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MXGP: A MAGGIORA ANDREA ADAMO SI LAUREA CAMPIONE DEL MONDO MX2 2023

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Andrea Adamo ha chiuso al terzo posto il penultimo round in calendario, il Gran Premio d’Italia al Maggiora Park, conquistando il Campionato Mondiale di Motocross FIM MX2 2023. Il siciliano ha messo il sigillo sulla sua prima stagione da pilota Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, nella quale la sua straordinaria consistenza ha portato al team il quindicesimo titolo MX2 in 20 anni, con 10 piloti diversi.

Top-five form delivered by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team in Chicago SMX Playoff

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger charged to a fourth-place result at the second stop of the inaugural SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) Finals series in the 450SMX Class at Chicagoland Speedway, with 250SMX challenger Maximus Vohland finishing fifth overall.

Plessinger was P7 in qualifying on the high-speed, hybrid SMX circuit, with a blend of both outdoor and indoor-style obstacles presenting fresh challenges for riders and teams. Red Bull KTM had Plessinger comfortable from the outset, as the Ohio native made his way forward throughout the entire opening moto, finishing in a hard-fought fifth place.

After launching his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to a mid-field start in Moto 2, Plessinger’s pace was once again on display as he made his way through the pack, before crossing the finish-line in fourth position and securing P4 overall for the round.

Plessinger now sits fourth overall in the 450SMX standings and, with triple points on offer for the final round of the SMX Finals series at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum next weekend, the premier class title-race remains wide-open.

Aaron Plessinger: "I felt super-comfortable today here in Chicago! The team and I made some great set-up decisions on the motorcycle and I think it really showed. The starts weren’t quite there – I ate a lot of roost tonight – but I was able to charge hard during both motos and was going forward right until the final lap of each race. Excited with where we are at and the feeling that we achieved today! P4 in the standings, and with triple points next weekend, we’ll be fighting hard for the top spot in LA."

Vohland, meanwhile, recorded the 12th-fastest qualifying time at Chicagoland Speedway, before a poor start in Moto 1 saw the number 34 race his way up into eighth place by moto's end. Another mid-pack start in the second outing saw him work his way through the field with a strong ride all the way until the checkered flag. He ended up fifth in the race and overall for the weekend.

Maximus Vohland: "I felt really comfortable on the bike right away in Chicago. Struggled off the start in Moto 1 and had to make a lot of passes to get into eighth, which was good. In Moto 2, I got a better start and went from 10th to fifth, so I had a really good ride. With triple points on offer next weekend, we’re still right in this thing and the plan for LA is to put the hammer down and finish the season strong."

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle set the tone for his day at Chicago by posting the seventh-fastest 250SMX qualifying time, before powering his KTM 250 SX-F to an encouraging fourth-place score in the opening moto after a race-long battle among the leaders.

Moto 2 began with a top-10 start for the dual MX2 World Champion, however, after racing all the way into third position, Vialle was unfortunately ruled out with a damaged gear-shifter as a result of making contact with a tuff-block, which marked the conclusion of his weekend. Vohland now sits seventh and Vialle eighth in the 250SMX standings with a single round remaining.

Tom Vialle: "Today was good! I finished fourth place in the first moto and we were all super-close, so it was fun to be fighting for the win. And then second moto, I didn’t get a very good start, but I came back really strong and was in P3. Unfortunately, I clipped a tuff-block, which broke my shifter with three laps to go, and I had to pull in, which was disappointing. This is motorsport though and now we have one more to go in LA, where we will finish the season strong."

Next Race: September 23 – Los Angeles, California

Results 450SMX Class – SMX Playoff 2
1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-2
2. Ken Roczen (GER), Suzuki, 3-1
3. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 2-3
OTHER KTM
4. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, 5-4

Results 250SMX Class – SMX Playoff 2
1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-1
2. Jo Shimoda (JPN), Kawasaki, 2-2
3. Haiden Deegan (USA), Yamaha, 3-3
OTHER KTM
5. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM, 8-5
14. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM, 4-22
21. Josh Varize (USA), KTM

Standings 450SMX Class 2023 after 2 of 3 finals
1. Chase Sexton, 90 points
2. Jett Lawrence, 88
3. Ken Roczen, 80
OTHER KTM
4. Aaron Plessinger, 74

Standings 250SMX Class 2023 after 2 of 3 finals
1. Hunter Lawrence, 89 points
2. Jo Shimoda, 86
3. Haiden Deegan, 82
OTHER KTM
7. Maximus Vohland, 59
8. Tom Vialle, 54

    Pedrosa close to the glare of MotoGP™ silverware with impressive 4th place in San Marino

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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s three-pronged attack on the Gran Premio Red Bull di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini resulted in Dani Pedrosa playing another starring role as he steered the KTM RC16 to the top four after 27 hot and hectic laps at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. Brad Binder recovered from an early crash to finish 14th but Jack Miller did not make it to the flag. Red Bu

    Podium result for Red Bull KTM's Tom Vialle as SMX Finals series opens in Charlotte

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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle has opened the inaugural SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) Finals series with second position in the 250SMX Class at Charlotte's zMAX Dragway, as 450SMX Class challenger Aaron Plessinger finished sixth overall.

    Finding comfort on the hybrid layout from the outset, dual MX2 World Champion Vialle posted the fifth-fastest qualifying time, setting him up for the pair of 20-minute plus one-lap motos. After a top 10 start in Moto 1, Vialle raced his way up through the field and would finish with a convincing P3 by race's end.

    Powering his 250 SX-F to the second moto holeshot, Vialle led the field for the majority of the encounter, before claiming a P2 result, and sealing the runner-up result for the round. With his combined moto scorecard and regular season seeding position, Vialle sits P4 in the 250SMX standings, four points outside of the lead.

    Tom Vialle: "I felt really good here in Charlotte, especially with this mixed track between supercross and motocross. There were sections where it was more supercross and others motocross, but overall, I was really happy with the circuit and my bike worked great in both conditions! I got a strong start in the second race and could really just focus on what I was doing – now I can’t wait for the next round in Chicago!"

    Plessinger powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to the eighth-fastest qualifying time in Charlotte, as riders were faced with damp conditions to open the day in North Carolina. A top-five start in the first moto saw Plessinger battle hard toward the front of the pack, charging across the finish line for a fifth-place score.

    A mid-field start in the second outing saw Plessinger have his work cut out for him, as the number seven made passes throughout the moto to finish in sixth place. That placed him sixth overall at SMX Playoff 1 and he retains third position in the championship with two rounds remaining in the finals.

    Aaron Plessinger: "Charlotte was a wild one! The track turned into a really good race track – the split lane was interesting and, overall, I had a really good time today. We're still in good position, so really, I’m just going to go back and do work. We’ll keep working and set our sights on another good outing in Chicago.”

    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Maximus Vohland began his Charlotte race day by slotting in behind his teammate Vialle in qualifying, recording the sixth-fastest time. Hampered by two poor starts in each moto, the Sacramento native finished with a hard fought 10-12 moto scorecard for 12th overall.

    Maximus Vohland: "Really disappointed with my starts today. I put myself in bad situations out of the gate, which meant I had to come from behind in each race, which is never ideal. I'll go back to the drawing board this week and figure the starts out so we put ourselves in a better position for Chicago."

    Next Race: September 16 – Joliet, Illinois 

    Results 450SMX Class – SMX Playoff 1
    1. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 1-1
    2. Ken Roczen (GER), Suzuki, 3-3
    3. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha, 2-4
    OTHER KTM
    6. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, 5-6

    Results 250SMX Class – SMX Playoff 1
    1. Jo Shimoda (JPN), Kawasaki, 4-1
    2. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM, 3-2
    3. Haiden Deegan (USA), Yamaha, 1-5
    OTHER KTM
    12. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM, 10-12

    Standings 450SMX Class 2023 after 1 of 3 finals
    1. Chase Sexton, 50 points
    2. Jett Lawrence, 38
    3. Aaron Plessinger, 38

    Standings 250SMX Class 2023 after 1 of 3 finals
    1. Jo Shimoda, 42 points
    2. Haiden Deegan, 42
    3. Hunter Lawrence, 39
    OTHER KTM
    4. Tom Vialle, 38
    10. Maximus Vohland, 25

    MXGP: Liam Everts vince anche in Turchia, Adamo vicino al titolo MX2

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    Restano soltanto due round da disputare nella MXGP 2023 dopo il GP di Turchia, dove Red Bull KTM Factory Racing ha visto la terza vittoria stagionale in MX2 di Liam Everts. Il belga ha fatto segnare un 3-2 di manche nel veloce e duro tracciato di Afyon, restando in lotta per il titolo col compagno di squadra Andrea Adamo, che ha chiuso sesto di giornata e resta leader di classifica.

    FOURTH PLACE FOR TOBY PRICE ON STAGE FIVE OF DESAFIO RUTA 40

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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has placed fourth on the final stage of the 2023 Desafio Ruta 40. After a tough start to the event, where a technical issue cost Price around an hour on his rivals, the two-time Dakar winner fought back to ultimately finish in ninth overall and earn himself nine valuable FIM World Rally-Raid Championship points.

    FIFTH-PLACE FINISH FOR PRICE ON DESAFIO RUTA 40 STAGE FOUR

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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has secured fifth place on the grueling stage four of the 2023 Desafio Ruta 40. With one day of racing remaining at the Argentinian event – the fourth and penultimate round of the FIM World Rally-Raid Championship – the Australian lies ninth overall and will be aiming for another solid day’s racing tomorrow to climb further up the standings.

    TOBY PRICE PLACES FOURTH ON DESAFIO RUTA 40 OPENING STAGE

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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has made a solid start to his 2023 Desafio Ruta 40 campaign, posting the fourth fastest time on stage one of the event. Matthias Walkner lost time after damaging his rear mousse and was forced to ease his pace in the second half of the special. The KTM 450 RALLY rider placed 28th.

    TOUGH STAGE TWO FOR RED BULL KTM AT DESAFIO RUTA 40

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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has successfully completed stage two of the Desafio Ruta 40. The stage wasn’t without incident however, with a technical issue forcing Price to stop and subsequently receive assistance and parts from teammate Matthias Walkner. While Toby was able to complete the stage, FIM regulations prohibit Matthias from continuing the event.

    Double podiums for Aaron Plessinger and Tom Vialle to close out 2023 AMA Pro Motocross season

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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammates Aaron Plessinger and Tom Vialle both claimed third-place results to conclude the 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship on the podium at today's Ironman National, with fan favorite Plessinger also finishing P3 in the final 450MX standings.

    Plessinger qualified in sixth place at the 11th and final round of the season, before powering his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to two strong starts across the two-moto format, battling for the race lead early on in both motos. After spirited rides in each race, the Ohio native finished with 5-3 moto results, securing third place overall for the day.

    A strong season highlighted by three round podiums sees Plessinger finish the 450MX series in third position, with the number 7 having to overcome moments of adversity throughout the year to eventually earn a career-high result in the premier 450 Class.

    With his combined results across both the 2023 AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross championships, Plessinger enters the inaugural SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) Finals series as the second seed in the 450 division, with the first of three events to take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway's zMAX Dragway on Saturday, September 9.

    Aaron Plessinger: "I’m pumped to finish this season’s outdoor championship on the box! We experienced a few ups and downs this year, which is all part of racing, although continued to fight and ended up with P3 overall in the championship. My first motos remained the difficult part of the day, which was the same deal today, although we rebounded well in moto two for third place. Onto the SMX playoffs now, I’m stoked and intrigued to see what the tracks will be like, and excited to take the sport to all-new venues also."

    In 250MX, dual MX2 World Champion Vialle capped off a successful debut season in AMA Pro Motocross, beginning the Ironman National by setting the seventh-fastest qualifying time onboard his KTM 250 SX-F. A solid start resulted in a third-place finish in the opening moto, before having to charge through the field for P4 in the second moto and taking third overall for the final round.

    Vialle showed immense speed throughout his maiden campaign on U.S. soil, which culminated in an overall win at Round 6 of the season in the sands of Southwick. Posting a string of consistent finishes, the Frenchman was ranked sixth place overall in the final season standings.

    Tom Vialle: "I really didn't know what to expect this year, to be honest, racing my first season of Pro Motocross. Learning how these guys race, learning the tracks at every round for the first time, and then how to set the bike up over here too. Racing Supercross in the winter and motocross through the summer, this was all new to me, so I am very happy to finish my season here at Ironman with a podium, also to get the win in Southwick, and to come out of my first full season in America healthy."

    250MX teammate Maximus Vohland shadowed Vialle in qualifying by posting the eighth-fastest time, before two calculated rides saw the Californian achieve an 8-8 moto scorecard, which earned him P8 overall for the round. In what marked a consistent season, Vohland ended the series in seventh place overall.

    Maximus Vohland: "It was a tough weekend here in Ironman. I had to fight back to eighth in moto one after going down in the opening lap carnage, then in the second moto I really charged hard, was in sixth, and then an off-track excursion cost me a couple of places. Seventh overall for the championship, I would've liked for more, although I was happy with the improvements I made this year and now we'll come back for the SMX playoffs next up."

    With their performances across both the AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross championships, Vialle and Vohland enter the SMX Finals P6 and P7, respectively in the 250 category.

    The Ironman National marked another invaluable learning experience for 250MX Class newcomer Julien Beaumer, who qualified in 12th position, before racing to 15th in the first moto after being caught up in an opening lap crash. A top-five start in moto two saw the teenager on-pace with the front-runners, before an untimely fall resulted in an early retirement from the race.

    Julien Beaumer: "The weekend here at Ironman was decent for me. I qualified in 12th place and felt pretty good, before I got caught up in the opening lap pile-up in moto one, so I had to come back through the field, which I did before I went down again. I recovered to 15th and then in moto two, I got a great start, ran fourth and then dropped to seventh, where I was comfortable. Then I ended up having a crash, which took me out, but all-in-all I learned a lot these last two nationals, especially around the intensity these guys carry, and I’ll take these lessons into next year’s Supercross season. I’ve got a great team behind me, who have my back at all times, so I’m excited for the future."

    Next Race: September 9 – Concord, North Carolina (SuperMotocross Playoff 1)

    Results 450MX Class – Ironman National
    1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-1
    2. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 2-2
    3. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, 5-3
    OTHER KTM
    14. Jess Pettis (CAN), KTM
    21. Max Miller (USA), KTM
    26. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM
    31. Crockett Myers (USA), KTM

    34. Anthony Rodriguez (VEN), KTM

    Results 250MX Class – Ironman National
    1. Jo Shimoda (JPN), Kawasaki, 1-1
    2. Haiden Deegan (USA), Yamaha, 2-3
    3. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM, 3-4
    OTHER KTM
    8. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM, 8-8
    18. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
    20. Josh Varize (USA), KTM
    21. Julien Beaumer (USA), KTM, 15-DNF
    25. Slade Smith (RSA), KTM

    28. Cameron Durow (RSA), KTM

    29. Matti Jorgensen (USA), KTM
    30. Hunter Cross (USA), KTM
    31. Brock Bennett (USA), KTM
    32. Marcus Phelps (USA), KTM
    33. Leo Tucker (USA), KTM
    34. Gerhard Matamoros (GRE), KTM
    35. Jesse Jacobsen (USA), KTM

    Standings 450MX Class 2023 after 11 of 11 rounds
    1. Jett Lawrence, 550 points
    2. Dylan Ferrandis, 399
    3. Aaron Plessinger, 386
    OTHER KTM
    12. Cooper Webb, 147
    31. Max Miller, 26
    40. Dante Oliveira, 15
    42. Christopher Prebula, 12
    43. Tyler Stepek, 11
    44. Jess Pettis, 11
    47. Brandon Scharer, 7
    48. Kevin Moranz, 7
    52. Trevor Schmidt, 4
    69. Jeffrey Walker, 1
    71. Anthony Rodriguez, 1


    Standings 250MX Class 2023 after 11 of 11 rounds
    1. Hunter Lawrence, 419 points
    2. Justin Cooper, 399
    3. Jo Shimoda, 393
    OTHER KTM
    6. Tom Vialle, 306
    7. Maximus Vohland, 295
    24. Derek Kelley, 46
    25. Josh Varize, 34
    27. Slade Smith, 28
    28. Julien Beaumer, 28
    36. Jimmy Decotis, 13
    37. Brock Bennett, 12
    40. Matti Jorgensen, 7
    41. Lux Turner, 7
    44. Preston Boespflug, 4
    46. Marcus Phelps, 2

    Binder brilliance once more with 2nd place at Austrian MotoGP™

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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing gave their home fans a memorable day at a sun-splashed CryptoDATA Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich as Brad Binder took his KTM RC16 to runner-up status at a stacked Red Bull Ring. Jack Miller classified 15th as 2023 MotoGP arrived at the halfway point of the season and KTM toasted their 100th win in Moto3™.

    Binder ties long-term MotoGP™ future to Red Bull KTM

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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing will again count on the skills and tenacity of Brad Binder for their MotoGP project until the end of 2026. An early contract extension was agreed and signed with the South African star at the team’s home Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

    Binder, who recently turned 28, will remain in Red Bull KTM colors and onboard the KTM RC16; continuing a prosperous alliance that began in 2020. Brad will stretch his relationship with the factory well beyond a decade after entering the Red Bull KTM structure in 2015: the first of a five-year stint with the Red Bull KTM Ajo crew. Binder won the 2016 Moto3™ crown and then took 8 wins and 15 podiums during a three-term development phase in Moto2.

    #33 made the jump to the MotoGP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team in 2020 and became the first athlete to scale all the way through the KTM GP Academy scheme from his formative days as a teenager in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. He clinched KTM’s maiden premier class victory that same year in the Czech Republic and logged another seven podium appearances to-date with a best championship finish of 6th.

    His second MotoGP success, at the Red Bull Ring for the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix, was another KTM MotoGP milestone. Brad also grasped KTM’s first MotoGP ‘Sprint’ win with his performance in Argentina earlier this season.

    Binder already had a contract in place for the 2024 MotoGP campaign but will now enter his thirties as a key rider and figure for the firm’s Grand Prix effort.

    Brad Binder: “A massive thank you to KTM and the management for trusting in me and for letting me be involved in this incredible program for a few more years. We are coming very close to what we want to achieve on the track but I cannot say enough good things about the team and my crew. 2015 and those first KTM races feel like a long time ago! But also time passes quickly and we’ve made some special memories. I know there is a lot more to come and cannot wait to build those stories. Thanks again.”

    Francesco Guidotti, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager: “Brad is a rock of our team and it is great news that he will stay even longer with us. We’ve been building a relationship and a project for a long time now. He brings a winning spirit to our box but also stability and an important understanding of KTM. He is always an exciting rider to watch and a fantastic guy to work with. I want to thank him for his belief in us and for how we’ve pushed together to this point so far. There is still so much potential to come.”

    Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports Director: “Keeping Brad at the sharp point of our MotoGP program was a big priority for us. We love everything about this guy: he is an all-out racer and leaves everything on the track. Brad is a valued part of the family and his character and the way he is around the box, the fans and the company makes him the ideal ambassador for us. We’ve already achieved and experienced so much together, and it makes us very proud that he wants to continue on our RC16 and stay in orange. We couldn’t be happier to put that #33 bike in the box for a few more years to come.”

    Second-place podium for Red Bull KTM's Aaron Plessinger at Budds Creek

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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger claimed second overall in the 450MX Class during Round 10 of the 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Budds Creek, with 250MX contender Tom Vialle finishing fifth and newcomer Julien Beaumer racing to an impressive ninth overall on debut.

    Powering his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to the eighth-fastest qualifying time, Plessinger rocketed to the lead of the opening moto of the 450MX Class, leading a sizable proportion of the moto before crossing the line in fourth position.

    Engaged in an all-out dual throughout the entirety of the second moto, Plessinger withstood the pressure of the competition as he battled hard all race long, pushing his limits as he raced into third place. A 4-3 moto scorecard landed him second overall for the weekend.

    Following Budds Creek, Plessinger retains his third-place position in the 2023 standings with one round remaining.

    Aaron Plessinger: “My starts were good today and it’s so much easier to run the pace of those guys when you’re up there from the beginning. Led the first moto for a long time, then tightened up and went to fourth, before the second moto was an all-out battle. I think there were four of us battling for that spot, and I managed to get Justin [Barcia], which gave me some clear track to come home in third. Man, second overall feels great, the fans were awesome, and I’m looking to close this thing out strong next weekend!”

    In 250MX, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Vialle opened Budds Creek by posting the sixth-fastest lap-time in qualifying, before racing at the front of the field and finishing moto one in fifth place. A good jump out of the gates in moto two was compromised by first turn carnage, requiring the Frenchman to dig his way back through the field for a sixth-place result, which placed him P5 overall for the round.

    Tom Vialle: “Budds Creek was pretty good for me. I want to be on the podium, but I was really happy with how I rode today. Had a great start in moto one after the restart, but [Haiden] Deegan hit me hard in the back, and I very nearly crashed – came back to fifth. And second moto, just a bad start, which resulted in sixth. The bike was working really good today and I can’t wait for Ironman next week – I want to finish this motocross season with a podium.”

    The Budds Creek round marked the professional debut for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing signing Beaumer, as the 17-year-old signed a multi-year deal with the team last week. The rider out of Arizona posted an impressive string of results on debut, running inside the top-five comfortably for the majority of the opening moto, before finishing in 11th. 

    Another consistent outing in moto two saw Beaumer finish in ninth position, resulting in a well-deserved ninth overall to open his professional career. 

    Julien Beaumer: “Good start in the opening moto here at Budds, I was running fifth for a long time, but these races are much longer than what I’m used to and everyone is so fast, so a couple mistakes cost me a lot of time and I went to 11th. Moto two was good, I started in 12th, and was able to get to ninth for ninth overall on my pro debut. We met our expectations and we’ll take this momentum into next weekend.”

    250MX charger Maximus Vohland began his Budds Creek day by charging to the third-fastest qualifying time aboard his KTM 250 SX-F, before a poor start in moto one saw the Californian recover to ninth place. Another difficult start in moto two resulted in a tough outing on the Maryland circuit, with Vohland winding up in P16 for the moto and 14th overall for the round.

    Maximus Vohland"Tough weekend here in Budds Creek. Two bad starts and then pulling all my tear offs at once in moto two made it really challenging, racing to a 9-16 scorecard on the day. I’m healthy and intent on securing two strong results in the next two motos at Ironman.”

    Next Race: August 26 – Crawfordsville, Indiana

    Results 450MX Class – Budds Creek National
    1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-1
    2. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, 4-3
    3. Jason Anderson (USA), Kawasaki, 2-5
    OTHER KTM
    28. Crockett Myers (USA), KTM
    34. Max Miller (USA), KTM

    Results 250MX Class – Budds Creek National
    1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 2-1
    2. Justin Cooper (USA), Yamaha, 1-2
    3. Jo Shimoda (JPN), Kawasaki, 7-3
    OTHER KTM
    5. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM, 5-6
    9. Julien Beaumer (USA), KTM, 11-9
    14. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM, 9-16
    17. Josh Varize (USA), KTM
    23. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
    28. Marcus Phelps (USA), KTM
    31. Brock Bennett (USA), KTM
    33. Slade Smith (RSA), KTM
    34. Hunter Cross (USA), KTM
    39. Cameron Durow (RSA), KTM

    Standings 450MX Class 2023 after 10 of 11 rounds
    1. Jett Lawrence, 500 points
    2. Dylan Ferrandis, 379
    3. Aaron Plessinger, 350
    OTHER KTM
    11. Cooper Webb, 147
    32. Max Miller, 22
    39. Dante Oliveira, 15
    41. Christopher Prebula, 12
    42. Tyler Stepek, 11
    45. Brandon Scharer, 7
    47. Kevin Moranz, 5
    49. Trevor Schmidt, 4
    65. Jeffrey Walker, 1

    Standings 250MX Class 2023 after 10 of 11 rounds
    1. Hunter Lawrence, 391 points
    2. Justin Cooper, 369
    3. Jo Shimoda, 343
    OTHER KTM
    7. Maximus Vohland, 269
    8. Tom Vialle, 268
    23. Derek Kelley, 39
    26. Slade Smith, 28
    27. Josh Varize, 27
    28. Julien Beaumer, 22
    36. Jimmy Decotis, 13
    37. Brock Bennett, 12
    40. Matti Jorgensen, 7
    41. Lux Turner, 7
    44. Preston Boespflug, 4
    46. Marcus Phelps, 2

      New Red Bull KTM Factory Racing signing Julien Beaumer to debut at Budds Creek

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      Red Bull KTM Factory Racing has signed Julien Beaumer to a multi-year contract that will see the talented teenager contest the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) in the 250 Class, spanning across AMA Supercross, AMA Pro Motocross, and the SMX Finals series from 2024.

      Beaumer will make his debut onboard the factory KTM 250 SX-F during this weekend's penultimate round of the Pro Motocross Championship at Budds Creek, followed by Ironman Raceway's final round of the season on August 26 to build experience at the professional level and officially begin working with the Red Bull KTM team in a competitive environment.

      It's been a rapid path to the pro ranks for 17-year-old Beaumer, beginning this year as a privateer and showcasing his capabilities from the outset in Supercross Futures. He was then drafted into the KTM Orange Brigade amateur program during February and went on to claim back-to-back Main Event victories in both Glendale and East Rutherford.

      RedBud's opening Moto Combine event of the Pro Motocross season saw Beaumer qualify quickest and then record a best race result of second position in moto two, further illustrating his potential both indoors and outdoors.

      Beaumer was also a standout at the beginning of August in the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn's, winning two of the three 250 Pro Sport motos and ultimately finishing fourth overall. That momentum sets the Arizona native up for his first-career Pro Motocross appearance this Saturday, August 19.

      Julien Beaumer: "Being a part of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team means the world to me. I've worked my entire life to get to this point and I can't thank everybody enough for the opportunity to ride for such an amazing team. My goals for these last two rounds are to learn each weekend, get better with that experience, see where we stack up, and also what we need to improve on going into next year."

      Ian Harrison, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager: "We are excited to welcome Julien to Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and look forward to having him debut with the team at Budds Creek this weekend. Julien really showed up on our radar at the Anaheim 2 Supercross Futures race this year, where he demonstrated impressive skills and natural talent as a privateer entry. He has been such a pleasant and super-nice kid to deal with, all the while very motivated and driven. I’m happy we were able to enter into an agreement and have him join our Orange Brigade amateur program earlier this year and we have been watching him very closely ever since. His winning performances at both Glendale and East Rutherford really stood out and we are now excited to see what we can achieve together as he transitions into this next chapter of professional racing. Our goal right now is for Julien to gain racing experience alongside the factory team at the last two motocross nationals and then to turn his focus to preparing for his first season in the 2024 AMA Supercross series."

        Red Bull KTM 1-2 in MX2 championship standings after double Swedish GP podium

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        The Grand Prix of Sweden began the final five round run-in of 2023 MXGP during the next six weeks and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing celebrated another podium ‘double’ through overcast, changeable and cool conditions at Uddevalla. Liam Everts and Andrea Adamo used their KTM 250 SX-Fs to take 2nd and 3rd positions in MX2 for the fifteenth race of the season and the duo are now 1-2 in the championship.

        Double top-five results for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing at Unadilla National

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger delivered another consistent outing with fifth overall in the 450MX Class during Round 9 of the 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Unadilla, as 250MX duo Maximus Vohland and Tom Vialle raced to fifth and sixth-place finishes.

        Launching to a top 10 start in the opening moto, Plessinger sliced his way forward throughout the first race of the weekend and powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into fifth position as he crossed the line.

        A 12th-place start in the second moto of the day meant Plessinger's work was cut out for him, with the number 7 responding to the challenge by charging hard for the entire moto. Engaged in a mixture of battles as his comfort increased, he eventually secured another P5, which earned him fifth overall.

        Following Unadilla, Plessinger continues to hold down third position in the 2023 standings with two rounds remaining.

        Aaron Plessinger: “Unadilla started off rough with 18th in qualifying... I only got better from there and worked really hard for both of my fifth-place finishes today with my starts – especially in the second moto. I was happy with how I rode, as I almost chased down fourth in that one. More homework to do, I need to be stronger early and find comfort sooner in the day, so that's what we'll work on and finish the year off strong with two to go.”

        In 250MX, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Vohland opened Unadilla by posting the seventh-fastest lap-time in qualifying, before battling at the front of the field and finishing a convincing fourth in the opening moto. Starting outside the top 10 in the second outing, Vohland went on to finish in sixth place, which also resulted in fifth overall and he sits P7 in the points-race.

        Maximus Vohland: “I started the day well here qualifying in P7 – I’ve always liked Unadilla and I feel like it suits my style. I got off to a good start in moto one, inside the top five, and just felt like I had a good flow going. I tried to chase down Levi [Kitchen] for the lead, but ended with a couple mistakes and finished fourth. Second moto, rode well again, I just didn’t get off to a great start after the restart. Fought my way into sixth and then ran out of tear-offs, so that’s where my charge ended and finished the day with fifth overall.”

        After crashing out of the previous round, dual MX2 World Champion Vialle bounced back in New York. Two consistent motos saw the Frenchman capture an 8-7 scorecard aboard his KTM 250 SX-F, sealing him sixth place overall and he's currently positioned eighth in the championship.

        Tom Vialle"Unadilla is a tough track – it’s actually super-fast! There were a lot of ruts that were really long, which made for a unique challenge, and really, I just struggled with finding a flow all day, to be honest. Both motos, I didn’t ride how I’d have liked to, but we have another race next weekend and I’m excited to give it my all at Budds Creek.”

        Next Race: August 19 – Mechanicsville, Maryland

        Results 450MX Class – Unadilla National
        1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-1
        2. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 3-2
        3. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha, 2-3
        OTHER KTM
        5. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, 5-5
        30. Max Miller (USA), KTM
        38. Christopher Prebula (USA), KTM
        40. Crockett Myers (USA), KTM

        Results 250MX Class – Unadilla National
        1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 2-2
        2. Levi Kitchen (USA), Yamaha, 1-4
        3. Justin Cooper (USA), Yamaha, 5-1
        OTHER KTM
        5. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM, 4-6
        6. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM, 8-7
        20. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
        21. Brock Bennett (USA), KTM
        23. Josh Varize (USA), KTM
        28. Hunter Cross (USA), KTM
        29. Marcus Phelps (USA), KTM
        30. Slade Smith (RSA), KTM
        31. Cameron Durow (RSA), KTM
        32. Jimmy Decotis (USA), KTM
        35. Gerhard Matamoros (HON), KTM
        37. Leo Tucker (USA), KTM

        Standings 450MX Class 2023 after 9 of 11 rounds
        1. Jett Lawrence, 450 points
        2. Dylan Ferrandis, 347
        3. Aaron Plessinger, 312
        OTHER KTM
        9. Cooper Webb, 147
        30. Max Miller, 22
        36. Dante Oliveira, 15
        38. Christopher Prebula, 12
        39. Tyler Stepek, 11
        43. Brandon Scharer, 7
        46. Kevin Moranz, 5
        49. Trevor Schmidt, 4
        64. Jeffrey Walker, 1

        Standings 250MX Class 2023 after 9 of 11 rounds
        1. Hunter Lawrence, 344 points
        2. Justin Cooper, 322
        3. Jo Shimoda, 309
        OTHER KTM
        7. Maximus Vohland, 252
        8. Tom Vialle, 237
        23. Derek Kelley, 38
        25. Slade Smith, 28
        28. Josh Varize, 16
        34. Jimmy Decotis, 13
        36. Brock Bennett, 12
        39. Matti Jorgensen, 7
        40. Lux Turner, 7
        43. Preston Boespflug, 4
        45. Marcus Phelps, 2

        Aaron Plessinger and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing continuing together in 2024

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Aaron Plessinger will extend their partnership through the 2024 SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) season, aiming to further establish themselves in title contention together.

        The 27-year-old fan favorite will be back in orange for his third-straight year onboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION, continuing in the AMA Supercross Championship and Pro Motocross Championship, as well as the three-race SMX Finals series.

        Aaron Plessinger: "I just want to give a shoutout to all the fans who have supported me throughout the year and an even bigger shoutout to Red Bull KTM Factory Racing for believing in me and we're onto another year!"

        Ian Harrison, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager: "We're happy to say that Aaron has extended his contract with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, so we've got the cowboy for another year and we're looking forward to the next season together."

        Plessinger finished seventh in the final 450SX standings this year despite missing multiple rounds, claiming podium results in Tampa and Salt Lake City. He's been a picture of consistency outdoors, currently third in the 450MX points and sits P2 in the combined SMX rankings.

        Binder shines at Silverstone with British MotoGP™ podium finish

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        The British Grand Prix was dry, cold and action-packed to revive 2023 MotoGP after the summer break. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing left the wide expanses of the Silverstone circuit with a podium vibe thanks to Brad Binder’s 3rd position at round nine of twenty. Elsewhere Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Daniel Holgado also made the box in Moto3™ and Pedro Acosta now fronts the Moto2™ world championship after an

        KEVIN BENAVIDES SIDELINED WITH WRIST INJURY

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides is recovering well after undergoing surgery to repair an injury he sustained to his right wrist while training in the United States. The reigning Dakar Champion was riding a test loop with the team on Sunday, July 30, when he unfortunately came off his KTM 450 RALLY.

        MXGP: un Adamo perfetto in Finlandia consolida la sua leadership in MX2

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        Andrea Adamo stringe la presa sul Campionato del mondo FIM MX2 2023 con una superba doppietta i Finlandia, che gli vale la seconda vittoria di GP della stagione e della sua giovane carriera. Il siciliano ha portato la sua KTM 250 SX-F alla vittoria in entrambe le manche dell’umido e sabbioso circuito di Vantaa, nei pressi di Helsinki, e ora vede il suo vantaggio in classifica salire a 60 punti.

        MANUEL LETTENBICHLER VINCE IL RED BULL ROMANIACS

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        Il pilota Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Manuel Lettenbichler ha conquistato un’altra straordinaria vittoria all’edizione 2023 del Red Bull Romaniacs. Controllando dalla posizione di testa l’estenuante gara di cinque giorni, l’asso tedesco e la sua KTM 300 EXC hanno realizzato giorno dopo giorno prestazioni eccezionali sui Carpazi, finendo per vincere con oltre un’ora di distacco su tutti.

        Everts tackles tough Lommel sand for MX2 Belgian Grand Prix top four

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing checked out of the draining Lommel sand with Liam Everts claiming 4th position overall for the thirteenth round of nineteen in 2023 FIM MXGP and for the second event in three consecutive weeks of competition. Everts made the top five and Andrea Adamo collected 7th to maintain his status as MX2 world championship leader at the Grand Prix of Belgium.

        Top-five finish for Red Bull KTM's Aaron Plessinger at Washougal Pro Motocross National

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger raced his way to fifth overall in the 450MX Class at Round 8 of the 2023 Pro Motocross Championship, with 250MX Class contender Maximus Vohland taking an eighth-place finish at Washougal.

        Plessinger opened the weekend by powering his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to the seventh-fastest time in qualifying, as riders navigated their way through the shadows of the notoriously slick track layout, which would become increasingly challenging as the day progressed.

        A top-10 start in moto one resulted in a difficult outing of sorts for Plessinger, who claimed a seventh-place result by race's end. For moto two, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing pilot launched out of the gates to grab the all-important holeshot, holding onto the lead for the opening laps and setting a strong pace at the front of the pack.

        Battling hard throughout the race, Plessinger would charge all moto long, and ride to a hard-fought third-place moto finish, which resulted in him climbing to fifth overall for the round and sees him maintain third in the 450MX Class points chase.

        Aaron Plessinger“I was very mad at myself after the first moto – I'm not sure what I was doing! Then I came back, thought about what it was that I did wrong, and how I could fix it, which started with a holeshot in the second moto. It was a really, really good second moto, I led a few laps, then tried to latch on to Chase [Sexton] and Jett [Lawrence] there, but they're riding fast at the moment. I was able to hold on for third, and my final few laps were strong, which was a really good end to my day."

        In 250MX, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Vohland continued his consistent streak in the class, setting the sixth-fastest lap-time in the morning's qualifying session. A quick start in the opening moto saw him in the fight among the leaders, as he charged his way to an eventual fifth-place score. An eighth in moto two would secure Vohland P8 overall for the round.

        Maximus Vohland“Not a bad day here in Washougal. Good start in the first moto and ran up front with the leaders for a long while before crossing the line in fifth. Second moto, not as good of a start, but I was still in a good position, and then ended up having a fall. I lost what felt like around 10 positions, and then from there it was about charging through the field, which I did and managed to get up into eighth."

        For dual MX2 World Champion Vialle, Washougal marked a tough first appearance at the Washington circuit, as the Frenchman posted the 14th-fastest qualifying time before an early fall in the opening moto spelled an untimely end to his day. 

        Tom Vialle"I was really disappointed not to be able to race in the second moto today after falling in the first one. I haven't done any major damage, but I was banged up in what was a really big crash for me. I'm kind of lucky now that we have the break with two weekends off, so I will have time to heal up and look ahead to Unadilla."

        Next Race: August 12 – New Berlin, New York

        Results 450MX Class – Washougal National
        1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-1
        2. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 2-2
        3. Jason Anderson (USA), Kawasaki, 4-4
        OTHER KTM
        5. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, 7-3
        18. Max Miller (USA), KTM

        22. Anthony Rodriguez (VEN), KTM
        26. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM
        29. Justin Rodbell (USA), KTM
        31. Trevor Schmidt (USA), KTM
        34. Robert Martin (USA), KTM
        39. Jeremy Hand (USA), KTM

        Results 250MX Class – Washougal National
        1. Haiden Deegan (USA), Yamaha, 1-1
        2. Justin Cooper (USA), Yamaha, 3-2
        3. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 2-4
        OTHER KTM
        8. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM, 5-8
        16. Josh Varize (USA), KTM
        19. Brock Bennett (USA), KTM
        20. Preston Boespflug (USA), KTM
        23. Slade Smith (RSA), KTM
        24. Hunter Cross (USA), KTM
        26. Colton Aeck (USA), KTM
        30. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
        31. Ethan Lane (GBR), KTM
        35. Marcus Phelps (USA), KTM
        37. Jesse Jacobsen (USA), KTM
        40. Conner Lords (USA), KTM
        41. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM

        Standings 450MX Class 2023 after 8 of 11 rounds
        1. Jett Lawrence, 400 points
        2. Dylan Ferrandis, 305
        3. Aaron Plessinger, 280
        OTHER KTM
        9. Cooper Webb, 147
        28. Max Miller, 22
        34. Dante Oliveira, 15
        36. Christopher Prebula, 12
        38. Tyler Stepek, 11
        41. Brandon Scharer, 7
        43. Kevin Moranz, 5
        45. Trevor Schmidt, 4
        58. Jeffrey Walker, 1

        Standings 250MX Class 2023 after 8 of 11 rounds
        1. Hunter Lawrence, 300 points
        2. Haiden Deegan, 297
        3. Justin Cooper, 281
        OTHER KTM
        7. Maximus Vohland, 219
        8. Tom Vialle, 210
        22. Derek Kelley, 33
        25. Slade Smith, 28
        28. Josh Varize, 16
        34. Jimmy Decotis, 13
        37. Matti Jorgensen, 7
        38. Lux Turner, 7
        39. Brock Bennett, 7
        42. Preston Boespflug, 4
        44. Marcus Phelps, 2

        More consistency from Red Bull KTM Factory Racing at Spring Creek National

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger raced his way to fourth overall in the 450MX Class at Round 7 of the 2023 Pro Motocross Championship in Millville, with 250MX pairing Tom Vialle and Maximus Vohland claiming consistent sixth and eighth-place results.

        In the morning’s qualifying sessions, Plessinger powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to the seventh-fastest time at the Spring Creek National, setting up a strong foundation for the afternoon's two-moto format.

        Engaged in tight, intense battles throughout both motos, Plessinger charged all day long to finish with dual fourth-place finishes, further solidifying his third place position in this year’s 450MX Championship with four rounds remaining in the 2023 series.

        Aaron Plessinger: “4-4 today in Millville, similar on paper to the last few weeks, although we’re making good progress. Closed the gap to the lead riders this weekend, so I’m happy with the small gains we’ve made! We were better throughout the week too, so we’ll just keep our heads down and work hard. I need to work on my opening lap pace, because later in the moto I’m strong, but just need to improve on a bit of that sprint speed to get into position quicker early on."

        In 250MX, previous round winner Vialle entered with strong momentum as he finished with the fourth-fastest lap time in qualifying. A consistent day of racing hampered only by poor starts would see the two-time world champion race his 250 SX-F to a 6-5 moto scorecard, which resulted in sixth overall for the day, and he's seventh in the standings.

        Tom Vialle: “I started the day well with qualifying P4 in the class – this track was really cool. In moto one, I battled hard with [Haiden] Deegan all moto, though made a small mistake and went down, then finished in sixth. Second moto, I didn’t start great, so I charged my way up to fifth place there. The speed was good today, just the starts made it really challenging as you need to pull good starts in this class for a chance at the podium. Washougal is up next, the track looks really nice also, so I can’t wait to be there.”

        Fellow Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 250MX racer Vohland shadowed his teammate in qualifying with the fifth fastest time, before being caught in a first turn pile-up in the opening moto and that saw him put on an impressive charge back to 10th place. A poor start in the second moto resulted in another come-from-behind ride with a P7, which capped off his Millville race day in eighth overall, and sees him maintain eighth in the series.

        Maximus Vohland: "We were competitive today and my pace was good, but bad starts and that first turn pile-up were costly for us. The weekend was better for us though, we are making steps forward, and it is a matter of putting it all together now – I'm confident that we can get some strong results in these final four rounds of the outdoor season."

        Next Race: July 22 – Washougal, Washington

        Results 450MX Class – Spring Creek National
        1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-1
        2. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 2-2
        3. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha, 5-3
        4. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, 4-4
        OTHER KTM
        21. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM
        23. Max Miller (USA), KTM
        30. Zack Williams (USA), KTM
        31. Dawson Draycott (USA), KTM

        32. Christopher Prebula (USA), KTM
        35. Jeffrey Walker (USA), KTM
        37. Crockett Myers (USA), KTM
        39. Brandon Scharer (USA), KTM


        Results 250MX Class – Spring Creek National
        1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-2
        2. Justin Cooper (USA), Yamaha, 4-1
        3. Jo Shimoda (JPN), Kawasaki, 2-3
        OTHER KTM
        6. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM
        8. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM
        19. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
        21. Josh Varize (USA), KTM
        22. Slade Smith (RSA), KTM
        25. Marcus Phelps (USA), KTM
        28. Hunter Cross (USA), KTM
        30. Ethan Lane (GBR), KTM
        35. Cameron Skaalerud (USA), KTM
        37. Jesse Jacobsen (USA), KTM
        38. James Cottrell (GBR), KTM
        39. Bailey Kroone (USA), KTM
        41. Bryson Raymond (USA), KTM

        Standings 450MX Class 2023 after 7 of 11 rounds
        1. Jett Lawrence, 350 points
        2. Dylan Ferrandis, 269
        3. Aaron Plessinger, 246
        OTHER KTM
        8. Cooper Webb, 147
        31. Dante Oliveira, 15
        32. Max Miller, 15
        34. Christopher Prebula, 12
        35. Tyler Stepek, 11
        39. Brandon Scharer, 7
        40. Kevin Moranz, 5

        42. Trevor Schmidt, 4
        54. Jeffrey Walker, 1

        Standings 250MX Class 2023 after 7 of 11 rounds
        1. Hunter Lawrence, 260 points
        2. Haiden Deegan, 247
        3. RJ Hampshire, 240
        OTHER KTM
        7. Tom Vialle, 210
        8. Maximus Vohland, 190
        20. Derek Kelley, 33
        23. Slade Smith, 27
        32. Jimmy Decotis, 13
        35. Lux Turner, 7
        36. Matti Jorgensen, 7
        38. Josh Varize, 6
        42. Marcus Phelps, 2

        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing thanks Cooper Webb for five years of racing successes

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing would like to thank Cooper Webb for his achievements, commitment and determination following a highly-successful five seasons together. At this time, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and the 27-year-old Webb have mutually agreed to part ways with immediate effect.

        Ian Harrison, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager: “On behalf of the team, I would like to thank Cooper for the years of successes we have had together. Over the past five years, we have been on the 450SX podium 52 times and of those, 21 were victories. We won the 450SX titles in 2019 and 2021, had a strong runner-up season in 2020 and finished third this year despite an unfortunate season-ending crash in Nashville.

        Cooper had the option in his contract as to whether he wanted to race outdoors and he decided at Daytona that he would not compete in AMA Pro Motocross in 2023. However, following his SX season-ending crash in Nashville, Cooper reached out about racing MX and KTM agreed to support him for the summer. Both sides came into the series somewhat underprepared and a practice crash before RedBud sidelined Cooper once again.

        Both Cooper and the team have decided to part ways, this will give him time to recover and then move on to the next chapter of his racing career. The team and myself wish him all the best. I will always be reminded of the success we have had together because Cooper’s championship bikes and trophies stand proudly in the KTM race shop lobby.”

        Webb joined Red Bull KTM Factory Racing in 2019 and went on to clinch a first-career 450SX Championship in that inaugural campaign, before again claiming the premier class crown in 2021 onboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.

        Collectively, between 2019-2023, Webb and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing amassed a total of 21 Main Event wins together in the 450SX division of the AMA Supercross Championship, as well as a single AMA Pro Motocross Championship 450MX round victory in 2019. The entire team wishes Cooper well in his future endeavors.

        DOUBLE E1 PODIUM SUCCESS FOR GARCIA AT ENDUROGP OF SLOVAKIA

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has secured hard-fought podium results in the Enduro1 class on both days of racing at the GP of Slovakia. Claiming third on Saturday, Garcia went one better on Sunday to clinch a runner-up result. The KTM 250 EXC-F rider continues to lead the E1 class with two rounds left to race.

        Adamo back on the podium and extends MX2 championship lead in Lombok

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Andrea Adamo racked-up his seventh podium from 11 rounds of the 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship with 2nd place overall at the Grand Prix of Lombok and extended his MX2 series lead from 5 to 26 points. The Italian scored 2nd and 3rd position finishes in the two motos ran across a damp and overcast new-build circuit for the second Indonesian GP in a week.

        Consistent RedBud National results for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger raced his way to fourth overall in the 450MX Class at Round 5 of the 2023 Pro Motocross Championship at RedBud, with 250MX contenders Tom Vialle and Maximus Vohland securing P4 and P6 finishes for the weekend.

        In the morning’s qualifying sessions, Plessinger powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to the eighth-fastest time, before he gained momentum come time for the pair of premier class motos this afternoon.

        Two top 10 starts resulted in consistent moto finishes for the number 7, with Plessinger navigating the rough, high-speed circuit to a 4-4 moto scorecard, which resulted in fourth overall at RedBud as he moves to third in the point-standings.

        Aaron Plessinger“Practice and qualifying were pretty rough for me, but I sent it in the opening moto! I got a pretty good start and battled my way up to fourth, then second moto, pretty much the same deal... Got a good start, was third for a little bit, and then rode a pretty lonely fourth for 30 minutes – that was crazy. I was a little sore out there, but 4-4 on the day, fairly happy with it, and now we'll go home and do some homework before Southwick."

        In 250MX, current world champion Vialle marched his way into the top-five in the opening moto, before a collision with another rider saw him tumble down the order. A late race charge had the Frenchman recover to finish in ninth, before another good start in moto two resulted in a hard-fought second place, which would land him P4 overall for his RedBud weekend.

        Tom Vialle: “Another weekend finished here at RedBud, where I had some difficulties in the first moto with a couple of crashes and could only finish in ninth. Second moto was again way better, I finished second in that moto after some good fights, so lots of positives again, and now we’ll go back to Florida this week to get as prepared as possible for the next race in the sand at Southwick.”

        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 250 SX-F teammate Vohland posted a consistent scorecard at Round 5, delivering two mistake-free sixth-place finishes for sixth overall, maintaining seventh in the season standings with six rounds remaining.

        Maximus Vohland"It was a good day today for me at RedBud. I started outside the top 10 in both motos, but was able to work my way forward for sixth in each moto. I feel strong, the bike is working really well, though I will shift focus to starts this week. I'm looking forward to carrying good momentum into Southwick."

        450MX regular Cooper Webb – previously third in the points – suffered an unfortunate mid-week fall while training ahead of the Pro Motocross Championship round at RedBud, which would see him sidelined for the weekend altogether.

        Next Race: July 8 – Southwick, Massachusetts

        Results 450MX Class – Red Bud National
        1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-1
        2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha, 3-2
        3. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 2-3
        4. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, 4-4
        OTHER KTM
        19. Brandon Scharer (USA), KTM
        28. Trevor Schmidt (USA), KTM
        34. Christopher Prebula (USA), KTM
        42. Jeffrey Walker (USA), KTM

        Results 250MX Class – Red Bud National
        1. Haiden Deegan (USA), Yamaha, 2-3
        2. Levi Kitchen (USA), Yamaha, 8-1
        3. Justin Cooper (USA), Yamaha, 4-4
        4. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM, 9-2
        OTHER KTM

        6. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM, 6-6
        19. Slade Smith (RSA), KTM
        20. Matti Jorgensen (DEN), KTM
        21. Lux Turner (USA), KTM
        22. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
        25. Marcus Phelps (USA), KTM
        26. Ethan Lane (GBR), KTM
        27. Blaze Cremaldi (USA), KTM
        30. Bryson Raymond (USA), KTM
        33. Hunter Cross (USA), KTM
        37. Bailey Kroone, (USA), KTM
        39. Nicholas Inman, (USA), KTM
        40. Cameron Skaalerud, (USA), KTM

        Standings 450MX Class 2023 after 5 of 11 rounds
        1. Jett Lawrence, 250 points
        2. Dylan Ferrandis, 193
        3. Aaron Plessinger, 174
        OTHER KTM
        5. Cooper Webb, 147
        29. Dante Oliveira, 15
        30. Max Miller, 13
        31. Christopher Prebula, 12
        32. Tyler Stepek, 11
        34. Brandon Scharer, 7
        36. Trevor Schmidt, 4
        43. Jeffrey Walker, 1

        Standings 250MX Class 2023 after 5 of 11 rounds
        1. Hunter Lawrence, 200 points
        2. Haiden Deegan, 189
        3. RJ Hampshire, 168
        OTHER KTM
        7. Maximus Vohland, 137
        8. Tom Vialle, 134
        19. Derek Kelley, 28
        25. Slade Smith, 17
        32. Matti Jorgensen, 5
        34. Lux Turner, 5
        35. Josh Varize, 4
        38. Marcus Phelps, 2

        MANUEL LETTENBICHLER VINCE IL RED BULL ERZBERGRODEO 2023

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        Il pilota Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Manuel Lettenbichler ha vinto la ventisettesima edizione del Red Bull Erzbergrodeo. Questo risultato cementa nella storia il nome di Lettenbichler come uno dei pochi piloti in grado di vincere due edizioni consecutive dell’iconica gara di Hard Enduro in Austria.

        Italian MotoGP™ top five for Binder as KTM blast Mugello

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        MotoGP scorched around one of the fastest and most picturesque race circuits in the world for round six of twenty in 2023 and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing were lively players for the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley. Brad Binder and Jack Miller rocketed their record-breaking KTM RC16 to 5th and 7th respectively at a sunny Mugello.

        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team charges to dual 450MX podiums at Thunder Valley

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        The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team charged to a pair of podium results in Round 3 of the 2023 Pro Motocross Championship, with Aaron Plessinger and Cooper Webb claiming second and third positions in the 450MX Class, while Maximus Vohland finished with a consistent sixth place in 250MX.

        Plessinger piloted his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to seventh on the 450MX overall qualifying timesheets, before launching to a top-five start in the opening moto. A collision sent the number seven down the order, however, a spirited ride back through the field resulted in fourth place.

        A drama-free race in the second moto saw Plessinger successfully navigate the technical, rutted Colorado circuit, with a second-place finish enough to secure his best overall of the 2023 season in P2. He's currently fourth in the standings following the opening three rounds.

        Aaron Plessinger: "It was a good day overall here in Colorado. First moto was unfortunate, because I took a line that just went into Dylan [Ferrandis’] line – I didn’t see him coming, and then we slammed into each other. His bike was on top of me, but I got back going and managed to salvage fourth. Second moto, I got a decent start, made a few passes and felt good, then with a few laps to go I just wanted to keep it on two wheels for second. Overall, it was a great day and I’m happy."

        Premier class teammate Webb began his Thunder Valley race day with sixth in qualifying, before starting out the opening moto in second place. It was there that he would remain, locking down second and carrying added confidence into the second moto of the afternoon.

        Showers emerged and created difficult conditions for the 450MX field by the time the second moto arrived, with Webb posting a calculated ride throughout the 30-minute plus two-lap affair, finishing in fifth position for the final step on the overall podium in P3. He's also ranked third in the championship.

        Cooper Webb: "My day was quiet, but the result was positive in the end. I struggled a little bit all day, but here we are back on the podium, which is awesome. I didn’t really expect to be in this position, so we’ll take it, and keep it rolling into High Point."

        In the 250MX Class, Vohland put in a consistent day at Thunder Valley, qualifying eighth following the morning sessions on his KTM 250 SX-F. After a mid-pack start in the opening moto, he raced his way forward, making a series of passes before securing seventh place by race's end. A better start in the second moto saw Vohland go two positions better, landing a 7-5 scorecard for sixth overall, which places him seventh in points.

        Maximus Vohland: "The track was super-gnarly today with the deep ruts, but the crew here did a really great job preparing it. The 250MX Class is a dogfight right now and starts are critical, because there isn’t a lot of separation between everybody, so overall, I’m happy with my day and am feeling comfortable on the bike. I’m looking forward to High Point – I feel strong and fast, so I’m excited."

        Thunder Valley proved to be a challenge for Pro Motocross newcomer Tom Vialle, who qualified in P11, although was caught up in a crash at the start that took down a sizeable portion of the 250MX field. During his charge back toward the front, the Frenchman experienced another fall, which would signal the end of his Colorado race weekend. Vialle is P8 in the standings and is aiming to continue at High Point next weekend.

        Tom Vialle: "I actually felt really good on the track today from the first practice, although unfortunately, I had a crash on the start straight during the first moto, which took down a lot of riders. My bike was banged up after that – it was a big crash. I came back from last to around 16th, then with two laps to go I made a mistake and crashed again. I hurt my left wrist, although it's nothing serious, but I was unable to do the second moto after riding the sighting lap. It wasn't really painful, but my wrist felt weak, so we decided to not line up and hopefully I can ride next week at High Point, which is the goal."

        Next Race: June 17 – Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania

        Results 450MX Class – Thunder Valley National
        1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-1
        2. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, 4-2
        3. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, 2-5
        OTHER KTM
        15. Tyler Stepek (USA), KTM
        17. Max Miller (USA), KTM
        25. Jeffrey Walker (USA), KTM
        27. Trevor Schmidt (USA), KTM
        29. Zack Williams (USA), KTM
        33. Dawson Drayott (USA), KTM

        Results 250MX Class – Thunder Valley National
        1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 2-1
        2. Justin Cooper (USA), Yamaha, 1-4
        3. Levi Kitchen (USA), Yamaha, 5-2
        OTHER KTM
        6. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM, 7-5
        15. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
        17. Slade Smith (RSA), KTM
        21. Marcus Phelps (USA), KTM
        24. Ethan Lane (GB), KTM
        25. Blaze Cremaldi (USA), KTM
        27. Hunter Cross (USA), KTM
        33. Bryson Raymond (USA), KTM
        35. Nicholas Inman (USA), KTM
        37. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM
        41. Josh Varize (USA), KTM

        Standings 450MX Class 2023 after 3 of 11 rounds
        1. Jett Lawrence, 150 points
        2. Dylan Ferrandis, 116
        3. Cooper Webb, 112
        4. Aaron Plessinger, 109
        OTHER KTM
        19. Dante Oliveira, 15
        22. Tyler Stepek, 11
        23. Christopher Prebula, 10
        27. Max Miller, 7
        36. Jeffrey Walker, 1

        Standings 250MX Class 2023 after 3 of 11 rounds
        1. Hunter Lawrence, 137 points
        2. Justin Cooper, 121
        3. Haiden Deegan, 110
        OTHER KTM
        7. Maximus Vohland, 83
        8. Tom Vialle, 68
        22. Derek Kelley, 14
        26. Slade Smith, 7
        28. Josh Varize, 4
        30. Marcus Phelps, 2

        MXGP: Herlings di nuovo dominante in Lettonia

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing ha raggiunto nuove vette nell’ottavo round del campionato MXGP 2023, il Gran Premio di Lettonia dove Jeffrey Herlings ha estratto tutto il potenziale della sua KTM SX-F dominando il veloce, tecnico e sabbioso tracciato in condizioni sia asciutte che bagnate.

        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Cooper Webb charges to third overall at Hangtown

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing claimed another strong haul of points at Round 2 of the 2023 Pro Motocross Championship, with Cooper Webb charging to the 450MX podium in third overall, directly ahead of Aaron Plessinger. 250MX teammates Tom Vialle and Maximus Vohland took P4 and 11th overall, respectively.

        The ever-motivated Webb continued his impressive comeback to the outdoors following a season away last year, piloting his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to fourth position in qualifying this morning.

        A convincing ride in the opening moto saw Webb jump out of the gates strong, battling inside the top five as the green flag flew. Measuring energy levels in the high temperatures saw Webb post a calculated ride, finishing in fourth position. A good start and solid laps resulted in second position for Webb in moto two, which landed him third overall on the day and in the current standings.

        Cooper Webb: "I'm stoked! Second moto was great for me, I was able to latch onto the pace there and see where it's at, and we made big improvements from last weekend. The track was difficult to pass, but all in all, happy to stretch my outdoor legs again and finish where we did today, as it was only last weekend that I was a distant fourth. I'm really excited about the result today."

        Premier class teammate Plessinger began his Hangtown race day with third place in qualifying, before charging the entire duration of the opening moto, securing a hard-fought third place by race’s end. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider began moto two strongly as well, working his way into P2 before a late fall relegated him to sixth. That 3-6 moto scorecard gave Plessinger fourth overall and he's also P4 in points.

        Aaron Plessinger: "We had a good first moto, got stuck behind Dylan [Ferrandis] for a while and wasn't able to make the pass, but second moto I was able to get around Cooper, which was good. Then a mistake hit and I lost my clutch lever, so after that, I was just working my way home for the last four laps. I need to stay off the ground and I'll be okay! We'll be back in Colorado."

        In 250MX, dual MX2 World Champion Vialle continued to build in his first season of AMA Pro Motocross, with the Frenchman qualifying in seventh position, securing a decent gate selection for the motos. Deep in the fight in moto one, Vialle battled all race for a P7 result, before scoring third in the second outing of the day, which placed him in fourth overall. He's ranked P4 in the championship as well.

        Tom Vialle: "Same as last weekend with 7-3 results, so I just need to improve the first motos. I was top three in the opening moto, but just lost my rhythm, and then the second moto was much better. We'll go back to Florida, do more training, and then come out and fight for the podium at Thunder Valley."

        Sacramento local Vohland posted the 14th fastest time in qualifying, before going on to secure 11th in the opening moto of the weekend despite an early mishap. A challenging final moto saw him finish in 12th position, which resulted in 11th overall for the round.

        Maximus Vohland: "Tough day here at Hangtown for my home race. First moto, I had a bad start and broke my shifter on lap three after a collision, which left me in second gear for the moto. Moto two, I had a better start and made some passes, however, I tipped over mid-moto, which put me in 12th for the race and 11th overall. Not what I was after, but I'll be back in Colorado."

        Next Race: June 10 – Lakewood, Colorado

        Results 450MX Class – Hangtown National
        1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-1
        2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha, 2-3
        3. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, 4-2
        4. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, 3-6
        OTHER KTM
        15. Christopher Prebula (USA), KTM
        22. Tyler Stepek (USA), KTM
        25. Jeffrey Walker (USA), KTM
        31. Max Miller (USA), KTM
        39. Tyler DuCray (USA), KTM

        Results 250MX Class – Hangtown National
        1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 3-1
        2. Justin Cooper (USA), Yamaha, 2-2
        3. Haiden Deegan (USA), Yamaha, 1-4
        4. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM, 7-3
        OTHER KTM
        11. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM, 11-12
        21. Josh Varize (USA)
        23. Derek Kelley (USA)
        25. Slade Smith (RSA)
        27. Marcus Phelps (USA)
        30. Ethan Lane (USA)
        36. Blaze Cremaldi (USA)

        Standings 450MX Class 2023 after 2 of 11 rounds
        1. Jett Lawrence, 100 points
        2. Dylan Ferrandis, 82
        3. Cooper Webb, 74
        4. Aaron Plessinger, 69
        OTHER KTM
        17. Dante Oliveira, 15
        19. Christopher Prebula, 2
        27. Tyler Stepek, 3
        30. Jeffrey Walker, 1

        Standings 250MX Class 2023 after 2 of 11 rounds
        1. Hunter Lawrence, 90 points
        2. Haiden Deegan, 80
        3. Justin Cooper, 78
        4. Tom Vialle, 68
        OTHER KTM
        8. Maximus Vohland, 53

        Consistent start to 2023 Pro Motocross season for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing commenced the 2023 Pro Motocross Championship in style at Round 1 of the season, with 450MX riders Aaron Plessinger and Cooper Webb opening the outdoors with a pair of top-five finishes, as 250MX teammates Tom Vialle and Maximus Vohland earned P4 and P6 overall.

        Plessinger opened his campaign with sixth position in qualifying. A spirited ride in the first moto of the day saw him work his way into fourth, before experiencing a fall while challenging for a podium, which ended in a charge to fifth place by race's end. Moto two saw a battle between teammates, with Plessinger securing fourth this time out ahead of Webb, sealing fourth overall for the day.

        Aaron Plessinger: "It was an eventful day here, for sure. I was riding really good, but ended up going down twice in that first moto – I think Coop saw me five times and was probably wondering what I was doing. Went out in moto two and had a big battle with Dylan Ferrandis, probably should have executed a couple things better on my end to make a move, but stoked to come away with fourth and take the battle into Hangtown."

        Making a welcome return to competition and Pro Motocross at the KTM Fox Raceway National following his series-ending injury in Supercross, Webb was quickly up to speed, riding to an impressive fourth-place result in the combined 450 Class qualifying sessions.

        Webb put in a convincing ride in the opening moto of the season, battling teammate Plessinger for the majority of the 30-minute plus two-lap affair, before powering his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into an eventual P4 finish. Webb would line up with confidence in the second moto, and landed a fifth-place result, placing him in fifth overall for the day.

        Cooper Webb: "This was very, very last minute to race here, obviously with the injury being the main reason. Together with the team we got things done and last week was the first 30-minute moto I’ve done since 2021, so prep hasn’t been ideal, but today was solid for me, and I was really happy with it. We showed some speed, showed some potential and are ready to give it another shake in Hangtown."

        In 250MX, dual MX2 World Champion Vialle made his AMA Pro Motocross debut at Pala onboard the KTM 250 SX-F, with the Frenchman posting the 16th fastest time in qualifying at the Southern Californian venue. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing contender would rebound in the opening moto of the day with seventh, before a strong start in the second moto saw him finish in third and claim fourth place overall for the event on debut.

        Tom Vialle: "It was a difficult start to the day with 16th in qualifying, though we made some changes to get more comfortable with the conditions. First moto, I made some more improvements, and could manage a seventh place in that moto. Second moto, we made positive changes and I felt way better, so was able to get third place. I'm pretty happy with the day and my first National, we made great progression throughout the day between myself and the team – I was a bit sick coming into this round, so overall I’m happy to start my season like this."

        Vohland posted a quick time in qualifying that would see him finish the session in second position, before going on to back that up in the first moto of the season, taking second place. A fall on the first lap of moto two saw him buried in the pack, though the number 34 would charge all moto long, and finish with ninth-place. Combining his scorecard across the day, Vohland delivered a solid P6 overall to begin his season.

        Maximus Vohland: "Pretty happy with today. It’s always an achievement to end up on the box, even if it was for a moto, so it’s another stepping stone for me. I was really looking to get on the podium overall today, but qualified well, was fast in the first moto, and second moto I felt really good, just a couple of mistakes cost me. I felt I had everything it took today, just tangling with the rider in moto two really hurt, but I’m stoked to be headed to my home race in Hangtown next week and we’ll fight for a podium."

        Next Race: June 3 – Hangtown, California

        Results 450MX Class – Fox Raceway National
        1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-1
        2. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 2-2
        3. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha, 3-3
        4. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, 5-4
        5. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, 4-5

        OTHER KTM
        13. Dante Oliveira (USA), KTM
        22. Christopher Prebula (USA), KTM
        27. Jeffrey Walker (USA), KTM
        35. Gabe Gutierres (USA), KTM

        Results 250MX Class – Fox Raceway National
        1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 3-1
        2. Haiden Deegan (USA), Yamaha, 6-2
        3. RJ Hampshire (USA), Husqvarna, 1-11
        4. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM, 7-3
        OTHER KTM
        6. Max Vohland (USA), KTM, 2-9
        22. Josh Varize (USA)
        25. Derek Kelley (USA)
        29. Max Miller (USA)
        31. Slade Smith (RSA)
        32. Marcus Phelps (USA)
        34. Tyler Stepek (USA)

        Standings 450MX Class 2023 after 1 of 11 rounds
        1. Jett Lawrence, 50 points
        2. Chase Sexton, 44
        3. Dylan Ferrandis, 40
        4. Aaron Plessinger, 34
        5. Cooper Webb, 34

        OTHER KTM
        13. Dante Oliveira, 15
        23. Christopher Prebula, 2

        Standings 250MX Class 2023 after 1 of 11 rounds
        1. Hunter Lawrence, 45 points
        2. Haiden Deegan, 37
        3. RJ Hampshire, 35
        4. Tom Vialle, 34
        OTHER KTM
        6. Maximus Vohland, 34

        Double MX2 French Grand Prix podium result as Adamo nears red plate

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        Round seven of 2023 MXGP dropped onto the steep hillside of Villars sous Ecot for the FIM Motocross World Championship’s first visit to the circuit since 2017. In bright and sunny conditions Red Bull KTM Factory Racing gathered their second MX2 podium ‘double’ of the season as Andrea Adamo finished runner-up and Liam Everts was 3rd with their works KTM 250 SX-Fs. Jeffrey Herlings was luckless to f

        Hard Enduro 2023: Manuel Lettenbichler vince la prima tappa mondiale

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        Il pilota Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Manuel Lettenbichler ha iniziato nel migliore dei modi la sua difesa del titolo mondiale FIM Hard Enduro vincendo la prima tappa dell'edizione 2024, l’Xross Hard Enduro Rally. Al termine di quattro solide giornate di gara sulle colline della Serbia, il pilota tedesco della KTM 300 EXC ha ottenuto una convincente affermazione con 33 minuti di margine.

        Red Bull KTM's Aaron Plessinger secures season-best second place in Salt Lake City Supercross finals

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        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider Aaron Plessinger made a welcome return to racing and the podium at the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship finals in Salt Lake City, charging to a season-best second-place result to cap off what has been a convincing 450SX season for the fan-favorite.

        Plessinger put down the seventh-fastest qualifying time aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION this afternoon, before leading almost the entirety of the second 450cc Heat race of the night. A costly mistake through the whoops on a slick surface saw him fall, before quickly remounting and earning the final transfer position into the Main Event.

        A solid start in the Main Event saw Plessinger thrive in the conditions as he weaved his way through the field with precision, racing into second position by the midway point. From there, the Ohio native posted a calculated effort and finished off this year’s Supercross season with a runner-up finish. 

        Aaron Plessinger: "It feels good to cap the season off with a podium. I went down a couple of weeks ago and wasn’t sure if I was going to make it back, but made good progress through the week and decided I could race. I’m still a little sore, though today was a crazy day! The clouds were all over the place – it was hot and cold, and then the rain came down. This track is like concrete, so the rain made it tough, but it was fun. The whoops were tough, as I showed in the Heat, but we remounted well and came back with second in the Main, so I’m pumped to finish the Supercross season off like this."

        The 250SX regions were combined at the Salt Lake City finale, as the coveted 250SX East/West Showdown rounded out the series. As the times were compiled from the day's qualifying sessions, Red Bull KTM duo Maximus Vohland and Tom Vialle concluded the timesheets in sixth and eighth places, respectively.

        Beginning with the 250SX East Heat race, Vialle battled the tricky track conditions and would finish just shy of a transfer position in 11th. It was a similar story for Vohland in the 250SX West Heat, who finished one spot out of contention in 10th, and would join Vialle in the LCQ. 

        Conditions would worsen after the skies opened, with both Vialle and Vohland presented with an added challenge as the gates dropped. French rookie Vialle launched to the holeshot and would earn a third-place ride and a place in the Main Event, whilst Vohland’s sixth would mark the conclusion of his night.

        In the 250SX East/West Showdown Main Event, Vialle powered his KTM 250 SX-F to a top-five start, avoiding the opening lap carnage as he battled toward the front of the pack. A small mistake soon saw the number 128 on the ground momentarily, before salvaging a 14th-place finish by the race's end. 

        Tom Vialle: "The day didn’t begin so well here in Salt Lake City as I had to go through the LCQ. Happy to finish third there and transfer through to the Main Event, though had almost the last gate pick. Thankfully, I got a great start, I was third, but a couple of mistakes put me in P5 for two laps, then had a small crash. I was up the back, although happy to charge to where I did, and happy to finish the Supercross season healthy in eighth overall and learn a lot for next year."

        Maximus Vohland: "Tough night for me in Salt Lake. I got a bad start in the Heat and struggled to make up positions. Ended up missing qualifying for the Main by one spot and had to go to the LCQ, where I got a better start, but struggled with the mud and just didn’t find my groove, which meant I missed out on the Main Event. Not the way I wanted to end my 2023 SX season, but I’m healthy and looking forward to outdoors in a couple of weeks."

        The 2023 AMA Supercross Championship season marked an impressive return to form for two-time 450SX champion Cooper Webb before being injured, who had secured two race wins, nine podiums, and also third-place overall aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION in the final championship standings. 

        Premier class teammate Plessinger finished the 450SX season in seventh position, while Vohland was sixth overall in the 250SX West standings, and double MX2 World Champion Vialle took eighth position in the final 250SX East standings to complete his first Supercross campaign.

        Red Bull KTM Factory Racing will now shift its attention outdoors to the upcoming Pro Motocross Championship, which commences in Pala, California, on May 27, marking the second portion of the inaugural SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) season.

        Next Race: May 27 – Pala, California

        Results 450SX Class – Salt Lake City
        1. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 25 laps
        2. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, +18.266
        3. Justin Hill (USA), KTM, +21.400
        OTHER KTM
        6. Josh Hill (USA), KTM
        11. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM

        Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 17 of 17 rounds
        1. Chase Sexton, 372 points
        2. Eli Tomac, 339
        3. Cooper Webb, 304
        OTHER KTM
        7. Aaron Plessinger, 236
        8. Justin Hill, 212
        13. Josh Hill, 149
        16. Kevin Moranz, 96
        34. Marvin Musquin, 11

        Results 250SX East/West Showdown – Salt Lake City
        1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 19 laps
        2. RJ Hampshire (USA), Husqvarna, +4.760
        3. Levi Kitchen (USA), Yamaha, +7.223
        OTHER KTM
        14. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM
        22. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM

        Standings 250SX West Class 2023 after 9 of 9 rounds
        1. Jett Lawrence, 223 points
        2. RJ Hampshire, 186
        3. Levi Kitchen, 156
        OTHER KTM
        6. Maximus Vohland, 121
        9. Derek Kelley, 87

        Standings 250SX East Class 2023 after 10 of 10 rounds
        1. Hunter Lawrence, 241 points
        2. Haiden Deegan, 183
        3. Max Anstie, 182
        OTHER KTM
        8. Tom Vialle, 120

          MANUEL LETTENBICHLER IS READY TO RACE HEWC 2023

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          Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler is ready to take on the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship and begin his title defense at the seven-round series. The 25-year-old claimed five wins from the seven rounds he contested last year to secure the championship and will be looking to make it back-to-back titles in 2023.

          Hard-fought sixth for Red Bull KTM's Maximus Vohland in Denver Supercross

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          Red Bull KTM Factory Racing was solely represented by Maximus Vohland in round 16 of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship, where the 250SX West contender rode to sixth position at the conclusion of the penultimate Main Event of the season.

          With 450SX teammates Cooper Webb, Aaron Plessinger, and Marvin Musquin currently sidelined through injury, all attention was on 20-year-old Vohland in Denver and he started strongly by qualifying a convincing fourth place this afternoon.

          Just two weeks after claiming a career-best result of P4 at East Rutherford, Vohland continued that impressive form by finishing third position in Heat 1 on his KTM 250 SX-F, completing the opening lap in fifth and climbing into P3 for a direct transfer into the Main Event.

          A holeshot in the Main Event put Vohland in the lead over the course of the opening laps, before he settled into P3. A fall with just under 10 minutes to run, however, bumped him down the order, and he remounted to take the checkered flag in a hard-fought sixth place. He's still P5 in the western regional standings with a single round remaining.

          Maximus Vohland: "I got off to a great start in the Main and went into the early lead, but I made some mistakes on lap three and then went down. After that, I just pushed as hard as I could to get back to sixth position, where I rounded out the race. Not what we wanted this weekend and I was really expecting a lot more of myself – I am really looking forward to making amends in the final race of Supercross season next weekend. I really want to finish out on the Salt Lake podium."

          The 2023 AMA Supercross Championship finals will be hosted in Salt Lake City next Saturday night, where the second 250SX East/West Showdown will see Vohland once again joined by eastern regional teammate Tom Vialle to complete the season.

          Next Race: May 13 – Salt Lake City, Utah

          Results 250SX West Class – Denver
          1. RJ Hampshire (USA), Husqvarna, 21 laps
          2. Levi Kitchen (USA), Yamaha, +1.353
          3. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, +21.231
          OTHER KTM
          6. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM
          7. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
          14. Max Miller (USA), KTM
          19. Kaeden Amerine (USA), KTM

          Standings 250SX West Class 2023 after 8 of 9 rounds
          1. Jett Lawrence, 197
          2. RJ Hampshire, 163
          3. Enzo Lopes, 137
          OTHER KTM
          5. Maximus Vohland, 121
          10. Derek Kelley, 86
          21. Joshua Varize, 33
          22. Max Miller, 19

          MotoGP: un weekend indimenticabile per Red Bull KTM

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          Il quarto round della MotoGP 2023 ha visto il team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing cambiare decisamente marcia. Brad Binder e Jack Miller hanno concluso la gara secondo e terzo, colorando il podio di arancione dopo la conquista della seconda vittoria stagionale in una Sprint Race sabato.

          KTM hit the heights again at Jerez with MotoGP™ Sprint victory and double podium haul

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          MotoGP landed at the sweltering Circuit de Jerez – Angel Nieto for one of the loudest, busiest and hottest European dates on the calendar and the fourth round of the current season. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing surged temperatures further as Brad Binder and Jack Miller dueled at the front of the field for Sprint victory and Binder spectacularly earned his second win of the year while Miller finishe

          TOBY PRICE EXTENDS WORLD RALLY-RAID CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD WITH STRONG RIDE AT SONORA RALLY

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          Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has completed a hot and tough 2023 Sonora Rally in fourth place overall. In doing so, the Australian has successfully increased his advantage at the top of the FIM World Rally-Raid Championship standings to seven points. Matthias Walkner and Kevin Benavides, both returning to competition from injury, finished fifth and 12th respectively at the Mexican event

          Tom Vialle seventh in tough Nashville for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

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          Round 15 of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship in Nashville proved to be a difficult day that unfolded for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, with Tom Vialle racing to seventh in the 250SX East Main Event, and two-time 450SX title-winner Cooper Webb crashing out of Heat 1.

          After qualifying in P8, Vialle powered his KTM 250 SX-F to a sixth-place result in the opening Heat race of the event, which transferred the French rookie directly into the Main Event. The Tennessee circuit further deteriorated with each gate-drop, making for an added challenge come Main Event time, where Vialle went on to secure seventh place. He currently sits eighth in the standings.

          Tom Vialle: “I crashed in practice, so the beginning of the day wasn’t as expected, but recovered well in the Heat race with a fourth, before I was docked two positions because I didn't see the red cross flag. That gave me a tough gate pick for the main, and I came around the first corner in eighth or ninth. I was close to sixth, although ended the race in seventh. The track was very sketchy and I lost a bit of time in the dragon's back section, but overall, an average result here and one more chance to race Supercross for the season in two weeks' time.”

          Title challenger Webb stormed out of the gates and led the opening 450SX Heat race of the day, before going down soon afterward on lap one. The 27-year-old was then transferred from the stadium to the hospital for further evaluation, unfortunately, ruled out for the remainder of the round, and he is now positioned third in points. An additional update once he has seen his doctor will follow.

          The KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION of Aaron Plessinger was a non-starter in Nashville, recovering from his incident last weekend in East Rutherford, and he is intending to return to action next Saturday in Denver, Colorado.

          Next Race: May 6 – Denver, Colorado

          Results 450SX Class – Nashville
          1. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 23 laps
          2. Eli Tomac (USA), Yamaha, +14.513
          3. Ken Roczen (GER), Suzuki, +29.756
          OTHER KTM
          5. Justin Hill (USA), KTM
          10. Josh Hill (USA), KTM
          12. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM
          18. Max Miller (USA), KTM

          Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 15 of 17 rounds
          1. Eli Tomac, 338
          2. Chase Sexton, 320
          3. Cooper Webb, 304
          OTHER KTM
          7. Aaron Plessinger, 213
          8. Justin Hill, 172
          14. Josh Hill, 116
          18. Kevin Moranz, 81

          Results 250SX East Class – Nashville
          1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 17 laps
          2. Jo Shimoda (JPN), Kawasaki, +3.857
          3. Jordon Smith (USA), Yamaha, +5.305
          OTHER KTM
          7. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM

          Results 250SX East Class 2023 after 9 of 10 rounds
          1. Hunter Lawrence, 224
          2. Haiden Deegan, 168
          3. Max Anstie, 166
          OTHER KTM
          8. Tom Vialle, 111

          PRICE POWERS TO FOURTH ON STAGE THREE OF SONORA RALLY

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          Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has delivered an outstanding ride on the long timed special on stage three at the Sonora Rally to finish in fourth. The Aussie also lies fourth overall with two days left to race. Safely completing the stage, Matthias Walkner was seventh, with Kevin Benavides bringing his KTM 450 RALLY home in 13th.

          SOLID RESULT FOR RED BULL KTM ON STAGE TWO OF SONORA RALLY

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          Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has fought back from his day one disappointment to place fourth fastest on today’s stage two of the Sonora Rally. Well in contention for the stage win, Price finished just one minute behind the day’s winner, but dropped to fourth, three minutes back after time bonuses were applied. Kevin Benavides and Matthias Walkner also delivered excellent rides over the

          FOURTH PLACE FINISH FOR WALKNER ON SONORA RALLY STAGE ONE

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          The three-man Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team have successfully completed the opening stage of the 2023 Sonora Rally. Mastering the rough Mexican tracks, Matthias Walkner placed as top KTM in fourth, followed by Kevin Benavides in 11th. Early front runner Toby Price fought back from a navigational mistake, which resulted in him losing around eight minutes, to complete the day in 15th.

          Cooper Webb and Maximus Vohland deliver Red Bull KTM Factory Racing East Rutherford top fives

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          The skies opened and mother nature emerged at round 14 of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship, making for challenging conditions for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team in East Rutherford, where 450SX title challenger Cooper Webb finished in fifth position, while Maximus Vohland claimed fourth and Tom Vialle 14th in the 250SX East/West Showdown.

          After qualifying sixth, two-time champion Webb launched out of the gates in the opening 450SX Heat of the night, maintaining a strong pace to secure second position. In the time between the dry Heat race and the Main Event, heavy storms in the region made for a rain-soaked racetrack ahead of the delayed Main Events.

          Posting a calculated ride for a strong haul of points, Webb methodically picked his way through the ruts throughout the technical 18-lap affair on his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION, landing a fifth-place finish by race's end, and remaining right in the 450SX championship hunt. He's still second overall, 11 points outside of the lead with three races to run.

          Cooper Webb: "What a crazy turn of events with the insane weather tonight, making racing conditions extremely tough. Not the way I’d hoped tonight would go as my goal was to close in on the championship and not lose points. We at least made it out in one piece and given the horrible racing conditions, I guess fifth overall wasn’t too bad. I need to rebound and throw everything at this championship next week in Nashville."

          In the first 250SX East/West Showdown of the season, both Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team contenders were on hand, including Vohland and dual MX2 World Champion, Vialle. Posting strong lap times and Heat race results throughout the day’s proceedings, Vohland and Vialle took their KTM 250 SX-F machines to P5 and P14 respectively in the rain-delayed Main Event.

          Maximus Vohland: "It was a good day overall for me, third in qualifying and third in my heat race – being the Showdown, the Heat is like a mini Main Event, so to get third there was great. I was thinking we’d get a dry Main Event, and then we had a weather delay where we were waiting for an hour to go out – the track was just getting worse and worse – but yeah, in the position I’m in I had nothing to lose, so I went out there and had fun. I knew I needed a good start, which I got, then was flirting around that podium spot, although the way it turned out I finished in fourth. So I’ll take it, made some good points, feel confident in my riding, and am excited for Colorado."

          Tom Vialle: "We had to wait quite a while tonight before the start of the Main Event, and then off the start, I spun really bad, which meant I started last. From there it was tough with lots of water on the track making it hard to pass, which put me in 14th place overall. I didn’t do much after the start – it was about survival after that – so I’m looking forward to Nashville now."

          The other KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION of Aaron Plessinger experienced a difficult day in New Jersey, with the #7 sitting out the night program following a crash earlier in the day. Plessinger underwent preliminary medical evaluation at the track and will now return home for further analysis.

          Next Race: April 29 – Nashville, Tenessee

          Results 450SX Class – East Rutherford
          1. Justin Barcia (USA), GASGAS, 18 laps
          2. Eli Tomac (USA), Yamaha, + 14.742
          3. Ken Roczen (GER), Suzuki, +25.396
          OTHER KTM
          5. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM
          7. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM
          9. Justin Hill (USA), KTM
          18. Josh Hill (USA), KTM

          Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 14 of 17 rounds
          1. Eli Tomac, 315 points
          2. Cooper Webb, 304
          3. Chase Sexton, 294
          OTHER KTM
          7. Aaron Plessinger, 213
          9. Justin Hill, 154
          14. Josh Hill, 103
          19. Kevin Moranz, 70
          29. Marvin Musquin, 11

          Results 250SX East/West Showdown – East Rutherford
          1. Max Anstie (GBR), Honda, 14 laps
          2. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, +10.091
          3. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, +10.824
          4. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM, +11.324
          OTHER KTM
          14. Tom Vialle, KTM

          Standings 250SX East Class 2023 after 8 of 10 rounds
          1. Hunter Lawrence, 198
          2. Haiden Deegan, 149
          3. Max Anstie, 148
          OTHER KTM
          9. Tom Vialle, 95

          Standings 250SX West Class 2023 after 7 of 10 rounds
          1. Jett Lawrence, 176
          2. RJ Hampshire, 137
          3. Enzo Lopes, 118
          OTHER KTM
          5. Maximus Vohland, 104

            MXGP: doppietta KTM in Trentino con Adamo ed Everts in MX2

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            Il Gran Premio del Trentino 2023 resterà una pietra miliare per Red Bull KTM Factory Racing nella classe MX2 grazie alla prima vittoria di giornata in carriera per Andrea Adamo accompagnata dal primo podio di Liam Everts giunto secondo alle spalle del siciliano. E con Jeffrey Herlings terzo in MXGP, la squadra ha preso parte a entrambe le cerimonie del podio.

            Benefits found at USA MotoGP™ as Red Bull KTM finish progressive Americas trip

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            Red Bull KTM Factory Racing had good reason to view the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas with strong cause for optimism considering the increased competitiveness and continued progression with the current RC16 motorcycle. Jack Miller was holding a podium position at COTA until a mid-race slip while Brad Binder was also among the fastest on track in Texas until he also had to recover from an err

            Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Cooper Webb fourth in Atlanta to continue 450SX title challenge

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            A fourth-place finish in the 450SX Main Event at round 13 of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship was a measured result for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Cooper Webb, as premier class teammate Aaron Plessinger charged to sixth position at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

            After qualifying in fourth this morning, Webb was exceptional in winning Heat 1 of the day, but was affected by his start in the Main Event. The two-time champion completed lap one in P5, but lost crucial time to the leaders in the early stages and fourth was as high as he managed to climb by the race's end.

            Still, it was an important result that saw Webb marginally close the gap in the 450SX point standings, still positioned in second and now only six points in arrears with four rounds remaining aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.

            Cooper Webb: "Atlanta Motor Speedway was an up-and-down day. Qualifying went really well for me, which was fourth, and then I won my heat race with a good start – I felt great! In the Main Event, I just didn't get a start, had to make some passes, and was a bit far from the lead group, so I didn't ride my best. I was a bit disappointed with that performance. At the of the day, we'll go back this week, get better, aim to get back on the podium, and try to win in these coming races."

            Meanwhile, fellow KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION rider Plessinger qualified in ninth place, but endured difficulties in Heat 2 and was forced to go to the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ), which he won comfortably. With an outside gate-pick for the Main Event, he ended lap one in 11th and progressively moved forward from there, eventually finishing in a hard-fought P6. Plessinger remains seventh in the championship order.

            Aaron Plessinger: "Atlanta started out pretty good. We got the bike dialed in practice, but there was something off with the feeling of my clutch in the heat – I ended up crashing and not making it directly into the Main Event. I went to the LCQ, won that and had some fun with the extra laps, but that led to me having the outside gate for the start. I had a decent start anyway, charged forward, and pushed hard, so it was a good end to a not-so-great day!"

            It was a tougher day for dual MX2 World Champion Tom Vialle in the return of the 250SX East division, crashing out of the Main Event on lap one. His day started convincingly by qualifying in eighth and then scoring second in his Heat race riding the KTM 250 SX-F, before his afternoon unfortunately ended prematurely. The French rookie currently sits eighth in the standings.

            Tom Vialle: "Today started well for me in finishing second in the Heat, which was a good result, but unfortunately I fell on the first lap of the Main Event and I wasn't able to continue. It was disappointing to have the afternoon end like that, so we will will regroup and look forward to the Showdown next weekend."

            Next Race: April 22 – East Rutherford, New Jersey

            Results 450SX Class – Atlanta
            1. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 15 laps
            2. Justin Barcia (USA), GASGAS, +7.006
            3. Ken Roczen (USA), Suzuki, +11.206
            4. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +17.928
            OTHER KTM
            6. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM
            10. Justin Hill (USA), KTM
            11. Josh Hill (USA), KTM
            16. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM

            Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 13 of 17 rounds
            1. Eli Tomac, 292 points
            2. Cooper Webb, 286
            3. Chase Sexton, 275
            OTHER KTM
            7. Aaron Plessinger, 213
            10. Justin Hill, 140
            13. Josh Hill, 98
            21. Kevin Moranz, 54
            29. Marvin Musquin, 11

            Results 250SX East Class – Atlanta
            1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 11 laps
            2. Jordon Smith (USA), Yamaha, +8.232
            3. Haiden Deegan (USA), Yamaha, +14.579
            OTHER KTM
            22. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM

            Standings 250SX East Class 2023 after 7 of 10 rounds
            1. Hunter Lawrence, 177 points
            2. Haiden Deegan, 132
            3. Max Anstie, 122
            OTHER KTM
            8. Tom Vialle, 86

            Red Bull KTM's Cooper Webb battles to fourth in Glendale Supercross Triple Crown

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            Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Cooper Webb worked his way to a consistent fourth-place result at the final Triple Crown round of the year in Glendale, marking round 12 of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship. 450SX teammate Aaron Plessinger finished the night in seventh, as Maximus Vohland claimed an eighth-place result in the 250SX West division.

            Webb put the eighth-fastest qualifying time behind him by launching his 2023 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into second place in the opening Triple Crown race, keeping within striking distance of the leader throughout the 12-minute sprint to open his Glendale account with a P2 result.

            As the track continued to firm up, Webb kept himself in round podium contention with a fifth in the second race, but an uncharacteristic mid-pack start to the final outing saw him having to fight to an eventual P4 result and fourth overall. Webb remains second in the 450SX championship with five rounds remaining.

            Cooper Webb: "Not the greatest of days, but not particularly bad either. I was equal third in points on the night, but fourth overall given my last race finishing place, and with 2-5-4 finishes. These Triple Crown races can really swing either way when it comes to points – be really good to you or be costly in points if you let them. In the first race, I rode pretty well and was battling up front for second place, but I just didn’t ride that great in the second and third races, made too many little mistakes and passing was really tough, which cost me the overall podium. I think things will be a lot better in Atlanta next week – I really like racing in ATL. It will be back to a normal Main Event format, so we will regroup and look to make back those championship points I lost out on tonight."

            The 10th-fastest qualifying time put Plessinger in a mid-pack position off the start of the first of the 450SX Triple Crown races. After some quick, early passes aboard his 2023 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION, he settled for ninth in the opening encounter.

            Two good starts to the remaining two Triple Crown races saw him placed well early on, but small errors and a slippery, hard-packed track saw him finish the final two races with P9 and P6 scores on his way to seventh overall for the night. Plessinger currently sits seventh in the championship order.

            Aaron Plessinger: "I was feeling decent early in the day, but it was a track that I didn’t gel with and didn’t feel comfortable on. In the first race, I was in a decent spot, but I got held up on the first straight and that put me back a ways. I got another good start in the second race but just went backward, so I made some big changes to the bike for the final race and got a really good start. Again, I went backward a little, but I felt like it was a better race. All in all, it was an off day for me – it was a tough track to pass on, and we haven’t seen hard-pack conditions like that for a while. We’ll rebound next weekend at Atlanta, which has always been good for me."

            In the 250SX West championship, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider Vohland overcame a tough first race to salvage eighth overall in the Triple Crown round, despite dealing with a sickness coming into the race weekend.

            After qualifying in eighth place, the restarted first race saw Vohland and his 2023 KTM 250 SX-F slide through the first turn and into fourth place, but contact from another rider saw him go down. After remounting at the back of the pack, he circulated to finish in 18th.

            Vohland put in two consistent performances for the final two races of the evening, with a pair of P6 results giving him enough points for a well-earned eighth overall. He now sits eighth in the Western Regional 250SX points with three rounds of the series left to run.

            Maximus Vohland: "It was a tough night in Glendale. I was sick all week coming into the race, so I knew it was going to be challenging. Unfortunately, in the first moto restart, I got taken out in turn three, which resulted in me getting an 18th. The second two motos were better, going 6-6 for eighth overall. I’m looking forward to getting healthy and ready for East Rutherford."

            Next Race: April 15 – Atlanta, Georgia

            Results 450SX Class – Glendale
            1. Eli Tomac (USA), Yamaha, 1-2-1
            2. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 4-1-3
            3. Justin Barcia (USA), GASGAS, 3-6-2
            4. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, 2-5-4
            OTHER KTM
            7. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM
            12. Justin Hill (USA), KTM
            15. Josh Hill (USA), KTM
            19. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM

            Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 12 of 17 rounds
            1. Eli Tomac, 275 points
            2. Cooper Webb, 267
            3. Chase Sexton, 249
            OTHER KTM
            7. Aaron Plessinger, 196
            10. Justin Hill, 127
            13. Josh Hill, 86
            21. Kevin Moranz, 47
            29. Marvin Musquin, 11

            Results 250SX West Class – Glendale
            1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-3-1
            2. RJ Hampshire (USA), Husqvarna, 2-1-3
            3. Levi Kitchen (USA), Yamaha, 3-2-2
            OTHER KTM
            6. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
            8. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM
            14. Joshua Varize (USA), KTM

            19. Kaeden Amerine (USA), KTM

            Standings 250SX West Class 2023 after 6 of 9 rounds
            1. Jett Lawrence, 153 points
            2. RJ Hampshire, 127
            3. Levi Kitchen, 101
            OTHER KTM
            8. Maximus Vohland (USA), 85
            10. Derek Kelley (USA), 70
            18. Joshua Varize (USA), 33

            29. Kaeden Amerine (USA), 7

            DOUBLE PODIUM RESULT FOR JOSEP GARCIA AT ENDUROGP OF ITALY

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            Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has made an impressive start to his 2023 FIM EnduroGP World Championship campaign by finishing as runner-up on day one in the Enduro1 class before going on to claim victory today, day two. Garcia now leads the Enduro1 world standings ahead of his home round of the series in Lalin in five weeks’ time.

            Binder stars as second MotoGP™ Sprint winner in Argentina!

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            MotoGP barreled onto the quick kinks and climes of the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit for the Gran Premio Michelin de la Republica Argentina. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brad Binder thrilled the fans with a remarkable launch from 15th to win the second ever MotoGP Tissot Sprint by fractions of a second. Teammate Jack Miller grabbed 10th place having moved up from 16th. Deniz Öncü shone in Moto3™ with 2nd spot.

            • Astonishing performance from Brad Binder to earn first MotoGP Sprint victory
            • Binder accumulates 12 world championship points to climb to 4th in the standings
            • Jack Miller again shows his fast acclimatization to the KTM RC16 with 10th spot and regains ground
            • Deniz Öncü stars with the Red Bull KTM Ajo RC4 to emerge from Moto3 Q1 and take 2nd on the grid

            From Portugal to the west, and fast. Argentina was the destination for MotoGP with barely a pause between an intense start to the 2023 season and the transcontinental trip to South America. The teams swapped trucks for freight and road for air miles as the fans and fever descended on Termas for the second year in a row.

            Brad Binder had made good progress from the discomfort of his neck problem that limited some of his potential in Portugal and the South African wheeled the KTM RC16 to 15th place in qualification after MotoGP suffered low grip conditions and unstable weather with bouts of rainfall on Saturday. In the 12-lap Sprint Binder scorched from the bottom of the fifth row of the grid, cut his way to 5th in the opening corners and seized control by the third lap. Brad put the #33 on top of the podium for the first time since his victory in 2021 in Austria.

            Jack Miller, bubbling after a fast and proactive debut for the team In Portugal, continued to improve. The Australian, a former Pole Position holder at Termas, qualified in 16th and also made a strong start in the Sprint. He crossed the line in 10th, just five seconds behind his teammate and built his pace up through the distance; clocking his best lap just two circulations from the finish.

            The 12-lap dash on Saturday was the ‘appetizer’ and means MotoGP will now look to run 25 laps at full distance for the Grand Prix on Sunday. The race program starts at 16.00 CET with Moto3. MotoGP blasts away from the lights at 19.00 CET.

            Brad Binder, 15th in qualification, 1st in the Sprint: “I surprised myself a little bit: what a start. I got super-tight in Turn 1, held the inside line and then just picked them off one at a time. I thought if I could go to the front and fight like hell then maybe I could stay there and the plan worked. I could hear the boys behind me at the end but brought it home. Thanks to my team; the step from yesterday was unreal, the bike was fantastic and I look forward to see how we can manage tomorrow.”

            Jack Miller, 16th in qualification, 10th in the Sprint: “I struggled a lot at the beginning of the race and it seemed to get better lap by lap and by lap six I was starting to get more comfortable. I was able to improve. I was trying really hard to catch back to Fabio [Quartararo] and [Jorge] Martin in front of me and I was making some headway there. I think it was the first time in my career that I have prayed for more laps than there was! Brad showed the bike has all the capabilities. He qualified one position in front of me on the grid and he made it work, that’s for certain, I could not believe it. He rode a mega race. The bike has great potential and I could make some decent overtakes and put it where I wanted. It’s all practice for tomorrow.”

            Francesco Guidotti, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager: “Super! An incredible race by Brad. He had an amazing start. Very clean and not too aggressive. He passed like a champion and defended the lead on the last lap like a lion. Unfortunately for Jack he was still missing grip at the start of the race and got stuck in the group but the pace was good. The race pace was really fast for everyone and it was difficult to overtake. We hoped to be better than we managed in qualification and this was the result.”

             

            Results Qualifying MotoGP Gran Premio Michelin de la Republica Argentina

             

            1. Alex Marquez (ESP) Ducati 1:43.881

            2. Marco Bezzecchi (ITA) Ducati +0.172

            3. Francesco Bagnaia (ITA) Ducati +0.858

            15. Brad Binder (RSA) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1:47.511 (Q1)

            16. Jack Miller (AUS) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 1:47.671 (Q1)

             

            Results MotoGP Sprint Gran Premio Michelin de la Republica Argentina

             

            1. Brad Binder (RSA) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 19:56.873

            2. Marco Bezzecchi (ITA) Ducati +0.072

            3. Luca Marini (ITA) Ducati +0.877

            10. Jack Miller (AUS) Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +5.143

             

             

            JOSEP GARCIA READY TO TAKE ON 2023 ENDUROGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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            Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia will begin his assault on the 2023 FIM EnduroGP World Championship this weekend as he takes on the opening round of the series, held in San Remo/Arma di Taggia, Italy. The two-time Enduro2 World Champion will switch category for this year, racing in Enduro1 on the KTM 250 EXC-F.

            Seattle runner-up result keeps Red Bull KTM's Cooper Webb in 450SX title hunt

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            A second-place finish by Cooper Webb in round 11 of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship has kept the two-time champion right in 450SX title contention following Seattle, as teammate Aaron Plessinger claimed P7 and Maximus Vohland delivered a top-five result in the resumption of the 250SX West region.

            Despite qualifying down the order in ninth, Webb starred in his Heat race to take take the checkered flag in P1, taking control from the outset on his way to the win onboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. He completed lap one of the Main Event in fifth position, and powered forward from there, making his way into second by lap 11 and that's where he would finish. He's now tied for the points lead with six rounds remaining.

            Cooper Webb: "I didn't gel very well with the track in practice at all, struggled to find a flow, and knew that for the night show, it was time to step up. The Heat race gave me a bit of a spark to know that we were in it, which was good to win that, and I knew the track was going to break down – that's something that I excel at. It was definitely good to bounce back. This morning, if you were to tell me I was going to be on the podium I would have been quite happy, so to be able to fight like that to P2 and stay within the battle was awesome."

            Plessinger was also a big improver between qualifying – in which he stopped the clocks in P12 – and the night program, charging to second position in Heat 1 riding his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. Unfortunately, a bad start saw him complete the first lap of the Main Event in 10th position and he had to work his way up the order from there, eventually crossing the line with a seventh-place result. He's also still ranked P7 in the 450SX standings.

            Aaron Plessinger: "It was an okay day. Practice was tough, I've got a pretty good gash in my leg from last week that was hurting me pretty good, but I tried to push through it. The Heat race was better, I had a good battle with Christian [Craig] in that to end up second. I had a bad start in the Main Event, and ended up moving into seventh about halfway, but after that, it was pretty quiet. I stayed on two wheels though and now we get a week off, so hopefully I can let my body heal and come back swinging for the upcoming Triple Crown!"

            Following an extended break for the western region, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 250SX talent Vohland was back in action at Seattle and impressed with a fifth-place finish on return. Vohland rode his KTM 250 SX-F to ninth on the charts in qualifying, followed by P5 scores in both his Heat and the Main Event after working his way through the pack into his final fifth-place result.

            Maximus Vohland: "It was a good night in Seattle! I started off the heat race with a top-five, which I was happy with, but felt I could be better with a few changes ahead of the Main Event. We changed the bike set-up and I felt a lot better, started around 10th and made my way up to fifth in the end. It was a tough track tonight, so I’m happy with a top-five finish and am now looking forward to improving on that at the Triple Crown in Glendale."

            Next Race: April 8 – Glendale, Arizona

            Results 450SX Class – Seattle
            1. Eli Tomac (USA), Yamaha, 23 laps
            2. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +4.798
            3. Justin Barcia (USA), GASGAS, +5.466
            OTHER KTM
            7. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM
            10. Justin Hill (USA), KTM
            12. Josh Hill (USA), KTM
            20. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM

            Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 11 of 17 rounds
            1. Eli Tomac, 248 points
            2. Cooper Webb, 248
            3. Chase Sexton, 226
            OTHER KTM
            7. Aaron Plessinger, 180
            10. Justin Hill, 116
            14. Josh Hill, 78
            20. Kevin Moranz, 43
            29. Marvin Musquin, 11

            Results 250SX West Class – Seattle
            1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 18 laps
            2. RJ Hampshire (USA), Husqvarna, +2.712
            3. Cameron McAdoo (USA), Kawasaki, +3.215
            OTHER KTM
            5. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM
            12. Joshua Varize (USA), KTM
            15. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
            16. Max Miller (USA), KTM
            20. Kaeden Amerine (USA), KTM

            Standings 250SX West Class 2023 after 5 of 9 rounds
            1. Jett Lawrence, 127 points
            2. RJ Hampshire, 104
            3. Cameron McAdoo, 101
            OTHER KTM
            7. Maximus Vohland, 70
            11. Derek Kelley, 53
            19. Joshua Varize, 24
            25. Max Miller, 10
            31. Hunter Cross, 4
            34. Kaeden Amerine, 3

              Portuguese MotoGP™ to ignite new projects and paths for the KTM GP Academy

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              Round one of the 2023 MotoGP world championship at the Algarve International Circuit this weekend will accelerate the prospects of the KTM GP Academy. Red Bull KTM Ajo and Red Bull KTM Tech3 will field two young riders each from three different countries in the Moto3™ category as the company’s race talent program continues at pace. Red Bull KTM Ajo meanwhile will hope to make 2023 a third straight

              Webb extends 450SX advantage in Detroit as late crash costs Plessinger

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Cooper Webb has extended his advantage in the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship after claiming a convincing runner-up result at round 10 of the season, on a night in Detroit that will be remembered for teammate Aaron Plessinger crashing out of contention in the closing laps while leading the Main Event. The 250SX Eastern Region saw Tom Vialle earn an inspired sixth-place finish.

              After qualifying sixth and finishing P4 in the opening Heat race, double 450SX champion Webb was in the thick of the action in a spectacular Main Event onboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. His 23 points scored enabled him to increase his series lead to three points, maintaining the red plate for a second-consecutive week and continuing his podium consistency.

              Cooper Webb: "It was disappointing for Aaron, he deserved to win tonight, and it was a crazy race. There was a lot of battling, I was just being smart, riding my race and I'm excited. It was a great race to maximize some points and I want to give it up for the Red Bull KTM team. There were fast laps at the beginning, I went down the middle of the whoops during the race and dialed that in, so that helped. I ended up in a good groove, so finishing on the podium was a strong result. I was just clicking my laps and, at the end of the day, it was a great race. We did what we needed to do, for sure, moving forward. Thank you to the fans tonight, too, they were awesome!"

              As for Plessinger, he earned P2 in his Heat race and, after claiming the Main Event holeshot and taking control of the race on lap two, was on target for a first-career premier-class victory until disaster struck with two laps remaining. Despite crashing heavily, he was able to salvage a 13th-place result, but it was a case of what could have been for the ever-popular Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider on his 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. He is ranked seventh in the championship following 10 rounds.

              Aaron Plessinger: "That one hurts, that one hurts a lot. I was riding so good and, man, I didn't stand up in that rut the whole moto – I sat down and put my foot out... The one time I think it's alright to stand up, it catches my foot and rips me right off the bike. I couldn't believe it, flying through the air like that and I just tried to tuck, because it was a hard hit. I tried to get back up – I probably could have finished – but man, that hurts. You know, get back up on the saddle and I'll get back up there in Seattle. I love it there, so don't count me out, I'm not done yet. I was riding so good, I'm so proud of my riding and I love these fans. I could hear them the whole way! You know, it happens, we'll be back with a vengeance. My starts are good, I'm good, my fitness is good... I've just gotta stay on the bike next time. Thank you to the fans, I wish I could have won it, but we'll get them next year!"

              French rookie Vialle managed to overcome a crash in Timed Practice that saw him qualify down the order in 250SX East, rebounding for third position in his Heat race and then charging to sixth in the Main Event riding the KTM 250 SX-F. The two-time and current MX2 World Champion was within half a second of a top-five result, keeping him positioned eighth in the championship standings entering a four-week break for the region.

              Tom Vialle: "Unfortunately I had a crash in practice and that was disappointing, but I actually had a good heat race in P3. I felt better in the night and had an okay start in the Main, around fifth or sixth, then finished really close to fifth in the end of the race. We were consistent, a little bit off in speed, but we will work hard over the next four weeks until the next round and try to improve my speed. The goal is to get closer to the top guys in front, so we will look forward to Atlanta."

              Next Race: March 25 – Seattle, Washington

              Results 450SX Class – Detroit
              1. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 23 laps
              2. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +6.335
              3. Eli Tomac (USA), Yamaha, +15.405
              OTHER KTM
              7. Justin Hill (USA), KTM
              10. Josh Hill (USA), KTM
              13. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM
              16. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM

              Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 10 of 17 rounds
              1. Cooper Webb, 225 points
              2. Eli Tomac, 222
              3. Chase Sexton, 208
              OTHER KTM
              7. Aaron Plessinger, 164
              10. Justin Hill, 103
              16. Josh Hill, 67
              19. Kevin Moranz, 40
              29. Marvin Musquin, 11

              Results 250SX East Class – Detroit
              1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 17 laps
              2. Nate Thrasher (USA), Yamaha, +7.685
              3. Haiden Deegan (USA), Yamaha, +11.215
              OTHER KTM
              6. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM
              17. Jack Chambers (USA), KTM

              Standings 250SX East Class 2023 after 6 of 10 rounds
              1. Hunter Lawrence, 151 points
              2. Nate Thrasher, 116
              3. Haiden Deegan, 111
              OTHER KTM
              8. Tom Vialle, 85
              25. Jack Chambers, 12

              Herlings and Adamo open 2023 MXGP with podium silverware in Argentina

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              The Grand Prix of Argentina launched the 2023 FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship with a packed attendance at the Neuquen circuit close to the small town of Villa la Angostura in Patagonia. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing came away from the first round of nineteen with Jeffrey Herlings as MXGP runner-up and Andrea Adamo earning his ‘spurs’ for the team with the same standing in MX2.

              2023 MotoGP™ prep almost complete with second and final pre-season test logged in Portugal

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              Two days of intense testing work brought the 2023 MotoGP pre-season to a conclusion for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing at the Algarve International Circuit. Brad Binder and Jack Miller sifted through solutions for the settings of their KTM RC16s both for the long Grand Prix year ahead and for the first round of the series at the same circuit in a fortnight’s time. Binder ended the weekend 9th fastest

              Indianapolis podium sees Red Bull KTM's Cooper Webb take 450SX championship lead

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Cooper Webb mastered one of the most technically challenging tracks of the season to leap into the lead of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship points, as he and his team-mate, Aaron Plessinger, finished third and fourth respectively at Indianapolis. In the 250SX Eastern Regional Main Event, Tom Vialle fought hard to a P8 result.

              After posting the sixth-fastest qualifying time, Webb and his 2023 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION charged to the front of his 450SX Heat race early on. The ever-motivated 27-year-old led the first two laps, but dropped two positions in the nine-lap outing, before a small error on the final lap saw him finish fourth.

              In the Main Event, two-time 450SX champion Webb powered his Red Bull KTM into the top three through the first turn and wasted no time moving into P2. A minor mishap in the tough, deeply-rutted whoops saw him drop a position, but he hung onto the rear wheel of the rider in front of him and finished with an important third-place result, claiming the championship points lead in the process.

              Cooper Webb: “To come away from Indy with the red plate is a great accomplishment. It’s still tight, but it was a great night for the points battle. Looking at my actual race, I’m a bit disappointed, as even though I was in the mix, we didn’t execute to race for the win. It’s a long season and tonight was about finding that balance between risk and reward because the track was so brutal. I lost a bit of pace at the end, but we’ll take this result and move on to the next round with the red plate.”

              After registering the ninth-fastest qualifying time, Plessinger and his 2023 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION put in a strong Heat race. He found himself inside the top three off the start, but kept the pressure on, passing for position toward the end of the Heat to finish with a confidence-inspiring runner-up result.

              Despite a mid-pack start to the Main Event, Plessinger was one of the biggest movers in the field as he adapted to the technical, constantly evolving track. Plessinger’s relentless riding saw him move from eighth to fourth throughout the final encounter, finishing with another positive haul of points as the season hits the halfway mark. He's currently seventh in the points chase.

              Aaron Plessinger: “I love coming to Indianapolis and it was a fun day, all-in-all. I felt good in my Heat and was able to make the pass for second in the whoops, which had me feeling confident going into the Main Event. I got off to a mediocre start in the Main, but I tried to ride smart and pushed my way to fourth, where I stayed for the rest of the race. After last weekend’s disappointing ninth result, I wanted to get back up there this weekend and get that momentum back, and I felt like I did that tonight. On to the next one!”

              250SX East tonight saw Vialle post the seventh-fastest qualifying time, then launched his 2023 KTM 250 SX-F to the front of the field in his Heat race. The two-time MX2 World Champion was in second position on the opening lap, however, gave up two positions in the opening laps to finish a comfortable fourth.

              It was a frustrating Main Event for Vialle, who found himself fighting in the middle of the pack for most of the race. The French rookie gradually worked his way from outside the top 10 up to seventh, before a mistake as a result of the deteriorating track conditions saw him drop to ninth. Refusing to give up, the 22-year-old clawed himself back into an eighth-place finish as the checkered flag flew.

              Tom Vialle: “An eighth-place result isn’t my best result and I could’ve done better, but I had a bad start in the Main Event. I felt like I had a good rhythm and pace over the first few laps as I passed a few guys up to seventh, but then I had a small crash where I lost a lot of time. I’ve never ridden Supercross on dirt like that, and I’m learning a lot about racing different tracks and dirt this year. I need to improve and get more experience, but that will only come with more races. I feel like my speed is there, but I need to put it all together – I feel like it’s only a matter of time before I get a podium result.”

              Next Race: March 18 – Detroit, Michigan

              Results 450SX Class – Indianapolis
              1. Ken Roczen (GER), Suzuki, 27 laps
              2. Justin Barcia (USA), GASGAS, +0.739
              3. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +8.852
              4. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, +19.436
              OTHER KTM
              9. Justin Hill (USA), KTM
              11. Josh Hill (USA), KTM
              16. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM

              Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 9 of 17 rounds
              1. Cooper Webb, 202 points
              2. Eli Tomac, 201
              3. Chase Sexton, 189
              OTHER KTM
              7. Aaron Plessinger, 154
              11. Justin Hill, 87
              17. Josh Hill, 54
              20. Kevin Moranz, 33
              29. Marvin Musquin, 11

              Results 250SX East Class – Indianapolis
              1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 21 laps
              2. Nate Thrasher (USA), Yamaha, +7.970
              3. Jordon Smith (USA), Yamaha, +15.288
              OTHER KTM
              8. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM

              Standings 250SX East Class 2023 after 5 of 9 rounds
              1. Hunter Lawrence, 125 points
              2. Max Anstie, 103
              3. Nate Thrasher, 93
              OTHER KTM
              8. Tom Vialle, 68

              REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2023 EUROPEAN JUNIOR E-MOTOCROSS SERIES ARE NOW OPEN

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              In just a few months’ time the third running of the incredibly popular European Junior e-Motocross Series will kick-off at the MXGP of Spain with registrations for the ground-breaking series now officially open. As in previous years, entries are open to 6–8-year-olds (age taken on January 1, 2023) with each event taking place alongside events on the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar. 

              Positively showcasing two-wheeled e-motorsport competition since its inception in 2021, the 2023 series is expected to be the best yet. The exciting championship allows KTM to emphasize its commitment towards electric-powered motorcycles and is the perfect starting point for ambitious young racers to quickly develop their skills by competing on MXGP racetracks.

              The European Junior e-Motocross Series is open to all KTM SX-E 5 riders and will continue to utilize the same proven race format in 2023. A timed qualifying session seeds riders onto the start line for each of the two races with the top three overall climbing onto the podium to celebrate their success, just like their MXGP heroes.

              Starting earlier than previous seasons, the MXGP of Spain on May 7 hosts the opening round with the remaining four events taking place during the early summer months. Familiar venues return aside from round two in France, which visits the superb Villars sous Ecot. Round three takes place at Teutschenthal, Germany before the series then culminates with a two-day event at Loket, the MXGP of Czech Republic, on July 15-16, where the overall champion will be crowned.

              With registrations reaching full capacity well ahead of the first round in both 2021 and 2022, the parents of ambitious young riders are urged to secure a place on the start line as soon as possible. The only requirement to ensure entry is for riders to be affiliated with their national federation and to commit to a minimum of three events.

              Every young rider who competes on state-of-the-art KTM SX-E 5 minicycles will receive an exciting selection of products from the KTM PowerWear range. Designed with the same race-winning intent as KTM SX-E 5, the pit wear, merchandise, and accessories provided will ensure all youngsters dress with a professional appearance in the paddock.

              Riders and their families will also experience track walks with elite racers, enjoy a tour of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing pits, and discover just what goes on inside the MXGP paddock during a race weekend. And should the eventual 2023 European Junior e-Motocross Series Champion be mounted on a KTM SX-E 5, an incredible prize is on offer – an exclusive training session with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing!

              For further information on the 2023 European Junior e-Motocross Series and to secure a place on the start line, please visit - www.junioremotocross.com

              Riaan Neveling - Head of Global Marketing KTM: “The 2022 European Junior e-Motocross Series was, for lack of a better word, electric! Not only did it showcase the true READY TO RACE capabilities of the KTM SX-E 5, but it also proved that electric power has a place in motorsport. This series has given KTM the perfect platform to show the world how good our e-powered motocross bikes can be and will continue to be into 2023. On behalf of KTM, we are really excited about the third year of the European Junior e-Motocross Series and look forward to bringing more action in 2023.”

              Calendar – 2023 European Junior e-Motocross Series
              • Round 1: 7 May, MXGP of Spain – intu Xanadú - Arroyomolinos
              • Round 2: 21 May, MXGP of France – Villars sous Ecot
              • Round 3: 11 June, MXGP of Germany - Teutschenthal
              • Round 4: 15 July, MXGP of Czech Republic – Loket
              • Round 5: 16 July, MXGP of Czech Republic – Loket

              Cooper Webb and Red Bull KTM keep 450SX pressure on with second at Daytona

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb has maintained pressure in the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship 450SX title race, scoring his fourth-consecutive podium finish with second place at Daytona, as team-mate Aaron Plessinger rode to ninth. In 250SX East, Tom Vialle was in podium contention but ultimately ended his night with a crash in the Main Event.

              Posting the seventh fastest time in qualifying, Webb was inside the top three during the opening lap of Heat 2. Swiftly making his way up to second, the two-time premier class champion narrowly missed out on victory at the conclusion of the outing onboard his 2023 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.

              A strong start in the 450SX Main Event saw Webb charge to the early lead, setting the pace throughout much of the opening half of the race. Despite being regulated to second soon after, he kept his head down and rode to a commendable runner-up result, taking the checkered flag just 1.791s from the win. That finish sees him maintain second in the standings, just five points from the red plate.

              Cooper Webb: “Daytona has always been good to me, I’ve been on the podium here every time I have raced and been close [to the win] twice now. It’s been good competition for sure, we [Webb, Eli Tomac, and Chase Sexton] each have our strengths and I think we are elevating Supercross at the moment. I am sure we will all look back in 10 years and relish it, but right now, it’s every man for themselves. Moving forward, I really like Indy, Detroit, Seattle, and Salt Lake, so a lot of good rounds coming up.”

              A 10th-fastest qualifying lap provided Plessinger with a decent platform to launch into Heat 1 and showing solid pace throughout the race he worked his way up to fourth. The 2023 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION rider was seventh after lap one of the Main Event, eventually finishing the race in ninth position.

              Aaron Plessinger: “Daytona was looking to be fun and I enjoyed the track. I qualified 10th and it actually went pretty well – I felt good throughout the day. In the Heat race, I got an alright start and worked my way into fourth. In the Main Event, I got an okay start and was trying to move forward, but I lost my flow and kind of struggled throughout the rest of the main. We will go back, do some homework, figure out what I did wrong, and come out swinging for Indianapolis.”

              Daytona marked the fourth round of the 250SX Eastern Regional series, with Vialle sixth fastest at the conclusion of qualifying, in his first visit to Daytona International Speedway. Grabbing the early lead in Heat 1, the French rookie onboard his 2023 KTM 250 SX-F went on to secure a solid P2 finish to commence the night show.

              After a great start to the Main Event, Vialle’s maiden appearance at Daytona was unfortunately brought to a premature end when a heavy fall while running in second position ruled him out of contention. The double MX2 World Champion was unable to complete the race.

              Tom Vialle: “First time for me in Daytona was pretty good, I felt great in the practice and qualified sixth. I had a great start, I was first in the Heat on the start and I finished second, felt good. I had another great start in the Main Event and when Hunter Lawrence passed me, I was sitting well in second position, but on lap three I tipped over on a triple – I landed a little bit short and just tipped over. For sure, that was frustrating because I feel like we could have delivered a strong result, but that is how it is and we are going to do a great week with training and be ready for next weekend.”

              Next Race: March 11 – Indianapolis, Indiana

              Results 450SX Class – Daytona
              1. Eli Tomac (USA), Yamaha, 17 laps
              2. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +1.791s
              3. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, +12.046s
              OTHER KTM
              9. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM
              12. Justin Hill (USA), KTM
              15. Josh Hill (USA), KTM

              Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 8 of 17 rounds
              1. Eli Tomac, 186 points
              2. Cooper Webb, 181
              3. Chase Sexton, 176
              OTHER KTM
              6. Aaron Plessinger, 135
              14. Justin Hill, 73
              17. Josh Hill, 42

              Results 250SX East Class – Daytona
              1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 13 laps
              2. Max Anstie (UK), Honda, +9.127s
              3. Haiden Deegan (USA), Yamaha, +24.514s
              OTHER KTM
              17. Jack Chambers (USA), KTM
              22. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM

              Standings 250SX East Class 2023 after 4 of 9 rounds
              1. Hunter Lawrence, 99 points
              2. Max Anstie, 85
              3. Haiden Deegan, 74
              OTHER KTM
              8. Tom Vialle, 53
              26. Jack Chambers, 17

              TOUGH DAY FOR TOBY PRICE AT THE 2023 ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price endured a challenging day in the desert today, opening the long, 308-kilometer timed special on stage four of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. However, despite battling through a difficult day, he remained focused and give his all to secure a solid seventh place result. Price now lies sixth overall in the provisional rally standings.

              TOBY PRICE WINS STAGE THREE OF 2023 ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has claimed victory on stage three of the 2023 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. After close to four hours of racing, Price completed the timed special just 16 seconds ahead, securing his first stage win of the event. The Australian now lies third overall, just under three minutes down with two days left to race.

              TOP-EIGHT RESULT FOR TOBY PRICE ON FIRST LEG OF THE ADDC MARATHON STAGE

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has successfully completed the second stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in eighth place. As the fifth rider to enter the timed special this morning, Price maintained a solid pace through the rolling dunes while aiming to conserve both himself and his KTM 450 RALLY on this first leg of the event’s marathon stage.

              TOBY PRICE READY TO TAKE ON ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price is ready to race the 2023 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. Fresh from his runner-up finish at the Dakar Rally, Price comes into this second round of the FIM World Rally-Raid Championship looking to secure a solid result and keep his fight for the 2023 world title firmly on track. Unfortunately, winner of this year’s Dakar, Kevin Benavides, had a crash during the

              JOSEP GARCIA DOMINATES ROUND ONE OF SPANISH ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP RIDING THE KTM 250 EXC-F

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              Making his 2023 competitive debut, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has won both Enduro1 and the overall ‘Scratch’ categories at round one of the Spanish Enduro Championship held in Santiago de Compostela, A Coruna. After deciding to make the switch to E1 and the KTM 250 EXC-F for this season, Garcia has firmly thrown down the gauntlet to his rivals by winning all but one of the 22 speci

              Cooper Webb and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing charge to Oakland 450SX podium

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Cooper Webb has moved into second position in the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship standings after a hard-fought second-place performance in Oakland, as 450SX team-mate Aaron Plessinger was once again strong on his way to P4. In the 250SX West division, Maximus Vohland put in a consistent performance at his home race to claim seventh.

              Webb put his fifth-place qualifying time aboard the 2023 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to good use by launching to the front of his Heat race. After absorbing pressure for the first half of the race, a small error in the whoops saw him drop two positions, before he regrouped to finish third.

              An equally impressive start to the Main Event saw the two-time 450SX champion jump into P2 through the first turn, before he lost a position soon afterward. Webb turned the heat up on the closing laps to reclaim second, and closed the gap on the leader to within one second as they crossed the finish-line.

              Cooper Webb: “After last weekend, I just had the belief back and it was important to have that momentum, so tonight’s second-place result was good. At the beginning of the Main Event, I felt like I lacked the pace and couldn’t catch the two guys out front, but I stuck to my laps and began feeling really good at the end when I found some great lines and the track came to me late in the race. A mistake from the leader on the last lap meant we got close to another win, but I pushed hard tonight and I’m proud of that.”

              Despite an 11th pick of the starting gate following qualifying, Plessinger and his 2023 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION charged to a fourth-place result in the Heat race, after running as high as second in the opening laps.

              Plessinger was fourth off the start of the Main Event, but moved back to sixth at the end of the opening lap. From there, he steadily worked his way forward, moving into fourth position on lap nine and holding that position to the checkered flag. That result sees him ranked fifth in points.

              Aaron Plessinger: “The day started a little rough as I wasn’t gelling with the track, but we made some changes for the Heat race and I finished fourth. The team came together and made another adjustment I really wanted to make, and I got a really good start in the Main Event. I kept it steady and made a few passes, but then caught up to a few lapped riders and rode a fairly quiet rest of the race. I’ve been pretty consistent with a fourth, a third and a fourth over the past three weekends, and I’m happy with that, so we look forward to the next one!”

              Oakland saw the 250SX Western Regional series resume, with Vohland ending qualifying in 12th position. A near-perfect jump off the gate saw Vohland and his 2023 KTM 250 SX-F lead the opening laps on his way to a solid runner-up result.

              After rounding the first turn of the Main Event in sixth, Vohland made a quick pass for fifth on the first lap, but lost a couple of positions midway through the race. As the track became more technical, he opted for a safe approach and was rewarded with a seventh at what was his home round on the schedule. He's now P8 in the championship standings.

              Maximus Vohland: “I started the night with a holeshot in my Heat race, led some laps and had a good battle before finishing a solid second. In the Main Event I got off to a top-five start, but I just struggled in the whoops and I couldn’t get comfortable or settle into a rhythm, so I dropped a couple of positions. I have four weeks to work on some weaknesses and try to improve before Seattle.”

              Next Race: February 25 – Arlington, Texas

              Results 450SX Class – Oakland
              1. Eli Tomac (USA), Yamaha, 19 laps
              2. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +0.881
              3. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, +13.251
              4. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, +17.136
              OTHER KTM
              13. Josh Hill (USA), KTM
              14. Justin Hill (USA), KTM
              20. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM

              Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 6 of 17 rounds
              1. Eli Tomac, 139 points
              2. Cooper Webb, 132
              3. Chase Sexton, 132
              OTHER KTM
              5. Aaron Plessinger, 104
              14. Justin Hill, 49
              17. Josh Hill, 24
              18. Kevin Moranz, 21
              26. Marvin Musquin, 11

              Results 250SX West Class – Oakland
              1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 15 laps
              2. RJ Hampshire (USA), Husqvarna, +16.160
              3. Cameron McAdoo (USA), Kawasaki, +22.128
              OTHER KTM
              7. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM
              21. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM

              Standings 250SX West Class 2023 after 4 of 9 rounds
              1. Jett Lawrence, 101 points
              2. RJ Hampshire, 81
              3. Cameron McAdoo, 80
              OTHER KTM
              8. Maximus Vohland, 52
              12. Derek Kelley, 45
              17. Joshua Varize, 13
              26. Hunter Cross, 4
              28. Max Miller, 3

              Sepang speed gets 2023 MotoGP™ off to a flyer

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing once again convened at the Sepang International Circuit and in the hot and sweaty Malaysian climate to increase the intensity of their preparation work for 2023 MotoGP. After the three-day official test, Brad Binder rested 14th fastest while new recruit Jack Miller was 18th as the team diligently threaded through an analysis program of setup for the ’23 KTM RC16.

              KTM Factory Racing MotoGP™ test team primes the throttle for 2023 as Jonas Folger joins the fold

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              KTM will shortly ignite MotoGP engines for the 2023 season of racing and development as the official test team take to the track for Sepang ‘shakedown’ sessions in Malaysia. The factory will now be able to count on the expertise and input of a three-rider effort behind the scenes as Mika Kallio and Dani Pedrosa will be joined by 29-year-old ex-MotoGP star Jonas Folger for 2023.

              Top-five results for Red Bull KTM duo Plessinger and Webb at Houston Supercross

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team-mates Aaron Plessinger and Cooper Webb have both put in strong performances to finish inside the top-five at tonight's latest round of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship in Houston, Texas. In addition, the opening stop of the 250SX East season saw two-time MX2 World Champion Tom Vialle impress on his way to a seventh-place result in his first-career American Supercross appearance.

              A season-best result of P4 in the 450SX Main Event for Plessinger sees him move into seventh place in the standings. After setting the 12th-fastest qualifying time, he surged off the gate and into third in the first 450SX Heat race during the early stages, then climbed into second to claim a satisfying runner-up result on his 2023 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.

              Come the Main Event, Plessinger got a strong start and set out after the leader, but the race was red-flagged just before he could set up a move. A staggered restart saw the hard-charging 27-year-old lose two positions in quick succession, but he was able to regroup and finish fourth in what was his best performance of the year to date.

              Aaron Plessinger: “I came into this weekend feeling confident in my starts I had a lot of fun out there. In the Heat race, I got a good start and had a great battle with Cooper and another rider, where I ended up second. I rode really well in that race. I got another unreal start in the Main and I was duking it out for the lead when the race was unfortunately red-flagged. Off the staggered start, I slid out a little in the first turn and lost a position, then another rider got around me soon afterward. I got my bearings back and started charging, then despite a couple of little mistakes, I finished the race at a good pace in a P4 position.”

              Webb remains third in the championship standings after a hard-fought fifth-place result at NRG Stadium. Despite qualifying eighth, Webb and his 2023 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION launched to the front of the opening 450SX Heat, with the two-time champion going on to claim third position.

              Pinched off the start of the Main Event, Webb was able to cut inside as the field pushed wide and emerged from the first turn in P6. A quick pass saw him move into fifth before the race was red-flagged. After the restart, he traded places multiple times throughout the remainder of the race, before taking control and finishing with fifth position.

              Cooper Webb: “I ended up fifth tonight and it was a bit of a struggle, to be honest. I felt off all day, from practice and through the heats, but we made the most of it and came away with a top five in the Main Event. We’re still in a good points situation and we’ll keep the ball rolling, regroup this week in Florida and come back swinging at Tampa!”

              In the 250SX East season-opener, well-credentialed Frenchman Vialle is taking plenty of positives from his first-ever AMA Supercross start, where he enjoyed valuable track position and led the opening laps on his way to an eventual result of seventh in the Main Event.

              After qualifying ninth, the 22-year-old opened his 250SX account with an impressive third place in his Heat. A fast start aboard the 2023 KTM 250 SX-F saw Vialle complete the opening lap inside the top three, before he withstood early pressure from behind to finish P3 and progress directly to his first-ever Main Event.

              Another precise launch off the gate in the Main Event saw Vialle in P1 and he managed to lead the first two laps. After dropping two positions early on, he looked comfortable and appeared to be on track for a memorable podium. Unfortunately, a couple of late mistakes saw him cross the finish-line in seventh place, gaining valuable race experience in the process.

              Tom Vialle: “I was a little nervous in the first practice, but I felt more comfortable as the day went on. In my Heat I was again a bit nervous as it was my first-ever Supercross in a stadium at night, but I had a good start and finished P3, so I was happy with that. In the Main Event, I had a great start again and got to lead for two laps. Then with five laps to go, while in third, I had a small crash when I missed the rear brake and went over the corner. I’m disappointed as we could’ve finished on the podium, but I learned a lot and it was a good day overall.”

              Next Race: February 11 – Tampa, Florida

              Results 450SX Class – Houston
              1. Eli Tomac (USA), Yamaha, 23 laps
              2. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, +3.253
              3. Jason Anderson (USA), Kawasaki, +12.408
              4. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM, +17.357
              5. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +24.593
              OTHER KTM
              14. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM
              20. Justin Hill (USA), KTM

              Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 4 of 17 rounds
              1. Eli Tomac, 95 points
              2. Chase Sexton, 88
              3. Cooper Webb, 83
              OTHER KTM
              7. Aaron Plessinger, 64
              14. Justin Hill, 30
              20. Kevin Moranz, 13
              22. Marvin Musquin, 11
              28. Josh Hill, 5

              Results 250SX East Class – Houston
              1. Hunter Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 18 laps
              2. Max Anstie (GBR), Honda, +7.403
              3. Jordon Smith (USA), Yamaha, +10.171
              OTHER KTM
              7. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM

              Standings 250SX East Class 2023 after 1 of 9 rounds
              1. Hunter Lawrence, 26 points
              2. Max Anstie, 23
              3. Jordon Smith, 21
              OTHER KTM
              7. Tom Vialle, 16

              Fourth at Anaheim 2 edges Red Bull KTM's Webb closer in 450SX standings

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Cooper Webb has moved to within four points of the lead in the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION, after finishing fourth overall at Anaheim 2's first Triple Crown event of the year. Teammate Aaron Plessinger finished a consistent seventh overall, as Maximus Vohland claimed fifth overall in the 250SX West division.

              After setting the fifth-fastest qualifying time, Webb found himself mid-pack off the start of the first race of the night program. He smoothly worked his way through the pack into a top-five position, before colliding with another rider on the final lap and finishing seventh.

              The second race saw Webb and another rider make contact down the start straight and he was pinched out of the leading group through the first turn. From there, he stormed his way through the field in one of his customary charges to fourth position, finishing just short of a third-place result.

              Webb quickly jumped out of the gate for the final race of the night, settling into third, then capitalizing on his strong track position to claim the runner-up result and finish the round in fourth overall. Two-time 450SX champion Webb is currently third in the championship standings.

              Cooper Webb: "It was an up and down night. In the first race I had a run-in with another rider and ended up on the ground with a banged-up hand, which is never great. After a fourth in the second race, I got a much better start in the last one, rode up front, and ended up second. There were some weird racing incidents tonight, but we’ll take fourth overall. I’m looking forward to heading back east and moving forward to Houston where I’ll try and get our first win of the season."

              Meanwhile, Plessinger and his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION put in a consistent evening of racing to leave with a seventh-place result. A 10th pick of the starting gate saw Plessinger in the thick of the action in the early stages of the first race, but some strategic passes saw him move his way up to eighth before the checkered flag.

              Race two saw Plessinger leap into the top three out of the starting gate, before getting involved in a spirited battle for second. Unfortunately, a mistake saw him lose quick positions and he finished the race in seventh position. Another mid-pack start in the final race again saw Plessinger trying to move forward through the field, resulting in another seventh-place finish that had him end the night in P7 overall.

              Aaron Plessinger: "Seventh overall isn’t horrible, but it isn’t what I wanted and I know I’m capable of a lot more. In the first race I fought my way back through the pack as far as I could after a bad start. I got a good start and was riding well in the second main event, but I washed my front wheel out while fighting for second. It’s a shame I hit the ground, as I was really happy with that performance to that point. In the final race I got run high in the first corners and got stuck behind some riders, which slowed me down. I know what we need to work on for next week and it’s going to be nice to get back home and work with the team who we spent all off-season with."

              In the 250SX West class, Vohland put in a determined performance aboard his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to finish the night with a solid fifth-place result overall. After qualifying ninth, Vohland found himself in the chasing pack early in the opening race, but made some crucial late passes to move his way into seventh before the race's end.

              A strong start in the second race saw Vohland well in contention. Early incidents promoted him into P2 and he began tracking down the leader, however, a small error saw him remount further down the order and he went on to finish the race in eighth place. Race three saw him charge to fourth position and he went on to finish the night in fifth overall once the points from the three main events were combined.

              Maximus Vohland: "Tonight was a good rebound from last weekend for me. In the first race I got a mid-pack start and moved my way up to seventh. I got off to a good start in the second race, but made some mistakes that I felt could have cost me a really good shot at the win. In the final race, I almost got the holeshot and found my way into fourth, where I finished. I’m happy with the way I was riding all day, and now that we’re into a two-week break on the western region, I’m going to work hard to try and get on the box at my home race coming up."

              Next Race: February 4 – Houston, Texas

              Results 450SX Class – Anaheim 2 Triple Crown
              1. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, 1-5-1
              2. Jason Anderson (USA) Kawasaki, 5-1-3
              3. Ken Roczen (GER), Suzuki, 2-3-4
              OTHER KTM
              4. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM
              7. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM

              14. Justin Hill (USA), KTM
              22. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM


              Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 3 of 17 rounds
              1. Eli Tomac, 69 points
              2. Chase Sexton, 65
              3. Cooper Webb, 65
              OTHER KTM
              8. Aaron Plessinger, 45
              14. Justin Hill, 27
              19. Marvin Musquin, 11
              23. Josh Hill, 5
              25. Kevin Moranz, 4


              Results 250SX West Class – Anaheim 2 Triple Crown
              1. Levi Kitchen (USA), Yamaha, 4-2-2
              2. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 3-6-1
              3. Stilez Robertson (USA), Yamaha, 6-1-3
              OTHER KTM
              5. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM
              7. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
              20. Max Miller (USA), KTM
              21. Joshua Varize (USA), KTM


              Standings 250SX West Class 2023 after 3 of 9 rounds
              1. Jett Lawrence, 75 points
              2. Cameron Mcadoo, 59
              3. RJ Hampshire, 58
              OTHER KTM
              9. Derek Kelley, 43
              11. Maximus Vohland, 36
              17. Joshua Varize, 13
              26. Hunter Cross, 4
              28. Max Miller, 3

              San Diego 450SX podium makes it two in a row for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Webb

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              Two-time 450SX champion Cooper Webb has made it two podiums in a row to commence the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider claiming a convincing runner-up result in San Diego riding the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. Premier class teammate Aaron Plessinger charged to ninth position in the Main Event, recovering from a difficult start to salvage a top-10 finish.

              Webb qualified third fastest on combined times during the afternoon and carried that form to earn fifth place in his Heat, but it was the Main Event where he brought it all together in the second stop of the new SuperMotocross World Championship. The 27-year-old made a strong start into P2 during the early laps, before making his way into the lead by the end of lap four. He was bumped back a place on the following lap and that's where he would remain, with second repeating his result from Anaheim's opener two weeks prior.

              Cooper Webb: “Tonight was good, I got off the start strong and that was key in the way the track developed. I was able to lead some laps, which was cool, but the pace was pretty strong and I made a few mistakes in the middle of the race. The lapped riders helped me in the end to edge closer to Eli [Tomac] and it was pretty hectic with all that going on, so it was a tight finish, but overall I'm happy with how the season has started and am looking to push forward from here. It was positive for me to see what it takes to win at this point of the year, being so close tonight, so we'll learn from the few mistakes and keep fighting on."

              Also equipped with the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION, Plessinger only managed to qualify in 14th, before quickly turning that around in his Heat race for sixth position despite being caught up in an early incident. The opening lap of the Main Event saw him positioned outside of the top 15 in the early stages, however, he put his head down and made a series of critical passes from there. In the end, Plessinger made his way into ninth place to take home important championship points two rounds into the new season.

              Aaron Plessinger: “San Diego was a challenging day for me, even if the result was close to round one. Although practice didn't go as planned, I was riding good in the Heat race, got a pretty good start, and then got caught up in a crash that I couldn't avoid, so came from dead last to sixth in that. In the Main Event, I got a horrible start and worked my way back to ninth, which is not what we wanted, but we'll get better as we go. I have to focus on starts this week and come out swinging when we head back to Anaheim.”

              The third of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's regular 450SX contenders, Marvin Musquin, was ruled out of the San Diego round following an untimely mid-week practice crash that resulted in a wrist injury.

              Unfortunately for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 250SX West rider Maximus Vohland, mishaps in both his Heat race and the Last Chance Qualifier meant he was unable to transfer through to the Main Event. Vohland qualified in eighth position during the afternoon, before a first turn incident upon the restarted first Heat saw him cross the line in 13th place. From there, he recovered from a poor start in the LCQ to make his way into a transfer position, only to go down in the final laps and finish in P8 onboard the KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. Now 12th in the point standings, Vohland will look to return stronger next weekend at Anaheim 2.

              Maximus Vohland: “Timed qualifying went well, being inside the top eight. In the first Heat race I had a very bad start, made my way up to sixth, and then the red flag came out. On the restart I crashed in the first turn and, with only two laps to go, I was outside of the top nine and had to go to the LCQ. In the last chance, I worked my way up to a qualifying position, but then made a mistake on the last lap and went down, unfortunately putting me out of the main. Of course, I’m very disappointed, but I’m healthy and will be back at A2"

              Next Race: January 28 – Anaheim, California

              Results 450SX Class – San Diego
              1. Eli Tomac (USA), Yamaha, 25 laps
              2. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +1.148
              3. Justin Barcia (USA), GASGAS, +10.251
              OTHER KTM
              9. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM
              13. Justin Hill (USA), KTM

              Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 2 of 17 rounds
              1. Eli Tomac, 52 points
              2. Cooper Webb, 46
              3. Chase Sexton, 39
              OTHER KTM
              9. Aaron Plessinger, 29
              13. Justin Hill, 18
              16. Marvin Musquin, 11

              Results 250SX West Class – San Diego
              1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 19 laps
              2. RJ Hampshire (USA), Husqvarna, +3.613
              3. Cameron McAdoo (USA), Kawasaki, +4.871s
              OTHER KTM
              9. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
              12. Joshua Varize (USA), KTM
              DNS. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM

              Standings 250SX West Class 2023 after 2 of 9 rounds
              1. Jett Lawrence, 52 points
              2. RJ Hampshire, 46
              3. Cameron Mcadoo, 42
              OTHER KTM
              8. Derek Kelley, 27
              12. Maximus Vohland, 18
              18. Joshua Varize, 11

              KEVIN BENAVIDES AND KTM WIN THE 2023 DAKAR RALLY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has won the 2023 Dakar Rally! At the end of what has been a hugely successful race for the team, Benavides led home a KTM one-two with Toby Price securing second place, just 44 seconds behind his teammate. The result marks KTM’s 19th victory at the iconic rally-raid event.

              KEVIN BENAVIDES WINS DAKAR RALLY STAGE 13

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price and Kevin Benavides lie first and second overall in the provisional standings at the 2023 Dakar Rally. After over 43 hours of racing, the two KTM 450 RALLY riders are separated by just 12 seconds! Unfortunately, Matthias Walkner crashed out of stage 13 today and was airlifted to hospital suffering from pain in his lower back.

              TOBY PRICE REGAINS DAKAR RALLY LEAD WITH THIRD-PLACE RESULT ON STAGE 12

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has retaken the lead of the 2023 Dakar Rally following a strong ride to third place on stage 12 – the second leg of the event’s Empty Quarter marathon stage. Kevin Benavides placed fifth to successfully retain his third-place position in the overall rally standings, less than three minutes behind Price. Completing today’s special just seconds ahead of Benav

              THIRD-PLACE RESULT FOR TOBY PRICE ON STAGE 11 AT DAKAR RALLY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has completed the first half of the Dakar Rally’s Empty Quarter marathon stage as third fastest. The impressive result moves him back into second place in the overall standings, just 28 seconds down on the leader. Kevin Benavides rode to a solid 10th place today and drops two spots to third in the standings, while Matthias Walkner successfully defended his

              KEVIN BENAVIDES LEADS THE DAKAR RALLY AFTER STAGE 10

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has placed fourth on today’s stage 10 of the 2023 Dakar Rally and moves into the provisional lead of the overall standings. Toby Price completed the day in 19th but still lies third overall, just two minutes back, while Matthias Walkner enjoyed a solid day on his KTM 450 RALLY, placing fifth.

              RUNNER-UP RESULT FOR TOBY PRICE ON STAGE NINE OF DAKAR RALLY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has posted the second quickest time on today’s stage nine at the 2023 Dakar Rally, moving up to second overall in the provisional standings, just three seconds from the lead. Kevin Benavides also delivered a strong stage, completing the special as fifth fastest, he now lies third overall. Matthias Walkner sits 11th overall following a tough day in the Saudi

              RED BULL KTM READY TO RACE WEEK TWO AT DAKAR ‘23

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have completed the incredibly tough first week of racing at the 2023 Dakar Rally with all three riders lying inside the top 10 overall. Kevin Benavides sits as top KTM, a mere 13 seconds off the rally lead after well over 30 hours of racing. Toby Price is two minutes down on the leader in fourth, with Matthias Walkner placing 10th, despite suffering an injury to his wri

              PODIUM CHARGE FOR WEBB AND RED BULL KTM IN ANAHEIM

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              The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team has begun its 2023 AMA Supercross Championship campaign strongly, as multi-time champion Cooper Webb led the charge with an impressive come-from-behind runner-up result aboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. Teammates Aaron Plessinger and Marvin Musquin finished the Anaheim season-opener in eighth and 12th respectively, while Max Vohland piloted his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to a career-best fifth in the 250SX West Main Event.
               
              The 2019 and 2021 title-winner Webb set a solid foundation for the night show by starting his Heat race inside the top four. After losing a position on the second lap, Webb quickly struck back to retake the spot, then shadowed Musquin. From there, 27-year-old Webb made his move a lap later and went on to finish his heat race in third.
               
              When the gate dropped on the 450SX Main Event, Webb found himself in 10th on the opening lap, but made a number of quick passes to work his way into sixth before the halfway mark. As the track deteriorated, Webb came into his own, dropping his lap-times and making more crucial passes to work his way onto the podium, before executing a final-lap pass to claim a hard-fought, satisfying P2 result at the opening race of the new SuperMotocross World Championship.
               
              Cooper Webb: “I’m stoked to start this season so well! Honestly, I was really hoping to get a top five, maybe a top three tonight. I didn’t get a great start and I actually stalled the bike, and that put me back in the mid-pack. It’s tough because at the first round everyone’s feisty and excited, so it’s about being smart getting around guys, and moving forward without wasting too much time. The track was very rough, but I found some good lines and I was able to get start clicking off laps and making passes. A lot of riders made mistakes tonight and it worked out well for me.”
               
              Plessinger’s night got off to a promising start with a strong performance in his Heat race. After a top-eight start aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION, Plessinger was one of the big movers throughout the seven-lap Heat. He constantly moved forward through the pack, regularly making passes as he surged to a hard-fought fourth place finish, making his final pass on the last lap.
               
              It was an eventful Main Event for the #7, as he rounded the first turn inside the top 10, then found himself caught in the thick of the action. Capitalizing on other riders’ errors and making clever moves for position, Plessinger made his way into seventh, but went down late in the race and dropped to 11th. A string of late passes and opportunities saw him rebound to finish the race in eighth place.
               
              Aaron Plessinger: “For the first round of the season and my first race back since February, my day went pretty well. I qualified in 10th, and while I didn’t get a good start in my Heat race, I made it work and came back to fourth. In the Main Event I was in a good position, but had a little spill. If I hadn’t done that, I feel like I would have ended up in the top five or just outside of it, so we’ll clean some stuff up this week and be back ready for Oakland.”
               
              Longstanding Red Bull KTM racer Musquin began his 2023 campaign strongly with a third-fastest qualifying time aboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION and brought that same intensity into his Heat race. He jumped well off the gate and into second position, but lost a handful of positions throughout the race – including to his teammate Webb – before crossing the finish-line in P5.
               
              A mid-pack start to the 450SX Main Event saw the Frenchmen struggle to make headway early on, but he found some opportunities as the race unfolded, working his way into eighth. A small crash undid all his efforts as he remounted in 11th position and, despite keeping his focus forward, he lost another position late to finish the season-opener in 12th.
               
              Marvin Musquin: “I’m very disappointed with my end result and I know I can do a lot better. Track conditions were very tough and I wasn’t able to put it all together tonight. I had a bad start and got pinched badly in the first turn, and from that point on I struggled to find a rhythm. I could’ve got a good result as a lot of riders crashed, but I wasn’t able to make it happen. I got into a better rhythm in the middle part of the race, but then I dropped it. It was a really tough night and this isn’t what I want, so we’ll keep working and do better next weekend.”
               
              It was a memorable night for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Max Vohland in round one of 250SX West. The rising star launched well off the starting gate in the first Heat race of the 2023 season, rounding the first turn in third. Early pressure from behind saw Vohland respond well and push his way into second, but he lost the position several corners later. From that point he concentrated on clicking off consistent laps to finish with a well-deserved P3 result.
               
              Another great start in the 250SX Main Event saw Vohland rocket into third, a position he held for two laps before dropping to fourth. He then settled into a good rhythm and kept his focus forward for most of the race before a small mistake on the 12th lap saw him give up another place. Still, Vohland continued to put down consistent laps to cross the finish-line with a career-best fifth-place result and start his 2023 campaign on a high note.
               
              Max Vohland: “A1 was a good start to the championship for me. I started off the day with two good qualifying sessions, then I had a strong in my Heat, racing to a third-place finish. In the Main Event I got off to a good start and battled most of the race in fourth, and ended up fifth for the night. I’m really happy as my goal was a top-five result and I was able to achieve that. I’m looking forward to carrying this momentum into Oakland next weekend.”
               
              Next Race: January 14 – Oakland, California
               
              Results 450SX Class – Anaheim I
              1. Eli Tomac (USA), Yamaha, 21 laps
              2. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +2.778
              3. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda, +4.350
              OTHER KTM
              8. Aaron Plessinger (USA), KTM
              12. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM
              15. Justin Hill (USA), KTM
              17. Josh Hill (USA), KTM
              19. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM
               
              Standings 450SX Class 2023 after 1 of 17 rounds

              1. Eli Tomac, 26 points
              2. Cooper Webb, 23
              3. Chase Sexton, 21
              OTHER KTM
              8. Aaron Plessinger, 15
              12. Marvin Musquin, 11
              15. Justin Hill, 8
              17. Josh Hill, 6
              19. Kevin Moranz, 4
               
              Results 250SX West Class – Anaheim I
              1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 16 laps
              2. RJ Hampshire (USA), Husqvarna, +05.259
              3. Cameron McAdoo (USA), Kawasaki, +10.671
              OTHER KTM
              5. Max Vohland (USA), KTM
              10. Derek Kelley (USA), KTM
              19. Hunter Cross (USA), KTM
               
              Standings 250SX West Class 2023 after 1 of 9 rounds

              1. Jett Lawrence, 26 points
              2. RJ Hampshire, 23
              3. Cameron Mcadoo, 21
              OTHER KTM
              5. Max Vohland, 18
              10. Derek Kelley, 13
              19. Hunter Cross, 4

              TOBY PRICE CLAIMS THIRD ON DAKAR RALLY STAGE SIX

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has posted the third-fastest time on a shortened stage six of the 2023 Dakar Rally. Teammate Kevin Benavides was hot on Price’s heels, finishing fifth, just 21 seconds behind. Matthias Walkner secured another top-10 stage result as he continues to adjust to riding with an injured wrist, sustained on stage two.

              SOLID STAGE FIVE FOR RED BULL KTM AT DAKAR ‘23

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price, Matthias Walkner, and Kevin Benavides have successfully completed the ultra-demanding stage five at the 2023 Dakar Rally. The three-man team all placed inside the top 10, with Price finishing provisionally in third place, Walkner in sixth, and Benavides a further three minutes back in eighth.

              BRISK continues to add the spark to KTM Factory Racing for 2023

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teams in both the FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship and FIM Enduro competition will be fired into the fray thanks to spark plug specialists BRISK for 2023.

              KTM began an official association with BRISK in 2022 and the Czech firm’s technology helped towards the desired level of performance across both motocross tracks and enduro stages. Among the wins and podium results, Tom Vialle’s exciting MX2 world championship victory, Manuel Lettenbichler’s Hard Enduro title and Josep Garcia’s Manufacturer and Teams crowns in Enduro2 showed how BRISK’s hardware could benefit the KTM SX-F, KTM EXC and KTM EXC-F motorcycles for the demands of the highest levels of racing.

              BRISK hails from Tábor, close to the city of Prague, and was established almost 90 years ago. This long history comes with a wealth of experience, particularly in offroad motorsports, but also means their R&D and technical support departments react quickly to the challenges and changes of world championship contests. Once the gate drops or the clock starts then success often goes hand-in-hand with testing, evaluation, dependability and consistency and this is why KTM is happy to align with BRISK for the season ahead.

              2023 will be the second year that race technicians in Munderfing will keep total faith with BRISK spark plugs for works KTM machinery, and KTM are extremely pleased to count on the company as an important technical supplier in the quest for their racing objectives.

              Robert Jonas, Head of Motorsports Offroad: “We’re really pleased with how the collaboration with BRISK worked out in 2022 and for a wide selection of our racing program. We had been using BRISK spark plugs during 2021 and our development cycle, and we knew they were an ideal choice when it came to putting our race bikes on the line for ‘22. So, it’s good to be working together again for 2023 and I hope we can put even more trophies on shelves in Austria and the Czech Republic.”

              Hana Kajnarova, Commercial Director BRISK: “It is pleasure for BRISK to continue the partnership with KTM for the 2023 season. During all of the races of the 2022 World Championship BRISK spark plugs have done good job in KTM engines, what has been ever the priority of BRISK engineers and big fans of motorcycle sport. This mutual cooperation moves us further to new technical advances for KTM racing engines. On behalf of BRISK I would like to thank for the opportunity to be part of KTM success and to wish good luck to the entire team and all of the riders for 2023”.

              FOURTH PLACE FINISH FOR TOBY PRICE ON DAKAR STAGE FOUR

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price and Kevin Benavides have delivered strong performances on day four of the 2023 Dakar Rally. Price completed the stage in fourth place, with Benavides less than one minute behind his teammate in seventh. Matthias Walkner, who injured his wrist in a crash on stage two, gritted his teeth once again to finish the stage in 12th.

              KEVIN BENAVIDES PLACES FOURTH ON DAKAR STAGE THREE

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has posted the fourth quickest time on the long 447-kilometer timed special on day three of the Dakar Rally. Toby Price delivered a strong performance over the mixed terrain to finish in sixth place, while Matthias Walkner placed 11th.

              TOP-FIVE RESULT FOR TOBY PRICE ON DAKAR STAGE TWO

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has completed the extremely tough and long second stage of the 2023 Dakar Rally as the fifth fastest rider. Joining Price inside the top 10, Kevin Benavides placed eighth despite incurring a one-minute speeding penalty, while Matthias Walkner posted the 10th quickest time, just four minutes down on the stage winner after well over five hours of racing.

              STRONG START TO 2023 DAKAR RALLY FOR RED BULL KTM

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              The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team have made a solid start to the 2023 Dakar Rally with Kevin Benavides finishing second on stage one, and Toby Price in fifth. Matthias Walkner, who stopped to assist a fallen rider early on in the stage, completed the opening day in provisional 10th.

              RED BULL KTM READY FOR 2023 DAKAR RALLY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have completed their shakedown tests and administrative checks ahead of the 2023 Dakar Rally and are now ready to take on the 14-stage event in Saudi Arabia. The three-man team, all former Dakar champions, will first face the opening prologue on December 31, 2022, before taking on stage one on New Year’s Day 2023.

              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing to rely on Milwaukee backing for MXGP mission

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM SX-F machinery will be prepared and made ‘race ready’ for FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship action thanks to Milwaukee hardware for the next two years. The American firm will sponsor as well as provide technical cordless and hand tools for the works team as they attempt to defend their MX2 crown and aim to retrieve the MXGP title.

              RED BULL KTM ARE READY TO RACE DAKAR 2023

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner, Toby Price, and Kevin Benavides are ready to take on the 2023 Dakar Rally. With less than one month to go before the start of the iconic event, the team will soon complete their final preparations before heading to Saudi Arabia to compete in the 14-stage event, which starts on December 31.

              2022 ends with the first step to 2023: MotoGP™ testing finalizes Valencia stint

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing barely had time to let the Prosecco spray dry from the final Grand Prix of the 2022 MotoGP season at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia. The first test with an eye on the 2023 campaign took place less than 48 hours after the crew had celebrated 2nd and 5th finishes in Spain and 2nd place in the Teams’ championship and saw new recruit Jack Miller make his first laps o

              RUNNER-UP RESULT FOR KEVIN BENAVIDES AT THE 2022 ANDALUCIA RALLY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has successfully completed the 2022 Andalucia Rally, finishing in second place. Opening the fourth stage of this final round of the FIM World Rally-Raid Championship, the KTM 450 RALLY rider fought hard over the short 100-kilometer timed special to ultimately claim second place for the day and secure a runner-up result at the close of the Spanish event

              STAGE THREE WIN FOR KEVIN BENAVIDES AT ANDALUCIA RALLY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has topped the timesheets on day three of the 2022 Andalucia Rally. Racing skillfully through what the organizers described as the toughest stage of the event, the KTM 450 RALLY rider maintained his focus throughout the 284-kilometer special to clinch the win by a narrow 18 seconds. Benavides now lies second overall with one day left to race.

              TOP-FOUR RESULT FOR KEVIN BENAVIDES ON STAGE ONE AT ANDALUCIA RALLY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has made a solid start to his 2022 Andalucia Rally, claiming fourth on the opening stage. The KTM 450 RALLY racer was the 10th rider into the stage but took the lead at the kilometer 34 waypoint and carried that advantage to the finish. Unfortunately, after being awarded a six-minute penalty for speeding, Benavides dropped three places to fourth.

              DOUBLE WIN FOR JOSEP GARCIA AT ENDUROGP GERMANY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has dominated proceedings at the seventh and final round of the FIM EnduroGP World Championship to claim victory on both days of racing at the iconic Zschopau venue in Germany. Although the young Spaniard gave his all in the challenging conditions, he wasn't quite able to secure the 2022 Enduro2 world title, and ultimately finished the season as runner-up

              MANUEL LETTENBICHLER WINS 2022 FIM HARD ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has won the 2022 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. Claiming a dominant victory at the eighth and final round of the series - Hixpania Hard Enduro - the young German secured the title in style on his KTM 300 EXC. FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Trystan Hart narrowly missed the podium in fourth.

              KEVIN BENAVIDES SECURES TOP-SIX RESULT AT RALLYE DU MAROC

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has successfully completed the 2022 Rallye du Maroc in sixth place. Following a tough start to the event where Benavides opened stage one, the Argentinian fought back hard, delivering strong stage results to ultimately finish inside the top six. Toby Price, who also showed great pace during the event, unfortunately crashed out of the competition yester

              RUNNER-UP RESULT FOR KEVIN BENAVIDES ON RALLYE DU MAROC STAGE TWO

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has delivered an outstanding ride on day two of the 2022 Rallye du Maroc, posting the second-quickest time and finishing less than three minutes down on the day’s stage winner. Toby Price also enjoyed a solid day in the Moroccan dunes, finishing sixth and moving up to second in the provisional overall rally standings.

              TOBY PRICE PLACES THIRD ON RALLYE DU MAROC STAGE ONE

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has finished third-fastest on the opening stage of the 2022 Rallye du Maroc. The Australian made the best use of his start position, earned through his runner-up result in the short prologue stage, to make up time on the rest of the field. Kevin Benavides, who had the difficult task of opening the stage, finished 10th fastest.

              RED BULL KTM READY FOR ACTION AT RALLYE DU MAROC

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing are ready to take on the 2022 Rallye du Maroc. The five-stage event marks the third round of this year’s FIM World Rally-Raid Championship. With Matthias Walkner still recovering from injury, Kevin Benavides and Toby Price will fly the flag for KTM in Morocco, riding the latest KTM 450 RALLY machines.

              RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING AND HINSON SET TO CONTINUE SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP THROUGH 2024

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Hinson Clutch Components have renewed their highly successful technical partnership for a further two seasons, extending the 15-year relationship through until the close of the 2024 season. The new agreement ensures that the team’s MXGP, Rally, Offroad, and AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross riders will continue to benefit from the proven performance and reliability o

              Binder so close to Aragon MotoGP™ podium result

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              Brad Binder raced to 4th position and his second-best finish of the current MotoGP season at MotorLand Aragon today. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider made a brilliant start and remained in podium contention for the entire duration of the fifteenth round of twenty and the penultimate European Grand Prix of the campaign.

              San Marino celebrations with Moto3™ and Moto2™ trophies for Masia and Fernandez

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              MotoGP visited the Italian mainland for the second time in the 2022 season and the flat and curling Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli was the scene for the Gran Premio Gryfyn di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini. KTM watched Red Bull KTM Ajo riders Jaume Masia and Augusto Fernandez scale the Moto3 and Moto2 podiums in 2nd and 3rd positions respectively in hot and sunny conditions.

              JOSEP GARCIA TAKES OVERALL INDIVIDUAL HONORS AT 2022 ISDE

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has claimed overall individual victory at the 96th edition of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE). Riding his KTM 350 EXC-F, the reigning Enduro2 World Champion topped three of the five days at the event before delivering a strong runner-up performance in the final motocross test to take the win by close to one minute. The result marks the young

              MANUEL LETTENBICHLER TAKES FIM HARD ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD WITH RED BULL OUTLIERS WIN

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler delivered the goods at round seven of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship to claim victory at Red Bull Outliers. Claiming the top step of the podium at the Canadian hard enduro, the German now takes over the series points lead with just one round remaining. Pushing him all the way, FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Trystan Hart made it a KTM 1-2 with th

              PLESSINGER AND RED BULL KTM BACK ON THE 450MX PODIUM AT ROUND 11

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              With 3-3 results at the Ironman National, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger has secured third overall in the 450MX class at the penultimate round of the 2022 AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Ryan Dungey was in the mix alongside his teammate Plessinger throughout the day, coming close to capturing his first podium of the season with 4-7 finishes in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

              JOSEP GARCIA AND KTM READY TO TAKE ON THE 96TH INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia is ready to race the 2022 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), being held in and around Le Puy-en-Velay, France. Leading Spain’s World Trophy team into the event, Josep will be aiming to repeat the overall individual event win he secured last year in Italy. Joining Garcia in France, FMF KTM Factory Racing riders Josh Toth, Kailub Russell, and Dante O

              KEVIN BENAVIDES READY TO RACE 2022 ATACAMA RALLY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides is ready to take on the 2022 edition of the Atacama Rally in Chile. Benavides will use the event to continue testing his KTM 450 RALLY and build his speed ahead of the next round of the world championship, in Morocco later in the year.

              Home MotoGP™ speed & competitiveness for the KTM GP Academy in Austria

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              The CryptoDATA Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich produced scenes of encouragement and satisfaction for the KTM GP Academy. Pedro Acosta and Augusto Fernandez shone for the Red Bull KTM Ajo team as they finished in the Moto2 top five at the Red Bull Ring while Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Deniz Öncü just missed the Moto3™ podium. The famous and fast Austrian complex provided warm and cloudy conditions for

              DUNGEY FIGHTS UP FRONT AT BUDDS CREEK

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              The 2022 AMA Pro Motocross Championship took on the iconic Budds Creek National for the tenth round on Saturday and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey was on top form all day, finishing just off the 450MX podium with close 4-4 moto results in Mechanicsville, Maryland.

              PLESSINGER CLAIMS FOURTH OVERALL AT UNADILLA NATIONAL

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger came close to securing his second 450MX podium of the season, finishing fourth overall at Round 9 of the 2022 AMA Pro Motocross Championship in New Berlin, New York. Returning to racing after the series’ two-week break, Plessinger fought

              Augusto Fernandez wins again as Red Bull KTM leave British Grand Prix with more Moto2™ & Moto3 silverware

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              The fast, flat and relentless challenge that is the Silverstone circuit was more happy hunting ground for the Red Bull KTM teams in both Moto3 and Moto2 categories. Augusto Fernandez won for the third consecutive time in Moto2 as both Deniz Öncü and Jaume Masia rode to the Moto3 podium at the Monster Energy British Grand Prix for round twelve of the world championship.

              DOUBLE ENDUROGP VICTORY FOR JOSEP GARCIA IN HUNGARY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has charged to victory on both days of racing at round six of the FIM EnduroGP World Championship, held in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. Just one week after returning to competition following injury, the KTM 350 EXC-F racer was back to his best at the penultimate round of the season, winning both Enduro2 and the overall EnduroGP category in style.

              DOUBLE ENDURO2 PODIUM RESULT FOR JOSEP GARCIA AT GP OF SLOVAKIA

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has returned to FIM EnduroGP World Championship action in style by claiming two Enduro2 podiums at the GP of Slovakia. Just over one month since undergoing surgery to repair a displaced fracture of his left thumb, the KTM 350 EXC-F racer placed third in E2 on both days of racing while also securing a third-place result in the overall EnduroGP category on

              MANUEL LETTENBICHLER FIGHTS BACK TO PLACE SIXTH AT RED BULL ROMANIACS

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has completed round five of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship at Red Bull Romaniacs in sixth overall. Fighting back from an early two-hour penalty, the KTM 300 EXC rider went on to claim two day wins at the Romanian hard enduro rallye. FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Trystan Hart secured fourth place on his second appearance at the event, while form

              LETTENBICHLER AND WALKNER READY TO RACE 2022 RED BULL ROMANIACS

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler and Matthias Walkner are ready to take on the 19th edition of Red Bull Romaniacs. While Lettenbichler hopes to secure his fourth consecutive FIM Hard Enduro World Championship race win in 2022, as well as his fourth consecutive Romaniacs victory, Walkner will be contesting the hard enduro rallye for the first time, riding in the Bronze class on hi

              Vialle walks the podium at Belgian MXGP

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              Tom Vialle secured 3rd place through the brutal sand of Lommel for the Grand Prix of Belgium and for the fourteenth round of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider banked 7th and 4th in the motos and remains a close 2nd in the MX2 standings.

              RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING AND RAM BEGIN EXCITING GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and RAM have formed an exciting new partnership which will see them join forces in three elite racing disciplines for the remainder of 2022 - the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM EnduroGP World Championship, and the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. The new collaboration is based on the brands’ shared values of power and agility, as well as on their proven ab

              DUNGEY SCORES A TOP-FIVE IN FRONT OF HOMETOWN FANS AT SPRING CREEK

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey scored fifth overall at the Spring Creek National with a pair of hard-fought 4-6 finishes in front of his home state crowd in Minnesota. Teammate Max Vohland delivered a season-best finish of fourth in 250MX Moto 1, setting himself up for a positive sixth overall finish at Round 7 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

              MANUEL LETTENBICHLER SECURES 2022 FIM HARD ENDURO HAT-TRICK WITH RED BULL ABESTONE WIN

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has made it three wins in a row in the 2022 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship with victory at round four’s Red Bull Abestone. Carrying his winning form from rounds two and three, Lettenbichler once again proved to be the rider to beat in hard enduro, racing to a clear eight-minute margin of victory in Italy. Despite missing the opening round due

              DUNGEY CLAIMS SEVENTH AT REDBUD MX NATIONAL

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              The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team landed in Buchanan, Michigan on Saturday to celebrate America’s Fourth of July weekend at the crowd-favorite KTM RedBud National. With a warm welcome back to the Midwest, Ryan Dungey highlighted the team’s efforts in the highly-competitive 450MX class with

              MIXED FORTUNES FOR JOSEP GARCIA AT ENDUROGP OF ITALY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has experienced a very mixed weekend at the EnduroGP of Italy, claiming a hard-fought victory on day one to top the timesheets in both the Enduro2 and the overall EnduroGP categories. Unfortunately for the Spaniard, a crash on the second day while again fighting for the win knocked Garcia down the rankings with the KTM 350 EXC-F rider ultimately salvaging

              MANUEL LETTENBICHLER WINS 2022 RED BULL ERZBERGRODEO

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has won the 26th edition of the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo. First rider to checkpoint one, the young German maintained his lead right to the checkered flag. The win marks Manuel’s second consecutive FIM Hard Enduro World Championship victory since his return from injury at round two. FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Trystan Hart rounded out the podium in third

              Vialle rues poor luck at German Grand Prix

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle used his factory KTM 250 SX-f to seal another moto victory in the 2022 FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship at Talkessel, Teutschenthal for the Grand Prix of Germany but classified 9th overall after a second moto DNF.

              CAIROLI LANDS JUST OUTSIDE THE PODIUM AT THUNDER VALLEY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Antonio Cairoli continues to race his way toward his first 450MX podium, capturing his best moto finishes of the season – with fourth and fifth – to secure fifth overall at Round 3. Teammate Ryan Dungey followed suit in sixth overall, claiming a pair of consistent 7-7 finishes at the Thunder Valley National.

              MotoGP™ points across the board at roasting Catalan GP

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              Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira starred for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing as they scored 8th and 9th positions in another strong MotoGP outing for the squad, this time around the slippery Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya. A hot and demanding Catalan Grand Prix saw all KTM RC16s in the points with both Tech3 KTM Factory Racing MotoGP class rookies posting their highest classifications to-date.

              Acosta strikes first Moto2™ gold at Mugello

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              The KTM GP Academy raced into action for the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley at the magnificent setting of Mugello and in overcast and cool summer conditions for the eighth round of the now-twenty round MotoGP™ championship. Pedro Acosta was the standout performer on the day with his very first victory in the Moto2 class.

              MANUEL LETTENBICHLER READY TO RACE XROSS HARD ENDURO RALLY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler will return to competitive action today when he begins his participation in round two of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship – Xross Hard Enduro Rally. The young German was forced to sit out the opening event of the series following surgery on his left knee but is now well on the way to full fitness.

              STRONG RUNNER-UP RESULTS FOR JOSEP GARCIA AT ENDUROGP OF PORTUGAL

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has finished as runner-up on both days of the second round of the FIM EnduroGP World Championship, held in Portugal. Placing second in the Enduro2 and overall EnduroGP classes on Saturday, Garcia then repeated his day one results on Sunday, frustratingly finishing both days just short of the top step of the overall podium.

              DOUBLE PODIUM RESULT FOR JOSEP GARCIA AT ENDUROGP OF SPAIN

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has made an impressive start to his 2022 FIM EnduroGP World Championship campaign, overcoming a mixed opening day to top the Enduro2 class and take an imposing EnduroGP-class win on day two of the GP of Spain. Placing third in the hugely competitive Enduro2 category on Saturday, Josep removed all mistakes from his riding for the final day of competition i

              MUSQUIN CONTINUES HIS LATE-SEASON CHARGE WITH THIRD-PLACE RESULT IN DENVER

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              The penultimate round of the AMA Supercross Championship took place earlier today in Denver, Colorado, and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin raced to a third-place podium finish in the 450SX class. Overcoming challenging track conditions, Musquin minimized his mistakes and managed the race to successfully land his fifth podium appearance in the last six rounds.

              More Moto3™ silverware for Masia with runner-up finish in Portugal

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              The Grande Premio Tissot de Portugal brought MotoGP™ together for round five and the first European date after sojourns to Qatar, Indonesia, Argentina and the USA so far in 2022. The drops, climbs and cambers of the Algarve International Circuit was the tricky setting for the latest chapter for the world championship as the KTM GP Academy hunted decent results in the Moto3 and Moto2™ classes.

              Oliveira sets the early pace in Portugal…with hundreds of fans in tow!

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Miguel Oliveira felt the pressure of heading ‘the pack’ for the second time in just two years at the Algarve International Circuit. Instead of 23 other MotoGP™ riders, the 27-year-old was instead chased by hundreds of excited fans for a lap around the stunning Portuguese facility ahead of the Grande Premio Tissot de Portugal and the fifth round of the 2022 championshi

              First 2022 Moto3™ honors for Jaume Masia at USA Grand Prix

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              Round four of 2022 MotoGP™ dashed around the challenging curves of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas as the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas served up more fascinating entertainment fare. Red Bull KTM Ajo had reason for cheer with Jaume Masia taking his first Moto3 victory of the season and his second for the team.

              Vialle wins three in a row after Trentino MX2 success

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              MXGP moved to Italy once more as the Grand Prix of Trentino constituted the fifth round of the 2022 season and ended the first quarter of the current championship. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle took his KTM 250 SX-F to a perfect 1-1 score sheet on the day and owns the red plate for the first time this term.

              Binder rushes to 6th place in Argentina MotoGP™

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              The first Grand Prix of Argentina since 2019 saw Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brad Binder dash around the flat and fast Termas de Rio Hondo circuit for 6th position on Sunday. The ultra-competitive series continues to produce new winners and podium finishers but KTM are highly placed in every championship table.

              MUSQUIN PODIUMS AT SEATTLE SX

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin continues to step into his stride late in the AMA Supercross Championship season, where he captured a second-straight podium finish in the highly competitive 450SX class.

              MUSQUIN AND RED BULL KTM BACK ON THE PODIUM AT INDIANAPOLIS SX

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              The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team had a positive night in Indianapolis for Round 11 of the AMA Supercross Championship, where Marvin Musquin fought his way back to the podium with a third-place finish in the 450SX Main Event. Feeling the effects from a hard crash last weekend, teammate Cooper Webb rallied through injury to score a top-five finish.

              RUNNER-UP RESULT FOR TOBY PRICE ON ADDC STAGE FOUR

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has delivered his best stage result of the 2022 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge so far, placing second-fastest on the tough, 396-kilometer day four. Opening the stage, Matthias Walkner finished in 13th place, while unfortunately, after suffering a technical issue, Kevin Benavides brought his KTM 450 RALLY home in 26th.

              MATTHIAS WALKNER WINS STAGE THREE AT 2022 ADDC

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has won stage three of the 2022 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, moving himself up to second in the provisional rally standings. Toby Price earned his best result of this year’s event so far placing fourth fastest, while teammate Kevin Benavides completed the stage in 10th despite opening much of the special and suffering a heavy crash in the latter kilome

              KEVIN BENAVIDES TAKES OVERALL ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE RALLY LEAD

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              The three-man Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team has successfully completed stage two of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge – round two of the 2022 FIM Rally-Raid World Championship. Kevin Benavides endured a tough day in the desert, stopping to assist an injured rider before continuing. After the time lost was returned to him, the Argentinian placed third and subsequently moved to the top of the provis

              KEVIN BENAVIDES THIRD FASTEST ON ABU DHABI STAGE ONE

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has made a strong start to the 2022 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge by placing third on the 297-kilometer opening stage. After posting the joint-fastest time on the event’s prologue yesterday, Matthias Walkner claimed fifth on stage one, with teammate Toby Price fighting back from a disrupted start to ultimately claim eighth.

              MARVIN MUSQUIN CLAIMS A TOP-FIVE AT ANAHEIM 3 SX

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin captured a top-five finish at Saturday’s Anaheim SX, serving as Round 6 of the 2022 AMA Supercross Championship. Returning to Angel Stadium for the third time in six weeks, it was a battle for riders to excel in the unforgiving track conditions but Musquin kept a steady pace to score his second-best finish of the season in fifth.

              2022 MotoGP™: The search for perfection starts here

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              KTM’s sixth season of MotoGP will see Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Tech3 KTM Factory Racing take the RC16 into competition for the longest series in the history of the sport. Brad Binder, Miguel Oliveira, Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner will attempt to find fresh milestones through the 21-Grand Prix campaign as the company chase their third successive year of race victory.

              MATTHIAS WALKNER AND KTM FINISH THIRD AT 2022 DAKAR RALLY

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has claimed an impressive third-place finish at the incredibly tough 2022 Dakar Rally. Delivering strong, consistent results throughout the entire two-week event, the Austrian star fought hard right to the very end to ultimately finish less than seven minutes behind the race winner after close to 40 hours of racing. Toby Price secured a top-10 overall

              KEVIN BENAVIDES TOPS PENULTIMATE STAGE AT DAKAR 2022

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has bounced back from a tough day 10 to win stage 11, the penultimate day of the 2022 Dakar Rally. On one of the toughest specials of the event, Matthias Walkner brought his KTM 450 RALLY home in an excellent fourth place, and now lies third in the provisional event standings with one day left to race. Opening today’s stage, Toby Price placed 28th, whi

              TOBY PRICE WINS DAKAR STAGE 10

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has won day 10 of the 2022 Dakar Rally – his first stage win at the 44th running of the event. On what was a day of mixed fortunes for the team, Matthias Walkner lost some time while opening the stage, but still lies fourth overall in the provisional overall standings. Danilo Petrucci enjoyed a solid stage, finishing 11th quickest.

              MATTHIAS WALKNER TAKES DAKAR RALLY LEAD ON STAGE NINE

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has taken the provisional overall lead of the 2022 Dakar Rally following a fourth-place finish on day nine. Continuing to deliver strong and consistent stage results, the Austrian star now sits over two minutes ahead of the second-placed rider. Kevin Benavides placed second today, with Toby Price bringing his KTM 450 RALLY home in 17th. Danilo Petrucc

              THIRD-PLACE FINISH FOR MATTHIAS WALKNER ON DAKAR STAGE EIGHT

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              Matthias Walkner has finished as third quickest on the long 830-kilometer eighth stage of the 2022 Dakar Rally, closing the gap on the provisional event leader who he trails by under four minutes. Toby Price enjoyed another solid stage, bringing his KTM 450 RALLY home in sixth place. Kevin Benavides finished as 13th fastest with Danilo Petrucci 25th.

              RUNNER-UP RESULT FOR KEVIN BENAVIDES ON DAKAR STAGE SEVEN

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has placed second fastest on the long stage seven of the Dakar Rally. In doing so the Argentinian moves himself up to third overall in the provisional overall standings, one place behind teammate Matthias Walkner, who led out most of today’s special to claim an eventual 24th place finish. Toby Price finished ninth quickest, with Danilo Petrucci success

              RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING READY FOR SECOND WEEK AT DAKAR 2022

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have successfully completed the demanding first week of the 2022 Dakar Rally. Matthias Walkner is currently the top KTM rider, sitting in a strong second overall in the rally standings. Kevin Benavides and Toby Price endured a tough start to their race campaigns, but both have been steadily fighting their way back up the order, and now sit eighth and 12th respectively.

              WEBB LEADS RED BULL KTM TO A STRONG START IN 2022 AMA SX

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              The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team delivered solid results aboard the all-new KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION at Saturday's highly anticipated AMA Supercross Championship opener with a striking podium performance from defending 450SX Champion Cooper Webb in second, and teammate Marvin Musquin finishing just off the podium in fourth.

              WEBB PODIUMS AT ANAHEIM SX OPENER

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              The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team delivered solid results aboard the all-new KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION at Saturday's highly anticipated AMA Supercross Championship opener. With a striking podium performance from defending 450SX Champion Cooper Webb in second, and teammate Marvin Musquin finishing just off the podium in fourth, Red Bull KTM is off to a positive start to the 2022 race season.

              THIRD-PLACE RESULT FOR MATTHIAS WALKNER ON SHORTENED DAKAR STAGE SIX

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner remains in second place in the provisional overall Dakar Rally standings after finishing third on a significantly shortened stage six of the event. Toby Price finished ninth after close to one hour of racing against the clock, with Kevin Benavides just over one minute behind him in 15th. Stage five winner Danilo Petrucci completed the 100-kilometer se

              DANILO PETRUCCI WINS STAGE FIVE AT DAKAR 2022

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              Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Danilo Petrucci has won stage five of the Dakar Rally. Putting in a fast but measured performance, the former MotoGP™ star impressed once again by posting the fastest time on the 341-kilometer special. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price was initially quickest on the stage, but was later awarded a six-minute penalty, which dropped him down to fifth...

              DANILO PETRUCCI THIRD FASTEST ON DAKAR RALLY STAGE FOUR

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              Danilo Petrucci has finished as the top KTM rider on today’s fast and long stage four, claiming an outstanding third-place result. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner brought his KTM 450 RALLY home in eighth place, to move up to second in the provisional overall standings, with Kevin Benavides finishing 16th, and Toby Price 30th.

              TOBY PRICE FINISHES AS RUNNER-UP ON FAST DAKAR RALLY STAGE THREE

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has secured his best stage finish of the 2022 Dakar Rally so far, bringing his KTM 450 RALLY home in an impressive second place. On a shortened, but very fast special, Kevin Benavides finished eighth, with Matthias Walkner just two places behind in 10th. Returning to the race following his technical issue on stage two, Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Danilo Petr

              THIRD PLACE FINISH FOR KEVIN BENAVIDES ON DAKAR STAGE TWO

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has finished third on the fast and technical stage two of the Dakar Rally. Teammates Toby Price and Matthias Walkner also delivered strong results, finishing fifth and 14th respectively. Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Danilo Petrucci’s day came to a premature end when a technical issue forced him to withdraw from the stage.

              MATTHIAS WALKNER FINISHES THIRD ON OPENING STAGE OF DAKAR RALLY 2022

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              Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner, Toby Price, and Kevin Benavides have all successfully completed the first proper day of racing at the 2022 Dakar Rally – a challenging 514 kilometer looped stage from Ha’il to Ha’il. Managing to avoid the worst of the costly navigational issues that affected many of the leading riders, Matthias Walkner finished third fastest, eight-and-a-half minutes

              SHAKEDOWN COMPLETE – RED BULL KTM ARE ALL SET FOR DAKAR 2022

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              The three-man Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team of Matthias Walkner, Toby Price, and Kevin Benavides have successfully completed their pre-event shakedown and final administration tasks and are ready for the first stage of the 2022 Dakar Rally, which takes place tomorrow, January 1. Joining the three former race winners, KTM Factory Racing’s Danilo Petrucci will make his competitive rally debut.

              KTM FACTORY RACING CLOSE A TROPHY-LADEN 2021

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              2021 has been a memorable campaign for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing across the disciplines. Spirited presence in at least six different spheres of motorcycle competition has delivered notable success as well as the full range of emotions. Among the elation and the adversity on track and off, KTM were able to embellish stories and welcome new silverware with a total of 327 FIM world titles now in t

              FOUR-RIDER RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM IS READY TO RACE 2022 SEASON ON ALL-NEW KTM FACTORY EDITION MODELS

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              A solid four-rider Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team is set to enter the 2022 AMA Supercross Championship aboard the radically new KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION and KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION models. With only a month to go before the start of the series, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team came together in Murrieta, California to celebrate the launch of the new generation machines that all rider