News 11 Aug 2023

KTM formally confirms Plessinger extension through 2024

Another season wearing orange as expected for fan favorite.

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A contract extension between Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Aaron Plessinger has been formally confirmed, which will see the partnership continue through the 2024 SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) season.

Next year will mark the third-straight year for Plessinger at KTM, set to ride the 450 SX-F Factory Edition in the Monster Energy Supercross and Pro Motocross Championships, as well as the three-race SMX finals series.

“I just want to give a shoutout to all the fans who have supported me throughout the year and an even bigger shoutout to Red Bull KTM Factory Racing for believing in me and we’re onto another year!” said Plessinger.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager Ian Harrison added: “We’re happy to say that Aaron has extended his contract with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, so we’ve got the cowboy for another year and we’re looking forward to the next season together.”

Plessinger finished seventh in the final 450SX standings this year despite missing multiple rounds, claiming podium results in Tampa and Salt Lake City. He’s been a picture of consistency outdoors, currently third in the 450MX points and sits P2 in the combined SMX rankings.