Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings has been cleared by his doctors to race in the final round of the MX2 World Championship in Leon, Mexico this weekend, Pit Beirer, Head of KTM Motorsport has confirmed.
The Dutch rider, A Red Bull athlete who celebrates his twentieth birthday on Friday, holds a 23-point lead over his factory teammate Jordi Tixier of France going into the final round.
Troy Lee Designs (TLD) announces a multi-year deal with KTM Motorsports which will see the Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM team riders compete in both the 2015 AMA Supercross Series as well as the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship aboard Red Bull / KTM supported motorcycles.
Hot on the heels of Kaven Benoit's 2014 MX2 title we take a look at his 250 SX with his mechanic Jerome.
Royal Distributing Fox Head Canada KTM rider Kaven Benoit clinches the MX2 CMRC Canadian Championship aboard his KTM 250SX two-stroke! Kaven was the points leader and red plate holder heading into the final round of the championship at Walton Raceway in Ontario. Kaven arrived at Walton Raceway with a 42 point lead over 2nd place. In order for Kaven to clinch the championship, he needed to earn 9 points. Not only did he do so, but he earned a solid 2nd place overall finish on the day. Tyler Medaglia was impressive all season holding onto 3rd place round after round. The MX1 class was jam packed with talent as Medaglia battled for race wins each weekend. Going into the final race of the series at Walton, Tyler had an 8 point lead over 4th place. Tyler earned an impressive 4th overall on the day at Walton which secured his 3rd place championship finish. Track conditions were not ideal, but both riders persevered. The weather started out Cloudy Sunday morning but later cleared as the sun came out. The track conditions proved to be challenging Sunday as it had rained the day before. The track builders at Walton worked extremely hard to make sure the track was in the best possible condition for racing. They could not have done a better job of prepping the race track.
Royal Distributing Fox Canada KTM points leader Kaven Benoit rolled into Quebec with confidence of having his fans lining the picturesque track. The points leader qualified great on his KTM 250 SX. Benoit pulled a huge Royal Distributing holeshot in Moto 1 and laid down some unbelievably fast lap times which allowed the Fox Canada backed rider to stretch out a big lead over the entire field. The Quebec native settled into a comfortable pace and crossed the finish line with a convincing lead grabbing a ton of points towards the championship in the process. After that dominant performance Benoit lined up in the gate ready to battle for another win. Benoit raced off the start and was passed into the lead only to run into some on track drama from his competitor. Picking his race machine up quickly and getting back on the track Benoit proved he is an incredibly composed rider. Despite the atmosphere of adversity Kaven soldiered through and claimed 4th in the Moto earning him 2nd overall for the day. Royal Distributing Fox KTM's Benoit carries a 41 point lead going into the final round in Walton next weekend.
Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey took the overall win at the tenth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series at Unadilla Raceway in New Berlin, New York on Saturday to close the gap to teammate Ken Roczen to just seven points with two rounds still to go. Both Dungey and Roczen ride the KTM 450 SX-F machine.
Royal Distributing Fox KTM Team rider Kaven Benoit finished a solid 2nd overall. He went 1-4 for 2nd Overall in Moncton. Kaven was able to pull the Royal Holeshot in Moto 1 and rounded the first turn in 3rd in Moto 2. MX1Team rider Tyler Medaglia obtained two 7th place finishes in both MX1 Moto’s and finished inside the top 10 with a 7th place overall finish. Sunday’s racing proved to be extremely challenging as the track conditions were less than ideal. The track was extremely dry, hard packed and littered with rocks. Passing was no easy task as large rocks sprayed the riders attempting to make a pass. Aside from the track conditions, the weather could not have been better. It was a beautiful sunny August day without a cloud in the sky. There were a tremendous amount of spectators on hand to witness their favorite pro riders. Without question, Moncton had the largest amount of spectators.
The first round of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals is in the books. It was a beautiful sunny weekend in Nanaimo as riders adorned the pits for the first round of the Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals. It was none other than Royal Distributing Fox KTM Racing Team rider Kaven Benoit who walked away with top honors in the MX2 Class. Kaven went 1-1, for 1st overall in Nanaimo, B.C. at the opening round of the Rockstar Energy Motocross Nationals. The MX1 class is stacked for 2014 with many riders joining the series from Canada and south of the border. As everyone in racing knows, you cannot win the series in the first round, but you sure can lose the championship. The first round of the series always proves to be quite difficult. Riders must get accustomed to new teams, motorcycles and the high level of competition. Both Tyler and Kevin are looking forward to the coming races. They mentioned that as long as they stay healthy and with a little bit of luck they believe they can walk away with great results and quite possibly the championship, come the final round in Walton, Ontario. Tyler Medaglia went 5-7, for 7th overall in the MX1 class in Nanaimo, B.C. Nanaimo remains to be one of the most challenging race tracks for Tyler, look for Tyler to improve his 7th place finish next round in Kamloops B.C..
KTM factory rider and multi Dakar winner Marc Coma launched his bid for another victory in the Sealine Rally in Qatar on Monday, finishing just one minute 02 behind leader and fellow Spaniard Joan Barreda.
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