conditions. Rainfall delayed the start of the second encounter, but when the gates finally dropped the two-time MX2 World Champion was in the podium fight before he fell in the opening portion the moto. Following multiple stops in the mechanic's area, he salvaged points in 17th, which landed him seventh overall. Vialle retains P3 in the standings on his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.

    Tom Vialle:   "The first race was a fight, the whole moto, and I tried to push to the end – second was a good result. Unfortunately, the second moto was tough after I crashed, but we will keep pushing into Washougal next week."

    Rookie Julien Beaumer made a welcome return to action in Millville after missing Round 6, qualifying in eighth position and then recording a 15th-place score in the first race. A consistent ride in the rain-soaked final moto of the day saw him take the checkered flag in P8, placing him 10th for the round and now sitting 12th in the series.

    Julien Beaumer:   "First moto, I was a little bit sluggish, couldn't quite get back into that race pace that we've been doing, so it took me a minute to get going again. Moto 2, I had a bad start, but came through to eighth and was happy with our progress throughout the day. It's really good to be back at the races and I'm ready for Washougal!"

    Next Race:  July 20 – Washougal, Washington

    Results 450MX Class – Spring Creek National
    1. Chase Sexton (USA), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
    2. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda
    3. Justin Cooper (USA), Yamaha
    4. Aaron Plessinger (USA), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
    7. Christian Craig (USA), Husqvarna
    10. Malcolm Stewart (USA), Husqvarna

    Standings 450MX Class 2024 after 7 of 11 rounds
    1. Chase Sexton, 310 points
    2. Hunter Lawrence, 297
    3. Justin Cooper, 249
    4. Aaron Plessinger, 239
    8. Malcolm Stewart, 185
    9. Justin Barcia, 148
    10. Christian Craig, 136

    Results 250MX Class – Spring Creek National
    1. Levi Kitchen (USA), Kawasaki
    2. Haiden Deegan (USA), Yamaha
    3. Casey Cochran (USA), Husqvarna
    6. Ryder DiFrancesco (USA), GASGAS
    7. Tom Vialle (FRA), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
    10. Julien Beaumer (USA), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
    14. Pierce Brown (USA), GASGAS

    Standings 250MX Class 2024 after 7 of 11 rounds
    1. Haiden Deegan, 314 points
    2. Levi Kitchen, 263
    3. Tom Vialle, 260
    7. Pierce Brown, 162
    10. Ryder DiFrancesco, 147
    11. Casey Cochran, 137
    12. Julien Beaumer, 128


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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has won the second day of competition at the EnduroGP of Slovakia – round five of the 2024 FIM EnduroGP World Championship. Delivering two solid performances over both days in the hot and gruelling conditions, the KTM 250 EXC-F rider bounced back from fourth place on Saturday to top the EnduroGP category on Sunday by over 18 seconds.

    Pol Espargaro back on the MotoGP™ grid for Red Bull Ring

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    Pol Espargaro will ride out of the pit box alongside Red Bull KTM Factory Racing to make his second official wildcard competitive appearance of 2024 at the Austrian Grand Prix on August 16-18. The 33-year-old will rejoin the grid with his version of the KTM RC16 at the Red Bull Ring for round 11 of 20. Pol, new to the KTM MotoGP testing program for 2024, entered the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello in early June. He was immediately up to pace and roaming the top fifteen of the time sheets, earning a decent 14th in the Sprint and was then 17th in the Grand Prix. The Spaniard was a Red Bull KTM rider between 2017 and 2020 and gained KTM’s first ever podium finish in the premier class in 2018. He stepped away from fulltime racing in 2023, and current wildcard outings allow valuable data gathering and orientation for his testing duties. Pol climbed the podium at Red Bull Ring for the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix with the KTM RC16. 2024 will be his ninth MotoGP at the circuit. Pol Espargaro : “I’m ready to go again! Mugello was a special circuit to make my return for Red Bull KTM but it also doesn’t get much more special than Red Bull Ring. For the track, the place, the fans and the atmosphere and for how much this Grand Prix means to KTM it also feels a bit like a home race for me. I have some good memories of fighting for the win there but, like in Italy, the goal will be to get on the track with the KTM RC16 and continue our testing program. We will have work to do but I know the Austrian GP will also be a lot of fun.”

    9th position after maximum Binder push in German MotoGP™

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    The Grand Prix of Germany took place in front of another enormous 98,000 raceday crowd at the compact and captivating Sachsenring circuit. The ninth ‘stage’ of the 2024 MotoGP season saw Red Bull KTM Factory Racing trying to conquer the unique layout as Brad Binder endured 30 fast laps to classify 9th while teammate Jack Miller grabbed three points for 13th position.  
    • A full tilt effort from 11th on the grid to reach 7th and finally register 9th for Brad Binder after as the South African again strives for more technical improvements through the weekend
    • Top thirteen for Jack Miller who also affirms recent positive changes to his race package but struggles with effective traction at Sachsenring
    • Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jose Antonio Rueda fights for victory in Moto3™ for as Celestino Vietti also vies for the podium after launching from Moto2™ Pole
      Chilly winds then hot summer conditions and finally overcast and cool asphalt: the Sachsenring threw plenty of challenging circumstances at Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and the rest of the MotoGP field across the three days of the ninth round of the current campaign. For the 30-lap Grand Prix on Sunday, Brad Binder and Jack Miller both tackled the 3.6km layout of never-ending corners, optimistic of preserving premium tire life and bettering their 8th and 11th scored in the sunny Saturday Sprint. Binder made a better start but Miller was also sharp into the tight and technical first corner. Brad found himself circulating with Pedro Acosta and made his way up to the top seven but almost fell on the last lap into Turn 11, ran off track briefly and lost two spots, coming home 9th. Jack was limited by the possibilities of his rubber and made it to the flag in 13th. MotoGP will pause for a three weekend break and then return to speed with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone during the first weekend of August, where KTM will commemorate the championship’s 75th anniversary with a special vintage livery. Brad Binder, 9th: “We made some big changes for today’s race and everything was a bit easier to handle. It was better. The bike stopped a bit better but we clearly need to find more because the guys in front were in a league of their own. We got some valuable information to find a bit more speed and to keep the pace all the way through the race. On the last lap I lost the front down Turn 11 and lost two positions. Not ideal. I know what I am capable of and where we can be. We will keep fighting as hard as we can every session.” Jack Miller, 13th: “Not the most ideal day. We managed to solve the front-end issues I had yesterday but we suffered from the get-go with the rear tire and couldn’t get it to hook up in a few corners. No matter what I did I couldn’t really get it to go through the first sector nicely. The others had just a bit more speed and a bit more lean angle. We got what we could out of it. We’ll keep plugging away. Saturday was a good day, today so-so. I’m happy to have the front feeling back with the bike. We are work in progress and we have 11 races to go.” Francesco Guidotti, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager : “This weekend was quite unexpected. We thought we’d be in the leading group and it wasn’t to be. At least today we provided the best version of the bike to the riders that we’ve had this weekend, so perhaps we were too conservative on Friday. Today was pretty good but it was not enough. We lost too much time but looking ahead we have homework to do and we’ll be testing with Pol [Espargaro] next week. We want to be ready for Silverstone.”   Results MotoGP Grand Prix of Germany   1. Francesco Bagnaia (ITA) Ducati 40:40.063 2. Marc Marquez (ESP) Ducati +3.804 3. Alex Marquez (ESP) Ducati +4.334 7. Pedro Acosta (ESP) GASGAS +14.746 9. Brad Binder (RSA) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +15.084 13. Jack Miller (AUS) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +25.425 14. Augusto Fernandez (ESP) GASGAS +25.495   World Championship standings MotoGP   1. Francesco Bagnaia (ITA) Ducati, 222 points 2. Jorge Martin (ESP) Ducati, 212 3. Marc Marquez (ESP) Ducati, 166 6. Pedro Acosta (ESP) GASGAS, 110 7. Brad Binder (RSA) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, 108 16. Jack Miller (AUS) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, 35 17. Augusto Fernandez (ESP) GASGAS, 17

    Red Bull KTM end Indonesian MXGP double with a vintage Herlings 1-1

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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing added more trophies to their 2024 MXGP haul to cap a positive stint of back-to-race events on Lombok and for the Indonesian leg of the current FIM World Championship. Jeffrey Herlings was perfect on Saturday and Sunday for a second consecutive weekend of action at the rough and temporary facility of Selaparang for the Grand Prix of Lombok.  
    • MXGP spoils for the works team as Jeffrey Herlings goes 1-1-1 for his second victory this season on the KTM 450 SX-F after a second consecutive RAM Quali Heat win on Saturday
    • Andrea Adamo misses the MX2 podium by just one point. The Italian finishes 4th overall after a strong second moto performance to P2
    • Liam Everts earns 6th overall while countryman Sacha Coenen counts the cost of small mistakes to register 9th in the overall ranking
    • MXGP travels back to Europe for a brief one-weekend break before another two-in-a-row sequence with the contrasting circuits of Loket and Lommel activating rounds 13 and 14    
      The familiar flat setting of Selaparang welcome the MXGP paddock for the second time in a week but with a reversed layout to offer some diversity for the racers of the MXGP and MX2 divisions. The weather conditions remained sunny and hot and the fast track was sandy and loose in places and hard and slick in others. Jeffrey Herlings rode to 1st (Pole) position in the Saturday RAM Qualification Heat; the Dutchman had earned P1 the previous weekend and repeated the feat with an effective stalk of Tim Gajser. He obtained a favorable gate position for the two motos on Sunday as well as 10 more points to his championship total. In MX2 it was Sacha Coenen who ranked highest with a 4th place result after another holeshot and brief stint as the leader. Liam Everts was 6th and Andrea Adamo took to the gate on Sunday in 10th after contact with another rider put him off the track. Herlings was once more able to count on a decent getaway in the first GP moto and he began a successful pursuit of Tim Gajser that saw the #84 head the field with three laps to go. His winning margin was over seven seconds at the flag. Hunting his first 1-1 of the season Herlings blasted to the front of the pack inside the first two corners in the second moto and started to build his race rhythm, despite a small technical issue. The relentlessness was good enough for a worthy 1-1 scorecard and the former multi world champion’s first ‘perfect’ Sunday haul of points (as well as the Quali Heat win) since the 2023 Latvian Grand Prix. Jeffrey now has seven Grand Prix podium finishes in a row and eight for the season. His work in Lombok means he is 3rd in the championship standings but has narrowed the gap to the red plate to 51 points. Liam Everts headed Andrea Adamo and Sacha Coenen in the first MX2 moto as the teammates ran 5th, 6th and 7th. Mistakes by the Italian and the younger Belgian dropped the pair away from the top five. At the second attempt Coenen was again a livewire out of the gate but a slip put him to the rear of the field and he finished 13th for P9 overall. Liam rode to 4th despite a collision with Andrea when the lines of each rider came together. The Belgian made his way to the finish for 6th overall while the world champion picked up and flowed back to a creditable 2nd, giving him 4th on the day. Now onto the hardpack of Loket. The Grand Prix of Czech Republic will bring MXGP up to speed again on July 20-21. Jeffrey Herlings, 1st and 1st for 1st overall in MXGP : “Very happy. The KTM kept being so strong, so I have to give it up to the guys and the whole Red Bull KTM team; Pit, Roberts and the crew at home. 1-1-1 for the first time this year so I’m very pleased. Tim was pushing today. This is a good way to head back to Europe and I feel like we are getting better and better.”


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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider Chase Sexton raced to his second clean sweep of the 2024 AMA Pro Motocross Championship season to take charge of the red plate at Saturday's RedBud National, joined on the podium by 450MX teammate Aaron Plessinger in delivering a spectacular 1-2 result for the team. In what is his home race on the schedule and with the team sporting a special look for the 4th of July weekend, Sexton qualified fastest and then went on to win both motos on his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. His Moto 2 winning margin was a commanding 21.179 seconds, which marked his fifth moto victory of the year, and saw him gain a seven-point advantage in the series.

    Chase Sexton:   "It feels so good, I don't even know what to say! I have chills right now, this is something special, and the best crowd I've seen here at RedBud – they got me through here today. In that second moto, I had such a good flow, and so much fun out there. I just want to thank my whole team and the group of people behind me. Let's keep this thing going!"

    Plessinger's performance was also impressive this weekend, qualifying in P4 and mirroring that result in Moto 1. With further improvements made between motos, the second encounter saw him charge into P2 behind Sexton, earning his second podium of the year – adding to his third-place result from Hangtown – and he is currently positioned fifth in the standings.

    Aaron Plessinger:   "This is crazy! I've never seen RedBud like this – these fans are unbelievable. After finishing fourth in Moto 1, I had a great start in that second moto and kind of put it on cruise control, but they started catching me for position and I had to kick it up! They were riding good, I just sat in second place there, and the bike was working awesome... We made some changes after the first moto and it was so good. I've got to give it up to the whole Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, everybody around me, and all the fans out here. I could hear them every lap, it was almost hard to hear my bike or even what gear I was in! It's unbelievable how much enthusiasm these fans have for the sport, and it makes me so happy to come out here every weekend. We'll keep charging!"

    The 250MX Class saw Tom Vialle lining up as Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's sole representative in the category at RedBud on his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION, also qualifying on top of the charts. He made a quick start in the first race and sat in P2 until going down on lap four, but made his way back to third. Vialle fought his way through the top 10 on his way to fourth position in race two, which also resulted in P4 overall, and he remains third in the championship.

    Tom Vialle:   "I went 3-4 today, which was okay. First moto, I had the holeshot and had a small tip-over, so finished third in the end. Second moto, it was a bad start and I was around 10th or 12th, and I tried to come back, but the track was tough to pass on. I was one of the fastest at the end of the moto, but only made it back to fourth. That was the best I could do today, I have no regrets, and we're looking forward to next weekend now."

    Next Race:  July 13 – Spring Creek, Minnesota

    Results 450MX Class – RedBud National
    1. Chase Sexton (USA), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
    2. Aaron Plessinger (USA), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
    3. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda
    6. Malcolm Stewart (USA), Husqvarna
    10. Christian Craig (USA), Husqvarna

    Standings 450MX Class 2024 after 6 of 11 rounds
    1. Chase Sexton, 260 points
    2. Hunter Lawrence, 253
    3. Justin Cooper, 212
    5. Aaron Plessinger, 202
    8. Malcolm Stewart, 164
    9. Justin Barcia, 148
    10. Christian Craig, 106

    Results 250MX Class – RedBud National
    1. Chance Hymas (USA), Honda
    2. Ty Masterpool (USA), Kawasaki
    3. Jo Shimoda (JPN), Honda
    4. Tom Vialle (FRA), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
    7. Casey Cochran (USA), Husqvarna
    8. Ryder DiFrancesco (USA), GASGAS
    17. Pierce Brown (USA), GASGAS

    Standings 250MX Class 2024 after 6 of 11 rounds
    1. Haiden Deegan, 276 points
    2. Chance Hymas, 239
    3. Tom Vialle, 233
    7. Pierce Brown, 145
    10. Ryder DiFrancesco, 120
    12. Julien Beaumer, 107
    13. Casey Cochran, 102

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