After 10 years of racing skilled supercross and motocross—by which he was capable of seize a 250SX East Area Championship and a 250MX Nationwide Championship, and several other 450SX and MX race wins—Trey Canard is asking it a profession. Canard mentioned, “I’ve had many accidents all through my profession and have at all times completed my finest to heal and bounce again. Nevertheless, I really feel I’m not capable of push myself to the extent I must as a way to be aggressive on the highest degree of racing. I’m unhappy to say goodbye, but additionally extraordinarily grateful and grateful for the final 10 years of my life.”
In the long run, Canard battled and beat among the finest within the sport akin to Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Chad Reed, and Ryan Dungey, and can at all times be remembered for his amazingly aggressive fashion, lighthearted humor, and the smile he appeared to have glued to his face within the pits. You’ll be able to learn the entire press launch from KTM beneath.
MURRIETA, Calif. – Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing Crew rider Trey Canard introduced at present his retirement from skilled racing after a decade of competing on the sport’s highest degree.
At 26-years-old, Canard has achieved many milestones all through his racing profession. The Oklahoma native had a profitable novice profession earlier than becoming a member of the skilled ranks in 2007. From there, Canard went on to seize the 2008 AMA Supercross Lites East Championship and the 2010 AMA Motocross Lites Championship. Moreover, Canard captured a complete of 5 general wins within the 450 division and 11 wins within the 250 division. Canard additionally represented the U.S. Crew on the Motocross des Nations in 2010 the place he contributed to the workforce’s unimaginable championship-winning efficiency.
Canard: “I like racing and my ardour for doing so has not modified, however there comes a time in each racer’s profession the place you come to the belief that though the spirit is keen, the flesh is weak, and I do know in my coronary heart it’s time to name it a day. I’ve had many accidents all through my profession and have at all times completed my finest to heal and bounce again. Nevertheless, I really feel I’m not capable of push myself to the extent I must as a way to be aggressive on the highest degree of racing. I’m unhappy to say goodbye but additionally extraordinarily grateful and grateful for the final 10 years of my life. I by no means may have dreamed I would do the issues I’ve been capable of do, to reside out a childhood dream and meet and turn out to be shut with so many fantastic followers and business folks.”
Canard added, “I am extraordinarily grateful to KTM for the chance to work alongside everybody on the Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing Crew this final 12 months and I’m comfortable to finish my profession with the complete assist of the workforce. I’ve raced for prime producers and groups all through my profession and I’m honored that they selected me to race for them on the highest degree of racing and signify their manufacturers. I can not say thanks sufficient to my household and shut pals who’ve been with me since day one and I hope to see everybody on the races for a few years to return. This may at all times be a neighborhood that I cherish and really feel related to on so many ranges.”
Canard joined the Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing Crew in 2017, the place he lined up for a complete of six AMA Supercross Championship rounds and two Professional Motocross occasions.
Ian Harrison: “Trey is a type of riders who has at all times been nice to have round. He’s such a pleasant man and we’ve loved his positivity and fervour. Sadly issues didn’t go the way in which we deliberate from each side however we want Trey nothing however the very best, we all know he might be profitable in no matter he decides to do subsequent.”
Canard is extensively often known as a fierce competitor on the racetrack and a constructive position mannequin to followers and rivals alike. Whereas he battled a plague of accidents all through his ten-year racing profession, Canard by no means gave up on his quest to be on the prime of the game. Canard’s tenacity has supplied inspiration to many and the complete racing neighborhood will proceed to cherish his constructive contributions to the game.
KTM North America, Inc. and the complete Pink Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing Crew wish to thank Trey for his dedication to the game and needs him the very best of luck in his future endeavors.