Toby Price and Sam Sunderland will continue to defend the colors of KTM until 2019, all time defending champion of the Dakar and his partner have renewed their relationship with the austrian brand. In this way, KTM Racing will keep the hard core of your project off-road in the next editions of the appointment of south america, with the goal of maintaining the role of rival to beat that it has acquired with his streak of 15 consecutive editions, winning in the category of motorcycles. Matthias Walkner, Laia Sanz and Ivan Ramirez rounded out the official KTM team face to the next edition of the test.
Toby Price managed to win his first Dakar in their second participation, so that you will have three opportunities to re-edit your title next to KTM thanks to this new contract ensures that we have a bike-first level until 2019. The own Toby Price as well recognized after you confirmed your renewal with the austrian brand: “I’m happy and motivated for having signed this agreement. It is the best you could do, because now I can concentrate on what I need to do, which is nothing other than ride the bike and run as fast as they can on it”.
Although Sam Sunderland lost the Dakar 2016 by injury, KTM continues to
relying on the british pilot. The manufacturer of Mattighoffen
believes that Sunderland has the speed to be a candidate at all,
as has been shown with his two stage wins in the raid
played in South america: “The bike and the team have been great with me
in the last few years. KTM supported me during the injury and has helped me to
go back and fight again for the top positions. I am very
excited about the years to come, and we will continue to work hard
in the same direction and with the same goals in mind“.
will appear in the output of the Dakar 2017 in Asunción (Paraguay), with a
official team, with minor changes, the entire time that Antoine Meo will be lost
the test after suffering an injury in the scaphoid of his right wrist.
After being operated on by Dr. Xavier Mir in Barcelona, Meo will
their gap to the mexican Iván Ramírez, a pilot that will debut on the Dakar. The
two other members of the team factory KTM are Matthias Walkner
and Laia Sanz, which will face its seventh participation in the Dakar to the
rode a KTM with the colours official brand.