|SUCCESSFUL YEAR ON FOUR WHEELS FOR KTM UK
November 9 2012.
With the final round of the ACU British Quadcross Championship at Milton MX Park cancelled due to track conditions, the 2012 Quad racing season is now over and the KTM UK Team, managed by Richard Cole, can reflect on a successful year, bringing the team's championship winning tally to thirteen in only four years.
Seventeen-year old Luke Cooper, who was brought into the team to replace the injured James Hellewell, finished 2nd in the British Championship and won the British Under-21 championship. Riding the KTM 450 SX-F ATV, he was the only rider to take a race win other than Paul Holmes over the season.
Frazer McFadden finished 1st in the NETT support championship. At only 15-years of age, he is the youngest winner of an adult championship in the UK. Frazer also finished 5th in the NORA MX Clubman class, despite missing two rounds out of the ten round championship.
Lukas Studeny, also 17, was drafted into the team to race the European Championships. He had an excellent year for his first season in the class and got stronger as the year went on, finishing 7th overall and the 1st under 21. He also won the Slovakian Championship and was 2nd in the Czech Republic Championship.
Team manager, Richard Cole, said: "What a truly remarkable year. We've had our ups and downs with injuries, but the overall results have been fantastic. I just want to thank KTM UK and all our partners for all their support in 2012."
Shaun Sisterson, KTM UK managing director, commented: "2012 was the fourth year of our partnership with Richard Cole as manager of the team and the policy to find new talent is clearly working out. A great season of result, but obviously a big shame for James getting injured."
Team KTM UK Championship results for 2012:
1st British Under 21 Champion
2nd British Open Championship
1st Slovakian Champion
2nd Czech Republic Championship
7th European Championship
1st NETT Support Championship
5th NORA Championship
Pictured left to right: KTM UK managing director Shaun Sisterson, Lukas Studeny, Luke Cooper and team manager Richard Cole.