PrüstelGP switches to KTM in 2018
After Mahindra and Peugeot drop out of the Moto3TM-class at the end of 2017 PrüstelGP will race with new KTM bikes next year.
At the race weekend in Assen one week ago Mahindra announced their withdrawal from the Moto3TM class at the end of the season after six years of racing in the lightweight class. The Indian manufacturer justified this step with strategic internal changes.
Following numerous negotiations, already conducted by the team management before the announcement, the contract with KTM was signed on Sunday at the Sachsenring.
“The contract with the Austrian manufacturer has a duration of one year but if it is possible we like to expand our cooperation in addition to this. For us it is important to think strategically”, says managing director Florian Prüstel.
“After Mahindra´s announcement we wanted to bring clarity and also stability for our sponsors as fast as possible”, Prüstel explains further.
Having fixed the deal with KTM now Prüstel hopes to expedite the negotiations with potential riders for 2018.
Despite their withdrawal Mahindra and Peugeot will still provide their full support for Peugeot Motocycles SAXOPRINT as well as the other Mahindra teams for the rest of the season.
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