MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM North America, Inc. officially unveiled its 2020 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and support team lineups on Friday alongside a press event at KTM’s test track facility “RD Field” in Murrieta, California.
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM will once again serve as the official KTM 250 factory team with a four-rider roster in 2020. The young team has undergone big changes this season with a brand-new lineup of riders, all competing aboard the KTM 250 SX-F. Recent Red Bull Straight Rhythm runner-up, Brandon Hartranft, officially joins the team wearing the #30 in his second full year in the 250SX class. Hartranft finished sixth overall in the 2019 250SX East Championship and the 21-year-old looks to expand on his success this year. Seventeen-year-old French rider, Brian Moreau, will make his full-time U.S. debut with the TLD squad riding aboard the #104 machine. Moreau, the 2017 European 125 Class Champion, placed fifth in the Amateur All-Star Class at the 2018 Monster Energy Cup, proving his potential in the highly competitive field. Making his professional debut last season in the Pro Motocross Championship, longtime TLD/KTM Orange Brigade amateur rider Derek Drake will continue his seventh season with the KTM brand as he joins the team full-time for 2020. Drake, now 20-years-old, will be joined by longtime amateur teammate Pierce Brown, who has also been with Troy Lee Designs and KTM since 2014. The seventeen-year-old Brown made an appearance at the Florida National last season before making his full-time pro debut in the 250SX class aboard the #163 in 2020. Team Manager Tyler Keefe will continue to oversee the team’s operations, while working closely with KTM to achieve the ultimate success in 250cc competition.
“It’s always hard moving away from athletes that have become like family over the years, but we are thrilled for the future of our team. Our investment in the youth continues as Derek Drake and Piece Brown come aboard our pro team. So stoked to see what the future holds for 2020.” – Troy Lee
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