Confirmed: Raf Meuwissen signs with Raths Motorsports KTM

After a year with the Riley Racing Yamaha team, young Dutch talent, Raf Meuwissen is on the move again for the 2022 after signing with German team, Raths Motorsports KTM. It’s a team Meuwissen knows extremely well after he spent the 2018 season with the team which was his final year of 125cc racing.

Alongside Meuwissen, the Raths Motorsports team will also keep Marnique Appelt under the awning who will also contest the EMX250 series. After a years racing the MX2 World Championship, the German will be hoping for competitive EMX250 results.

Michael Sandner will also be staying with the team but after aging out of the MX2 World Championship, the Austrian will move up to a 450cc to concentrate on the ADAC MX Masters series but will also contest selected EMX Open rounds. Also remaining with the team for the 2022 season is Max Bülow who will focus on the ADAC MX Masters series.

The team also hope on running an MX2 World Championship rider who will be announced in due course.

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Raf Meuwissen: I signed a deal with Raths motorsports for 2022, I have already rode with the team on my last year on the 125cc in 2018 and I have a really good feeling with all the people around the team, I will ride the EMX250 series and the ADAC Championship. My goal is to go for a consistent top 10 in EMX and a top 5 in the ADAC but most important that I ride like my old self again and to improve. I want to thank all the people from Raths, my parents, and all my private sponsors for making this possible.

Niklas Raths (Team Manager): Raf is a good hard worker and back in 2018 we had good resutls with him. It is really nice to work with him and after he asked me about a ride for the 2022 season I didn’t hesitate and I directly agreed to give him a ride. 

Pic: Danny Relouw