FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Team Maxxis Announces 2013 X Games and Endurocross Ridersposted Jan 31, 2013
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Dear Sponsors, Friends and Fans,
Kyle Redmond - Endurocross, World X Games
Bobby Prochnau - Endurocross, World X Games
Louise Forsley - Endurocross, World X Games
Chantelle Bykerk- Endurocross, World X Games
Travis Coy- Endurocross
Ty Tremaine - Endurocross
Ricky Russell - Endurocross
"This is a true Dream Team for us," says team owner Mike Hurlbert. "We have spent a lot of years building the team and putting together the right sponsors, the right bikes and the right riders to win races, championships and medals." Hurlbert continued. "I look forward to each and every race in 2013. World XGames should be a blast."
Thank you to all team and personal sponsors who have stepped up to make this season of Endurocross and X Games possible. We look forward to representing America and the team as we take on the world.
RPM Racing Team
Welcome Kyle Redmond & Louise Forsley
After an impressive podium finish at the final Vegas Endurocross in 2012, Kyle Redmond and FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Team Maxxis have come into a relationship for the 2013 racing season. "I was looking for support coming into 2013," stated Redmond. "I told Mike what I thought I could do if given the chance to take on Endurocross this season with the support he could offer. Mike told me that if I would be willing to do a few things to improve my performance and be patient as the sponsor support develops, he would give me the opportunity. " Redmond continued. "I just finished some test riding on the new KTM 350 XC-F and I am so impressed! I love the bike and I feel it suits me really well."
A clear choice for the team, Louise Forsley will join the team with our other outstanding ladies. With an impressive record from 2012, Forsely found herself going back and forth between other possibilities and offers. In the end, Forsley saw the value with FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Team Maxiss to contend for the Women's Endurocross Championship and Gold Medals at X Games. "I'm really happy to be a part of the FMF/RPM/KTM Team. It's given me the opportunity to stay on KTM, have team support and great sponsors," Forsley expressed.
Starting the season on a KTM 250 XC-F, Forsley remarked,"I have really enjoyed riding the KTM 200 and 250 2-strokes. Mike and I talked it over and we think the 4-stoke will be an even better decision for me moving forward. I have nothing but great expectations and goals for this season!"
Martinez, Bykerk and Prochnau Aimed For Success
Kacy Martinez, who is an X Games Silver medalist and three-time WORCS Woman Champion will join her teammate Chantelle Bykerk, the 2012 X Games Bronze medalist and Canadian National Woman's Off Road Champion in the Women's Pro class for the Endurocross season as well as X Games. The two will compete alongside their new teammate Louise Forsley in hope for the Championship and Gold medal. "I think I speak for us all when I say we all really enjoy racing together. Of course we want to beat the other, but there are never any hard feelings. We constantly congratulate and encourage the other. After all, it's a team effort!" Stated Martinez.
In the Men's Pro ranks Bobby Prochnau, the 2012 Canadian Off Road Champion, will return to the team and go for Gold and podiums in the 2013 X Games and AMA Endurocross series.
Endurocross team-support riders Travis Coy, Ty Tremaine and Ricky Russell will all compete as well in the AMA Endurocross series with the goal of X Games in mind.