News 19 Jul 2017

Coldenhoff signs on with Red Bull KTM for 2018

Dutchman extends contract with the factory team.

Source: Supplied.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing has announced MXGP front-runner Glenn Coldenhoff will remain with the Austrian manufacturer for the 2018 season after signing a contract extension this week.

Coldenhoff, who sits 11th in the world championship following a series of DNFs, is thrilled to continue with KTM next year, stating the team’s great environment provides him with the best opportunity to complete his job.

“I’m really happy I have the opportunity to stay with KTM for another year,” expressed Coldenhoff. “The cooperation within the team is really good and they provide me with the best material, conditions and circumstances to fulfill the job.

“I will continue to work with the same people so we can keep on building. I feel like I am still growing as an athlete and a racer, and I’m sure with this team the results will come.”

Team manager Claudio De Carli commented on the contract extension, declaring his faith in the Dutchman as he embarks on his third term with the factory squad in the premier class.

“We are pleased to continue with Glenn. We have had two positive years with him and have always worked with enthusiasm and great will to improve,” said De Carli. “Glenn is very well integrated into the team and always ready to work in training, in physical preparation and in bike development.

“We think that Glenn has the potential to achieve a bit more in terms of results, and our goal is to make him fight for the positions he deserves in Grand Prix. This renewal for a third year means that we trust him, we want to motivate him and the whole team is ready to do their utmost to help him to express and demonstrate his value to KTM.”

The 2017 MXGP World Championship series is scheduled to recommence this weekend at Loket, Czech Republic, marking the 13th stop of the series.