Introducing the KTM Factory MX Team for 2015.
11 February 2015

Submitted by KTM South Africa.
Published with Permission.

2015 promises to be an exciting year for the Austrian brand and their Motocross fan base as this year the globally dominant manufacturer announces a full five man line up for the South African Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by MSA. For the first time in a couple years, KTM will have a Factory Team lining up at the starting gates of South African MX circuits.
The newly formed MX team will be managed by ex KTM rider Darrel Fitz-Gerald who will bring years of experience to the team, helping and developing the young dynamite KTM Team. Darrel himself a seasoned racer and personal trainer promises not only to hone the on track skills of these top gun racers but also instilling a holistic approach to the preparation to have what it takes to take titles from a fitness and PR point of view. “I am super excited to take on this new challenge in my motocross career and I see investing in tomorrow’s stars as key to the success of motocross in this country” he said. And added, “I feel honoured and privileged at the same time that KTM has entrusted the team to me and on a personal level I feel that I can give back to the sport that I so dearly love.”

The five man team will consist of three senior riders and two Junior riders.

Kerim Fitz-Gerald
The reigning 2014 MX2 Champ stays with KTM to try and capture more titles in 2015 in both the MX1 and MX2 class. Kerim is more motivated than ever and is ready to take on the task of being the top rider in the team and securing more championships for the brand and its partner.

Ross Branch
The 'Kalahari Ferrari' as he is lovingly known as by his fans hails from Botswana and comes with tons of international and domestic experience. Ross is fast and committed and can put a spanner in the works if he has a trouble free year. He is definitely a championship contender for MX1 title and will be following in world champion, Antoni Cairoli’s footsteps by riding the new 2015 KTM 350SXF. Initial testing on the smaller capacity bike bodes well and Ross loves it.

Joshua Mlimi
The new kid under the factory tent is young gun Joshua Mlimi. Josh is no new comer to success and was the runner up in the MX high school Championship last year. With all the knowledge and experience surrounding Joshua he is set for great things in 2015 and holds a promising future with KTM SA. Josh will be competing in the MX high school championship as well as entering certain MX2 nationals.

Jonathan Mlimi
The younger brother to Joshua, Jonathan is a naturally talented athlete that knows how to go fast on the KTM 65SX. He finished runner up in the 65cc National Championship in 2014 and as with the other juniors riders the ultimate goal is to develop and brew them into Future champions. Jono will be competing in the 85cc junior and 65cc class.

Camden Mc Lellan
Cam is no stranger to the orange bikes and will compete in the 65 and 85cc class in 2015 but this time as an official KTM Factory rider. The Pocket rocket of the Junior category is the final member of the Factory KTM team as well as the reigning 65cc National MX Champion. Camden brings a lot
of raw speed to SA junior MX racing. Teamster Jono Mlimi and Cam are always going head to head at every event they race each other which promises to make for great battles in both classes.

KTM South Africa’ intention are clear with this star studded line up, total Motocross domination.

KTM, Ready to Race!

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