KTM Racing Divisions and Hinson Maintain Strong Link for Another Two Years

Press Release | February 7, 2019

KTM off-road racing to continue partnership into 2020

This is a press release from KTM…

KTM’s legion of successful off-road racing teams across MXGP, Rally, Supercross and Offroad will continue to bank on the excellent performance provided by Hinson Clutch Components for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Pit Beirer, Roger De Coster, Robert Jonas and Ron Hinson
Pit Beirer, Roger De Coster, Robert Jonas and Ron Hinson

KTM and the American firm have enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial partnership for 12 years and their exploits together in 2018 saw yet more spoils in the prestigious Dakar Rally and the total domination of the FIM Motocross World Championship with both 1st and 2nd positions in the MXGP and MX2 classes belonging to Red Bull KTM. 2019 has already started on the right path with a staggering 18th consecutive Dakar victory, Le Touquet Beach Race spoils and new recruit Cooper Webb having earned his very first AMA 450SX win early in the 2019 Supercross series.

The roots of the union between the two accomplished technical and engineering companies was born near the beginning of the century in the USA. It has prospered as KTM overhauled their U.S. racing program and embraced the experience and knowledge of people like Roger de Coster and Ian Harrison and their crew to make an indelible mark on the American scene. Hinson Clutch Components and their R&D was key to the high level achieved across Enduro terrain, Rally Specials and MXGP circuits on an international basis; the technical acumen of the SX-F and EXC-F motorcycles shining strongly in the harshest tests and against the very best opposition from 2007.

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsport Director: “We’re pleased and proud to continue working with our friends at Hinson Clutch Components for another two years: when you find the finest material and support then you really don’t want to change. Our potential in the championships where we are involved is very clear, and we will aim for the highest results once more this year. We have already defended our crown at the Dakar, won the Le Touquet beach race and Supercross is rolling on nicely as our guys in Europe get ready for the first races of 2019. Thanks to our valuable technical partners like Hinson we can hopefully remain as the team and brand at the front.”

Ron Hinson, Hinson Clutch Components Director of Sales & Marketing: “Hinson Clutch Components is honored to be such a long-time partner with KTM Racing Divisions, 12 years and many, many championships! It’s partnerships like this that enable us to provide the best high-performance clutches in the world. We appreciate KTM’s commitment to excellence and look forward to many more years of racing success.”

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