Flat Track

Red Bull KTM Commits to American Flat Track Championship in 2019

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KTM Motorsports made an announcement that the Red Bull KTM Team will be lining up in the American Flat Track Singles class for 2019.
Building upon its racing success in the offroad and motocross segments, as well as the continued commitment to American Road Racing at the junior level, KTM Motorsports has announced its plan to go racing in the 2019 American Flat Track Championship.

KTM has appointed former HMC KTM Factory Superbike racer and Brand Ambassador, Chris Fillmore, as the new Flat Track and Road Racing Team Manager to oversee its racing efforts in the U.S.

American Flat Track is America‰Ûªs original extreme sport. At its core, it‰Ûªs a highly competitive, adrenaline-fueled motorsport, featuring specialized motorcycles and piloted by young world-class athletes. With history dating back to the first two-wheel racers in the 1920s, American Flat Track is widely regarded as the most prestigious and competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing in the world.

John Hinz, President, KTM North America, Inc, said, ‰ÛÏWe have been following the changes happening to the racing in American Flat Track and the excitement it‰Ûªs produced, so as a READY TO RACE company it was natural for KTM to want to be involved. I am proud to continue a long-standing relationship with Chris Fillmore as the new Team Manager for our Flat Track and Road Racing efforts.

"Chris has a history with KTM beginning in 2003 when he rode on KTM‰Ûªs first Super Moto team before leading our RC8R Sport Bike effort in Road Racing, and most recently setting the World record on a 1290 SUPER DUKE R at Pikes Peak. Chris has been working with the MotoAmerica RC Cup racers and is currently heading the Orange Brigade Road Racing Team with two young riders in the MotoAmerica Junior Cup so we‰Ûªre confident in his abilities to take on this exciting project.‰Û

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