KTM names 2009 factory line-up.

KTM's Offroad racing director Pit Beirer and factory team boss Stefan Everts held a press conference after Saturday's activities at the Grand Prix of Belgium to announce their factory team line-up for 2009.

Rui Goncalves will be joined in KTM's official MX2 team by Britain's Shaun Simpson, who has been riding with considerable success in 2008 for KTM UK.

Current MX2 championship leader Tyla Rattray is moving up to KTM's factory MX1 team to join Max Nagl, while Tommy Searle – currently battling with Rattray for the 2008 crown - moves to the USA to ride in the AMA Motocross Championship in his first year of a two year contract with KTM USA.

Beirer paid tribute to Searle saying that the team was sorry to lose him, but respected his wish to ride in the USA and intend to continue supporting him in any way possible.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Tyla Rattray – KTM.
Simpson joins Sterry at Wilvo KTM
Rui Goncalves
Rui Goncalves
Shaun Simpson clinches the British title again
Shaun Simpson Unadilla 3
Shaun Simpson Unadilla 2
Shaun Simpson Unadilla 2
Shaun Simpson Unadilla
Musquin will ride the 250 KTM for the MX0N
A GP win in LOmmel was a fantastic result for Simpson
The big quad was a race winner
The big quad was a race winner
Jeffrey Herlings  2015 MX2
Simpson is one round away from title number two
Shaun Simpson is one round away from title number two
Jorge Prado signs KTM until 2020

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.