Chase Sexton, the reigning 450SX Champion and newest addition to Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing forward of the 2024 SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) season.
Chase Sexton: “I’m extraordinarily excited to hitch the Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing group. Not solely is the tools top-notch, however the crew personnel and their drive to win is, too. From the primary time I walked in these doorways, Roger [De Coster], Ian [Harrison], the crew, and your entire KTM firm have been nothing however accommodating. I feel we now have a vivid future collectively and I’m desirous to get to work.”
The 24-year-old will start to defend his 2023 AMA Supercross Championship onboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION when the gate drops in January at Anaheim 1, READY TO RACE into an thrilling new period for each himself and the Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing group.
Sexton has formally united with KTM to contest the AMA Supercross Championship, AMA Professional Motocross Championship, and high-profile SMX Finals Sequence in a multi-year dedication, additionally adopting a placing, new single-digit profession variety of 4 coming into this subsequent stage of his skilled profession.
However first, the Illinois-raised Sexton will line up with the No. one plate in his 450SX title protection and is already getting right down to enterprise in a bid to start his highly-anticipated partnership with KTM on the highest of ranges collectively from the outset.
Sexton clinched a first-career premier class Supercross Championship in Might this yr with six Foremost Occasion victories to his credit score and went on to assert fourth place within the ultimate 450MX standings, regardless of lacking a number of rounds within the first half of the outside.
He then positioned P3 total following the inaugural SMX post-season to finish the marathon 31-round schedule, profitable the hybrid-type Charlotte occasion to open the playoffs, and as soon as once more established himself as a authentic title challenger throughout every self-discipline in taking the championship right down to the wire.
Ian Harrison – Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing Workforce Supervisor: “Our purpose with Chase from the onset is to make him really feel welcomed and actually at residence with the Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing crew. Throughout these early days, we’re working towards getting ready an important race package deal for each Chase and the crew to construct from. I actually assume that we will ship the total manufacturing facility help system that he longs for and deserves, and I additionally really feel strongly that Chase will proceed to raise the crew and our riders to a stronger place. We stay up for being within the struggle in 2024 and thank him for trusting in us.”
Roger De Coster – Director of Motorsports, North America: “We’re all the time watching and riders progressing via their early years and Chase’s progress has been very spectacular. I’m impressed by his willpower and tenacity on the observe, in addition to his professionalism in the best way that he handles himself off the observe, and our whole U.S. crew is thrilled to have the chance to work and develop with Chase within the coming years. Our model values align with these of Chase, so collectively we’re actually excited to see what the long run has in retailer for each of us and what we will all obtain collectively.”
The aggressive debut of Sexton and Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing unit Racing is scheduled to happen at Spherical 1 of the 2024 AMA Supercross Championship – once more doubling because the SMX season-opener – in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, January 6.