KTM have announced they will continue to support Privateer Dylan Long through out the 2014 race season supporting the Victorian's BBF Motorsports outfit.
KTM Australia‰Ûªs broad support for the privateer level of Australian motocross doesn‰Ûªt just extend to the two-strokes, with Long set to lead the four stroke charge on a KTM250SX-F in the MX2 class of this year‰Ûªs Australian motocross and supercross championships.
Along with KTM Long will have support from Zipfix Mansfield's Tye Rayfeild who will work on his suspension and the continued support from his long time race sponsor, his Dad, Mark Long and BBF (Benalla Bulk Fertilisers), the Long family business.
‰ÛÏIt's awesome KTM has decided to back me for another year and I‰Ûªll try my best to push it through to the top," Long a long time KTM rider stated.
"Last year I had the speed, but my head wasn't thinking I could do it, but when I was taken off the team it gave me the motivation to stop thinking negative and now I have another start, and I‰Ûªm training extremely hard to be on the top step or top three by the end.
"I‰Ûªve got Tye Rayfeild from Zipfix Mansfield doing all my suspension and my Dad who is my biggest mentor. He won‰Ûªt hold back with what he thinks so it‰Ûªs always good to have him.
Long and Louis Calvin who will compete in the MX1 class on the Berry Sweet and Mandurah City KTM450SX-F will run four stroke machinery to complement the existing quartet of two-stroke KTM pilots, comprising Kale Makeham, Brenden Harrison, Dean Porter and MXD rider Jack Simpson - KTM Australia‰Ûªs six-rider commitment to the future of the sport through privateer racing.
"The KTM is a really fast bike and I‰Ûªve always felt really comfortable on it," Long continued. "When I was younger I rode two strokes but once I got on the 4-stroke I loved them straight away, particularly the KTM.
"As soon as I got on it I felt dialled, and especially with the newer models are unbelievably good. I enjoy riding them and I want to succeed on one," he concluded
The 10-round Monster Energy MX Nationals begin at Broadford on March 30.
Top Image: Dylan Long will continue to receive support from KTM in 2014
Credit: Aaryn Minerds