FMF KTM Finalizes Its Factory Off-Road Team
The FMF KTM Factory Racing Team has finalized its off-road squad/plans for 2019. Little has changed. Kailub Russell, Taylor Robert, Cody Webb and Josh Toth are all returning for another season riding Orange.
Antti Kallonen will again manage the team.
Russell returns to defend his number-one plate in the GNCC Series, and will also compete in the Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series. He’ll ride KTM’s 350 XC-F.
Robert will, once again, ride KTM’s 450 XC-F in the West-Coast-based World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) and Sprint Hero Racing Series in 2019.
Webb is currently defending his number-one plate in the Super Enduro World Championship, where he leads the championship standings after two rounds. He will also take his KTM 350 EXC-F into the AMA EnduroCross series in hopes of reclaiming the title after finishing runner-up in 2018. Webb keeps his busy schedule with select hard enduro events across the world aboard KTM’s 300 XC-W TPI.
In his second season with the FMF KTM Factory Racing Team, 2017 GNCC XC2 Pro Lites Champion Toth will make the jump into the premier class in 2019. Riding aboard the KTM 350 XC-F for the first full season, Toth will compete in the GNCC and Full Gas Sprint Enduro series, as well as select hard enduros in the U.S.
Multi-time off-road racing champion, Kacy Martinez, recently announced her retirement from professional racing following a very decorated 10-year career. Martinez, who was slated to return to the team this season, will ride select local events as a KTM Ambassador aboard her KTM 250 XC-F.