KTM-Sportmotorcycle Scandinavia AB


Pressmeddelande   •   Jun 25, 2013 08:42 CEST

The results speak for themselves as KTM, its bikes and its factory riders once again set the gold standard in multi discipline international-level offroad racing. The company, now the biggest European motorcycle manufacturer continues to be true to its “READY TO RACE” philosophy, just as it maintains its dominant position in offroad motorsports.

World Enduro Championship, Rounds 11/12

Excitement mounted in Kastoria Greece on Saturday after KTM factory riders Antoine Meo and Christophe Nambotin both finished Round 11 of the 2013 World Enduro Championships in style to open the prospect of taking both world titles on Sunday.

The two French riders did not disappoint. In Round 12, they were both the outstanding riders in their respective disciplines and at the end of the day it was time for the KTM Enduro Factory Team to unfoil the celebratory banners and congratulate another two World Champions. Both Meo in E1 and Nambotin in E3 retain their 2012 titles, also won for KTM, and both can be lauded for near faultless performances in the current season. They were stellar performers on a whole range of terrain and can now go to the final two rounds of the championship in St. Flour in France (September 7-8) as the conquering heroes of a very tough racing discipline.

Scene change, Saturday: Final Stage Desafio Ruta 40
The KTM Rally Factory Team went to the Desafio Ruta 40 in Argentina with three riders to take part in the fourth leg of the six-leg World Cross Countries Rally Championship, which is also part of the Dakar Challenge Series. In what was one of the closest finishes in a long time and it was American Kurt Caselli who won both the final stage and the overall victory with teammates Chaleco Lopez of Chile and Marc Coma of Spain joining him on the all-Orange podium with their KTM 450 Rally bikes.

Antoine Meo’s journey to the 2013 world title:

Won 11 rounds and finished 5th at GP of Spain in Round 6

Results E1 Kastoria
Antoine Meo (F), KTM (1-1)
2. Cristobal Guerrero (E), KTM (2-2)

3. Maurizio Micheluz (I), Suzuki (7-3)
4. Matti Seistola (FIN), Husqvarna (4-4)
5. Jeremy Tarroux (F), Sherco (5-5)

Standings E1 after 12 of 14 rounds
1. Meo, 231
points (World Champion 2013)
2. Juha Salminen (FIN), Husqvarna, 169
3. Seistola, 167
4. Eero Remes (FIN), TM, 143
5. Guerrero, 124

Christophe Nambotin’s journey to the 2013 world title:

Won 10 rounds, finished 2nd in Round 1 in Chile and 4th in Round 4 in Argentina

Results E3 Kastoria
1. Christophe Nambotin (F), KTM (1-1)

2. Mathias Bellino (F), Husaberg (3-2)
3. Aigar Leok (EST), TM (5-3)
4. Luis Correia (P), Beta (9-4)
5. Deny Philippaerts (I), Beta (6-5)

Standings E3 after 12 of 14 rounds
1. Nambotin, 230 points (World Champion 2013)

2. Leok, 171
3. Joakim Ljunggren (S), Husaberg, 161
4. Correia, 143
5. Bellino, 113

Results Stage Six Desafio Ruta 40
1. Kurt Caselli (USA), KTM, 1:31.17 h
2. Chaleco Lopez (RCH), KTM, +1:18 min

3. Paulo Goncalves (P), Speedbrain, +2:39
4. Javier Pizzolito (RA), Honda, +7:18
5. Marc Coma (E), KTM, +7:30

Final Standings Desafio Ruta 40 2013
1. Caselli, 18:10.20 h (first international rally victory)
2. Lopez, +0:43 min
3. Coma, +10:53

4. Pizzolito, +13:02
5. David Casteu (F), Yamaha, +15:41

KTM Sportmotorcycle Scandinavia är en av Sveriges största leverantörer av motorcyklar. Det svenska huvudkontoret ligger i Örebro, och vi ansvarar för Sverige, Norge samt Danmark. Moderbolaget finns i Österrike, och tillverkar ca 100 000 motorcyklar per år. Modellprogrammet består av allt från offroad minicyklar till SuperSport för väg och bana. KTM tillverkar även sportbilen, KTM X-Bow. Oavsett modell eller storlek, är alltid en KTM "Ready To Race".