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11/17/2020 10:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/17/2020 10:51 AM

MURRIETA, Calif. – With “offseason” preparations underway for the 2021 race season, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team has announced its three-rider lineup alongside a press event held today at the company’s North American test track facility “RD Field” in Southern California. Featuring two of the sport’s top contenders – Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb – in the 450 cc division, the team is also proud to welcome rising star Maximus Vohland to its in-house 250 cc effort as the orange bleeder is set to make his professional debut in 2021.

450SX/MX
Marvin Musquin, a decade-long veteran of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, will return to the 450 cc lineup in 2021 as he dives into the upcoming AMA Supercross Championship with vengeance after missing last year’s series due to a major knee injury. Missing nearly one-year of racing in total, the French rider returned to the dirt for the 2020 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, where he eased his way back into action with a series of promising performances to claim fourth overall in the series. Musquin will continue to put in the work during the offseason to come back even stronger and ready to contest the 450SX title aboard the KTM 450 SX-FACTORY EDITION come January.

Webb, the 2019 450SX Champion, followed up his ground-breaking year with a strong title defense last season as he brought the 2020 championship down to the final race, ultimately finishing runner-up with four race-wins and nine podiums. An ongoing back injury kept him sidelined for this past AMA Pro Motocross Championship but the North Carolina native has been hard at work and is ready to do battle in 2021. On the heels of inking another two-year deal with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, Webb will look to return the number one plate to his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION for the next two seasons.

Ian Harrison, Team Manager: “We are very confident in Marvin and Cooper for the 2021 season. Marvin has been with KTM North America for a decade now and has always competed at the highest level. Having missed the 2020 season, he is eager to get back to racing SX and being healthy is a big part of the puzzle. We plan to start testing this week to fine tune our 2021 machine – we have a few new components to test and work with that should help Marvin improve his bike setup. We are looking forward to what Marvin can do in 2021, him being with long-time mechanic Frank Latham puts him in good hands.

Cooper has a lot of experience coming into 2021 and we are very excited to see how things progress now that he has been with us for two years. Along with his mechanic, Carlos Rivera, I feel we are all at a point where we understand each other’s strengths and that leads to better bike setup and race day changes. Cooper also has a clean bill of health, so we are confident that he will be ready to keep the momentum rolling into 2021.”

250SX/MX
For the first time since 2015, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team will bring its 250 cc effort back in-house with a one-rider lineup in 2021. Maximus Vohland, a Northern California native with strong motocross heritage in his blood, comes in with many years under the guidance of KTM’s Orange Brigade Amateur Motocross program. The five-time Loretta Lynn’s AMA National Champion, and most recently crowned 2019 AMA Youth Rider of the Year, has proven his merit at the highest level of amateur racing where he now begins the next chapter with his professional supercross debut aboard the KTM 250 SX-F.

Harrison adds, “Max has had a long and successful journey as an amateur with KTM and we are happy to be involved in the start of his young career. I met him years ago and have seen his progress through the amateur ranks – he is young but has a lot of potential. Time will tell how he manages the ups and downs of professional racing and we will be here to help support him in every way we can. Our goal is to have Max and KTM up front.”

The 2021 AMA Supercross Championship is set to kick off on Saturday, January 16 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. For more information on KTM and its riders, please visit www.ktm.com/us.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

11/17/2020 10:49 AM

So awesome to see factory 250fs back under the KTM and HRC rigs. Something I’d never thought we would see again. Excited to see how Vohland does.

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11/17/2020 10:57 AM

I like that the Vohland kid always runs handguards.

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11/17/2020 11:00 AM

Interesting Max will still be wearing TLD.

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11/17/2020 11:11 AM

LungButter wrote:

I like that the Vohland kid always runs handguards.

Same here. I was in love with the TP199 handguard look growing up so I always still run them.

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11/17/2020 11:13 AM

LungButter wrote:

I like that the Vohland kid always runs handguards.

Pastrana-ish and also great advertising opportunity for the family business!

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11/17/2020 11:19 AM

Can't wait to see how Max stacks up.... Marv is always a title threat... as is Cooper... solid team for 21'....

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11/17/2020 11:35 AM

Really excited for Max! He has done things a bit differently through his amateur career, intresting to see how he stacks up.

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11/17/2020 2:27 PM

Love it got high hopes for max, why didn’t he keep his number though?

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11/17/2020 2:33 PM

Is Max running the 52 s or 48 s?
Fork legs look a little smaller in the pic than the 450
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11/17/2020 4:14 PM

LungButter wrote:

I like that the Vohland kid always runs handguards.

Anyone that knows anything knows that handguards rule

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11/17/2020 4:49 PM

LungButter wrote:

I like that the Vohland kid always runs handguards.

jemcee wrote:

Anyone that knows anything knows that handguards rule

My boys ran the guards since the 50jr days.

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11/17/2020 5:04 PM

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

11/17/2020 5:11 PM

88FYNN88 wrote:

Interesting Max will still be wearing TLD.

Why? RedBull KTM doesn’t have a team gear deal. Dungey was in Fox, Tickle was in Alpinestars, etc.

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11/17/2020 5:24 PM

As an 80s kid who got to see Tallon Vohland race (he was super fast), I am excited to see how Max will do. I know I will be rooting for him.

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11/17/2020 6:53 PM

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

11/17/2020 10:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/17/2020 10:46 PM

Nice write up and pics.

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11/17/2020 10:48 PM

I really like that Vohland kid's style. Very smooth looking

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11/17/2020 10:58 PM

Maximus......cool name, destined for great things.

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11/17/2020 11:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/18/2020 12:02 AM

Redrcr34 wrote:

Is Max running the 52 s or 48 s?
Fork legs look a little smaller in the pic than the 450
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Now that is interesting, it indeed looks like a smaller diameter fork.

Vohland prefers the smaller fork or KTM/Husky/GasGas wont run 52s on the 250 because they would have to provide those forks also for privateers that wants them?

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11/18/2020 1:40 AM

88FYNN88 wrote:

Interesting Max will still be wearing TLD.

aeffertz wrote:

Why? RedBull KTM doesn’t have a team gear deal. Dungey was in Fox, Tickle was in Alpinestars, etc.

I think too think it’s a bit intresting because he used to run Acerbis almost his whole career because Tallon is the sales manager over there. TLD probably pays better $ though.

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11/18/2020 3:01 AM

How ugly is the new Airoh?
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11/18/2020 6:48 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/18/2020 6:49 AM

thepelican wrote:

How ugly is the new Airoh?
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It reminds me of Transformers, which I dig. Lol

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11/18/2020 7:57 AM

4DAIVIPAI2K5 wrote:

It reminds me of Transformers, which I dig. Lol

Or Predator lol

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11/18/2020 11:26 AM

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

11/18/2020 11:34 AM

Thor needs to make smaller jerseys for Webb. It makes him look like a rider from 2000, not 2020.

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11/18/2020 11:37 AM

Seems like a lot/unnecessary pressure on a young kid to be lone 250f rider. Not trying to be negative but damn, that's gnarly. Will be cool to see him out there!

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11/18/2020 2:44 PM

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

11/18/2020 3:00 PM

seth505 wrote:

Seems like a lot/unnecessary pressure on a young kid to be lone 250f rider. Not trying to be negative but damn, that's gnarly. Will be cool to see him out there!

His name is Maximus he runs handguards.. Pressure means nothing to him

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11/18/2020 6:49 PM

seth505 wrote:

Seems like a lot/unnecessary pressure on a young kid to be lone 250f rider. Not trying to be negative but damn, that's gnarly. Will be cool to see him out there!

jemcee wrote:

His name is Maximus he runs handguards.. Pressure means nothing to him

I want to agree... but, seriously, the pressure from the team, is nothing compared to the pressure Max puts on himself. I get what your're saying though

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