Temecula, CA — KTM North America, Inc announces a cooperative factory team expansion effort for 2008 in partnership with MDK Racing, LLC.
The new MDK KTM Factory Team will include riders Nick Wey and Martin Davalos. Steve Lamson, two-time AMA Motocross champion and current Team Manager for the MDK Motosports Team will serve as Team Manager for the MDK KTM Team.
The MDK KTM Factory Team compliments the existing MDK KTM Lites Team announced in early May. KTM’s Director of Racing Kurt Nicoll stated, “KTM is eager to take this next step with MDK to expand our Factory Team effort. We admire the hard work and past results of the MDK crew and look forward to building and maintaining a solid relationship together that will benefit both companies.
Nick Wey, 2006 Privateer of the Year, has once again earned himself a factory ride aboard the new KTM 450 SX-F machine. Wey hails from Dewitt, MI and has raced for the MDK Team since 2005. “I’m excited to be involved with a team that is as dedicated to racing as I am. I have a great working relationship with MDK and I am excited to improve our efforts by merging with a factory team.
Martin Davalos, a KTM factory rider since 2006, comes from Ecuador and began racing in the states during his amateur days. Davalos is looking forward to transitioning to the new MDK KTM Factory Team competing aboard the 250 SX-F in the Supercross and Motocross Lites classes in 2008.
The new MDK KTM Factory Team in combination with the MDK KTM Lites Team is evidence of KTM’s commitment to pursuing Supercross and Motocross titles and to further secure KTM’s presence in the Supercross and Motocross sport.
Look for more on the MDK KTM Factory Team as it develops in the weeks ahead.