Have You Met the KTM AMA Superbike Racing Team?

04/06/2012 @ 11:14 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

Things looked dubious reagrding the KTM/HMC Superbike Racing Team competing in the 2012 AMA Pro Racing season, but despite talk of the opposite before the season, the factory-backed squad is now on the race card. Someone must have tipped off KTM that its “Ready to Race” slogan really carried no water in the American street-bike scene unless the Austrian manufacturer actually raced here in the United States. That is just fine by us, as it means that KTM has committed itself to the AMA racing ranks, adding another competitive manufacturer to the struggling series’ roster.

It also bodes well for Chris Fillmore, Stefan Nebel, and the rest of the HMC Racing crew, who were out testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway after the Daytona 200. With Fillmore taking 12th & 14th finishes in the two races of AMA Pro Racing’s first Superbike round, KTM/HMC Superbike Racing is aiming for Top 5 finishes this season, as the squad continues to build its American road-racing program. You can meet the factory-supported AMA Superbike crew in the video after the jump.

Source: KTM/HMC Racing; Photos: © 2012 Brian J. Nelson / KTM — All Rights Reserved

  • lawrence1

    This is great news!!! Another color in the mix for the fans. I hope they get a win.

  • Damo

    Nice video. I love KTM and their conservative approach to world stage racing. They are slowly working into the feeder leagues and getting result, before they try to jump into WSBK.

    I am honestly going to watch AMA this year just to see the KTM run around the track.

  • Best of luck to KTM. A strong racing presence can only do good things for the sales numbers at the end of the year.