Murrieta, CA – KTM Motorsports extends its deepest gratitude to Kurt Nicoll as he transitions from his 11-year role as Racing Director for KTM to a new position as COO at Godfrey Entertainment, Inc.
Nicoll began his career with KTM in 1984 as a professional motocross racer. Nicoll raced aboard his KTM as a member of the factory team for 8 years in the World Championship Motocross Series. Nicoll’s extensive accomplishments as a racer made him the perfect choice for KTM’s Director of Racing when he neared retirement in 1998.
Nicoll has worked hand in hand with many great riders throughout his time at KTM and has helped the company grow its Motorsports effort through his experience and vast knowledge of the sport. “Kurt has always been the perfect fit for this position. His skills and understanding as a past rider helped him bond with the racers. His wild side was also well known as he was always the first to celebrate and provide entertainment which I feel will make warmly accepted at his new line of work,” remarked KTM President Jon-Erik Burleson. “We sincerely thank Kurt for his service and look forward to working with him on future business opportunities.”
Antti Kallonen will remain as KTM’s Off-Road Team Manager while Casey Lytle will takeover operational duties as KTM’s Motocross Team Manager. Lytle raced professionally as a Supercross and Motocross rider from 1996-2004. From 2006-07, Lytle served as team manager of the Red Bull/KTM Motocross/Supercross Team before transitioning back to the R&D department and eventually to a position as the West Coast Customer Service Manager. “Casey has been a great asset to KTM in every department he has worked and I am confident that will continue as he makes the move back into the racing department,” stated Burleson.
While Nicoll transitions to his new role at Godfrey Entertainment, Inc. fans will continue to see him at the track aboard his KTM motorcycle as he carries on his racing endeavors.