DeCoster Signs with KTM

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  1. Okiewan

    Okiewan DRN is my fault.

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    KTM, the market leader in offroad motorcycles has signed Roger DeCoster, one of the true icons of the sport of motocross to take over the management of the company’s new factory team in the USA. Work now immediately begins to prepare the team for the 2011 racing season in all of the major US competitions.

    The signing of DeCoster represents a major step forward in vaulting the Austrian company into the global arena. KTM has already reached the top level of the sport in Europe and the World Championship GP series and will now also be a dominant force in US competition.

    KTM CEO Stefan Pierer said the signing represented a new and exciting era for the Austrian-based company: “The acquisition of Roger DeCoster to take over our factory team in the USA heralds a new era for KTM. We now enjoy a worldwide network and we are a real global player. Roger DeCoster is one of the great figures in the sport of motocross and we are delighted that he has agreed to manage our new team. KTM is now “Ready to Race” in the biggest and most competitive motocross competitions in the world.”

    Pit Beirer, who heads KTM Offroad Sports Department, said the signing of such a personality as Roger DeCoster completes the circle whereby KTM has great riders, has been enjoying unprecedented success with its latest motorcycles and now has team leaders in place that will make it a dominant force on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Pit Beirer: “We are honored that we can welcome a man of Roger DeCoster’s credentials and stature into the KTM family. With him as the head of our new KTM USA factory team we will be a major force in the USA and Europe and we want to attract the very best American riders into our team. Roger has had a superb racing career and a distinguished and successful career in team management.”


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    Roger won't look the same not wearing yellow....

    Wow great catch for KTM!
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    I'm suprised it took as long as it has. Seems like a good mix to me.
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    I think he'll show his worth very quickly. There will be quite a few good riders available this off-season for him to start out w/. The Japanese manufacturers should all feel a bit uneasy right now... just my .02
  5. Rich Rohrich

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    This is what happens when you get divorced and lose all your money. You end up working for KTM when you should be kicking back enjoying what you accomplished as "The Man".
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    The number of top MX racers willing to ride orange just increased dramatically.

    I think he really just wanted to reunite with Alessi.
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    Okiewan DRN is my fault.

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    No chance he just likes what he does eh?
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    Okiewan DRN is my fault.

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    Did he really go through a divorce?? In my field, I honestly have seen once-very-good surgeons come temporarily out of retirement quite frequently right after they go through a divorce. Like most things, however, they often have a shelf life of how long "very good" is.
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    Now all we need is for Amsoil to get on board as the primary sponsor of the KTM team.... now that would be cool :cool:
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    Wow, I gotta catch up!

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    I onced tried to "kick back". BORING!
    The Man loves racing and will probably play an active part in it till the day he dies.



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