The latest update from the Team Faith Arenacross team, and their race to the podium. There are only a handful of races left in the series, and Team Faith has a great chance to take the championship. Below is the latest post race report from the team manager Brian O’Rourke:
We had anther pretty good weekend in Wichita despite the blizzard that had the potential to keep us from even showing up! On Thursday when Brian O’ left Nashville for Wichita, the route he was going to take quickly was infected by SNOW! Thanks to some quick thinking and research we were able to avoid the nasty weather by taking an alternate route that only added 3 hours to the trip.
Kelly Smith started us out on the weekend by preaching a great message on forgiveness to all the athletes and crews at the mandatory Riders Meeting.
As we were a bit short-handed this weekend, Jeff’s dad Dan Gibson was recruited to take care of Jeff’s needs for the weekend and Brian O’ switched over to tending to Kelly Smith. We also had our ole buddy Chad Goodwin volunteering to help so we had things pretty much covered and ready to go for the weekend.
Again, this was a single-night round with all the points available for the Championship obtainable in this one night of racing.
After Larry Dean and Brian O’ did worship and the Message at the Team Faith Devotional Dinner, we were all ready to race!
Both Kelly Smith and Jeff Gibson were in Heat #2 together which was a very stacked Heat! Kelly finished 2nd and Gibby finished 4th to advance directly to the Mains.
In Main #1 Kelly got wadded up hard and DNF’d while Jeff finished 3rd. Then the entire field was inverted and for once it favored us! In Main#2 Kelly grabbed the Holyshot and led wire to wire for the victory! Gibby put in a great ride again this weekend and finished 4th for another 2nd Overall!
With 6 Main Events left to score points in We are still VERY MUCH in the hunt for the Championship. Jeff is riding super smooth and consistent and we are only 2 points out of the lead in 2nd place. Kelly still has some fire left in him despite some setbacks here recently and he is ready for an Overall win which could put him right back in the thick of things! STAY TUNED!!!
2013 AMSOIL Arenacross
Points Standings RACE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Printed: 02/23/13 10:07 pm
Pos. # Name (wins) Points
1. 1 Tyler Bowers (17) 58 2. 2 Jeff Gibson (2) 56 (Team Faith)
3. 4 Zach Ames (1) 55
4. 16 Michael Mcdade (4) 48 5. 5 Kelly Smith (1) 40 (Team Faith)
6. 7 Willy Browning (1) 39
7. 6 Nathan Skaggs 37
8. 17 Daniel Blair 34
9. 14 Dave Ginolfi 33
10. 726 Gared Steinke 31
Times are tentative and subject to change.
Date Time City Airing Channel
3/3 3:30PM ET Kansas City, MO Original SPEED
3/5 4:00AM ET Kansas City, MO Repeat SPEED
3/5 1:00PM ET Wichita, KS Repeat SPEED
3/5 2:00PM ET Kansas City, MO Repeat SPEED
3/17 1:00PM ET Denver, CO Original SPEED
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Team Faith, FLY Racing, Western Power Sports, Pilot/Flying J’s, Pirelli Tires, KTM, DZ Graphics, Silkolene Lubricants, Wiseco Performance Products, ENZO Suspension, Sunstar Sprockets and Chains, RAD MFG., Shorai Batteries, Liquid Performance, K&N Air Filters, Cycra Plastic, FMF Racing, Renegade Racing Fuels, JetLift, Dragon Optics, Tubliss, Hammerhead Designs, EBC Brakes and GUTS Racing.
For more info on Team Faith, please visit www.teamfaith.com
Congratulations to Team Faith one of the newest teams we are sponsoring for the 2013 season. Below is their latest race report.
From Brian O’Rourke the team President:
Team Faith had a better night of racing on Saturday night in Worcester Massachusetts on the AMA Amsoil Arenacross series when it was LIVE on SPEED! Both Kelly Smith and Jeff Gibson had good heat races finishing second and third respectively. Both guys then qualified for the head to head bracket racing, which is new this season. In the first bracket they had to race each other! Gibby came out on top and went all the way to the finals with defending AX Champ Tyler Bowers. In the 2 lap sprint Gibby got the win and was also awarded one point towards the Overall and the Championship. In the Main Event #1, Gibby rode hard and strong to finish fourth and Kelly finished fifth. Unfortunately with the new format on Arenacross, the entire field was inverted for the Main Event #2 putting both guys on the back row for the start. Gibby came back to get an eighth place finish. Kelly had a harder time finishing 14th. Gibby finished fourth overall and Kelly finished 11th overall for the night. In the championship points Jeff Gibson sits 6th and Kelly Smith is tied for 8th.
Ministry was VERY strong for the opening round of AX as we had the honor of partnering with a great band called Jones Unleashed. They not only did worship for us as a team in our rig whenever we had a moment, but they also lead worship both nights for Team faith devotionals and even got the opportunity to play for the Track Party in front of thousands of fans!
I’m really proud of all our guys this season including newbie Jeff Gibson and his Dad Dan Gibson who will be overseeing Jeff’s bike for us as well. We have a strong team – mentally, physically and spiritually!
Shorai sponsored rider Shane “Moose” Cuthberson wins at the Crowsnest Cross Country.
Wardlow AB: Shane Cuthbertson ( Airdrie AB ) has been on a roll, winning his last three events. This past Labor Day long weekend, Shane and his TE300 put the beat down on his competition on what is traditionally the toughest off road race in the Alberta Dirt Riders Calendar.
The Crowsnest Cross Country has been the masterpiece of David French and has survived forest fires, fire bans and many
events ran with snow cover and blizzards at higher elevations. This year, special efforts were made to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of this event. The course had three loops, all returning to race camp for refueling, and taking riders up into high altitude, classic Rocky Mountain single track.
After 3hrs and 47 minutes of pushing hard, Shane crossed the finish line victorious, ahead of KTM rider Jack Sawatski, who kept Shane honest for much of the race.
Shane would like to thank the following for their continued support: Husaberg Canada,Shorai Battery A&E Racing and Marine, GoldenTyre, FMF, Omega Transport, Rebel Energy Services, FLY, Dragon, UFA, SIDI, Warp 9, PG Graphics, ProMoto Billet, ProAction Suspension West, Kermaxx, T.M. DesignWorks, Motonation, Gamma Sales, Royal Distributing and ViSalus
Shorai sponsored KTM factory Team podium at the close of the season. Klatt, Medaglia and Benoit finish year strong.
St-Bruno, QC – Hard to believe that it’s over already, but the 9th and final round of the CMRC Motocross Nationals took place last Sunday at Walton Raceway in Southwestern Ontario. Unlike last year’s race, which was destroyed by a heavy rainstorm, Walton 2012 was near perfection; the track was in great shape, fence lines were littered with fans and best of all, the sun was shining!
Video from Walton:
Going into Walton, KTM’s factory racers each had their own goal, but all shared the same desire to end their season on top. It was an interesting weekend in both classes, and wrapped up with Orange on the podium in every moto. Flip through James Lissimore’s images to see what went down at the final round in Walton….
CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA: Dusty Klatt may not have had a great first half in 2012, but the KTM rider put together a string of podiums (and a win!) in his final five races to finish third overall in MX1. With the nationals over, Klatt now begins preparing for the annual Montreal Supercross on September 29.
BLACK MAGIC: The Walton track has a love/hate relationship with racers. This year most were digging the new track changes and well watered and dark black terra firma. It looked perfect on Sunday morning! (Although, if you don’t like deep, endless ruts, you may not enjoy the course in the afternoon. It gets pretty nasty!) KTM’s Jeremy Medaglia took advantage of prime early morning conditions to lay down the fastest qualifying time in MX2, earning him the first gate pick.
FELICITATIONS, KAVEN BENOIT ! The fast French Canadian ended his season on the highest note, winning the final MX2 moto. In moto one, he couldn’t quite match the pace of his KTM colleagues, Medaglia and Dakota Alix (a fast amateur rider from the US) and finished fifth. Benoit rebounded well in moto two, though, taking off early and building a comfortable lead by the finish. A 4-1 gave Benoit second overall on the day.
HURRY, THEY’RE COMING FAST! Every year a new crop of fast, young talent emerges into the pro ranks, especially in the US. Red Bull rider Dakota Alix (back) and his father Todd (right) made the drive to Walton for Dakota’s first pro race.
KTM Rider Coach, Jean-Sebastien Roy, was also at Walton, offering advice and support to all of KTM’s racers.
Alix showed good speed in the first MX2 moto, running the leaders’ pace early on before settling into third. Unfortunately, a mechanical issue in moto two kept Alix from finishing. Hopefully we see this friendly American back in Canada next year, he’s got skills!
REAL MEN WEAR PINK: Klatt models one of Fox’s new 2013 colourways.
Dusty Klatt’s goal going into Walton was to leave it all on the line. Having already sewn up third-place in the MX1 championship, the KTM Red Bull Royal Distributing Fox Racing rider had nothing to lose. Early in moto one, Klatt was stuck in a three-way battle for second and was searching everywhere for a line to pass. Not wanting the leader to get away, Klatt tried sneaking in a wheel on third-place but slid out. After slowly getting up, Klatt would come from seventh to third by moto’s end.
In moto two, Klatt came around the first corner in second and quickly moved into the lead. Despite losing the lead on lap five, the KTM rider kept pushing hard all moto and kept the leader within sight until the checkers. Klatt’s 3-2 gave him second overall on the day.
LITTLE LION HEART: Jeremy Medaglia did exactly what he needed to do in moto one at Walton: he holeshot and won! That effort helped to shorten the points’ gap to 16, but the KTM rider still needed a little luck in the next race to get the title … but luck wasn’t on Medaglia’s side, as he fell twice before finishing fourth in the final moto.
Even though he finished second instead of first in MX2, Medaglia still rode like a champion throughout the whole series; he worked harder than anyone off the track, finished on the podium in 8 out of 9 races (winning two of them!) and kept the title chase going until the very last moto. Great ride, Jeremy!
Dakota Alix enjoying his first pro podium interview.
Despite missing the first four rounds due to injury, Benoit still finished the season 6th overall in MX2.
Klatt’s mechanic, Adam Turner, installed his rider’s new 2013 national number. (#1 would be better, but the #3 looks pretty sharp too. Let’s hope Mike Brown is cool with it, ha!)
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FANS: A big hanks to everyone who came out and cheered on KTM’s racers at this year’s Canadian Motocross Nationals! See you at the Montreal Supercross!
KTM CANADA WISHES TO THANK ALL OF OUR TEAM SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT! 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, Custom Decals,Galfer, CP Pistons, R&R Automation and IMS.
MX2 results – Walton, Ontario
1. Teddy Maier 2-2
2. Kaven Benoit 4-1
3. Jeremy Medaglia 1-4
4. Jared Allison 7-5
5. Luke Vonlinger 6-6
Final MX2 Point Standings
1. Teddy Maier – 406
2. Jeremy Medaglia – 386
3. Topher Ingallas – 263
4. Jared Allison – 261
5. Brad Nauditt – 230
6. Kaven Benoit – 227
MX1 results – Walton, Ontario
1. Matt Georke 1-1
2. Dusty Klatt 3-2
3. Bobby Kiniry 4-3
4. Gavin Gracyk 2-6
5. Josh Clark 5-5
Final MX1 Point Standings
1. Matt Georke – 442
2. Bobby Kiniry – 375
3. Dusty Klatt – 316
4. Gavin Gracyk – 252
5. Tyler Villopoto – 230
Dusty Klatt and Kaven Benoit take top spots in MX1 and MX2
St-Bruno, QC – Three moto wins, two overall victories and a total of six podium finishes; things couldn’t have gone much better for KTM at Round 6 of the CMRC Motocross Nationals in Ste-Julie, QC!
Well, one thing could have made KTM’s weekend sweeter, and that would be to have a healthy Colton Facciotti. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. After riding with a separated shoulder for five races (and still finishing on the podium in most of them), the KTM Red Bull Royal Distributing Fox Racing rider decided to call it quits in Ste-Julie. “I tried riding my qualifier, but the pain has become too much to handle and I just can’t ride to my potential,” says a disappointed Facciotti. “It’s not easy, but after discussing things with my sponsors, we’ve decided to sit out the remainder of the series, get my shoulder healed up and then begin developing our 2013 race bikes.”
With Colton out, it would be all up to his teammate, Dusty Klatt, to put KTM out front in MX1. The Campbell River kid has shown signs of brilliance but had yet to reach the podium in the first five races. The two-time champ always finds a good flow around the Ste-Julie track, though, and 2012 was no different. After posting the fastest MX1 qualifying time, Klatt would go on to finish 2-1 for first overall. It would mark Klatt’s first podium and KTM’s first MX1 victory
f the season.
“It feels really good to finally do it, for myself and our team,” says Klatt, who now sits third overall in the MX1 series. “The first moto was a little more work. I fell down early in the race after bumping into a downed rider and then had to work my way up through the pack. In the second moto, I got the holeshot, put my head down and gave it everything I had until the checkers.” MX2
Once again, Kaven Benoit and Jeremy Medaglia covered the MX2 podium in orange, finishing first and third overall in Ste-Julie. In moto one, KTM Red Bull Royal Distributing Fox Racing’s Medaglia led most of the race, but in the later laps, couldn’t quite match the pace of Benoit. Medaglia would eventually settle for third behind Benoit.
The second moto would be all Benoit, as the hometown hero holeshot and immediately checked out. A 2-1 on the day would give Benoit the overall win. Medaglia, meanwhile, was forced to work his fight through the field after going down in the first corner. He would go onto finish third and third overall. The Factory KTM racer wants a win real bad, but Medaglia still maintains a solid second-place in the series with three rounds to go. As we’ve seen already, anything can happen and the MX2 title chase is far from over.
“Today was a big day for KTM, especially with it being in the backyard of our corporate office,” says KTM Canada’s Race Manager, Andy White. “Dusty has been working really hard these past few weeks and we saw that today. It was an absolute pleasure watching him scrub his way to the win, and then to have Kaven and Jeremy on the podium in MX2, incredible! We are definitely sad to see Colton forced to park his bike, but there’s no other choice. The goal is to get Colton back to 100 percent and start focusing on our 2013 program.” Results –Round 6 of the CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals
1. Dusty Klatt 2-1
2. Matt Georke 1-3
3. Bobby Kiniry 3-2
4. Tim Tremblay 5-5
5. Gavin Gracyk 4-9
The VOMC put together a great National event that sets the bar, CGRT really enjoyed the course. The tests were great, and the Enduro test really separated the men from the boys. - Lee Fryberger
Wardlow, AB: Another sweltering day challenged riders at the second round of the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championships, at the Noble Canyon Enduro near Vernon, BC. Temperatures of over 35C challenged both riders and organizers to evade heat stroke and fatigue.
The ‘Giant Killer’ Ben Rego ( Kitimat, BC ) charged hard on his Husaberg TE 300, landing again on the podium on the second step of the E3 class and 5th overall on the weekend. Loosing the win for the day on one enduro test score has Ben motivated to push harder next weekend in Alberta for Round 3/4 “..the heat was very demanding, but I had fun today “ stated the always smiling rider.
CGRT’s junior rider and first year Pro, Cole Dobovich ( Provost AB ) had a tough day. He powered his Husaberg FX450 to strong test times, and handled the heat well despite charging harder in an effort to improve his score. But disaster hit during the last enduro test when a small mistake caused a crash, resulting in his bike cartwheeling into the forest down a hill. Cole lost significant time wrestling his bike back onto the course. “I don’t even know what happened, I hit my shoulder on a tree, then I see my bike cartwheeling. It happened very quick.”
Team Manager Lee Fryberger rode to victory, having a great day with few mistakes and no issues on his FX450. “I had a great weekend. Great course, no serious mistakes, hats off to the VOMC and to my team. Great effort.”
CGRT would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Husaberg Canada, A&E Racing, Dunlop, FMF, Omega Transport, Rebel Energy Services, FLY, Dragon, Shorai Battery, UFA, SIDI, Warp 9, PG Graphics, ProMoto Billet, ProAction Suspension West, Kermaxx, T.M. DesignWorks, Motonation, Gamma Sales, Royal Distributing and ViSalus
“ They must grow them big and strong in B.C. “ – X Games announcer.
“ It was really hard to find my mojo, and the track was super slippery” Ben Rego
Wardlow, AB: July 1, 2012, 30 riders from across the planet took part in the Men’s Enduro X in Los Angeles, California. The Staples Centre, home to the NBA’s LA Lakers, Clippers and the NHL’s LA Kings, was transposed from a freestyle arena to a gnarly log, watery, rocky, technical Enduro X course where nearly 18 000 spectators witnessed the best in the world.
CGRT’s Ben Rego of Kitimat BC earned an invitation after his performance in Sacremento, California. The Husaberg rider tried his best to keep focused on the task at hand and not let the glitz and glamour of the ESPN presentation overwhelm him.
A very stiff bib mousse left Ben scrambling for traction with his TE 300 on the slippery, technical course. And that technical course took its toll on many talented riders. Ben qualified back in the pack, sandwiched between KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak and Xtinction Hard Enduro veteran Kyle Redmond.
Failing to qualify from his heat, Ben was forced to ride a last chance qualifier, where he battled back from a poor start, forward until a small bobble slowed his progress and his chances of moving forward into the Enduro X final.
“The experience of competing on a stage where, literally, the world is watching live streaming online, US national television and huge crowd in the Staples Center is such a great experience for Ben and great for our sponsors. To be invited is an incredible experience considering the depth of talent and where the riders are coming from. Top riders from the Enduro World Championships and Extreme Enduro competitors make this a very competitive mix into the regular entry of the Geico US EnduroCross series” comments Lee Fryberger, Manager of CGRT.
Ben is proud to be supported by: Husaberg Canada, A&E Racing, Dunlop, FMF, Omega Transport, Rebel Energy Services, FLY, Dragon, Shorai Battery, UFA, SIDI, Warp 9, PG Graphics, ProMoto Billet, ProAction Suspension West, Kermaxx, T.M. DesignWorks, Motonation, Gamma Sales, Royal Distributing and ViSalus.
St-Bruno, QC – Gopher Dunes is often touted as the “toughest track in Canada,” and that’s probably still true, but Whispering Pines Raceway in Kamloops, BC is closing the gap. Home of the second round of the CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals, Whispering Pines continues to punish riders and bikes alike, with huge squared edge bumps, deep ruts and body pounding sand whoops. A few riders, including the Orange Brigade, received bumps and bruises from the so-called “Whispering” Pines.
This year’s Kamloops race will go down in Canadian moto history, as it’s the first to take place on a Saturday. The experimental format is a welcomed change for many reasons, but for the riders, it means a more polished and prepped race track (which leads to better racing). The response, so far, from riders, fans and industry is that Saturdays are here to stay! Good on the CMRC for getting creative and holding two Saturday races this year (Kamloops and Gopher Dunes). Here’s to many more in 2013!
There’s no doubt about it: Jeremy Medaglia is one of the fittest racers on the track. It showed in Kamloops, with Medaglia passing for an early lead in both motos and then taking off from the pack. On this day, however, Teddy Maier found a quicker line and slid by Medaglia for both moto wins. “Teddy was on it today,” says Medaglia. “But I’m definitely happy with my riding and even happier to be sitting second in points with 14 motos to go. This is where I wanted to be at this stage.”
In MX1 moto one, Facciotti grabbed a top five start before tagging onto the rear fender of race leader, Matt Georke. “Colt was riding more aggressively than normal and he wasn’t wasting anytime moving past guys in the first few corners. He was ready to battle with Georke.” observes five-time Canadian champion and KTM rider coach, Jean Sebastien Roy.
Sadly, as Colton was going for a pass on the leader, they hit and went down. Georke remounted while Colton withdrew from the race with a shoulder injury.
“Colton got the worse of it as he hit the hard rocky ground with his shoulder,” says KTM Canada’s Race Manager, Andy White. “Colton tried to get going but he felt his shoulder was too sore to continue. Dusty Klatt was running a solid second in the first moto before a rock smashed his clutch system, causing him to stall while trying to pass for the lead. He got going and finished sixth, which keeps him in the hunt.”
Knowing he couldn’t let Georke build a bigger series lead, Facciotti fought through obvious shoulder pain and surprised himself (and probably many others) with a second place finish behind Georke. “I figured I would at least try and get the holeshot money [laughs],” adds Facciotti. “When the adrenalin kicked in, I forgot about the pain and managed to finish the moto.”
After two rounds, Medaglia is right where he wants to be in the MX2 series: second and only 11 points back of the leader, Maier, with six rounds to go. Facciotti and Klatt are not where they want to be in the MX1 championship (fourth and sixth); it’s not for lack of trying but luck doesn’t seem to be going their way. Here’s to big holeshots and better luck in Calgary next Sunday!
As always, the KTM Red Bull Royal Distributing Fox Racing Team couldn’t make any of this possible without help from all of their gracious and passionate sponsors.
KTM CANADA would like to thank the following sponsors for their support 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, and IMS.
Canada’s Corner Grass Racing Team has been using our lithium motorcycle batteries exclusively in their Husaberg factory race bikes, here it the latest update from the Corner Grass Racing Team:
“..the course was a 100 mile whoop section which was awesome. Big grass track. All off camber corners. Very technical, fun though. Over 100 miles, about a 7 hr day.”
Wardlow, AB: The Idaho City 100 has always been a favourite of CGRT’s. The event is a qualifier for the US ISDE team and runs by the same rules as the ISDE and after over 100 miles a day of great trails by the Boise Ridge Riders, a guy definitely feels that the effort getting there was well worth it.
Cole Dobovich made the trek alone, with his father, after a cold forced Lee Fryberger to give up his entry spot. But the young Provost AB man rode well, finishing 3rd overall in A class, 33 seconds off the lead and 35th overall in a field of 300 riders, including those that will represent the US at the ISDE in Germany in September.
Day 2, Cole felt stronger, feeling that his training is paying off, pushing himself to the top, winning the class. His push also moved him further in the overall standings, up to 27th overall.
Competing at this level is never easy, and CGRT has great product and support that we rely on to help us achieve our goals. Please support those that support us!!!
ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL:
KTM Team comes together at Round 1 of Canadian MX Nationals
Tuesday June 5, 2012. St-Bruno, QC – After months of training, testing and developing brand new race machines, the KTM Red Bull Royal Distributing Fox Racing Team was so excited to be welcomed with heavy rains and a mudbath at Round 1 of the CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals in Nanaimo, BC….
Well, maybe “excited” isn’t the best word to describe KTM’s feelings during the muddy war that was The Wastelands. Despite the disgusting weather and track conditions, the KTM team pushed forward and scored themselves the first MX2 moto win and two runner-up finishes in MX1.
“Jeremy Medaglia was absolutely on it in that first moto,” says Andy White, KTM Canada’s Race Manager. “He got a great start, passed for the lead early on and then checked out for the win. He even had enough time to stop and replace his goggles! The second moto didn’t go so well, as Jeremy fell victim to a bad start and was forced to climb his way through the pack, eventually finishing 12th place and 4th overall.”
In the MX1 class, defending champion, Colton Facciotti had two great starts and rode solid to finish second in both motos. “I’m happy with the way I rode but feel like I could have pushed a little harder,” says Facciotti, who hadn’t been on a starting gate since last September. “It was my first race in a long time, and considering the track conditions, I didn’t want to make a mistake.”
When the rains came, many pegged KTM’s Dusty Klatt for a win; he’s always fast on the slick Wastelands track. Sadly, bad starts and luck kept him off the box. “In moto two, I came from about 13th to 5th, but then I messed up on the last lap and lost a position,” recalls Klatt. “I’m looking forward to the next race but wish I had a better effort for my team, because I know they’re busting their butts. So a big thanks to them and everyone who helped out.”
Results aside, the KTM team is gelling very well. From the mechanics and truck driver, to the racers and sponsors, everyone is doing their part to achieve success. “What a great group of guys,” notes Fox Canada’s Marketing Manager, Jay Moore, who was at Nanaimo making sure Facciotti, Klatt and Medaglia had fresh, clean gear every moto. “There’s a really good vibe coming from the KTM pits; everyone’s laughing and having fun, while remaining focused on the tasks at hand. It’s going to be a good year!”
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KTM CANADA would like to thank the following sponsors for their support 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, and IMS.