Corona, California (November 29, 2016) – KTM North America hosted a Media Launch Day at the KTM supercross test track. A set media day called for the unveiling of the new 2017 KTM 250 SX-F and 450 SX-F as well an announcement of the team roster for all KTM SX/MX supported teams. Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull /Go Pro /KTM will consist of 4 rider team for the 2017 season (Alex Martin #26, Mitchell Oldenburg #28, Shane McElrath #38 and Jordon Smith #44). Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/Go Pro/KTM amateur team announced the same roster of 2016 (Sean Cantrell #37, Mitchell Falk #612 and Derek Drake #33) but with the addition of Pierce Brown #63 who will contend in the 250B class.
All teams had a chance to give a live interview to the media at the event to share how the bike and team chemistry is leading into the supercross season which is just 5 weeks away now. A fresh never ridden track layout prepared for this event made for some good insight of the riders adapting to a new track with the nerves and pressures of the cameras being out as well.
Jessy Nelson was also on hand to support his teammates and share with the media how his road to recovery is going. Jessy informed the media how he is now visiting a physical fitness program facility by the name of Strides SCI in San Juan Capistrano 3 days a week to work on recovery. “Thanksgiving morning I woke up and I could move my toes…that really gave me something to be thankful for that day” Nelson Shared. “Now I am taking it day by day and doing everything I can to get better.” Road 2 Recovery has just announced a Holiday Ebay Auction with all proceeds going to Jessy with a link below.
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To wrap up the day KTM had lunch served and gave the media a chance to catch up on some interviews with riders/team members, share some laughs and enjoy a good time all under the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull / Go Pro/ KTM truck.
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