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Press release: The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team has confirmed on Wednesday that multi-time FIM 250 World Champion Jeffrey Herlings will compete in the final round of the AMA 450 Motocross Championship this Saturday, August 26, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Herlings, who currently holds second overall in the premier MXGP Championship, made the last-minute decision to race the KTM 450SXF Factory Edition on U.S. soil before heading to his regularly scheduled stop at the MXGP of the USA in Jacksonville, Florida one week later.
Herlings: “Since I was already coming to the U.S. to prepare for the hot and humid conditions that we’re going to face in Florida, I thought it would be a fun opportunity to race against the best riders in America while I am already here. I’m looking forward to a fun weekend with the team.”
Marvin Musquin, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s sole rider based under the U.S. tent, currently sits third overall in the AMA 450 Championship standings as the season comes to a close. After battling a mid-season knee injury, Musquin came on strong in the latter half of the season to carry a six-moto win-streak into the penultimate round of racing. Musquin continues to strive for an additional 50 points this Saturday in Indiana.