The KTM racing teams are set to continue their winning ways from 2022 with many familiar faces returning to the Ready To Race stables again in 2023!
The Red Bull KTM team consists of 4 familiar faces and will field two number 1 machines in the form of Luke Grundy in the MX125 class and Cameron Durow in the MX2 class. Durow is the stand-alone MX1 rider and after his runner-up finish last year in the championship he is definitely the person to beat in both these classes. Joining Grundy in the MX125 class will be last year’s MX 85 National Champion, Trey Cox who looks to wet his feet and prove his worth in the highly competitive 2-stroke 125cc class. Jonothan Mlimi rounds off the team in the MX2 class, returning to the class after his maiden outing last year. Mlimi is hungry to get back to his winning ways of the past and add to his, already impressive, championship tally on his 250 SX-F.
The Brother Leader Tread KTM Cross Country team remains unchanged in the rider line-up but will field Kerim Fitz-Gerald in the seniors class for the first time. Matthew Wilson will return to defend his 2022 Championship in the OR3 class while Scott Heygate fights for his first championship in the OR2 class. Bradley Cox heads up the OR1 class and looks to regain his number 1 plate again in 2023.
The Brother Leader Tread KTM Enduro team has had an injection of new blood in the form of Dylan Jones in the E1 class. William Slater will return to the team, after a successful first outing for the team at the 2022 Roof of Africa. Although the youngest on the team, Matthew Stevens is the longest-standing member and steps up onto the 150 EXC this year to compete in the high school class.
Grant Frerichs, the team manager, commented, “We are looking forward to another great year of racing with the team. We have competitive riders across all the racing facets and the vibe across the entire team is unrivaled. We kick off the season next weekend with the first round of Motocross and we are definitely ‘Ready to Race’!
Check out the 2023 KTM Team launch on YouTube here: