Countdown to the 2010 Edition of the ISDE in Mexico

It's more than a race; it's a legend: The International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) is the oldest FIM offroad competition and one eagerly awaited by all those with a passion for Enduro

For the 85th edition, Nov 1-6 in Morelia, Mexico, riders can look forward to six great days of tough riding over challenging and interesting terrain and the remarkable camaraderie that makes this event so special.

In true "Ready to Race" tradition, KTM is again on track to ensure that the 2010 IDSE is a real celebration of Orange where riders test themselves and their machines in the company of like-minded enthusiasts. KTM has completed preparation for the big race and 4 x 40 ft. containers are on their way stacked with motorcycles and material to ensure that KTM's competing customers are cared for in the best possible way. Together with KTM USA, KTM will be in Mexico with a support team of more than 20 including specialists from motor sports, development, customer service and marketing.

**Strong Orange presence in the paddock **
The presence of two KTM trucks in the paddock underlines that KTM, both in Europe and abroad, are always professional when it comes to first class support for participating riders at major events. This year a record number of KTM riders have ordered the race service packages. This means orders for more than 50 service packages, 50 rental bikes and more than 100 spare parts services to underline that KTM and its support team represent an important component of this great annual event. KTM has now been working on perfecting its service to participating riders for the past 10 years and is proud of its ever increasing support role at the ISDE.

About the KTM Race Service
The race service includes access to the KTM Service Stations as well as technical assistance for the whole event. Appropriate tools and all kinds of materials will be provided. Spare parts and emergency assistance are available. The service includes first service on the bike after the pre-ride session and if required, de-restriction of the bike. In addition, all race service customers will receive daily updates for settings and all race information. The KTM support team also offers a technical workshop with professional mechanics on the rest day before the official start of the race and gives final tips and instructions for all stages of the race.

**KTM: proud to be the most dominant brand at the ISDE **
In 2010 KTM is proud to be the most dominant brand again at the ISDE where some 50% of the competitors will be onboard the "Made in Austria" orange sports motorcycles. Many of them will choose the special edition 2010 KTM EXC "Six Days" bikes. The bikes have numerous special features designed to overcome the most difficult of terrain and to ensure that riders get the best possible performance and the highest level of riding fun and satisfaction.

**About the special edition 2010 KTM EXC "Six Days" **
2-Stroke: 125 EXC, 250 EXC, 300 EXC
4-Stroke: 250 EXC-F, 450 EXC, 530 EXC

Special features

-Basic specifications in line with the EXC 2011
-ORANGE powder coated frame
-Engine protector for all models
-Radiator fan for all 4-strokes
-CNC machined triple clamps (black anodized)
-Seat cover with logo and card pocket
-Stealth rear sprocket
-Axle puller
-Quick-change brake pad pin
-Breather valves for front fork
-Exclusive Six Days decals

**About the ISDE **
First held in England in 1913, the ISDE has been held every year in various parts of the world - with the exception of during the two World Wars. Portugal was the host country in 2009, Greece in 2008 and in Chile in 2007. The event attracts around 500 riders and thousands of spectators. Riders compete for individual and multiple categories of national and other team awards over six days of riding a total 1250 miles (2011 km). And because KTM highly values the commitment of privateers and IDSE enthusiasts there will again in 2010 be an unofficial tribute to KTM's toughest club riders.

The entire KTM team looks forward to meeting and greeting all KTM riders in Morelia and is looking forward to a successful and accident-free Six Days 2010. Let's go! See you in Morelia for a great 2010 ISDE!

18.10.2010
KTM Enduro factory rider David Knight wins Weston Beach Race 2010
Recently crowned World E3 Enduro Champion David Knight, Knight who has won the established event four times.

Knighter is a renowned all round racer, he first won the Weston in 1999 and in 2002 he took the win on a quad and also in the solo class, he last won the solo class in 2006 and this year will be out to take his tally of wins to five. The super sized Manxman is one of the most determined racers and will no doubt be giving it his all on his factory KTM.

David Knight swells the Weston Beach Race entry list as he targets a fifth victory.

Recently crowned Enduro E3 World Champion David Knight has confirmed he will once again be participating in the 2010 RHL Weston Beach Race.

Knight has been regularly contested the Weston-Super-Mare event over the years, winning for the first time more than ten years ago in 1999 before going on to win on a further three occasions.

A renowned all-round racer, the Manxman is now looking to make it five wins on a bike that is being specially built for the event by KTM.

"Once again I'm looking forward to competing at the Weston, it's an event that challenges both man and machine every year and one that I really like to compete in," he said. "I've won it four times, three times solo and once on a quad. The one thing on my mind this year is winning it again but luck certainly plays its part as if I've not won it in the past I've always suffered with a bike problem.

"This year KTM are building me a new bike for the Weston and I'm really looking forward to it as it's one of the few chances I get to ride in front of a British crowd at a well established event and amongst some of the top MX riders from around the world.

"I'm definitely well up for it this year especially now that I have managed to wrap the world championship up, I'll be 100 per cent focused on it and hoping luck will be on my side also."

18.10.2010
KTM Enduro factory rider Eero Remes wins the "Rund um Zschopau" The world championship season may be over but KTM Enduro Factory Racing's Eero Remes of Finland is still on top of his game winning the traditional "Rund um Zschopau" race near Leipzig in Germany at the weekend.

For Eero, who finished on the 2010 E1 World Championship podium in third place overall managed to master the wet conditions and slippery grass surfaces to celebrate the victory in this event that is at the same time the final round of the German national championship.

Riders completed the three laps of the approximately 85 km course, which featured challenging motocross and Enduro tests over difficult terrain that included hill climbs through the forest.

The Enduro event has been held in Zschopau since 1955 and traditionally attracts a large crow of enthusiastic spectators. KTM Enduro factory rider Eero Remes

18.10.2010
Joel Roelants wins Dutch MX2 Championship Belgian rider Joel Roelants has won the Dutch MX2 Championship after going 1-1 in the last round of the series.

Roelants ended up 12 points ahead of second placed rider Jeffrey Herlings who missed some rounds due to injury.

**Final standings Championship MX2 **
**1 Joel Roelants B KTM 204 **
**2 Jeffrey Herlings NL KTM 192 **
3 Ceriel Klein-Kromhof NL Yamaha 181
**4 Nick Triest NB KTM 162 **
5 Ronnie van Rooij NL Kawasaki 133

Technical workshop
KTM Race Service
300 EXC Six Days
Weston Beach Winner- David Knight
KTM ENduro factory rider Eero Remes
Joel Roelants