KTM Signs Musquin and Roczen to Two-Year Contracts
Murrieta, CA (August 29, 2012) - KTM Motorsports is excited to announce it has re-signed both former MX2 World Champions Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen to a two-year contract with the Red Bull/KTM Factory Racing Team.
This news is announced just as Musquin, a two-time MX2 World Champion, achieved the highlight of his U.S. racing career with the overall win in the 250 Motocross class at Unadilla Raceway. His teammate, Ken Roczen, also earned a career first after taking a 250 Motocross class win in the first moto at Unadilla.
"We've seen Marvin and Ken each have success in both the Supercross Lites and 250 Motocross class," remarked Red Bull/KTM Factory Team Manager Roger DeCoster. "We have also seen both riders make tremendous progress in the past year and the team is extremely excited to continue working with both riders. We are very confident that with our ongoing support Marvin and Ken will have their share of success over the next two years. The goal is to be in the championship hunt in both the SX Lites and 250 MX series and ultimately work toward garnering U.S. title wins for both riders."
For 2013, both riders will continue to race in the AMA Supercross Lites Series as well as the Lucas Oil Pro 250 Motocross Championship Series aboard the KTM 250 SX-F race machine. Upon signing his contract, Musquin stated, "I am very happy to resign with the KTM team. It has been my home for the past four seasons and I have been very happy and accomplished a lot of my goals riding for KTM. The team is always behind me and I am excited for what is to come."
His teammate, Roczen, reported, "Everyone at KTM welcomed me with open arms, first in Austria at the factory, and then when I made the move to the U.S. I am very proud to say that I have another two-year's with the team. I have the best people working on my team and what I feel is the best bike. I can't wait for the final few rounds of the 2012 season and then to return to Supercross in 2013."
In addition to resigning with the Red Bull/KTM Factory Team, both riders have also been chosen to represent their country at the upcoming Motocross des Nations event in Belgium. Musquin will represent Team France while Roczen will be riding for Team Germany.
For more information on the Red Bull/KTM Team, please visit www.ktmusa.com.