KTM to sponsor Unlimited Class in AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- KTM Sportmotorcycle USA has signed an agreement to be a class sponsor in AMA Pro Racing's new supermoto series. To be called KTM Supermoto Unlimited,...
KTM to sponsor Unlimited Class in AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- KTM Sportmotorcycle USA has signed an agreement to be a class sponsor in AMA Pro Racing's new supermoto series. To be called KTM Supermoto Unlimited, the class will be one of two classes making up the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. The other will be the Red Bull Supermoto class.
The KTM Supermoto Unlimited class will be for motorcycles 490cc and over. The Red Bull Supermoto class will be for motorcycles up to 450cc.
"Offering two classes will make the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship much stronger in terms of OEM and rider participation as well as improve the racing for our fans," said Andy Leisner, Vice President, AMA Pro Racing. "We're pleased that KTM will be supporting our championship by sponsoring the unlimited class."
Ron Heben, Motorsports Marketing Manager at KTM, echoed those sentiments. "In Europe KTM is a leader in the world of supermoto racing and we intend to expand that leadership role in the United States," said Heben. "We'll be fielding riders in both classes of the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship and will use each series to showcase KTM products."
Supermoto is unique in that it combines the disciplines of both on- and off-road racing. Slightly-modified motocross machines are primarily used and the action takes places on courses that are approximately 80% pavement and 20% dirt. A long list of top-level riders are committed to participating in this AMA Pro Racing series including former World GP champion Kevin Schwantz, reigning AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Champion Chris Carr, multi-time X-Games gold medallist/freestyle motocross star Mike Metzger and five-time Daytona 200 winner Scott Russell.
The series is scheduled to begin this summer and will culminate at the championship finale run in conjunction with the AMA Pro Racing Awards Banquet in Las Vegas in November. The six-race series will include rounds held at existing AMA Pro Racing Events as well as selected stand-alone events. For more information about the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship, visit www.amaproracing.com.