Roger goes to Austria
Roger De Coster, the new Manager of Supercross and Motocross for KTM North America, visited KTM’s Austrian headquarters recently. Below you’ll see some of the photos of Roger’s visit to the KTM headquarters in Austria.
You’ll notice some other people in the photos as well: Heinz Kinigadner, Pit Beirer, Stefan Everts, Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen, Mr. Stefan Pierer, Sel Narayana, and others. (Mr. Ploeckinger, Mr. Hubert Trunkenpolz CSO, Mr. Kalman Cseh, Mr. Hannes Dirmayer, and Mr. Franz Soellhammer.)
Stefan Everts, Mr. Pierer, Pit Beirer, Roger De Coster
Roger De Coster is a five time World 500cc Motocross Champion (1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976). Roger helped ‘popularize’ the sport of motocross in it’s infancy in the USA. Roger has gone on to wear many hats in the industry after his retirement from full time professional racing in 1980. Part of them include managing race teams for Honda, being a race promoter, and since 1995 until this recently completed season, Team Manager for American Suzuki’s motocross / supercross efforts.
Heinz ‘Kini’ Kinigadner is a two time World Motocross Champion, having won his titles on KTM in the mid 80’s. Besides being involved with KTM, Heinz is one of the founders of Wings for Life, along with the CEO of Red Bull Austria.
Pit Beirer is the Off Road Sports Manager for KTM. He has helped to literally change the company’s racing efforts over the past four years, and the results show as KTM won all three World Motocross Championships this season with Tony Cairoil in MX1, Marvin Musquin in MX2, and Steffi Laier in Women’s MX.
Stefan Everts is the winningest racer in Grand Prix Motocross history. Most race wins, and most importantly – 10 times World Motocross Champion!
Marvin Musquin is the 2010 FIM World Motocross Champion of MX2. Marvin will bring his talents to the USA for the 2011 season, racing AMA Supercross, and AMA MX.
Ken Roczen is the newest superstar to the KTM stable. Ken will give AMA Supercross a try in January 2011, and then return to contest the FIM World Motocross Championships.
Mr. Stefan Pierer is the CEO of KTM.
Sel Narayana has done many things in his lifetime with KTM, first Red Bull KTM MX team in 2000, and successfully ran the KTM Junior Supercross Challenge, which was a big part of AMA Supercross events for many years.
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