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Frank Latham Introduced as Crew Supervisor for Troy Lee Designs/Crimson Bull/GasGas

Rumors were going around the paddock recently that Max Lee would no longer be the team manger for the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GasGas team. Today, the team confirmed the news that Lee would be moving on as Frankie Latham, previously the mechanic for Marvin Musquin with Red Bull KTM, would step in as the GasGas

Frank Latham Introduced as Crew Supervisor for Troy Lee Designs/Crimson Bull/GasGas

Rumors have been going across the paddock just lately that Max Lee would now not be the staff manger for the Troy Lee Designs/Crimson Bull/GasGas staff. Immediately, the staff confirmed the information that Lee can be transferring on as Frankie Latham, beforehand the mechanic for Marvin Musquin with Crimson Bull KTM, would step in because the GasGas staff supervisor position. The staff will area three riders this summer season within the AMA Professional Motocross Championship: Pierce Brown and Ryder DiFrancesco within the 250 Class with Justin Barcia as the only 450 Class rider. 

The next press launch is from GaGas:

It is go time! A RED-hot Troy Lee Designs/Crimson Bull/GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing Crew is ready to line up within the opening spherical of the 2024 AMA Professional Motocross Championship this Saturday, Might 25, in Pala, California with the identical rider lineup of Justin Barcia, Pierce Brown, and Ryder DiFrancesco however beneath new administration. The staff welcomes Frank Latham as Troy Lee Designs/Crimson Bull/GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing Crew Supervisor for the summer season as former supervisor, Max Lee, steps away after almost two seasons with the squad.

  • Welcome Frank Latham as incoming Crew Supervisor for Professional Motocross
  • Bam Bam bringing kind into the nice outdoor in 2024!
  • 250MX combo of PB and Ryder D to characteristic on the entrance of the pack

Troy Lee Designs/Crimson Bull/GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing expresses its due to Max Lee for his time as Crew Supervisor over the course of the previous couple of seasons and desires him success as he embarks on a brand new path.

“It’s been an honor to work with the whole Troy Lee Designs/Crimson Bull/GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing Crew these final two seasons. I really respect this wonderful expertise and the chance to stay this dream. It’s bittersweet leaving as I’m going to overlook the races and dealing with such an unimaginable staff however I’m very excited to begin this subsequent chapter of my profession. I want the staff the perfect of luck this out of doors season and I’d like to present a particular due to Roger De Coster and John Hinz for his or her assist and steerage. I do know Frank Latham will do an impressive job, as he brings with him years of expertise validated together with his staff relationships and rider outcomes. All the perfect to everybody at Troy Lee Designs, GASGAS and the KTM Group. On to the following.”

The staff is happy to now formally welcome Frank Latham – the highly-regarded former title-winning mechanic and manufacturing facility staff coordinator throughout the group for over a decade – as incoming GASGAS Crew Supervisor for the summer season, and it comes as a major alternative in his revered profession that he has embraced with open arms.

“I am excited for the brand new alternative and new enterprise. By transferring into this new position I hope I could make an affect, together with the staff and the riders. I’m very grateful that Troy [Lee] and the KTM Group are giving me this chance, the curiosity they’ve proven, and the assist given to me in transferring over to the Troy Lee Designs/Crimson Bull/GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing Crew. I’m looking forward to the out of doors rounds to begin and am excited to see how the season develops.”

On observe, Barcia already has 4 450MX total victory trophies in his cupboard, however was denied the chance to chase extra one yr in the past when his season ended by harm solely three rounds in. This time round, his GASGAS MC 450F Manufacturing facility Version is dialed for the motocross season forward and he too has kind on his aspect, which he’s desirous to make depend when the factors are paid on Saturday afternoons.

“Supercross was undoubtedly one in all my more difficult seasons I’ve skilled thus far, however our focus was to indicate up at each spherical with a purpose to enhance and construct with each race. I really feel in direction of the tip of the season we made nice strides, and we resulted in a great spot strolling away with a podium in San Diego and touchdown exterior the rostrum on the final 4 rounds. I actually get pleasure from outdoor and at all times have lots of enjoyable with the number of tracks and situations that Professional Motocross brings. I clearly didn’t get to begin the out of doors season final yr, so I’m excited to go on the market and have lots of enjoyable and have a powerful season.”

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As for Brown, there was no denying that he had pace to burn through the current AMA Supercross Championship season on his strategy to P4 in 250SX East, and now he is aiming to show that potential into podiums outdoor. The 21-year-old is but to face on an total podium in Professional Motocross, however is in line to alter that narrative onboard his GASGAS MC 250F Manufacturing facility Version when the gates drop on the brand new yr.

“All in all, Supercross went properly. I’d have preferred to have the final couple rounds higher, however it’s what’s – stuff occurs – and we discovered lots from the tip of Supercross. Shifting into out of doors season, we’ve got been testing lots this previous week and acquired the bike in a very great spot, so we’re going to put some extra motos on this week and I’m excited to get issues rolling at Pala.”

Teammate Ryder D’s first full try in 250MX one yr in the past was stuffed with promise, racing to tenth within the level standings and studying the ropes of racing outdoor as knowledgeable. The embellished multi-time AMA Beginner Nationwide Motocross Champion continues to be solely aged 19, but it surely’s clear that he has what it takes to do battle with the perfect 250 Class rivals within the nation and he is primed to debut outdoor with GASGAS.

“My rookie season was a studying expertise. I had some good rides and pace, however by no means put all of it collectively. I’m glad I completed each race, and it was an enormous constructing block. I’m excited going into outdoor already having a full season beneath my belt, because it offers me extra confidence already figuring out what to anticipate.”

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