KTM France embraced the opportunity to welcome France's Red Bull KTM
Factory rider Marvin Musquin and his racing colleagues from Team KTM HDI to their office following last weekend's pre-season races at Valence
After the pre-season race in Valence, Marvin Musquin and Team KTM HDI visited the KTM France office.
With the KTM office in Lyon just one hour away from the Valence circuit, it was a perfect opportunity for a meet and greet with the staff of KTM France. Riders discussed their program and goals for 2010 and explained details of a typical week - and a typical race weekend - in the life of today's active professional racer. Riders and staff also discussed the new generation of MX bikes on the tracks this season and the extreme significance of motocross racing for KTM.
"I am glad and proud to welcome our world champion, Marvin Musquin and the whole Team KTM HDI and I wish them all the best for the coming season," said Reinhold Zens of KTM France in his welcome address.
The extremely talented Musquin, who is out to defend his MX2 World Championship title and is also French national champion, joined the Orange line-up in mid season 2009 and made a huge impact on the track over the rest of the season.
Team KTM HDI includes the talented young French rider Valentin Teillet, who is no stranger to the KTM machines after his first season in the MX2 World Championship last season followed a runaway success in the European Championship class, Matthias Bellino and the 2008 women's world champion French rider Livia Lancelot. Team managers are Frédéric Bezombes and Francis Aspe supported by technicians Alexis Tabert and Johan Gros.
Lancelot is the closest rival of Red Bull KTM factory rider and reigning world champion Steffi Laier of Germany. With both women onboard KTM bikes in 2010, it sets the scene for an amazing face-off on the track in this competition.