Matt Phillips Joins KTM For 2014
Tasmanian Matt Phillips – the 2013 Enduro Junior World Champion – has confirmed that he’ll race for KTM in 2014.
Joining the Farioli KTM team, Phillips will focus his efforts on the Enduro World Championship while also taking in the major Australian championships with Motorex KTM Off Road team.
In Australia, Phillips will take on the KTM Australian Enduro-X Nationals series, the Australian Off-Road Championships and the Australian 4-Day Enduro championship, as well as Hattah and Finke desert races with new teammates Toby Price and Peter Boyle.
“I’m really excited to join the KTM family and I’m looking forward to working alongside Brad Williscroft and the team that I always imagined I’d be a part of,” told Phillips.
“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to race overseas in the World Championships. I have eight weekends of racing with the EWC and although I haven’t finalised my timeline yet but it looks like I’ll get to almost every race the Motorex team has targeted including Hattah.”
Price, who is recovering strongly from the broken neck he sustained earlier their year is also excited for the season ahead.
“My goals for next year are simple – I just want to be back where I was. It’s going to be a tough year because everyone has progressed heaps and I’ll need to catch up, but I need to win so I know I’m okay,” commented Price.
“My recovery has been good, I’ve just got to put that behind me now and focus on the tasks ahead. Of those tasks Finke and Hattah are the ones I’m looking forward to the most. Those are the races that will give me a chance to race in America in 2015. This year was a big let down on my behalf so I’m just keen to get back into racing and want to do well for myself and KTM, and to say thank you to all my sponsors for keeping their support in our team and in me.”