Troy Lee Designs / Red Bull / KTM’s Hill Narrowly Misses Podium at Unadilla

14 08 2016

NEW BERLIN, NY – August 14, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Coming off a restful two-weekend break, Justin Hill led the way for Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM team at the historic Unadilla National with a solid 5-4 moto result for fourth overall. His teammate Mitchell Oldenburg also put in a solid ride in sixth overall after finishing the day with an 8-9 moto score. Nelson, who’s still returning back to 100 percent, shined in the first moto but had to settle for 14th overall.

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Hill made his return to racing just before the break, scoring fifth overall in Washington. This weekend, he pushed with the same speed he showcased at the end of July, keeping his KTM 450 SX-F inside the top five in both motos.

‘It’s great to come back and feel good, racing at the front,” said Hill. “I am really looking forward to keeping this up and finishing strong the next two rounds.”

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Oldenburg, who has battled hard at every round this season and currently sits 10th overall, didn’t disappoint at Round 10. He got two good starts and put together consistent top-10 rides in both motos to finish just outside of the top five.

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Nelson also started well in both motos and used that to his advantage in race one as he crossed the line in sixth place. Nelson went down in Moto 2 and was unable to finish the race. Updates on Nelson’s condition will be made on TroyLeeDesigns.com as they are available.

The series has just two rounds left with the penultimate round taking place next weekend at Budds Creek Raceway in Mechanicsville, Maryland on August 21.

The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM riders were looking good in the GP Electro Blue and the SE Gravity Flo Yellow Racewear with the SE4 Pinstripe black helmet. See all of the 2016 gear sets and the 2016 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.

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250 Class Results (Moto Finishes)

1.    Cooper Webb, Yamaha (1-1)
2.    Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (3-3)
3.    Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (7-2)
4.    Justin Hill, KTM (5-4)
5.    RJ Hampshire, Honda (9-6)
6.    Mitchell Oldenburg, KTM (8-9)
7.    Alex Martin, Yamaha (13-5)
8.    Martin Davalos, Husqvarna (11-8)
9.    Tristan Charboneau, Honda (10-10)
10. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (2-32)
14. Jessy Nelson, KTM (6-24)

TLD would like to thank all our sponsors: GoPro, Red Bull, KTM, PPG, adidas, Seaspan, Karcher, LifeProof, Pro Tork, Motorex, Renthal, Method Race Wheels, FMF, Horizon Hobby, New Era, Stance, Dunlop, Oakley, ODI Grips, Alpinestars, WP Suspension, Hinson, Shock Doctor, Kite, Specialized, SRAM, Twin Air, D.I.D., Dirt Star Acerbis, Neken, ETS Racing Fuels, NStyle, Moto Master, Fender.

About Troy Lee Designs

For over 30 years, Troy Lee has been customizing helmets “For The World’s Fastest Racers.” TLD’s relentless commitment to creating products that exceed the cutting edge of style, design and quality, has earned them the reputation as an innovator in many different fields of racing. Troy Lee Designs has since expanded into a full force operation, offering a complete line of helmets, apparel and premium protection for off-road motorcycling and bicycling, sportswear and accessories, and operating the TLD supercross and motocross teams. Based in Corona, California, Troy Lee Designs has a global network of distributors.

About KTM

“READY TO RACE” for KTM, these three words are far more than a simple slogan. They stand for the entire company philosophy of developing vehicles that can without any modifications comprehensively assert themselves in any race. Direct from the dealer onto the track and into the battle for victory. Designers, engineers and riders are bound by a clear common denominator: an unconditional passion for motorcycles. The whole KTM family is a living example of this worldwide. Countless offroad World and European championship titles plus brilliant victories in the world’s toughest races (International Six Days Enduro, Dakar Rally, Erzbergrodeo, and many more) all speak for themselves. And KTM Supermotos, Naked Bikes, Superbikes and the X-Bow all demonstrate what an “orange” lead means on asphalt.

Source: Troy Lee Designs, Inc.

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