Also back for another term, well-credentialed Queenslander Alsop, 12, will focus upon the KTM 85 SX SW this year. He won two Australian championships in 2018, capturing both the Mini Lites SW 9-U12 and 65cc 11-U12 titles in a terrific achievement. He's also currently ranked number six in the world on the 65cc.
"I'm really happy to be on the KTM Junior Motocross Racing Team again, I love being part of KTM Australia's factory team and will be doing all I can to get more good results this year and hopefully another Australian title later in the season."
Minear is also a current national champion after capturing the 65cc 9-U11s championship last year, earning his place in the factory team to ride a KTM 85 SX SW and KTM 65 SX in 2019. At 11 years of age and from Western Australia, he also placed seventh in the 65cc Junior World Championship.
The KTM Junior Motocross Racing Team continues to be supported by KTM Australia's factory racing partners including Motorex, Troy Lee Designs, Dunlop, Kustom MX and EK Chains. KTM PowerParts, KTM PowerWear and KTM Original Spare Parts are also significant supporters of the program.
"It has been my goal to be a part of the KTM Junior Motocross Racing Team and I am really excited to join the team for 2019. I really like riding the KTM 85 SX SW, it's such a good bike and now I'm looking forward to doing as well as I can this year."
Tam Paul Brand Manager, KTM Australia is looking forward to a successful 2019.
"Last year was extremely successful for the KTM brand in junior racing, including the factory KTM Junior Motocross Racing Team." Paul said. "We have two new riders, Kayden Minear and Ryan Alexanderson, joining the team alongside returning riders Blake Fox, Jett Burgess-Stevens and Jet Alsop.
"KTM has bikes for every rider in junior competition, from the KTM 50 SX to the KTM 250 SX-F, and we've got a spread of riders covering a number of classes, so our bases are well-covered entering 2019. It's important that we have riders in a number of states and different categories, so we always look to find that balance and I am confident we have a very strong program for the year ahead.
"We are also pleased to be entering our second year working closely with KTM-accredited coach Ross Beaton from Beaton‰Ûªs Pro Formula in regards to further mentoring and development of our young team riders, this has been really beneficial to our program and we look forward to having Ross on board with KTM again this season."