Team STR KTM are pleased to announce that Jonathan Barragan will be joining them for 2013 to compete in both the World Championship and the British Championship. He will be riding the all-new KTM 450SX-F and will be partnering Matiss Karro to give the team a great mix of experience and youth.
Team Manager, Steve Turner, said: “I’m absolutely pumped to have teamed up Jonathan with Matiss for next year. Jonathan was awesome when he was on orange a few years ago and I’m confident he will soon be mixing it at the front end again when he gets back on a KTM. The new 450 is a fantastic bike and we will be working hard to tailor it to suit Jonathan’s style. As well as having two great riders competing in the GP’s we will be going all out for one of them to win the British Championship which is going to be like a mini GP series with so many top riders pencilled in for next year.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Shaun Sisterson at KTM in the UK and Robert Jonas at the KTM factory for all their help putting this deal together.”
Jonathan Barragan added, “It’s been a while since I last rode a KTM and I can’t wait to get back on one. I’m so happy to be able to ride an STR KTM next year especially with it being the new 450. It will be good to do the British Championship as well as there are many GP riders doing it, as well as all the home riders who are always fast. It will be great practice for the GP’s”