July 18th, 2017 – Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing have confirmed that their present rider roster will stay the identical for the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship after Glenn Coldenhoff signed a contract to compete alongside Tony Cairoli in MXGP subsequent yr and on the KTM 450 SX-F.
The 26 yr previous Dutchman has already graced the rostrum of the premier class this time period because the squad holds a hefty 91 level lead with Cairoli in management on the prime of the MXGP factors desk and third teammate, Jeffrey Herlings, lies in fourth place, simply 5 factors from a KTM 1-2.
#259 has provided stable suggestions on the event of the 450 SX-F (all official KTM riders have earned silverware with the bike in 2017) and his working relationship with your complete crew has been an essential issue within the basic excessive stage and efficiency of the crew in what’s arguably essentially the most aggressive discipline seen in MXGP.
“I’m actually pleased I’ve the chance to stick with KTM for an additional yr,” mentioned Glenn from his Dutch base and from a place of 11th in 2017 MXGP standings. “The co-operation throughout the crew is de facto good and so they present me with the most effective materials, situations and circumstances to fulfil the job. I’ll proceed to work with the identical individuals so we are able to carry on constructing.”
“I really feel like I’m nonetheless rising as an athlete and a racer,” he added. “And I’m positive with this crew the outcomes will come.”
“We’re happy to proceed with Glenn. We’ve got had two constructive years with him and have at all times labored with enthusiasm and nice will to enhance,”commented MXGP Workforce Supervisor Claudio de Carli. “Glenn may be very nicely built-in into the crew and at all times able to work in coaching, in bodily preparation and in bike improvement. We predict that Glenn has the potential to realize a bit extra by way of outcomes, and our aim is to make him battle for the positions he deserves in Grand Prix. This renewal for a 3rd yr signifies that we belief him, we wish to inspire him and the entire crew is able to do their utmost to assist him to specific and exhibit his worth to KTM.”
“Once we signed Glenn we knew we had been getting a wise and studious rider and one that may take a while to settle in, discover the proper feeling with the bike after which push-on,” mentioned KTM Motorsports Director Pit Beirer. “We additionally knew he would match nicely into our manufacturing facility crew and this has been very a lot the case, so it was straightforward to think about Glenn once more being a part of our plans. We all know with three years with Claudio and the boys we’ll be capable of see some extra of his full potential.”
2017 MXGP resumes with the Grand Prix of Czech Republic at Loket on July 22-23.