COOPER WEBB JOINS THE RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM FOR 2019
MURRIETA, Calif. - KTM Motorsports is
pleased to officially welcome Cooper Webb to the Red Bull KTM
Factory Racing Team for the 2019 race season. The North Carolina
native will pilot the
KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION alongside teammate Marvin Musquin
in the AMA 450 Supercross Championship and AMA 450 Pro Motocross
Webb joins the KTM family with a long
list of accomplishments since his professional debut in 2013.
Following a decorated amateur racing career, Webb achieved great
success in the 250cc division, claiming back-to-back AMA 250SX West
Championships in 2015 and '16, before putting a cap on his 250cc
career in 2016 with an AMA 250MX National Championship.
Since moving into the premier 450cc
division in 2017, Webb has earned two career podium finishes in AMA
Supercross and multiple top-five finishes in Supercross and AMA Pro
Motocross. Heading into the 2019 season, Webb is confident in his
abilities and he's READY TO RACE for top finishes with the support
of Red Bull KTM.
Webb: "It was an honor when Roger and Ian
reached out for me to be the next guy on the Red Bull KTM team.
It's really encouraging to know what this team has achieved - they
really have been there and done it, so I don't see any reason why
they can't do it with me. I will be putting in the work and doing
everything possible to come into the year as strong as I can be.
With everything around me, I know I have put myself in the best
possible position for winning on the track again. I had a very
comfortable feeling with the guys from the very first moments and
that just gives you confidence. Working with Aldon at the Baker's
Factory is another strong part of the whole KTM set-up. I have an
opportunity that really involves the whole package, so the plan is
to 'stick to the plan' and focus on getting ready with the bike for
Anaheim I. I don't want anything to take me away from
Team Manager, Ian
Harrison: "We are excited for Cooper to
join the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team for the upcoming 2019
season. Cooper has had an exciting and successful career winning in
250cc competition and our goal is to give him the tools to continue
that success on a KTM going forward. We feel the combination of
both Marvin and Cooper racing the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION in
both Supercross and Motocross is strong, and our hopes are that the
pair can motivate and push each other to race to their fullest
potential. The Red Bull KTM Team commits to investing a lot of
time and resources long-term into our riders, providing them with
access to top facilities, technology and factory-backed support in
order for them to have successful careers with the team. We look
forward to Cooper taking full advantage of these opportunities so
we all can enjoy even more success as a team and a lasting future
Webb is set to debut his ride aboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION at the upcoming Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 17.