Ryan Nitzen | October 9, 2023
It’s official. Chase Sexton joins the Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing Crew for 2024 and past in a multi-year deal that begins with the upcoming SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) season. Sexton will defend his primary plate within the 2024 Supercross sequence earlier than debuting a brand new profession quantity 4 throughout the Professional Motocross schedule.
Chase Sexton joins the KTM Manufacturing facility Racing Crew for 2024 and past. Photographs: KTM
“I’m extraordinarily excited to hitch the Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing group,” Sexton mentioned. “Not solely is the gear top-notch, however the staff personnel and their drive to win is, too. From the primary time I walked in these doorways, Roger [De Coster], Ian [Harrison], the staff, and your entire KTM firm have been nothing however accommodating. I believe we’ve a brilliant future collectively and I’m desperate to get to work.”
Sexton nonetheless wears Alpinestars head to toe.
From KTM: Introducing Chase Sexton, the reigning 450SX Champion and newest addition to Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing forward of the 2024 SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) season.
The 24-year-old will start to defend his 2023 AMA Supercross Championship onboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION when the gate drops in January at Anaheim 1, READY TO RACE into an thrilling new period for each himself and the Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing group.
Sexton will sport number-one in Supercross earlier than transferring to number-four for outside.
Sexton has formally united with KTM to contest the AMA Supercross Championship, AMA Professional Motocross Championship, and high-profile SMX Finals Sequence in a multi-year dedication, additionally adopting a putting, new single-digit profession variety of 4 getting into this subsequent stage of his skilled profession.
However first, the Illinois-raised Sexton will line up with the No. one plate in his 450SX title protection and is already getting right down to enterprise in a bid to begin his highly-anticipated partnership with KTM on the highest of ranges collectively from the outset.
Sexton on the KTM take a look at observe.
Ian Harrison – Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing Crew Supervisor: “Our objective with Chase from the onset is to make him really feel welcomed and really at house with the Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing staff. Throughout these early days, we’re working towards getting ready a fantastic race bundle for each Chase and the staff to construct from. I actually suppose that we are able to ship the complete manufacturing facility help system that he longs for and deserves, and I additionally really feel strongly that Chase will proceed to raise the staff and our riders to a stronger place. We stay up for being within the combat in 2024 and thank him for trusting in us.”
Sexton with Roger Decoster (left) and Ian Harrison (proper).
Roger De Coster – Director of Motorsports, North America: “We’re all the time watching and taking a look at riders progressing by way of their early years and Chase’s progress has been very spectacular. I’m impressed by his willpower and tenacity on the observe, in addition to his professionalism in the way in which that he handles himself off the observe, and our total U.S. staff is thrilled to have the chance to work and develop with Chase within the coming years. Our model values align with these of Chase, so collectively we’re actually excited to see what the longer term has in retailer for each of us and what we are able to all obtain collectively.”