WALKER EXTENDS KTM CONTRACT TO END OF 2017
Jonny Walker has extended his contract with KTM, and will now remain with the Austrian manufacturer through to the end of the 2017 season.
Visiting the KTM Motorsport department following his winning ride* at this year’s ErzbergRodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble, Jonny inked an extension to his existing contract with KTM’s Motorsport Director Pit Beirer.
Jonny is currently enjoying a hugely successful 2015 season. Following a number of years during which he gained valuable event experience, while also battling injury and illness, Jonny picked up notable wins last year at the Red Bull Hare Scramble, Red Bull Romaniacs, Red Bull Sea to Sky, as well as the closing round of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship.
Carrying his impressive form over into 2015 Jonny has claimed the top step of the podium at Alès Trêm in France, Hell’s Gate in Italy, The Tough One in England and now at Erzberg in Austria.
Walker’s next race is Red Bull Romaniacs on July 14-18, where he starts as defending champion.
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* Four riders were declared winners at this year’s ErzbergRodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble – Jonny Walker, Graham Jarvis, Alfredo Gomez and Andreas Lettenbichler.
Jonny Walker: “Extending my contract with KTM is great. I have a huge amount to thank them for. Things are going great now, but it wasn’t that long ago that I had a shoulder injury and was suffering with Glandular Fever. KTM stuck by me then when my results weren’t what they should have been, and I’m hugely grateful for that. It’s great to be able to repay their trust in me now. 2015 has been an amazing year, and knowing that I will be with KTM during 2016 and 2017 allows me to simply focus on my racing and training without any worries. From winning the final round of the SuperEnduro World Championship to victories at Hell’s Gate, the Tough One, and also at Erzberg things couldn’t really have gone any better. I also have to thank Seb my mechanic. We have a really good programme worked out now and I’m looking forward to Romaniacs, Sea to Sky and the other races still to come this year.”