As we approach round one of the Triple Crown AX series, KTM Canada would like to recognize the 2019 KTM Red Bull Thor Factory Racing Team. This year’s team is stacked with three incredibly talented athletes: 2018 Canadian Triple Crown Champion Cole Thompson, 2018 Canadian Motocross/2018 Canadian Supercross Champion Jess Pettis, and repeat podium finisher/holeshot master Tanner Ward.
Pettis will defend his championship title and wear the #1 plate in the MX2 class. The BC native demonstrated exceptional skill and performance not only in the Canadian Jetwerx Triple Crown series but also in the 2019 AMA Supercross Series. By the fifth round of the AMA Supercross series, Pettis had secured an impressive 10th position in the points race. It was an unfortunate crash in practice that resulted in a broken collarbone and prevented Jess from participating in the remainder of the series. We look forward to seeing Jess and his 2019 KTM 250 SX-F equipped with WP Pro Components shine during the 2019 season.
We are equally excited to welcome back two returning KTM Red Bull Thor Factory Racing riders: Cole Thompson and Tanner Ward. Thompson will be defending his championship title and sporting the #1 plate. Cole has been a key member of the KTM Canada team for the past seven years. The 2018 Canadian Triple Crown Champion and $100,000 prize winner is READY TO RACE and will be defending his spot on the top of the podium at all AX, SX and MX rounds. We wish him the best of luck at round one in Abbotsford on April 6th.
Tanner Ward will be sporting the #14 plate in the MX2 class. We have had the honor of watching Tanner work his way up the ranks from our KTM Orange Brigade amateur program to finishing his rookie year of pro with some impressive results. We look forward to continuing to watch this young, talented athlete shine as he enters his second year of pro aboard his 2019 KTM 250 SXF.
The KTM Red Bull Thor Factory Racing Team would also like to take the opportunity to thank all of our devoted sponsors for their continued support.
2019 KTM Red Bull Thor Racing Team Sponsors:
Red Bull Canada, THOR, Parts Canada, WP, Motorex, FMF, Dunlop, Heavy Metal Equipment, Alpinestars, DID DirtStar, Renthal, Acerbis, Twin Air, Works Connection, CL Brakes, ETS Race Fuel, Hinson Racing, Kite Hubs, Matrix Racing Products, M7 Designs, Mechanix Wear, Moto-Master, Oakley, Selle Dalla Valle, TM Designworks, Karcher, Xtrig, and Raptor Titanium Pegs.