Pit Beirer, Head of KTM Motorsports announced at a press conference at the MX GP in Maggiora, Italy on Saturday that the KTM Racing Department has extended the factory management contract with Stefan Everts, the legendary “S72”.
Everts, one of the most outstanding motocross riders and a 10-times world champion, has guided the KTM MX2 factory team to its present dominance and has been manager and mentor to talented young riders like Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen, Jeffrey Herlings and Jordi Tixier.
Beirer said by signing Everts for another three years, the factory team would have both continuity and consistency. He also confirmed that KTM has already extended the contracts of Claudio de Carli, team manager of the MX1 factory lineup and Roger DeCoster, who manages the KTM factory team in the USA, for another three seasons.
“We have achieved a great deal in recent seasons and our three team managers have played a major role in this success. It is a pleasure for me to announce that Stefan will be with us for another three seasons. With him, Claudio and Roger we have leaders of exceptional skills and we will be able to continue working on building the quality of our factory teams,” Beirer said.