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DRT/KTM’s Michael Pilotte Wins NEATV MX Opener
Pilotte Sweeps Pro and Pro-Am

Michael Pilotte holeshot

Michael Pilotte podium

Michael Pilotte during practice

Wallkill, NY – With light rain falling and a muddy track, DRT/KTM’s Michael Pilotte got his season started in style, pulling the Pro moto holeshot on his KTM 450 SX ATV at Walden MX in New York. Pilotte never looked back, checking out and winning the Pro class in commanding fashion.

“I can’t say enough about Dave Therrien from DRT Racing and KTM,” Pilotte said after the victory. “DRT and KTM have put together a really competitive bike to race on this year. The quad handles and steers so great and it’s so light and powerful I feel like I can do whatever I want to do on the track.

“After I pulled the holeshot I started checking out. I’ve spent a lot of time training in Florida over the off-season so I’m in great racing shape. As long as I can stay mostly mistake free, I hope to finish on the box every round.”

In the Pro-Am race, Pilotte battled 15 other riders and grinded his way to another holeshot. “It wasn’t as clean of a start as the Pro race,” team manager Therrien said, “but he got out front and started to put some distance between him and second place. After getting his race bike together late Friday night, we’re pleased with how he finished.”

2010 DRT KTM ATV Team Sponsors: KTM, DRT Racing, PEP, DSI, DASA, Rath Racing, Freedom Cycle, Tucker Rocky, G4 Graphics, Walsh Race Craft, KTM PowerWear, KTM PowerParts, KTM SpareParts, G4 Graphics

Next Event: Round 2 – May 2, 2010 – Lempster, NH (Jolly Roger Motorsports Park)

About KTM
KTM, founded in 1953, is the second largest European motorcycle manufacturer specializing in “Ready to Race” street and off road motorcycles and ATVs.

Proven successes in worldwide competition are embodied into the design and function of each KTM race machine. KTM has built a reputation for high-quality premium race ready machines suitable for street and off road race competition and recreation. With more than 160 World Championships and counting, the technology, design and performance of KTM continues to race past the competition time and again.

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