On the Pegs - January 2023 On the Pegs - Volume 8 Issue 1 - January 2023 - Page 28

LOCAL NEWS
On the west coast , Dante Oliveira will be defending his AMA National Grand Prix Championship ( NGPC ) title on a KTM 450 XC-F , as well as competing in the AMA West Hare Scrambles Series ( WHS ). Meanwhile , Dante ’ s brother , Mateo Oliveira , will make his full-time Pro-class debut in NGPC and WORCS events , also aboard a KTM 450 XC-F . will also ride a KTM 350 EXC-F in the 2023 AMA EnduroCross series , a title he barely missed out on in 2022 .
Taylor Robert returns to action after missing most of last year due to a season-ending injury he sustained in April . In 2023 , Taylor will ride select events on a KTM 450 XC-F in preparation for his goal of leading team USA to a third World Trophy at ISDE , which will be held in Argentina .
Trystan Hart is back to defend his 2022 AMA U . S . Hard Enduro Series Championship after dominating the series in 2022 on a KTM 300 XC- W , claiming victories at all seven rounds of the schedule , plus adding a third-place finish at the famed Erzberg Rodeo along the way . Hart
DANTE OLIVEIRA KTM 450 XC-F
“ I ’ m happy to be working with the team for 2023 ! I ’ m going to be changing it up , getting back to where I started out racing dirt bikes in West Hare Scrambles , also working hard to defend my GP Championship .”
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