2021 Red Bull KTM Supercross/Motocross Team Announced
KTM announced its Supercross/motocross team for 2021. And the big news is the Red Bull KTM factory team will now include a 250cc rider, who will join returning 450cc riders Cooper Webb and Marvin Musquin.
Since 2015 the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull outfit has been in charge of KTM’s 250cc racing program in both Supercross and motocross, but it was announced a few weeks earlier that TLD was switching to GasGas motorcycles beginning in 2021. As a result, KTM will, once again, go in-house with its 250-racing program and will support a single rider, Maximus Vohland, who will make his professional debut in 2021.
Vohland is a product of KTM’s Orange Brigade Amateur Motocross program and is a five-time Loretta Lynn’s AMA National Champion. He was recently crowned 2019 AMA Youth Rider of the Year.
“Max has had a long and successful journey as an amateur with KTM and we are happy to be involved in the start of his young career,” said Red Bull/KTM Race Team Manager Ian Harrison. “I met him years ago and have seen his progress through the amateur ranks – he is young but has a lot of potential. Time will tell how he manages the ups and downs of professional racing and we will be here to help support him in every way we can. Our goal is to have Max and KTM up front.”
As far as the 450 team goes, nothing has changed. However, both Webb and Musquin are, once again, healthy and ready to win back the 450SX and 450MX titles for KTM.
“We are very confident in Marvin and Cooper for the 2021 season,” Harrison said. “Marvin has been with KTM North America for a decade now and has always competed at the highest level. Having missed the 2020 [Supercross] season [due to a knee injury], he is eager to get back to racing SX and being healthy is a big part of the puzzle. We plan to start testing this week to fine-tune our 2021 machine – we have a few new components to test and work with that should help Marvin improve his bike setup. We are looking forward to what Marvin can do in 2021, him being with long-time mechanic Frank Latham puts him in good hands.”