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10/18/2018 2:09 AM

... alongside Prado for next year. Seems like they wanted Brian Moreau at first but he already has a good contract with bud racing. They've been talking to Wilson Todd and Tom Vialle since then it seems.

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10/18/2018 2:26 AM

You forgot to mention: "according to Geoff Meyer."

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10/18/2018 2:31 AM

CalimeroFan wrote:

You forgot to mention: "according to Geoff Meyer."

I got another recent source saying that Vialle is signed, and it is reliable.

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10/18/2018 2:35 AM

Factory ride for Vialle? Hmm. He didn't set the world on fire last season, so weird decision if true.

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10/18/2018 3:16 AM

I would say Zach Pichon is more likely

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10/18/2018 3:37 AM

DeStouwer wrote:

Factory ride for Vialle? Hmm. He didn't set the world on fire last season, so weird decision if true.

if you look at his results , very similar to Prado's results in EMX 250... EMX is tough class ,
Prado came out allright , so far KTM has done a great job in MX2 and picking riders ..

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the funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realise it doesn't say anything it's to late to stop reading it

10/18/2018 3:40 AM

Engage?

I thought we were finally gonna learn who the gay suzuki rider was when you used engage.

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10/18/2018 3:53 AM

MXBen711 wrote:

I would say Zach Pichon is more likely

One of the bad riders in the mx2, does not have 20% of Dad's talent yet

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10/18/2018 4:15 AM

MXBen711 wrote:

I would say Zach Pichon is more likely

ron36 wrote:

One of the bad riders in the mx2, does not have 20% of Dad's talent yet

But also has direct KTM support and they have been trying to place him for the last few months with the promise of semi factory equipment to whichever team takes him....

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10/18/2018 4:16 AM

Would of thought more along the line of Dankers? From NL, will fit in well with Herlings and Jonass.

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10/18/2018 4:17 AM

DoubleA wrote:

Would of thought more along the line of Dankers? From NL, will fit in well with Herlings and Jonass.

Jonass is Husqvarna next year

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10/18/2018 4:45 AM

MXBen711 wrote:

Jonass is Husqvarna next year

Source? Never knew this.

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10/18/2018 4:55 AM

MXBen711 wrote:

I would say Zach Pichon is more likely

Wasn't Zach Pichon typically finishing 10th-15th?

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10/18/2018 5:14 AM

MXBen711 wrote:

I would say Zach Pichon is more likely

agn5009 wrote:

Wasn't Zach Pichon typically finishing 10th-15th?

More like 16th - 25th

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10/18/2018 6:03 AM

DoubleA wrote:

Would of thought more along the line of Dankers? From NL, will fit in well with Herlings and Jonass.

MXBen711 wrote:

Jonass is Husqvarna next year

DoubleA wrote:

Source? Never knew this.

I know some guys on the team

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10/18/2018 6:04 AM

MXBen711 wrote:

I would say Zach Pichon is more likely

agn5009 wrote:

Wasn't Zach Pichon typically finishing 10th-15th?

DeStouwer wrote:

More like 16th - 25th

I knew he didn't have a great year. A couple nice motos if I remember correctly. But all around pretty forgettable.

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10/18/2018 6:11 AM

ron36 wrote:

One of the bad riders in the mx2, does not have 20% of Dad's talent yet

Zach has a lot of talent. He lacks his dad's determination, not skills.

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10/18/2018 6:11 AM

CalimeroFan wrote:

You forgot to mention: "according to Geoff Meyer."

kaidoddragon wrote:

I got another recent source saying that Vialle is signed, and it is reliable.

The source being Gatedrop.com wink you can find the article here.

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10/18/2018 6:29 AM

Dang Andy you are really the new Geoff Meyer... don't be proud of it.

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10/18/2018 6:33 AM

CalimeroFan wrote:

You forgot to mention: "according to Geoff Meyer."

kaidoddragon wrote:

I got another recent source saying that Vialle is signed, and it is reliable.

Andy McKinstry wrote:

The source being Gatedrop.com wink you can find the article here.

Like I said, I got another source.

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10/18/2018 9:09 AM

DoubleA wrote:

Would of thought more along the line of Dankers? From NL, will fit in well with Herlings and Jonass.

MXBen711 wrote:

Jonass is Husqvarna next year

Jonass to Husky? Who takes the second spot at KTM? giving it back to Coldenhoff?

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10/18/2018 9:14 AM

DoubleA wrote:

Would of thought more along the line of Dankers? From NL, will fit in well with Herlings and Jonass.

MXBen711 wrote:

Jonass is Husqvarna next year

dutch_rider wrote:

Jonass to Husky? Who takes the second spot at KTM? giving it back to Coldenhoff?

Only confirmed riders for KTM are Herlings Red Bull, and Cairoli and Prado De Carli.

Coldenhoff is at Standing Construct with Monticelli and Anstie

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10/18/2018 9:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2018 9:24 AM

DoubleA wrote:

Would of thought more along the line of Dankers? From NL, will fit in well with Herlings and Jonass.

Maybe a little bit early for a factory spot. Hasn't even raced a 250 4stroke yet. Also he couldn't get consistent results in EMX125. Rene Hofer would be a better choice then. He pretty much dominated EMX125 before he got injured.

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10/18/2018 9:31 AM

What about Hofer? He signed an extension with KTM a while ago, and there was rumors about him joining the factory team already in the summer. Vialle had good motos in EMX and looked good in my opinion, but it would still be a bit of a reach to me. Would seem odd for the biggest team in the paddock to wait this long to sign a rider.

The Jonass to Husky rumor was reportedly confirmed by KTM personel after Assen when they held a bike test for the media. I would guess that Coldenhoff won’t be coming back, and Van Horebeek is the only big name guy who hasn’t officially signed yet so I would guess he takes the spot.

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10/18/2018 9:33 AM

DoubleA wrote:

Would of thought more along the line of Dankers? From NL, will fit in well with Herlings and Jonass.

wideopen198 wrote:

Maybe a little bit early for a factory spot. Hasn't even raced a 250 4stroke yet. Also he couldn't get consistent results in ...more

And Hofer rode a 250f all year long in the ADAC series and lead the series before his injury, beating EMX250 front runners and moto winners on a regular basis.

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10/18/2018 9:35 AM

MXBen711 wrote:

Jonass is Husqvarna next year

dutch_rider wrote:

Jonass to Husky? Who takes the second spot at KTM? giving it back to Coldenhoff?

MXBen711 wrote:

Only confirmed riders for KTM are Herlings Red Bull, and Cairoli and Prado De Carli.

Coldenhoff is at Standing Construct with ...more

KTM has faced some budget cuts in MXGP and in the US for off-road racing. For MXGP they will only have Herlings and Cairoli. It was more cost effective to move Jonass over to Husky alongside Jasakonis.

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10/18/2018 9:36 AM

dutch_rider wrote:

Jonass to Husky? Who takes the second spot at KTM? giving it back to Coldenhoff?

MXBen711 wrote:

Only confirmed riders for KTM are Herlings Red Bull, and Cairoli and Prado De Carli.

Coldenhoff is at Standing Construct with ...more

ML512 wrote:

KTM has faced some budget cuts in MXGP and in the US for off-road racing. For MXGP they will only have Herlings and Cairoli. ...more

Are they starting to have some struggles?

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10/18/2018 9:39 AM

MXBen711 wrote:

Only confirmed riders for KTM are Herlings Red Bull, and Cairoli and Prado De Carli.

Coldenhoff is at Standing Construct with ...more

ML512 wrote:

KTM has faced some budget cuts in MXGP and in the US for off-road racing. For MXGP they will only have Herlings and Cairoli. ...more

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Are they starting to have some struggles?

I dont think struggles is the right word, i think the term re alignment of business ethos and structure is more accurate

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10/18/2018 12:08 PM

ML512 wrote:

KTM has faced some budget cuts in MXGP and in the US for off-road racing. For MXGP they will only have Herlings and Cairoli. ...more

I’m sorry but I don’t believe that’s the real reason.

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10/18/2018 1:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2018 1:35 PM

MXBen711 wrote:

Only confirmed riders for KTM are Herlings Red Bull, and Cairoli and Prado De Carli.

Coldenhoff is at Standing Construct with ...more

ML512 wrote:

KTM has faced some budget cuts in MXGP and in the US for off-road racing. For MXGP they will only have Herlings and Cairoli. ...more

CalimeroFan wrote:

I’m sorry but I don’t believe that’s the real reason.

Offroad motorcycle sales are down here in the US.

We just lost the only KTM shop here in Murrieta, strange that KTM USA is just up the street, but no dealer for 60 miles in any direction.

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