KTM signs American Andrew Short for US factory team 2011
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KTM, the brand that dominated the 2010 MX World
Championships has announced at its headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria
that it has secured the services of American racer Andrew Short for the Red
Bull KTM factory team to compete in the USA from the 2011 season.
Short, who raced with the winning team to secure the MX of
Nations title for the USA this month in Thunder Valley, Colorado will be part
of the team lineup under the guiding hand of one of the sports most
distinguished team managers, Roger DeCoster. DeCoster was also the man behind
the USA's successful title at the MXoN. Short's selection to represent the
USA at the MXoN underlines his status as one of the finest riders of his
While selection for Team USA was an obvious highlight for Andrew in 2010, he
also finished third overall in the AMA Nationals and came back after injury
to finish strongly in the SX competition, including being on the podium a
number of times.
Andrew (Shorty) Short will ride for KTM in the SX and MX Open class competition
in the USA and will be a factory teammate to KTM's Mike Alessi and MX2 world
champion Marvin Musquin in the national MX competition. In addition, Ken
Roczen, also new to the Red Bull KTM factory team in 2011, will, like
Musquin, compete in the Supercross. After the SX, the young German rider
Roczen will return to Europe to ride for the KTM factory team in the World
Championship GP series.
Pit Beirer, head of KTM Racing: "With Andrew, Mike, Marvin and
Ken we have a solid lineup for our first year as a full factory racing team
in USA competition. Under the guiding hand of Roger DeCoster, one of the most
experienced and respected figures in the sport, we expect that this team will
lay the groundwork for emulating the success we now enjoy in Europe."
Roger DeCoster: "I have known Andrew for many years and of course
we had closer contact this year when preparing and racing for the MXoN. I am
looking forward to working with him and the other KTM riders as we begin
testing and preparing for the coming season. We now have a strong team and
one with real potential."
Born in Tulsa Oklahoma but resident in Smithville Texas, Andrew Short began
riding (and racing) at just 5-years-old. He is married and has a daughter. He
is a high achiever who believes that "You're only as good as your last
race". In September Andrew also recently featured on the cover of Racer