KTM North America announce Cody Webb and the FMF KTM Factory Racing Team have agreed to mutually part ways for the 2020 race season.
It is the news we’ve been expecting ahead of a soon to be announced deal with a different manufacturer but one which still arrives with some weight and implications for both parties. After what can only be described as an extremely successful four years together Cody Webb and KTM will not renew contracts for next season.
Speaking about the agreement, Cody Webb said: “I can’t thank the FMF KTM Factory Racing Team enough for the last four years. We accomplished more than I could have ever imagined and helped gain momentum with the hard enduro scene here in the states. With their expertise, I was able to achieve my goals and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity.”
Webb has achieved many career-milestones over his four years with KTM and played a large part in paving the way for American riders on the global stage of extreme enduro racing.
A three-time EnduroCross Champion in the U.S., Webb earned his most recent title aboard the KTM in 2017, where he went on to capture the prestigious SuperEnduro World Championship in 2018.
The former trials rider also claimed the not inconsiderable honours of becoming the first American to podium at the Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble in 2016, a feat he repeated in 2017. Additionally, Webb has claimed countless U.S. and international podiums and race victories, establishing himself, as the KTM press release says, as “an American icon in the sport.”
FMF KTM Factory Racing Team Manager, Antti Kallonen says of Webb’s departure: “It has been a pleasure working with Cody for the last several years and together push the limits of Extreme Offroad here in the U.S and Worldwide. For that, I want to thank Cody for the National and World Championships we got to experience together and wish him best of luck in the future.”
News on which colours Cody will wear next is coming soon.Photo Credit: Future7Media Jon PearsonEnduro21 Editor and Bike Testerjon.firstname.lastname@example.org