Max Vohland, the team’s lone 250 rider, suffered a broken collarbone in the first 250SX East Region main event of the season, then injured his thumb before the Foxborough Supercross. Rumors had it that the KTM factory team was looking for a second rider with Vohland and several names came to light, including Marvin Musquin, who is set to sign a one-year supercross-only deal with the team. Reportedly, Musquin was offered to ride the 250 class, but that doesn’t appear to be the case as his name was omitted from the press release, making Vohland the sole 250 rider. Musquin said after the Denver Supercross that he was working toward a contract for the 2023 supercross season.

The team also recently announced that Ryan Dungey and Antonio Cairoli will take part in the first two rounds (although if all goes well we could see them continue to line up in later rounds as well).

Jeffrey Herlings’ name is also omitted from the post as KTM announced earlier this week that the reigning FIM Motocross World Champion will undergo a pair of foot surgeries in order to heal properly for the 2023 MXGP title fight.

Thursday we rounded up more news on Webb, Ken Roczen (racing this summer), Dylan Ferrandis (looking to defend the No. 1 plate), Adam Cianciarulo, Joey Savatgy, Shane McElrath and Max Anstie ahead of the May 28 opening—so check this post if you missed it.

The following press release is from KTM:

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Ready for Ama Pro Motocross 50th Anniversary

MURRIETA, California—The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team is ready to take on the 50th anniversary of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship with the highly anticipated return of team riders Aaron Plessinger and Max Vohland for the summer. The 12-round series kicks off later this month in Pala, Calif., where multiple MX World Champion Tony Cairoli and nine-time AMA Supercross and Motocross Champion Ryan Dungey are expected to race alongside Red Bull teammates KTM at the opening The sleeves.

Hungry for success in the outdoors after missing the last half of the supercross series with a broken arm, Plessinger is healed and ready to contest this year’s 450MX championship. Equipped with the new KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition, in which he earned a second place finish at this year’s Oakland SX, Plessinger is focused on getting back to the line with a bang as he looks to add to the title 250MX which he won back in 2018.

Also back in the lineup after a streak-ending supercross injury, Red Bull KTM’s Max Vohland will enter his second full season in the 250MX class aboard the KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition. Finishing in the top 10 in his rookie year in 2021, Vohland will embark on the progression this season as he aims to fight for the lead in all 12 rounds.

Red Bull KTM has confirmed that Team Cooper Webb rider will not be lining up for the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in 2022. The two-time 450SX champion will focus on welcoming a new member to his family this summer, before to get back to work in preparation for a third career title fight in the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship.


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