KTM USA Extends Partnership with FRE Racing and Adds New Lead Rider

2009-11-12 12:34
The FRE/KTM ATV GNCC Team will consist of defending XC2 champion Josh Kirkland, defending Women's Champion Angel Atwell and the newest member signing on to compete in the XC1 class Bryan Cook.

The FRE/KTM Team will be led by multi-time ATV champion Tim Farr. "Tim's experience and expertise racing ATVs led to the development of the current KTM ATV and has helped KTM ATV Team riders win many races, including two championships last year," remarked KTM Off-Road Team Manager Antti Kallonen. "Needless to say, we are very happy to extend our relationship with such a well decorated and knowledgeable team leader and look forward to a successful year with Tim and his FRE/KTM team for 2010."

While Josh Kirkland and Angel Atwell will return to the team for their second year on the orange brand, the biggest news comes with the addition of former privateer rider, hailing from North Carolina, Bryan Cook. The top privateer award winner of 2009 joins the FRE/KTM Team to compete in the highly competitive XC1 class. "I am grateful for this opportunity and excited that my racing has finally paid off and I will have a great machine and team structure for the 2010 season," stated Cook.

We have been looking at Bryan for quite some time," commented Farr. "He is a talented rider that has placed consistently within the top five. Since he has been on his own budget as a privateer for some time, we know with the KTM product and the support of a team behind him his results will improve on the track. We expect to see many podiums from Bryan this next season."

Source: KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG

Click here to visit our forums to discuss this story