News 3 Dec 2009

AORC: Motorex KTM signs Price, Bewley and Grabham for 2010


Motorex KTM Off-Road Racing has signed three number one plate riders to represent the team in 2010 under the direction of race team manager, Brad Williscroft.

Jarrod Bewley winner of the 2009 Australian Four Day Enduro, Toby Price outright winner of the 2009 Australian Off-Road Championship, and Ben Grabham winner of the 2009 Finke and Hattah Desert Race will be the face of KTM Off-Road Racing for 2010.

As Race Team Manager, Brad Williscroft will also continue to compete for Motorex KTM Off-Road Racing in selected events including the Kamfari in which he won in 2009, and the Finke Desert Race, in which he placed second in 2009.

Commenting on the 2010 racing team, Brad Williscroft said, “KTM are well renowned for manufacturing reliable off-road motorcycles with top shelf components, and this is reflected in our off-road sales. We felt it was time to invest in Australia’s best riders to represent an area where our sales are strongest, and this was in the off-road market.

“Both new team members Jarrod Bewley, and Toby Price were very enthusiastic about making the change to KTM, and Ben Grabham was equally as enthused to stay on with orange backing after being so successful on the KTM 505 XCR in the 2009 Finke, and Hattah Desert Races.

“For the 12 round 2010 Australian Off-Road Championship, Jarrod Bewley will ride the KTM 250 SX-F in the E1 Championship, and Toby Price will ride the KTM 450 EXC-R in the E2 Championship, while Ben Grabham will move from the E2 to the E3 Championship riding the KTM 530 EXC-R.

“Our goal is to achieve number one plates in each of these classes, and also go on to win all miscellaneous desert and enduro races including Finke, Hattah, Gascoyne, Indee 500, Condo 750, Kamfari, and the Australian Four Day Enduro.

“Leaving us for 2010 will be Ben Kearney who is moving over to the USA to race with his brother Glenn Kearney in the GNCC. It’s been awesome having Ben on our team, and we wish him all the best in his American journey.”

Motorex KTM Off-Road Racing will make their team debut at the first round of the Australian Off-Road Championship scheduled for March 2010.