When it was announced that Mike Kranyak’s team would not continue to support Andrew Short after a certain point, many wondered what team would pick up Short up in the midst of his turbulent, yet wildly successful 2013 campaign. In the first seven races of the season, Short has not finished out of top-ten, with the majority of those rides coming in on a mostly stock 2013 Honda CRF 450, and with the looming uncertainty that the tent over his head could collapse at any moment. Well, fear no more, as the 29 has found a new home for the rest of the season in the BTO Sports KTM team.
While the move forces Short to change manufacturers mid-season, his new ride will be one of the best in the pits. The team will dial in the bike directly with the factory KTM squad, who Short has a brief history with. This coming weekend’s stop in Atlanta will be Short’s debut ride with the team, which is carry him through the final legs of the Supercross tour and the full Nationals schedule.
Props go out to the BTO Team. In just a few short months, they have changed from an afterthought to one of the most competitive teams in the sport, thanks to multiple rider signings and the new partnership with KTM.
Photos courtesy of BTO Sports