KTM Motorsports is proud to announce that Stefan Everts has signed another three-year contract to manage the Red Bull/KTM Factory Team.
Everts meet with Roger DeCoster, one of most iconic managerial figures in the motocross community and now the AMA U.S. Red Bull/KTM Factory Team Manager, at the company headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria to plan for the 2011 season and beyond.
Everts and DeCoster, two of the most respected figures in Motocross Sports Management, along with KTM CEO Stefan Pierer and KTM Racing Boss Pit Beirer met to lay the groundwork for what will undoubtedly be a successful year for KTM.
The company went into 2010 with the intention of gaining a stronghold on the MX1 and MX2 classes and came away with 2 World Championships. KTM Racing’s task for 2011 is to further secure their dominance on the track while laying the foundation for similar performances in U.S. competition in the AMA Supercross and Motocross Series.
Everts, one of the most distinguished riders in the sport of motocross and a 10X World Champion, has enjoyed success both with the Red Bull/KTM Factory Racing Team and for his input and consultation with KTM’s Research and Development Department in the development of the KTM 350 SX-F.
A huge success in its launch year, the revolutionary new bike shunned the critics from the first time that KTM’s Tony Cairoli and newly crowned MX1 World Champion rode to victory on its very first track appearance in early 2010.
Roger DeCoster, Belgian born but long time resident of the USA, is also a multi-time World Championship title holder who moved on from his success as a racer to a highly respected Team Manager in the U.S.
Most recently, DeCoster managed the victorious MXoN Team in what is considered to be the Olympics of motocross racing. DeCoster was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame America in 1994, only the seventh motorcyclist to have been awarded the honor. The 5X Motocross World Champion and Trans-AMA Champion was also inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.
Pit Beirer says: "We are naturally delighted to welcome both Stefan and Roger to Mattighofen and of course to have signed Stefan for another three years. With him and Roger onboard for the new US teams, we can now move forward with some major plans for KTM Racing."
"There will be many challenges, including maintaining our dominance here in Europe while establishing the team as a force in the USA, but with Roger and Stefan we have the right people. Both are hugely experienced and highly respected."