Motorcross–Off Road Racing

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Cooper Webb 2021 Photo

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Cooper Webb 2021 Photo

Raymond Mowery, JHop Times Contributor

   Murrieta, California- a solid four- rider Red Bull KTM Factory racing team is set to enter the 2021 American Motorcyclist Association Supercross Championship aboard the radically new KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition and KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition models. With only a month to go before the start of the series, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team came together to Murrieta, California to celebrate the launch of the new generation machines that all riders will pilot throughout the season. AMA is a champion race and a KTM 450 SX-F is a brand. 

     Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin, and Aaron Plessinger will officially debut the all-new KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition at the Anaheim SX opener on January 8, 2022, while Max Vohland is set to race the KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition in the 250SX class. 

    Webb, the reigning 450SX Champion, will display the number one plate aboard the new bike as he sets out to defend his title for the second time in 2021. The 26-year-old had an exceptionally supercross season in 2021, sweeping half of the main events for a total of eight victories in the stacked class. He had a steady performance in the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, finishing fourth overall in the championship, and now his focus is set on bringing home back-to-back titled supercross. 

      Returning for his 12th season with Red Bull, Musquin will be among Webb’s toughest competitors as the French rider looks to earn a title of his own with a supercross-only focus in 2022. Musquin had his fair share of battles coming back from injury last season, but he managed to finish strong with 1-2 results at the final two rounds and he looks to build upon that momentum when the gate drops in January. 

     Joining the veteran teammates on-track for the first time is Red Bull KTM newcomer, Aaron Plessinger, aboard the number seven machine. Like his teammates, Plessinger has been hard at work in his pre-season training in high anticipation for his debut with the team at Anaheim. Claiming his first 450 podium at the 2021 Daytona SX, Plessinger delivered consistent results all season to lock in a top-five in the championship standings and the 25-year-old now has his sight set on podium contention in 2022. 

      Maximus Vohland returns to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team for his second season in the 250cc division. The 18-year-old missed most of his newcomer 250SX season due to an injury sustained early on, but he came back strong for the AMA Pro Motocross Championship with a top-10 result in the 250Mx class. With more experience on bord the KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition.