Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Short Joins BTO Sport - KTM

Three weeks after learning that his L&Mc/Honda Racing Team was closing its door for the rest of the 2013 season, Andrew Short has found a new home at BTO Sports - KTM. Short will join up with BTO's Matt Georke and Les Smith.

For the past few races, Short has continued racing after buying his own Honda and pitting out of the Mike Kranyak Racing rig. He said at this past weekend's Dallas Supercross that he was about to announce his new deal.

"I'm very excited to have Andrew Short on board and riding for our team," said BTO Sports owner Vince Arimitsu. "This brings the BTO Sports - KTM team to another level with two solid riders in the top 10."

This won't be Short's first time on a KTM, he rode for the factory team before moving to the L&Mc/Chaparral Honda Team at the end of the 2011 season.

Short is currently seventh in the 450-class Supercross points standings, just three points behind Justin Barcia.

Article via Cycle News.
Photo via BTO Sports.

The Helmet Man's 2 cents
This is a good move for all, Short is a very competitive rider and for the most part runs in the top 10.  KTM has really gained a lot of recognition with the addition of Roger DeCoster and Ryan Dungey and although BTO is not the factory KTM Team, they still have a great showing and make the main events.  Short will only strengthen the outfit and we should see a another orange bike running up front in the races to come.

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