Ashley Wilde heads the 2017 RFX KTM team’s five-rider line-up for a full on assault of the British Championships and Michelin MX Nationals in MX1, MX2, MXY2 and 125, and will take on some MXGPs. Former Yamaha rider Wilde aims to build on this year’s race win in the MX Nationals fastest 40 whilst recovering from injury and looking to beat his career-best British Championship third place finish. Also putting a year battling injury behind him, Nathan Dixon is looking forward to taking on MX2 and showing that he can turn his obvious speed into race results.
The team’s champions from this season, Henry Williams and Joel Rizzi, are both stepping up to new classes. Henry will be taking on the MX2 class and 13-year-old Joel is moving up to the 125s. Another up and coming rider Pat Gilligan – a new member of the RMJ Pro Academy – will join the team to take on MXY2. The team will also be traveling to selected GPs with Wilde in MXGP, Dixon in MX2 and Rizzi in EMX125.
Wilde said: “I’m really happy to be joining the RFX KTM team. The team works with some of the leading brands out there and I’m excited to be working with them. The team is like a family and I know all the team members and riders within the team really well. Hopefully we can all have a great year together and get the results we all want. I can’t wait to get started!”
Team boss Paul Irwin said: “After such a successful year for our team RFX KTM winning three championship titles in our very first season, we’re really excited to announce our rider line up for 2017 and we aim to become one of the top British Championship teams.”