The KTM Group proudly celebrates an extraordinary achievement in the 2023 National Championship, clinching a remarkable 21 National titles out of 26, cementing its dominance in various offroad motorcycling disciplines.
Among the standout victories, Kerim Fitz-Gerald, an iconic figure in motorsport, secured his eleventh National Championship title by triumphing in the National Cross Country Championship. Fitz-Gerald’s unparalleled talent and dedication have now earned him an outstanding 11 National titles, a testament to his enduring excellence in the sport.
Not to be outdone, Bradley Cox demonstrated exceptional prowess by claiming victory in the National OR1 Championship and clinching the overall title in the National Cross Country Championship. Cox’s exceptional form throughout the season underlines his remarkable skill and determination. After the 2023 season, Cox has secured his impressive 10th National Title.
Recognizing Fitz-Gerald’s unwavering commitment to motorsport, Motorsport South Africa awarded him a special award for his outstanding dedication. As he sets his sights on the 2024 Dakar Rally, KTM extends its best wishes to Fitz-Gerald, anticipating yet another remarkable performance on the global stage.
Additionally, William Slater and Heinrich Aust exhibited remarkable dedication and form, each seizing their inaugural National titles in the National Hard Enduro and National Enduro categories, respectively. Their achievements mark a significant milestone in their careers and exemplify The KTM Group’s commitment to nurturing talent across various disciplines.
The Red Bull KTM team had an outstanding year with Cameron Durow winning both the MX1 and MX2 National championships. Luke Grundy also had a great season, winning the MX High School National title for the second year in a row.
In an impressive sweep, KTM secured the manufacturer’s award across Motocross, Enduro, Hard Enduro, and Junior and Senior Cross Country categories, further validating its dominance and excellence in the industry.
Expressing pride in the achievements of all riders and teams, remarked, “We are immensely proud of the incredible performances showcased by our riders and teams in the 2023 National Championship. Their dedication, skill, and determination have been instrumental in this historic achievement.”
Looking ahead, KTM eagerly anticipates the 2024 National Championship, fueled by the commitment to continue pushing boundaries and achieving further milestones in the motorsports realm.
Published by: Grant Frerichs
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