2023 AMA Race Teams | Red Bull KTM
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Red Bull KTM will field five riders aboard factory-backed SX-F motorcycles through the 2023 AMA race season, including the newly formed SuperMotocross World Championship. Tom Vialle has crossed the globe to race in the 250 Class alongside Max Vohland, while Cooper Webb, Aaron Plessinger, and Marvin Musquin will continue in the 450 Class.
What stands out when it comes to the orange team, its biggest lineup in years?
2023 will be Webb’s fifth year with KTM, and as it stands, he’s only signed up to race Supercross, with no mentions of MX or SMX. A return to Aldon Baker’s program was a requirement by KTM in the extension that Webb agreed to in the summer of 2022. He will continue to wear THOR gear, Bell helmets, 100% goggles, and Alpinestars boots.
Plessinger returns for his second year of the KTM program (Baker’s Factory included) and is the only rider currently committed to the full thirty-one race schedule of SX/MX/SMX. He will stay in Thor gear, 100% goggles, and Alpinestars helmets and boots.
Another Supercross-only contract will see Musquin through his thirteenth season in the US; all spent with KTM. Kyle DeFoe will now be his mechanic, as longtime wrench Frankie Latham has moved to a different role within the team, while David Vuillemin continues to help with training and technique. Musquin will be in apparel from O’Neal Racing, as well as Airoh helmets, 100% goggles, and Alpinestars boots.
Max Vohland enters the third and final term of his initial contract with KTM to run the 250 West Coast region during SX, the entire 250 MX tour, and three SMX rounds. Vohland will wear Fox Racing helmets, gear, and boots with SCOTT goggles.
Two-time MX2 champion Tom Vialle will spend the next part of his career in the US, including a busy introductory year of 250 East Coast SX, 250 MX, and SMX. Mechanic Richard Sterling will look after the 250 SX-F. Vialle will wear THOR MX gear with Airoh helmets, 100% goggles, and Alpinestars boots.
Webb, Musquin, and Plessinger will be on the latest version of the 450 SX-F Factory Edition, which has chassis, suspension, and engine changes that address handling issues many racers experienced on 2022’s all-new machine. A significant part of 2022 was spent developing the new motorcycle, which included a trip to the US for Austria-based technicians and engineers.
The Renthal FatBar has long been part of the factory bike’s preferred setup.
All of the American riders have foam donuts attached to the inner flanges of the grips, while the two French riders do not.
Webb, Plessinger, and Vohland opted for different engine hangers than Musquin and Vialle.
The Loma Linda University of Health has joined the team’s list of sponsors.
Red Bull KTM | 2023 Race Team
Team Principals | Ian Harrison & Roger DeCoster
1. Cooper Webb | KTM 450 SX- Factory Edition | Mechanic – Carlos Rivera
7. Aaron Plessinger | KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition | Mechanic – Jade Dungey
25. Marvin Musquin | KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition | Mechanic – Kyle DeFoe
34. Maximus Vohland | KTM 250 SX-F | Mechanic – Austin Watterson
128. Tom Vialle | KTM 250 SX-F | Mechanic – Richard Sterling