De Coster and KTM Extend Contract
News Friday 31th January 2013
Pit Beirer (KTM Head of Motorsports): “Roger had a valid contract from KTM but it was the wish on both sides to extend it before it was due to secure stability in the coming years. The contracts with all other team members were also extended as well as new infrastructure, workshops and team truck.”
Roger De Coster (Red Bull KTM Factory Team Manager): “The job continues to be fun for me and to work with KTM is very refreshing. It’s easy to get things done, decisions are made quickly and I can have a lot of influence on the team and the bike. It is our goal to fight for the title in both Supercross and Motocross – ideally in the future also with two factory riders per class.”
The name Roger De Coster stands for the sport of Motocross and his nickname “The Man” is no coincidence. He made a huge influence with his smooth and controlled riding style and his dedication to very hard training at the height of his racing career. He established himself as one of the best motocross riders of all time with his five World Championship titles. De Coster went on to end his racing career in the Grand Prix of Luxemburg 1980 with his usual victory.
After this, De Coster spent a lot of time in the USA and proved to be just as successful as a team manager as he was in his active career. KTM is proud that a legend of the quality of Roger De Coster has become part of the KTM family!