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 tomorrows
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.
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.
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 Cairolis footsteps
by riding the new 2015 KTM 350SXF. Initial testing on the
smaller capacity bike bodes well and Ross loves it.
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.
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
KTM South Africa intention are clear with this star
studded line up, total Motocross domination.
KTM, Ready to Race!
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