Talent-Laden Lineup of Racers Set to Represent
KTM, Husqvarna, and GASGAS for 2023 Season
MORGANTOWN, WV – May 27, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – MX Sports Pro Racing has announced that KTM Group North America, the North American subsidiary of KTM AG comprised of manufacturers KTM, Husqvarna, and GASGAS, has established a multi-year partnership in support of the Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The support will be highlighted by title sponsorship of Saturday’s season-opening KTM Fox Raceway National, from Southern California’s Fox Raceway at Pala on May 27.
Additionally, the group will be featured throughout the summer during broadcasts of the championship on Peacock, NBC, and USA Network. The “KTM Keys to the Moto” will preface the start of each pair of motos in the 450 Class and 250 Class, analysts James Stewart and Ricky Carmichael will bring attention to the most critical elements to success in each race.
The KTM Fox Raceway National will serve as the opening round
of the 2023 Pro Motocross Championship.
The KTM Group will field three factory race teams for Pro Motocross. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing will welcome the anticipated return of Cooper Webb to the outdoors alongside Aaron Plessinger, while 2022 MX2 World Champion Tom Vialle, of France, will embark on his first season of American motocross in the 250 Class with Max Vohland.
Cooper Webb (2) will make his highly anticipated return
to Pro Motocross for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing.
Photo: Align Media
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing will await the return of its 450 Class duo of Christian Craig and Malcolm Stewart, which will place the spotlight on its 250 Class trio led by former winners RJ Hampshire and Jalek Swoll with rookie Talon Hawkins.
RJ Hampshire (24) will lead Rockstar Energy
Husqvarna Factory Racing into action in the 250 Class.
Photo: Align Media
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing finds itself in a similar position in the 450 Class as Justin Barcia prepares to return from injury, which positions Michael Mosiman as the flag bearer in the 250 Class, joined by newly announced fill-in rider Caden Braswell, the 2022 AMA Nicky Hayden Motocross Horizon Award winner who is joining in Pierce Brown’s absence.
Michael Mosiman (31) will spearhead the efforts in the 250 Class
for Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing.
Photo: Align Media
The 2023 Pro Motocross Championship will get underway Saturday, May 25, in Southern California with the KTM Fox Raceway National. Coverage from Pala will be streamed live exclusively on Peacock, starting with Race Day Live at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET and followed by all four motos across the 450 Class and 250 Class, beginning at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET.
For information about the Pro Motocross Championship, please visit ProMotocross.com and be sure to follow all of the Pro Motocross social media channels for exclusive content and additional information on the latest news:
- Facebook: @americanmotocross
- Instagram: @promotocross
- Twitter: @ProMotocross
- YouTube: AmericanMotocross
Available for download for both Apple and Android devices is the official Pro Motocross App. Fans of American motocross can have access to the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series right at their fingertips on their mobile devices. Developed by AMA Pro Racing, the Pro Motocross App provides users with the most important information surrounding the Pro Motocross Championship, from series news to schedule and ticket information, as well as broadcast schedule details and live timing & scoring. Download it now via the App Store or Google Play.
MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s premier motocross racing series – the Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. MX Sports Pro Racing is an industry leader in off-road powersport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators.
Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com for more information.
Pro Motocross Championship
The Pro Motocross Championship features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, competing aboard homologated bikes from one of seven competing manufacturers on a collection of the roughest, toughest tracks on the planet. Racing takes place each Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road powersports event production, manages the Pro Motocross Championship.
More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
SuperMotocross World Championship
The SuperMotocross World Championship™ is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series that combines the technical precision of stadium racing with the all-out speed and endurance of outdoor racing. Created in 2022, the SuperMotocross World Championship combines the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and the Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, into a 31-event series that culminates in a season-ending two round playoff and SuperMotocross World Championship Final.
Visit SuperMotocross.com for more information.
AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. It serves as the sanctioning body of the Pro Motocross Championship.
Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.
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Source: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.