FMF KTM Factory Racing Team Ready to Race Into 2019 Season

TimeWednesday, January 9, 2019 | 9:30 AM

FMF KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM READY TO RACE INTO 2019 SEASON
KTM's factory offroad team heads full-steam into 2019

2019 FMF KTM Factory Racing Team.
2019 FMF KTM Factory Racing Team. Simon Cudby

MURRIETA, Calif. – On the heels of a successful 2018 season, the FMF KTM Factory Racing Team is ready to race into the new year with a solid panel of championship-winning athletes. Led by Team Manager Antti Kallonen, returning team riders Kailub Russell, Taylor Robert, Cody Webb and Josh Toth are set to once again contest the world’s premier offroad racing championships in 2019. 

Recently announced as ‘America’s Top Offroad Rider’ in 2018 by Dirt Bike Magazine, multi-time offroad champion Kailub Russell will headline the team’s efforts this season. Russell, a six-time GNCC National Champion, is set to defend his title in the east coast Grand National Cross Country Series, as well as the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series, aboard the championship-proven KTM 350 XC-F. 

Kailub Russell is set to defend his GNCC National Title on the East Coast.
Kailub Russell is set to defend his GNCC National Title on the East Coast. Simon Cudby

Taylor Robert will once again pilot the KTM 450 XC-F in the west-coast based World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) and Sprint Hero Racing Series in 2019. Despite being plagued with injuries last season, Robert won almost every race he entered – including an impressive E2 class victory at the 2018 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE). Robert will fight to reclaim the No. 1 plate in 2019 and he’s off to a great start after claiming the opening round victory of the Sprint Hero Series last weekend. 

Cody Webb is set to defend his title in the Super Enduro World Championship across Europe this season, where he currently leads the championship standings after two rounds. Webb will also pilot the KTM 350 EXC-F in the AMA EnduroCross Series as he battles to reclaim the title he’s held twice in the past. Additionally, Webb will compete in select hard enduro events across the world aboard the KTM 300 XC-W TPI. 

Josh Toth makes the move to the premier XC1 Open Pro class in the GNCC Series for 2019.
Josh Toth makes the move to the premier XC1 Open Pro class in the GNCC Series for 2019. Simon Cudby

In his second season with the FMF KTM Factory Racing Team, 2017 GNCC XC2 Pro Lites champion Josh Toth will make the jump into the premier class in 2019. Riding aboard the KTM 350 XC-F for the first full season, Toth will compete in the GNCC and Full Gas Sprint Enduro series, as well as select hard enduros in the U.S.

Multi-time offroad racing champion, Kacy Martinez, recently announced her retirement from professional racing following a very decorated ten-year career. Martinez, who was slated to return to the team this season, will ride select local events as a KTM Ambassador aboard her KTM 250 XC-F.

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