Roger DeCoster Gets Contract Extension

Cycle News Staff | February 1, 2013

Roger DeCoster had a contract with KTM that would have taken him through the current Supercross and motocross-racing season, but the factory and the Belgian team manager have extended that deal to 2016.

Pit Beirer, the head of KTM Motorsports, brought DeCoster into the KTM fold in 2011 to manage the company’s U.S. factory team. A year later, DeCoster brought Ryan Dungey into the team and the rest is history. The team then celebrated its first victory in Supercross at the Phoenix round last year and then went on to win the AMA Motocross National Championship.

“Roger had a valid contract from KTM, but it was the wish on both sides to extend it before it was due to secure stability in the coming years,” Beirer said. “The contracts with all other team members were also extended as well as new infrastructure, workshops and team truck.”

“The job continues to be fun for me and to work with KTM is very refreshing,” DeCoster said. “It’s easy to get things done, decisions are made quickly and I can have a lot of influence on the team and the bike. It is our goal to fight for the title in both Supercross and motocross – ideally in the future also with two factory riders per class.”