Lynden, WA — FMF/ RPM/ KTM Racing Team Maxxis is proud to announce our KLiM Athlete team riders and sponsors for 2019.
Trystan Hart: Invermere, British Columbia. Canada. KTM 250 XC F and 300 XC-W TPI. Hart will be seeking the AMA EnduroCross Championship and AMA Extreme Hard Enduro Series Championship. Hart will also compete in select AMA WHS events, WORCS, GNCC and AMA Sprint Hero events. Hart finished 2nd in the 2017 EnduroCross series. Unfortunately, he suffered a wrist injury in the 3rd EnduroCross event of 2018. Hart still managed to win the 2018 AMA WHS Championship series by winning several races before his injury and holding on to the points lead to the end.
Eric Yorba: Murrieta, CA. KTM 450 XC F. Yorba will be seeking the AMA Big 6 National Grand Prix Championship as well as the WORCS Pro Championship. Yorba is a former WORCS Pro 2 Champion and 2 time AMA Big 6 Champion.
Dante Oliveira: Hollister, CA. KTM 450 XC F. Oliveira will compete as a second year Pro seeking the WORCS Pro and the AMA Sprint Hero series Championship as well as select AMA Big 6 National Grand Prix Championship events and select AMA WHS events. Dante also hopes to qualify for the ISDE in Portugal. Dante suffered a knee injury in early 2018. After successful surgery he bounced back in late 2018 winning the AMA East vs West Hare Scrambles and a Gold Medal at the ISDE Six Days Enduro in Chile riding on the RPM/ Mt. Baker Motorcycle Club team. Dante won the WORCS Pro 2 Championship in 2017 and the WORCS Pro 2 Lights Championship in 2016 for RPM Racing Team.
Spenser Wilton: Calgary, Alberta. Canada. KTM 250 XC F and 300 XC-W TPI. Wilton will compete in the AMA EnduroCross Series and AMA Extreme Hard Enduro events as well as select WORCS Pro 2 events. Wilton won the WORCS Pro 2 Lights Championship in 2018 to become the first Canadian rider in history to win a major Off-Road Championship in the USA. Spenser is also a former Canadian Amateur Motocross and Off-Road Champion in Alberta, Canada.
Austin Serpa: Minden, NV. KTM 350 XC F. Serpa will focus on the WORCS Pro 2 Championship and compete in the AMA Big 6 National Grand Prix Championship events as a Pro 2 rider. Serpa will also race select AMA Sprint Hero events and AMA WHS events. Austin won the 2018 WORCS 450 A Championship and finished 2nd in WORCS Pro 2 Championship points. Austin also won the AMA Big 6 Hwt Expert Championship in 2018.
Maria Forsberg – Hahn: Lynnwood, WA. KTM 250 XC F. Maria will compete for the AMA EnduroCross Women’s Championship in 2019 as well as select AMA WHS, NMA and NORCS events in Washington State. Maria took a couple years off from racing to start a family. Her family is complete with 2 awesome young children and a very supportive husband. Maria still has that drive to race and compete. Maria signed back on with RPM in 2018 to compete in the GNCC series. A severe hand injury in Round 1 derailed most of 2018. After recovering Maria bounced back to win a AMA WHS event at her home track Hannegan Speedway in Bellingham, WA and finished off with a podium at the Everett WA EnduroCross event. Maria and FMF/ RPM/ KTM Racing Team Maxxis started together in 2001. With RPM she won several WORCS Championships, our first GNCC Championship, several ISDE Gold Medals and in 2011the Xgames EnduroCross Gold medal. Maria went on to win more Xgames Gold Medals and GNCC Titles for the FMF KTM Factory Racing Team.
Cooper Abbott: Peoria, AZ. KTM 350 XC F and 300 XC-W TPI. Cooper will compete for the AMA EnduroCross Championship and the AMA Sprint Hero Open A Championship as well as select WORCS Pro 2 and AMA Extreme Hard Enduro events. Cooper comes from a family of racing heritage and shows all the same winning signs as his father, Destry Abbott and grandfather, Boyd Abbott. Cooper started off 2018 with a WORCS Pro 2 win in Las Vegas. Cooper finished 8th in the 2018 AMA EnduroCross Championship and caped off 2018 in Chile with a ISDE Gold Medal riding on the RPM / Mt. Baker Motorcycle Club Team with teammate Dante Oliveira.
Quotes:Destry Abbott: – “Cooper and I are beyond excited to be on KTM’s again in 2019. I’ll be working as an ambassador for KTM with my own individual sponsors and Cooper will be racing as a KLiM athlete for the FMF/ RPM/KTM/ Racing Team Maxxis. I’m 100% behind the RPM Team and helping the riders out with DA8 Training as well as cross promoting each other for continued success. The RPM Racing Team along with owner Mike Hurlbert and all the team riders are also going to help promote our DA8 Strong Foundation charity work as well. This is a win win for all involved! I have known team owner Mike Hurlbert for a long time and have always had a lot of respect for the rider development and accomplishments. Multiple Off Road Championships year after year. I know Cooper is really looking forward to 2019 and being part of the RPM KTM Team. He knows he’s on amazing bikes with a great team and sponsors.”
Team Owner – Mike Hurlbert: “Looking forward to 2019. We are so excited to get out and compete and promote with this awesome group of riders. Thank you to all our sponsors, friends, fans, family and supporters. Thank you to all the hardworking race series promoters, photographers, journalists, course workers and staff that help with WORCS, AMA EnduroCross, AMA GNCC, AMA Big 6 National Grand Prix Championship, AMA Sprint Hero and ISDE. Special thanks to the AMA and WORCS for all the events we love to compete at”.
Associate sponsors: Acerbis, AME Grips, Arc Levers, Bullet Proof Designs, Brake Tech Rotors, Champion Tool Storage, Costa Rica Unlimited, DA8 Training, DDC Racing, D.I.D., DT1 Filters, Danco Performance, Fasst Flexx Bars, GPR, Hot Cams, Hot Rods, IMS, Mass Brothers, Nitro Mousse, Pivot Works, Primary Drive Chain & Sprockets, Pro Taper, Rekluse, Rocky Mountain ATV MC, Shorai Batteries, SKF, Tusk, Vertex Pistons, WP Suspension.
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Formed in 2001, FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Team Maxxis, is a KTM factory supported off-road team, based out of Lynden, WA, with a presence and riders in most major Off-Road Championship events in the USA and Canada, AMA EnduroCross, WORCS, GNCC,AMA Big 6 National Grand Prix Championship, AMA WHS, AMA Extreme Hard Enduro,AMA Sprint Hero and ISDE Six Days Enduro. RPM team riders have proudly won over 50 Local, Regional, and National Championships in the U.S. Canada, Mexico, as well a Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the ESPN X Games and the ISDE Six Days Enduro.