Motorcycle NewsKTM Motorsports has announced that FMF Racing, based in Rancho Dominguez, CA, has renewed its partnership agreement to remain the title sponsor of the KTM Factory Off-Road Racing Team for the next three-years.
FMF has been a sponsor of the KTM Team for many years and moved up as the title sponsor for the 2010 season. Together the FMF backed KTM Factory Off-Road Team won two championships in 2010. For 2011, the FMF/KTM Team will be comprised of six racers. 2010 WORCS Champion and 7-time ISDE Top American Kurt Caselli and the 2009 WORCS Champion Mike Brown will make up the WORCS Team. Two-time XC2 GNCC Champion Kailub Russell and the recent JNCC final winner Cory Buttrick will compete on the GNCC Team. They will be joined by newcomer Charlie Mullins who in addition to the GNCC Series will defend his current National Enduro title against his teammate and the sixth member of the FMF/KTM Factory Off-Road Racing Team, 3-time National Enduro Champion Russell Bobbitt. In addition to the team sponsorship KTM and FMF work together on many initiatives to help the sport of off-road riding and racing. KTM recently joined FMF’s Take 20 promotion giving a 20% discount on FMF KTM PowerParts exhaust systems to all KTM customers. KTM and FMF also continue to rally together to fight land-closure of off-road riding areas. "FMF has been a strong supporter of our off-road racing team effort for many years. Their product is reliable, powerful and helps our team excel at the top level. They have been a contributing factor to our team’s success and we are proud to work with them for the next three-years," remarked Antti Kallonen FMF/KTM Factory Off-Road Team Manager. "FMF Racing has been a part of this sport since 1973 and it is companies like KTM and their athletes that have helped us become the #1 off-road exhaust system. Utilizing our facility here in SoCal and building everything 100% in house we know we can give riders the edge with quality and performance. We would also like to congratulate team FMF/KTM Factory Off-Road riders for doing such a great job this year," stated Donny Emler Jr. Marketing Director of FMF Racing. The FMF/KTM Team looks forward to its first race January 23 as Kurt Caselli will launch the start of the season at the opening round of the Hare & Hound Series.