KTM and American Flat Track Forge Partnership for 2019
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 1, 2019) – On the heels of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team announcement, American Flat Track and KTM North America proudly solidify a partnership naming KTM an Official OEM Partner of American Flat Track for 2019.
Following back-to-back seasons with double-digit gains in audience, AFT now reaches more than 3 million fans across the country each year. An industry leader in offroad performance, KTM’s partnership with American Flat Track will establish its presence at all 18 rounds of the world’s fastest growing motorsport.
KTM recognizes the recent rapid growth in our sport and has made a major commitment to compete in American Flat Track, with their partners Red Bull and Roof Systems of Dallas,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “We are delighted that they will complement that by bringing the excitement of their brand and their products to select events during the 2019 season.”
Fans can look forward to KTM demo rides and brand activations in the fan zone of the Arizona Super TT. KTM will showcase a wide array of READY TO RACE motorcycles including machines from its MX, Travel and Sports Touring collections.
“KTM North America is proud to announce its support for the American Flat Track series as an Official OEM partner,” said John Hinz, President of KTM North America. “As a ‘READY TO RACE’ brand, it’s only natural that KTM participates in a sport with such a rich history of motorcycle racing that has influenced some of today’s most prestigious motorcycle racing disciplines; including Supercross and MotoGP. Our efforts within the AFT series as an OEM sponsor, and also with our new Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team, will continue to elevate the success of the American Flat Track series.”
American Flat Track will kick off its highly-anticipated 2019 season with the Bigger, Better, and Faster DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys roaring into action under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tickets start at just $35 online ($45 at the gate) and are available for purchase now at www.americanflattrack.com.
For more information on American Flat Track and the upcoming 2019 season visit www.americanflattrack.com.
Get the latest American Flat Track clothing and merchandise at www.americanflattracker.com.
How to Watch:
NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2019 season, NBCSN’s coverage of AFT moves to highly-coveted, weekend afternoon programming slots within two weeks of each event. The complete schedule for AFT on NBCSN can be viewed at http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn/. FansChoice.tv remains a cornerstone of AFT’s digital strategy, providing live streaming coverage of every event on AFT’s live page while previous events and exclusive features are available on AFT’s VOD page.
About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.
Powered by a distinct READY TO RACE mentality, KTM is Europe’s leading high-performance street and offroad sport motorcycle manufacturer based in Mattighofen, Austria. Over the years KTM has built a reputation as a fierce competitor on racetracks around the world, and its remarkable success on the world stage is reflected in every product it creates and every move it makes.