Courtesy of KTM
Lafferty began his professional career aboard KTM motorcycles nineteen
years ago after signing his first contract with the late KTM President
Rod Bush. “I had a great relationship with Rod and he really believed in
me since the beginning. I can’t thank him enough for his support back
then and for KTM for sticking behind me for the past 20 years,” stated
Throughout the past two decades, Lafferty has racked up 70 AMA National
Enduro wins and is tied with Dick Burleson for the record of most
National Enduro Championships, with both riders holding 8 titles.
Lafferty switched to the Husaberg brand four years ago after KTM
acquired the brand and needed a solid off-road ambassador to help gain
ground in the off-road segment.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed racing for Husaberg the past few years, but I
always knew, I wanted my 20th and final year of racing to be on KTM,”
reported Lafferty. “Luckily, KTM agreed and I am thankful for the
opportunity to spend one more year aboard the factory team.”
Factory FMF/KTM Team Manager, Antti Kallonen, remarked, “I’m looking
forward to Mike’s return to KTM as a member of our factory team line-up.
As it is Mike’s last year racing full-time, it gives great motivation
to me and our entire team to work hard and help him achieve the goals he
has set for himself in his final retirement year.”
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