News 2 Oct 2018

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing signs Webb for 2019 season

Premier class contender to make KTM debut the Monster Energy Cup.

Source: Supplied.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing has confirmed Cooper Webb will join the outfit for the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross championships.

Webb, who will be joined by KTM regular Marvin Musquin next season, enters the squad after a long-standing career with Yamaha, where he earned back-to-back 250SX West championships and a 250MX championship before transition to the premier ranks in 2017.

“It was an honour when Roger and Ian reached out for me to be the next guy on the Red Bull KTM team,” Webb commented. “It’s really encouraging to know what this team has achieved – they really have been there and done it, so I don’t see any reason why they can’t do it with me.

“I will be putting in the work and doing everything possible to come into the year as strong as I can be. With everything around me, I know I have put myself in the best possible position for winning on the track again. I had a very comfortable feeling with the guys from the very first moments and that just gives you confidence.

“Working with Aldon at the Baker’s Factory is another strong part of the whole KTM set-up. I have an opportunity that really involves the whole package, so the plan is to ‘stick to the plan’ and focus on getting ready with the bike for Anaheim I. I don’t want anything to take me away from that.”

Webb will make his debut aboard the KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition at the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas, scheduled for 17 October.