KTM Off-Road Racing Team new signing Tye Simmonds has begun his tenure with the team in the best possible fashion, leading a KTM 1-2 in the annual Deep Well Motocross event south of Alice Springs.
Troy Lee Designs rider Cole Seely continued his steady improvement during his rookie campaign in the 450SX Class with a solid fifth-place finish in Oakland, California. The fourth stop of the series seemed to favor the Honda rider as he collected his best finish of the season.
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM's Jessy Nelson put in a valiant effort in Oakland, California to come through the pack after a first lap crash to finish in the top 10. Teammate Shane McElrath also worked his way through the deep field of 250SX Class riders to finish the night in 11th.
While Toby Price has been granted a very well-deserved weekend off after his spectacular debut podium in the world's biggest off-road race, his KTM Off-Road Racing Team mates Ivan Long and Tye Simmonds will also begin the season in the deep end, tackling what is possibly the hottest and hardest motocross race in the world - the annual Deep Well Motocross.
Troy Lee has come a long way since he started painting helmets decades ago, although he is still the best in the business at that. What started as a love for motocross and art has transformed into a multi-million dollar business, and one of the most high profile efforts in the AMA Supercross and motocross series. Since it’s conception, team TLD has seen #1 plates and race wins, and now at the hands of Jessy Nelson is looking for it’s first championship in 250 West Supercross. But it did not all just appear out of thin air. Take a trip down memory lane with a brief history of how the TLD / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM team got to the top step of American motocross.
Kyle Keast is no stranger to comebacks or doing things his way. The stubbornness he sometimes shows off the track also has carried over to his performance on the track. This never-give-up attitude has made Keast a fan favourite over the years, proven many times at the Gopher Dunes Nationals. With all of this in mind it was a delight to hear last week that for 2015 Keast has signed on to be a part of the powerful GDR Honda Team alongside Westen Wrozyna. These two Ontario riders will work out of their own truck and will compete from coast to coast in the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals. We caught up with Keast as he is now over a month into his training for what could be the biggest comeback of his career.