Official: Racestore confirmed as official KTM EMX125 team
As we previously reported, the Racestore KTM team will be changing direction for the 2024 season as they will run an EMX125 team and become an official KTM supported team.
The team will also have a very strong rider line up in the from of young Dutch talent, Gyan Doensen and Nicolò Alvisi. Two very young and talented riders, Alvisi won the EMX85 title this year but will move up to the EMX125 series in 2024 in what will be his rookie season in the class whilst Doensen will go in as one of the title favourites.
Racestore confirmed the news with the following press release:
Racestore KTM Factory Rookies will be helmed by former KTM Factory Racing Grand Prix rider and Motocross of Nations Team Italy Manager Thomas Traversini. Thomas has been collaborating closely with the Italian Federation in a mentor and coaching role and his knowledge and dedication makes him an ideal figurehead for Paolo Menacci’s Racestore team. The crew will identify and work with promising teenagers and the fettled KTM 125 SX at the foundation level of ‘Ride to MXGP’: the extremely popular EMX125 championship. The riders will be Gyan Doensen and Nicolo Alvisi.
Thomas Traversini, Racestore KTM Factory Rookies, Team Manager: “I’m really pumped for this new project to come in 2024 with Racestore and KTM. We have two high-level riders and everything will be on-point for the beginning of the season. It’s a development idea that I’ve wanted to happen for quite a few years and I’m very proud to be involved. I’m ready to work, and I will put 100%, and more, to help it succeed.”
Paolo Mencacci, Racestore KTM Factory Rookies, Team Principal: “I am very happy to start this new adventure with KTM and the young riders involved in EMX125.I’m very proud that we are now an official KTM team and have an important role to play. I want to say ‘thank you’ to Thomas Traversini who has decided to work with us and I know with him and with all the team together we can achieve some important goals.”
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