Red Bull KTM Factory Racing has signed reigning World Enduro Super Series (WESS) champion Manuel Lettenbichler to a multi-year deal that will see him through the 2021 season.
Lettenbichler, a KTM-supported rider in 2019, has recently completed his most successful season to date, with the young German clinching the WESS title following a winning ride at the final round of the series, the GetzenRodeo.
“I’m really excited to join Red Bull KTM Factory Racing for 2020 and beyond,” Lettenbichler stated. “I’ve ridden KTM motorcycles since I started in enduro but joining the factory team really feels like the next chapter of my career is really beginning now.
“They are a team I’ve looked up to for a long time. We’ve worked closely together during the last two years, so I know how professional they are and I’m excited to make this an even closer relationship. I’m looking forward to the season ahead and know that racing to defend my title will be a lot of fun. I can’t wait to get started.”
Lettenbichler joins Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders Jonny Walker, Josep Garcia and Nathan Watson for 2020, where he’ll aim to successfully defend his WESS Enduro World Championship crown. Additionally, he will also contest selected AMA Extreme Off-Road events.