Rising star of 2017, Todd Kellet has announced that he switched teams for the remainder of the riding season. After impressing in the 2017 EMX250 series and some high profile victories over the last year Kellett has signed a deal with Hitachi KTM UK. He was previously under contract with St Blazey MX/SJ Hodder Husqvarna for the 2017 EMX250 series and the 2017 Maxxis ACU British MX2 Championship. Kellet leaves St Blazey MX/SJ Hodder Husqvarna with their blessing.
Talking about Todd Kellet’s form, Hitachi KTM UK Team Boss Roger Magee says, “We’ve been watching Todd this year and have been impressed with his riding in the Maxxis MX2 and EMX250 classes. We’re happy to bring Todd into the team for the rest of the season and look forward to him making further progress.”
After riding for 2 years in the pro ranks, Kellet’s hard work has paid off as he a put himself in the 4th place in the highly competitive 2017 Maxxis ACU British MX2 Championship. In 2016, he even won the Patchquick Trophy and the 2016 Western Beach Race on a second-hand KTM 350XC!
Talking about the switch and his motocross journey Todd Kellett says, “I’m really pleased to be given this opportunity by Hitachi KTM UK and I’d like to thank Roger for supporting me. Hopefully, with the additional support available I can take my racing to the next level.nI’d also like to thank St Blazey for their help this year, and Stuart Hodder, without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. And finally Mum and Dad for their support, I couldn’t have done it without them.”
St Blazey owner Steve Annear released a media statement expressing his delight in seeing Todd take a great leap in his career. Although he is sad to see him leave the team, he’s happy that St Blazey could be a part of Todd’s success this year.
He even took to his official Instagram account to share his excitement of being a part of the Overall at the 2017 Maxxis British Championship, Round 6. He will be teaming up with fellow Brit rider, Ben Watson at Blaxhall –
Super pumped to take the Overall at the Maxxis British Championship round 6… A big thank you to the Hitachi KTM UK boys, looking froward to working with them for the remainder of the season but also Stblazey mx for getting me to where am I now ?? huge thanks to @mlp_71 for the rad pic
A post shared by Todd Kellett (@kellett98) on Jul 16, 2017 at 9:56am PDT
Photo credits – Instagram