SKS Husqvarna Racing and the KNMV end cooperation for young Motocross talent
After two fruitful years, the KNMV is forced to end the partnership with Husqvarna-SKS Racing. A difficult decision to make, with, among other things, the World Cup bronze of talent Kay Karssemakers in 2021 in the back of our minds. But, for budgetary reasons, it is the only option.
Motocross in the Netherlands is doing well. This year there were titles and other high rankings in all regions of the sport, at world and European level. However, it is always good to keep investing in the future. From the KNMV, we have prepared the CTO program (Centre for Top Sports and Education) especially for this purpose. We support young motocross talent in this by combining a study and a training course.
In 2021 we went a step further, by providing drivers with equipment in addition to our guidance. We did that through a partnership with Husqvarna-SKS Racing. Unfortunately, we have to end this collaboration after a great collaboration that resulted in fruitful years in the sporting field.
The fact that we were able to provide the equipment for these riders was made possible by a contribution from NOC*NSF. Since this budget will soon be reduced, we have to go back to the situation as it was in 2020 and before. Riders in the CTO program therefore arrange a contract with a cross team themselves, which they choose themselves.
KNMV Managing Director Patrice Assendelft: “We would have liked to have continued with the current set-up of the CTO programme. We would like to express our gratitude to Husqvarna-SKS Racing – and to Toine Uijttewaal in particular – for the successful collaboration over the past two years.”
Words: Press Release
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