Factory-supported KTM squad drafts in SX1 rider for final three rounds.
The Raceline KTM Thor team will revert to a three-rider structure in Saturday night’s third stop of the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship when American Henry Miller joins the team as its SX1 entry from the Wollongong round.
Miller, 22, is a privateer in the US and scored a season-best of 11th position in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series at Indianapolis riding 250SX East. A 16th-place finish at the Las Vegas finals in 450SX was also a strong result.
“I’m very excited to be racing here in Australia and I want to thank the Raceline KTM Thor Team for this amazing opportunity,” Miller said. “I have always heard good things about the series down under and I jumped at the chance to race over here when I received the call from the team.
“Coming into the series at round three will not be easy, with my competition already into the swing of things, but I’m confident in my skills and feel very at home on the KTM 450 SX-F. We tested my race bike today and everything feels great – I can’t wait to go racing at Wollongong.”
Miller’s arrival comes after Raceline regular Hayden Mellross was injured during the MX Nationals and his initial replacement, Justin Rodbell, was forced to return home to America due to visa issues. The team has now confirmed the signing of another US rider in Miller.
“We are thrilled to have Henry signed for the remainder of the season,” explained Raceline KTM team manager Chris Woods. “Although he may be relatively unknown here in Australia, he has shown fantastic speed and results as a privateer in the AMA championships. I’m confident he will represent our team partners well and turn some heads with his results.”