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KTM UK sign new riders

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Roger Magee’s KTM-backed motocross team set for renewed MXGP and British championship challenge.

Graeme Irwin and Conrad Mewse will lead the way for Roger Magee’s KTM UK-backed team for a full-on assault in the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship and the ACU British Motocross Championship.

Magee’s team is no stranger to victory and the new rider line-up, announced at the International Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh Park today (October 28), is a formidable pairing for chasing more silverware. Founded in 2005, the outfit is the most successful in the British series and has won an incredible 11 titles – the majority with KTM and the most recent coming this year, courtesy of Ben Watson as British MX2 champion on the KTM 250 SX-F.

Reigning British MX1 champion, Graeme Irwin, 25, moves to KTM for a chance to participate in the MXGP Championship for the first time along with defending the no.1 plate in the UK series. The Carrickfergus-born rider is relishing the chance to compete in Grand Prix and to ride the World Championship-winning KTM 450 SX-F.

Irwin said: “My goals for the season are to retain the British championship and to start the year in MXGP in the top 15 and progress to the top 10. I‘m really excited to ride the 450 SX-F as Tony Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings have been so strong this season and KTM is a brand is constantly pushing their products forward; they’re the market leader for a reason. 

“I will go to California in a couple of weeks and start riding over there. I’ll focus on my physical training and attack it hard in January. I prepared myself this year like I was going to be riding in GPs and I’ve raced some guys who are already in that class. I’ll move to Belgium to make sure my training is the best it can be for this season. Bring it on!” 

Conrad Mewse will be tasked with the team’s MX2 attack in both Grand Prix and the British championship. Since his 2013 World and British 85cc championships titles, the 18-year old has had a rapid rise through categories and the #426 competed his first season of Grand Prix this year, finishing 16th overall with 225 points. 

Mewse said: “I’m looking forward to starting a new page in my career and returning to KTM. It feels like I’m coming back home as I’ve had a lot of success with the brand in the past. I’m hoping together we will be able to fulfil some of my future goals and the KTM 250 SX-F is no doubt a weapon – their bikes have never disappointed me.

“Next season will also be my first season in the British Motocross Championship. I’ve not raced a British series since my 65 and 85cc days, so it is going to be a learning curve for sure. There’s going to be a lot of races with doing MX2 in both Grand Prix and the UK, but I’ve had a month off and I’m fully recovered from this season. The plan is to train hard over winter and come out of the blocks fast.”

Helping to make sure Roger Magee’s squad is more READY TO RACE than ever, they will also receive increased Factory support from KTM for 2018.  

Further announcements on the team’s sponsors will be made in the coming weeks.

Words: Press Release | Lead Image: Husqvarna/J.P Acevedo

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BREAKING NEWS: MX Lacapelle Marival Cancelled

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The first round of the French Elite Championship scheduled this weekend at Lacapelle Marival has been cancelled
Due to terrible weather conditions today and an even worse weather forecast for this weekend, the event’s jury (members of the club and delegates of the French Fédération) announced a few minutes ago that the event is cancelled.

The first round of the Championship will take place on March 16-17 in Basly (near Caen)

There was an impressive entry list for the event. It will be interesting to see if any riders go to the Hawkstone International this weekend.

MXGP

1 Valentin GUILLOD
20 Gregory ARANDA
24 Kevin HORGMO
34 Bogdan KRAJEWSKI
57 Pierre GOUPILLON
61 Pako DESTERCQ
72 Lucas IMBERT
91 Jeremy SEEWER
93 Jago GEERTS
101 Mattia GUADAGNINI
109 Antoine BORDRON
131 Adrien MALAVAL
141 Maxime DESPREY
183 Tim EDBERG
193 Tanguy PROST
576 Dorian MARTINEZ
725 Antonin MILLE
752 Julien PELLETIER
783 Enzo TORIANI
831 Brice MAYLIN
959 Maxime RENAUX
971 Tino BASSO

MX2

8 Camden MC LELLAN
11 Calvin FONVIEILLE
14 Arnaud AUBIN
19 Sacha COENEN
31 Tom GUYON
41 Nicolas DUHAMEL
47 Karlis REISULIS
55 Mathis BARTHEZ
74 Kay DE WOLF
95 Enzo CASAT
111 Mikkel HAARUP
132 Andrea BONACORSI
133 Tom CANEELE
140 Nike KORSBECK
172 Mathys BOISRAME
198 Thibault BENISTANT
214 Nicolas VENNEKENS
220 Toni GIORGESSI
226 Arthur STEFFEN
240 Johan BRIAND
268 Thibault MAUPIN
287 Lisandru TORRE
317 Mathis VALIN
319 Quentin Marc PRUGNIERES
324 Maxime CHARLIER
389 Jules PIETRE
411 Nicolas DERCOURT
425 Emile DE BAERE
430 Ivano VAN ERP
446 Adrien PETIT
451 Julius MIKULA
507 Simon DESMICHEL
575 Kevan SCHILLINGER
589 Kiliann POLL
598 Ethan LEPIGEON
619 Hugo STIENNES
640 Jules ALMAYRAC
642 Jules AMMER
708 Kivers LEFEBVRE
712 Pierrick CASTAN
720 Ilann WERLE
747 Maximin MILLE
772 Janis Martins REISULIS
790 Victor MAURESA
798 Arnaud COLSON
816 Tennessee CARRIE
857 Hugo VAUTHIER
867 Rasmus MOEN
895 Francois RIGOLLOT
925 Mathis DECLEMY
960 Lucas COENEN
978 Enzo ROZE

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Injury Update: Liam Everts suffers a broken thumb and will miss the start of the MX2 season

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Disaster has struck for Liam Everts, as the Red Bull KTM star fell during training in Grevenbroich on Wednesday and suffered a fracture in his thumb. He underwent surgery on Thursday and looks set to miss the start of the MX2 World Championship on March 10 in Argentina – as per Motocrossplanet via Het Belang Van Limburg.

Having impressed last season on his way to winning three GPs and finishing fourth in the title standings, this is a huge blow for the MX2 title contender. We wish him all the best for his recovery. 

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Entry List and Schedule: French Elite Round 1 – Lacapelle Marival

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Check out the entry list and schedule for the French Elite opener at Lacapelle Marival.

MXGP

1 Valentin GUILLOD
20 Gregory ARANDA
24 Kevin HORGMO
34 Bogdan KRAJEWSKI
57 Pierre GOUPILLON
61 Pako DESTERCQ
72 Lucas IMBERT
91 Jeremy SEEWER
93 Jago GEERTS
101 Mattia GUADAGNINI
109 Antoine BORDRON
131 Adrien MALAVAL
141 Maxime DESPREY
183 Tim EDBERG
193 Tanguy PROST
576 Dorian MARTINEZ
725 Antonin MILLE
752 Julien PELLETIER
783 Enzo TORIANI
831 Brice MAYLIN
959 Maxime RENAUX
971 Tino BASSO

MX2

8 Camden MC LELLAN
11 Calvin FONVIEILLE
14 Arnaud AUBIN
19 Sacha COENEN
31 Tom GUYON
41 Nicolas DUHAMEL
47 Karlis REISULIS
55 Mathis BARTHEZ
74 Kay DE WOLF
95 Enzo CASAT
111 Mikkel HAARUP
132 Andrea BONACORSI
133 Tom CANEELE
140 Nike KORSBECK
172 Mathys BOISRAME
198 Thibault BENISTANT
214 Nicolas VENNEKENS
220 Toni GIORGESSI
226 Arthur STEFFEN
240 Johan BRIAND
268 Thibault MAUPIN
287 Lisandru TORRE
317 Mathis VALIN
319 Quentin Marc PRUGNIERES
324 Maxime CHARLIER
389 Jules PIETRE
411 Nicolas DERCOURT
425 Emile DE BAERE
430 Ivano VAN ERP
446 Adrien PETIT
451 Julius MIKULA
507 Simon DESMICHEL
575 Kevan SCHILLINGER
589 Kiliann POLL
598 Ethan LEPIGEON
619 Hugo STIENNES
640 Jules ALMAYRAC
642 Jules AMMER
708 Kivers LEFEBVRE
712 Pierrick CASTAN
720 Ilann WERLE
747 Maximin MILLE
772 Janis Martins REISULIS
790 Victor MAURESA
798 Arnaud COLSON
816 Tennessee CARRIE
857 Hugo VAUTHIER
867 Rasmus MOEN
895 Francois RIGOLLOT
925 Mathis DECLEMY
960 Lucas COENEN
978 Enzo ROZE

Sunday Schedule

7.45 MX2 Group A Free Practice

8.05 MX2 Group B Free Practice

8.25 MXGP Group A Free Practice

8.45 MXGP Group B Free Practice

9.14 MX2 Group A Timed Practice

9.44 MX2 Group B Timed Practice

10.14 MXGP Group A Timed Practice

10.44 MXGP Group B Timed Practice

13.40 MX2 Moto One

14.30 MXGP Moto One

16.15 MX2 Moto Two

17.05 MXGP Moto Two

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