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Red Bull KTM Racing to Glen Helen USGP

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Glen Helen Raceway has announced the presence of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Teams at the 2011 Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States.

The Grand Prix, May 14-15 at America’s Playground in Southern California, will feature riders from around the world racing on Glen Helen’s legendary USGP Track.

The KTM Factory teams have confirmed that they will be present at the Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team is comprised of Americans Andrew Short and Mike Alessi of the AMA Supercross and Motocross Series.

Andrew Short, a fan-favorite known for his hard work and physical fitness, is a podium threat in both indoor and outdoor events. His teammate Mike Alessi made his mark on the Motocross world last year, finishing second in the USGP at Glen Helen and winning the opening round of the AMA Motocross Series.

The Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing Team is comprised of Antonio Cairoli and Max Nagl. Cairoli, of Italy, has held the FIM MX1 World Motocross title for two straight years. Cairoli also took the overall win last year at Glen Helen in the Grand Prix of the United States. Max Nagl finished second in 2009 and fourth in 2010 in the FIM MX1 World Motocross Championship.

Racing in both the AMA Lites class as well as the FIM World MX2 are Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen. Musquin was the FIM World MX2 champ in both 2009 and 2010. Musquin took first overall in last year’s USGP at Glen Helen.

His teammate Ken Roczen is not only the youngest rider to ever win an MX2 GP event, but he is trying to improve on last year’s runner-up finish in the FIM World MX2 Championship. Roczen won both motos for the overall win in Bulgaria and took an early points lead in this year’s FIM World MX2 Championship Series.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing is full of young and energetic talent. Their presence at Glen Helen for the 2011 Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States is exciting for all race fans. Red Bull KTM Race Director Roger De Coster is excited about his riders returning to Glen Helen this May.

Roger De Coster says: “[Glen Helen does] a really good job with the track. I really like the elevation changes; it’s very motocross.

“This best part is that it’s close by, and we get to see all our friends from Europe… It’s good to see the best riders from Europe against the best riders of the US” he went on to say. “We don’t get that opportunity so often.”

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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