KTM has decided to send an official service truck to the coming Dakar Rally in order to continue to provide the best possible service for private riders.
After the decision by rally promoter ASO to refrain, at least for the present time, from enforcing the new capacity regulations for nonprofessionals riders, the company whose machines dominate motorcycle rally sport has decided to continue to offer its official race service to KTM customers for the two upcoming editions of the Dakar Rally.
"We have a responsibility to our customers and because of this I am happy that we, together with ASO, have made it possible for the "KTM Customer Service" to take part for 2010 and 2011," explained KTM Motor Sport Director Winfried Kerschhaggl.
The KTM Service Truck will accompany the entire rally at least for the next two years to continue to supply the same level of spare parts plus logistical and technical services to private KTM rally riders and teams.
The world's leading manufacturer of off-road motorcycles therefore continues to place great worth in supporting the huge number of KTM privateers competing in the big rallies in the best possible way.
The withdrawal of the KTM Factory Team from the rally because of the short term, radical changes to the regulations by the organiser is final and is not influenced by this decision.