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Millsaps & Rockstar Energy To KTM
Rockstar Energy Team Goes Orange
Rockstar Energy & Davi Millsaps to ride KTM
From KTM USA Facebook Page -” It’s official – Joey Savatgy will race KTM’s aboard the Rockstar Energy Racing Team for 2014. He will be joined by teammate Jason Anderson in the 250 class and Davi Millsaps aboard a KTM 450 SX-F”!
As I have said before, we don’t usually cover too much moto news unless it is big news. I am not sure if it gets any bigger than this. The Rockstar Energy team is jumping from Suzuki to KTM. Joey Savatgy gets a spot on the team, joining Jason Anderson. What a move for KTM. Not only do they get one of the hottest 450 riders, but also two of the brightest prospects in the 250 class. Savatgy seems to get faster every race. Anderson had some great moments in Supercross last season. He has not been quite so consistent in the outdoors, but it is a tough class and the fastest guys will be moving up to 450’s next year.
As for Davi Millsaps, he had a break out season last year. After far too many years of languishing in Supercross, somehow it all came together for him in 2013. His starts were good and he had plenty of speed. Were it not for his knee injury, the outcome of the season could have been quite different. He certainly gave Dungey a run for his money on multiple occasions.
KTM now has the two best (available) 450 class protagonists working for them. Add Roczen to the mix and hold on to your hats! Will they be enough to wrangle Villopoto? It is hard to say, but strength in numbers seems to be the best plan for the time being. With RV slated for an unknown surgery in a few weeks, we don’t even know if he will be 100% for the first SX race of 2014.
Rockstar & Redbull – I am not sure how KTM can have two teams with competing energy drink brands, but I guess they have figured it out. Energy drinks are the new cigarettes. Motorsports have come to rely on this as the big money replacement sponsor once tobacco advertising disappeared. But energy drinks might be next on the list of targets for those concerned about the extent of their advertising to kids, perhaps with good reason.
It is going to be a great season of Supercross racing.