KTM UK is launching an official UK motocross youth team to provide talented junior riders with the opportunity of a support structure to develop their careers to the highest possible level.
With the largest available motocross range for youth and adult riders and an unmatched commitment to racing, the Austrian brand has always been a big supporter of nurturing young talent. The opportunity for KTM UK to create a dedicated team to run in the British Youth Nationals (BYN) came after a shared vision with youth MX parts specialists, Judd Racing.
The collaboration – which is a 3-year minimum term between Judd Racing and Silverstone-based KTM UK – will operate under the official title of the ‘JUDD ORANGE BRIGADE – The Official KTM UK Factory MX Youth Team'. The two parties will work together to provide an opportunity for youth riders to progress through the ranks with KTM to adult professional status. The team will cater for riders placed in categories throughout the youth range of disciplines, from 50cc, 65cc, 85cc small wheel, 85cc big wheel, 125cc, up to 250cc.
Successful squad members will get to run under the team’s set-up at BYN events and take advantage of the comprehensive support KTM UK and Judd Racing can supply. Race machines will be available at a subsidised cost and will then be decked out with KTM PowerParts with riders wearing full KTM PowerWear. A healthy spares budget is also incorporated into the package. Riders can also race under team colours at other championships on dates that do not conflict with the Judd British Youth National Championship.
Michelle Arnold, Managing Director of Judd Racing, said: "This is a great opportunity for young riders and it's something we've wanted to develop for many years. This kind of impetus is what Judd Racing feels the sport needs to push it forwards and help riders evolve and compete on an International level. We're very excited for the future."
Simon Roots, KTM UK Marketing, Events & Motorsport Manager, commented: "KTM is dedicated to motocross and creating race-winning products straight from the showroom, but at KTM UK we also wanted to create a dedicated programme to help young British riders reach the very peak of the sport. Judd Racing was the perfect partner for us to create this official team and together we will provide riders with an incredible support package in our true READY TO RACE style."
The team is currently recruiting potential racers to join this exciting new squad. Interested riders aged under 21 with good national podium finishes should contact Judd Racing by email at [email protected]
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