Nathan Bles calls Bayfield, Ontario, home these days. He is a hard-working rider who is at a crossroads in his Pro motocross career. He has the talent to be a contender but is in need of the support that could see him realize it. Since joining the 2014 Rockstar Energy MX Nationals at round 5 at Gopher Dunes, Bles has been busy racing. We had a chat with him to discuss his summer and his future plans.
After eleven years with Honda, Troy Lee Designs announced last week that they had signed a multi-year deal to move to KTM. The agreement will likely see TLD as the factory 250 team beginning in 2016. For next season, though, things will remain the same - TLD will compete in the 250SX West Region and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Tyler Keefe has been behind the helm at TLD for nearly five years, serving as team manager. With so many changes coming next season - Cole Seely is leaving as well - we rang up Keefe to see what exactly the change to KTM means and much more.
KTM Enduro Racing Team’s Toby Price has broken new ground in Australia by claiming his fourth Australian Off-Road Championship at Heathcote, VIC, over the weekend. On top of that, the 27-year-old from Maitland has just announced that he’s about to step into the unknown world of rallying – including the notorious Dakar rally – with KTM. MotoOnline.com.au caught up with Toby to get the skinny on everything that’s going down.
Troy Lee Designs is proud to announce the signing of multi-time Amateur National Champion Sean Cantrell to the team for 2015 and beyond.
Troy Lee Designs (TLD) announces a multi-year deal with KTM Motorsports which will see the Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM team riders compete in both the 2015 AMA Supercross Series as well as the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship aboard Red Bull / KTM supported motorcycles.
Danny Brault / Motocross Performance Magazine
Has anyone called Nathan Bles?
Well, other than me calling to see if any of the Canadian motocross teams have shown interest in hiring this privateer sensation, he has yet to hear from them directly.
The 22 year-old from Bayfield, Ontario is coming off his ‘breakout’ season at the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals. Even though he only rode the six eastern rounds of the series, Bles and his KTM 450 SX-F rode to seven top 10 moto finishes in the MX1 class and recorded a career high 4th place in the first moto at Ulverton, Quebec.