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2023 FMF KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM
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2023 FMF KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM

words KTM USA photos SIMON CUDBY
KTM North America , Inc . officially unveiled its FMF KTM Factory Racing offroad team for the 2023 season , including six riders who amassed a total of six titles during the 2022 season . In addition to its four returning veterans , the team is excited to welcome two newcomers – Mateo Oliveira and Johnny Girroir – who are both set to make their official debut in the premier division in 2023 . Tim Weigand returns as Team Manager of the talented squad , guiding the team and sharing his vast knowledge and experience .
Highlighting the team ’ s returning lineup is reigning WORCS and NGPC Champion , Dante Oliveira , who is ready to hit the west coast once again in 2023 , joined by multitime champion and teammate Taylor Robert . Trystan Hart will look to top a successful 2022 campaign with a title defense in the AMA U . S . Hard Enduro Series and KTM-veteran Ben Kelley is back in action and ready to reclaim the GNCC crown in 2023 .
Kelley and Girroir will be headlining the east coast effort , with Kelley competing on a KTM 350 XC-F in the GNCC Series and AMA National Enduro Championship , while Girroir will concentrate on the GNCC Series ( XC1 Open Pro ) and the AMA U . S . Sprint Enduro Series ( Pro ), also competing on the very capable KTM 350 XC-F .
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