Ivan Ramirez pre-running 2013 San Felipe 250 course
KTM Prepares to Defend SCORE/Baja San Felipe 250 Title
I have been pestering KTM for news on their 2013 Baja program for weeks. I finally squeezed this little bit out of them. I used to accuse JCR Honda of having the worst press releases, but I might revise that opinion. But at least we now “officially” know who the riders are. I even had to steal the photo from Ivan Ramirez’s Facebook page. – Chilly
Factory FMF/Bonanza Plumbing KTM rider Kurt Caselli and Ivan Ramirez will return to San Felipe, Mexico to defend their SCORE/Baja San Felipe 250 title this coming weekend aboard their number 2X KTM race machine.
The two riders won the event last year aboard the carbureted version of the KTM 450 SX-F. Caselli and Ramirez have both been in Mexico for the last week alongside fellow KTM riders Mike Brown and Toby Price. Brown and Price will race on an identically prepared KTM 450 SX-F with the number 3X. All four riders have been pre-riding the course since the course opened to competitors last week.
“So far our riders have reported that the course is slightly different than last year but that they are happy with the changes,’ commented Team Manager Antti Kallonen. “We are looking forward to getting out front early and hopefully having a repeat of last year’s win.”