News 3 Aug 2018

Red Bull KTM drafts in Russell for Pro Motocross remainder

Multi-time GNCC champion to make Pro Motocross debut at Unadilla.

Source: Supplied.

Five-time GNCC champion Kailub Russell will join the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team for the remaining three rounds of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Russell, who currently leads the GNCC XC1 Open Pro category by 54 points with the FMF KTM Factory Racing outfit, will make his Pro Motocross debut on 11 August when the series resumes at Unadilla.

“I’m really excited to have an opportunity to ride under Roger De Coster’s team,” said Russell. “It’s been a goal of mine to compete in AMA Pro Motocross for a long time and I hope I can put in some solid performances.”

Russell has been hard at work training and riding in Florida at the Baker’s Factory with some of the world’s most elite motocross athletes, taking advantage of an extensive break in the off-road championship.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing has been solely spearheaded by Marvin Musquin since April where former teammate Broc Tickle was provisionally suspended after a urine sample tested positive for a prohibited substance under the FIM Anti-Doping Code.