After a very successful summer rounding the country in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and defending his country at the FIM Red Bull Motocross of Nations, Andrew Short has joined the Red Bull KTM Racing effort for the 2011 season.
Short intends on contesting the open class for both the upcoming Supercross and Motocross season. Flanking him in the big orange rig will be KTM’s Mike Alessi and MX2 World Champion Marvin Musquin in the National MX competition. Additionally, Ken Roczen, also new to the Red Bull KTM factory team in 2011 will compete in the AMA Supercross Lites class. Roczen plans on returning to Europe to ride for the KTM factory team upon the conclusion of the 2011 Supercross series.
Pit Beirer, head of KTM Racing: “With Andrew, Mike, Marvin and Ken we have a solid lineup for our first year as a full factory racing team in USA competition. Under the guiding hand of Roger DeCoster, one of the most experienced and respected figures in the sport, we expect that this team will lay the groundwork for emulating the success we now enjoy in Europe.”
“I have known Andrew for many years and of course we had closer contact this year when preparing and racing for the MXoN. I am looking forward to working with him and the other KTM riders as we begin testing and preparing for the coming season. We now have a strong team and one with real potential.” said Roger DeCoster about Shorty.
First Interview – Andrew Short talks about signing with KTM!