KTM to concentrate Supermoto race support on National Championships in 2006
KTM will not field a factory team in the 2006 Supermoto World Championship. After 4 very successful seasons since the inception of the World Championship, which have yielded 2 World Titles, KTM will concentrate it's Supermoto racing efforts in National Championships.
Despite efforts to increase the profile of the World Championship, it has proven very difficult for the FIM and Championship promoters to maintain a stable calendar of quality events. The number of spectators attending World Championship events, and the amount of media coverage, does not warrant the continued investment in a full KTM factory World Championship team.
KTM will continue, through it's national subsidiaries, to support the National Championships in countries such as the USA, Australia, France, Germany and Italy. Supermoto remains an important racing sector for KTM and the research and development activity remains at current levels to support the domestic racing and the continued development of the Supermoto motorcycle models in the KTM range.
KTM wishes to thank all the team members, the riders, our sponsors and partners that have contributed to the success of the team during the past 4 seasons. KTM hopes that during the final 2 races of 2005 that the team can add yet another World Championship to the ever increasing list of KTM World Titles.
Source: KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG