Defending MX2 World Motocross Champion, KTM's Marvin Musquin will be switching gears following the 2010 GP season. The Frenchman will head to the United States after singing a two-year contract with KTM to compete in the AMA Supercross and outdoor National MX Series beginning in 2011."We had the great news this weekend that Marvin is to stay with us for the next two years and ride in the USA, so this will be his last season in Europe for the moment - but maybe the beginning of a big future for us in America," said Pit Beirer, director of KTM Offroad Racing. "By signing Marvin to ride in the USA, KTM is announcing its intention to build up a new structure in the USA. This is our first milestone in a program that is designed to steer us into being real contenders in the U.S. competition. We consider it as a very strong and positive move."Marvin shows a lot of mental strength as well as his obvious skills on his KTM," Beirer added. "He had some difficult moments last season due to changing teams halfway through the season, but he treated all this with maturity and he went on to win the title. He's in love with his KTM bike this year, and I believe he can do very well for us in the US competition."Musquin said that he is excited about competing in America full time. "This is great for me and for KTM," Musquin said. "I hope to be on top in the USA. It's a dream for me to ride in the USA and also a dream to stay with KTM."Musquin won both motos in the MX2 class at the opening round of the FIM World Motocross Championship in Bulgaria yesterday.

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.

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