KTM Factory racers look to maximize break and come out swinging in Eastern rounds!
Thursday June 28, 2012. St-Bruno, QC – The Western swing of the CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals ends on a high note for KTM Red Bull Royal Distributing Fox Racing, with MX2 racer Jeremy Medaglia earning KTM’s first overall win of the series last Sunday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, AB.
Backing up that result was another MX1 podium finish for the injured Colton Facciotti. He finished 3-4 for third overall, while Dusty Klatt scored a respectable 4th place in the first moto; a broken shift lever hurt his efforts in the second moto, pushing him out of the top-10. The series now takes three weeks off before resuming at Gopher Dunes on Saturday July 14. During the break, each rider has their own action plan to propel the team to more wins in the second half of the series.
“We sat down with the entire team, including Jean-Sebastien Roy, and discussed ideas on how we can regroup and come out swinging in the final five rounds,” says KTM Canada’s Racing Manager, Andy White. “Colton’s main objective is to focus on healing his separated shoulder that he suffered at Round 2 in Kamloops. Despite the severity of his injury, Colton remains positive about his chances to bring home the MX1 championship and we’ll do whatever it takes to get him to that top spot.”
For Klatt, the break offers a chance to polish up on the details and showcase that breakaway speed we all know he’s capable of. “Dusty’s going to spend time out East, taking advantage of the heat and humidity, while at the same time, riding rough sand tracks, improving his fitness and bike set up. We’ve got a few other ‘tricks’ up our sleeve. If they go as planned, I’m confident fans are going to see a revitalized Dusty Klatt on the East Coast.”
As for Medaglia, who sits second in the MX2 class (only 15 points out of first, and 54 points ahead of third), he’s excited to get things going in the East, where he’s usually more dominant in the rough and tumble tracks of Gopher Dunes and Sand Del Lee. “Jeremy was determined to end the Western swing with a victory and he achieved that in Edmonton,” adds White. “While he’s been super consistent, it’s going to be an ‘all or nothing’ effort from here on out. Jeremy’s knowledge and strength on the East Coast tracks should help him in pursuit of his first MX2 title.”
KTM wishes to thank all of their sponsors for their support thus far in 2012:
Red Bull, Royal Distributing, Fox, Dunlop, FMF, Factory Connection, DID, Talon, DUBYA, DT1 Filters, VP Racing Fuels, Acerbis, Cometic Gaskets, T.M. Designworks, Matrix, Motorex, Renthal, GoPro, Shorai Batteries, Mechanix Wear, Magnum, Hinson, All Balls, Four Werx Carbon, Podium Grafix, CL Brakes, SteadyMate, Ride Engineering, Nihilo, Dalton Insurance, Custom Decals, and IMS.