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Thor: 2011 Off-Road Race Team

2011 Off-Road Team

Thor motorcycle gear has announced their 2011 Off-Road Race Team. The collection of motorcycle riders is founded on championships and as they look to continue that tradition throughout 2011 in each the off-road disciplines.

Returning to Thor in 2011 is the star packed KTM Off-Road Team. The team consists of champions like Mike Brown (2009 WORCS Champion/2001 AMA 125 Champion), Kurt Caselli (2-Time WORCS Champion in 2007 & 2010), Kailub Russell (2009 and 2010 GNCC XC2 Class Champion), and Russell Bobbitt (2009 Enduro Champion).

If all those championships weren’t enough fire power already, the KTM Team picked up veteran Thor rider, Charlie Mullins (2010 Enduro Champion, and 2010 GNCC XC1 Runner up). Rounding out the team will be Cory Buttrick, who should also compete for podiums throughout the GNCC XC1 season and Enduro Series.

There are a couple of Monster Energy Kawasaki riders that should run out front on a weekly basis this season as well. Long time Thor rider, Destry Abbott returns to the team in 2011. The 5-time Hare & Hound Champion looks to be as busy as anyone. Abbott is preparing to ride not only the Hare & Hound series, but also the WORCS and EnduroCross series’ as well.

The youngster in the group looking to make a splash in 2011 is Monster Energy Kawasaki rider, Taylor Robert. The 2008 Pro 2 WORCS Champion is set to race both the WORCS and EnduroCross series’ in 2011.

Last, but definitely not least, is legendary off-road racer, Larry Roeseler. The multi-time national champion returns for 2011 to head up a Thor dealer ride, and continue his long time role assisting with Thor product development.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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