Max Anstie has announced he won’t be staying at the Standing Construct KTM MXGP team next year. The squad will stick with his team-mate Glenn Coldenhoff.
Anstie’s statement, which suggest he has been picked for a Team GB ride at the Nations in Assen although the team hasn’t yet been formally announced, said: “It’s a real shame that I won’t be back with the Standing Construct KTM team next year. It’s been a good season so far with those guys! They are a fantastic team and a great group of people. It’s been a pleasure!
“We still have some work to do at the final four GP and Assen! I’m not sure what the future holds at the moment, but I’ll keep you all updated.”
A team statement says: “Standing Construct KTM wishes to announce formally that they unfortunately won’t be able to extend the agreement with Max Anstie and re-sign him for the 2020 season.
“The team is very grateful for the great cooperation they had with Max and want to thank him for his professionalism and nice time together.
“Standing Construct KTM wishes Max all the best for the future and looks forward to the remaining four MXGP rounds and hopefully also the Motocross of Nations to repeat the success of Lommel where Max was outstanding.”
Anstie, dropped last year from the factory Husqvarna team, has been linked with factory rides at both Kawasaki and Honda for 2020.