J-Star/JDR KTM's 2013 Rider Lineup

November 13, 2012 12:15pm
Australia's www.Transmoto.com has the official word on the J-Star JDR KTM team in the U.S. for 2013. As expected, the team will feature Malcolm Stewart and rookie Joey Savatgy, as well as their newest Australian import, Josh Cachia.
In addition, the team will scale back its racing efforts in Australia to put a larger focus into developing talent on the American amateur scene--and then bringing them into the U.S. pro squad when they're ready.
The full team announcement is below.

The JDR/J-Star/KTM Racing Team has announced its three-strong rider lineup for the 2013 season. Malcolm Stewart, Joey Savatgy and Josh Cachia will race the AMA West Coast Supercross Lites series in 2013, with Stewart and Savatgy moving on to race the 250cc Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship series, while Cachia will return to Australia.

Stewart, the 2011 Rookie of the Year, is returning for his second season with the JDR/J-Star/KTM team. Stewart had an up and down season in 2012, with his highlights including a fifth Overall at the Lake Elsinore round of the AMA Motocross Championship, and a fourth Overall at the Las Vegas West Coast Supercross Main Event. Stewart is looking to redeem his efforts in 2013, and perform well aboard his KTM 250 SX-F.

Stewart will be joined by Savatgy, a newcomer to the team. 2013 will mark Savatgy's first full season as a professional racer. The multi-time amateur motocross champion is excited about joining the team, and lining up on the start gates at Anaheim 1.

The final member of the team, Cachia, has been racing for the JDR/KTM Team in Australia. Cachia is currently located in California and looking forward to his first full-time supercross season in America.

Also, check out a Transmoto video here with Josh Cachia and another here with team co-owner Jay Rynenberg.