FMF KTM Factory Racing has announced a multi-year contract extension with defending U.S. Hard Enduro Champion Trystan Hart ahead of this weekend’s Canadian round of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship.

On the back of a convincing US Hard Enduro championship season, plus a Tennessee Knockout victory just last weekend, FMF KTM has announced Trystan Hart will remain their talisman in the technical terrain.

The announcement is non-committal about exactly how long the “long term commitment” is but given the flourishing partnership for these last few seasons in North America and now the world stage, it comes as no surprise both Hart and KTM USA want to continue.

The Canadian has established himself as the leading hard enduro rider in North America since joining KTM. Capturing consecutive US Hard Enduro championships, Trystan has pieced together two perfect seasons, unbeaten for the second year in succession onboard the KTM 300 XC-W.

Hart also made the full-time commitment to the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship this 2023 season with the support of the KTM Factory Racing team alongside Mani Lettenbichler. And it has been a successful one with the KTM duo currently occupying first and second in the standings and Hart very much a contender in the series with the European-based rivals.

The HEWC series continues this weekend with round four at the Red Bull Outliers event in Hart’s home country where he will have his eyes set on turning the tables on his teammate for the win.

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The 26-year-old has taken back-to-back victories in the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout (TKO) this past weekend, which doubled as the AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship. In 2022, he was named the AMA Athlete of the Year as a result of his outstanding achievements.

Hart will also hop from the two-stroke Hard Enduro bike to the KTM 350 XC-F to aim one step higher in the 2023 EnduroCross series which kicks off in Everett, Washington, on October 7.

Trystan Hart: “I’m super-happy and grateful to extend my partnership with KTM. We’ve had a successful three years together and hopefully these next few will be even more successful – that would be awesome!”


Tim Weigand – FMF KTM Factory Racing Team Manager: “We are excited to have Trystan as part of the KTM team for the upcoming years. He’s elevated his game tremendously these last couple of seasons, so I'm looking forward to seeing his progress and to see where he can take it for the next few years.”

Antti Kallonen, Director of Offroad Racing: “We’re really pleased to extend our contract with Trystan, who has been the staple hard enduro rider in our team for the last couple of seasons. We are really looking forward to supporting him, and his career, to aim for the highest achievements and to win more championships here in the States with him, but also to aim for that world championship. We look forward to the upcoming years together.”


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