Bringing a fresh sense of excitement to the team is new recruit Cameron Durow, who will be racing in the prestigious MX2 Class. Having just turned 18 years old, Durow is a rider bristling with talent. He boasts an array of titles as a three-time MSA National Champion, two-time WOMZA National Champion and three-time Motocross of African Nations Champion. He has also represented the country in four FIM Junior World Championship events and achieved fourth overall in the German ADAC 85cc Championship.
When asked about the accolade he is most proud of, Durow recalls winning the opening round of the 2019 National Motocross Championship in not only the High School Class, but MX2 Class as well. He reminisced, “It’s something I will never forget. At 16 years old, I was the first person to achieve an overall win in both classes on the same day.”
With his sights set on snatching up the MX2 Championship in 2021, Durow commented, “Riding for Red Bull KTM has been my goal for as long as I can remember. I’ve always wanted to ride for a professional team and the one I’ve always looked at was Red Bull KTM. Signing with them at this point in my career has really been a huge confidence boost to me. I believe partnering with them will help me really push the sport further and show everyone what I am truly capable of.”
KTM South Africa’s Louwrens Mahoney added, “We are so excited to have Cameron on the team for 2021 – he is a hardworking, talented rider. He has also got a lot of international racing experience – we can’t wait to get the new year started!”
Another new addition to the team is rising star Trey Cox, who will step up to the 85cc class next year. As the brother of motorsport sensation Bradley Cox and son of legendary racer Alfie Cox, the youngster clearly inherited a full dose of the competitive racing genes.
While he has been riding since he was two years old, Cox started taking racing seriously when his brother took him to a few National events when he turned ten. It wasn’t long before the racing bug bit and Cox finished the 65cc Championship second in 2019 and third in 2020.
“It’s every young rider’s dream to race for a factory team and coming into it this young is really good for my future. It’s the best team in the paddock and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together as I step up to the 85cc Championship next year,” said Cox.
After his rise to national glory this season, fans will be pleased to discover that leading rider Tristan Purdon will once again be spearheading the hunt for the MX1 and MX2 Championship. Also looking to continue his winning streak is Jonathan Mlimi, who will remain in the High School Class with the hope of defending his 2020 title.
After a highly successful career racing for Red Bull KTM, Kerim Fitz-Gerald will step into the role of team manager next year. As a multiple national champion, Fitz-Gerald’s experience and knowledge will undoubtedly bring great value to the orange squad.
“I’m very excited about my new role with the team – it’s brand new to me so I have some learning to do, but I have been with KTM for a long time and know all the riders well. I’m looking forward to working with the team’s newest riders –they have both been around the team for a long time and I have no doubt that they will fit in perfectly. I’m also really excited to be supporting our two champions – Jono and Tristan. They both know what they are capable of now and so does the team. Here’s to a successful 2021 and bringing home some championships!” said Fitz-Gerald.