Team STR KTM’s Matiss Karro and Nathan Parker head into the third round of the FIM MX World Motocross Championship in Fermo, Italy, on the back of an eventful Bulgarian GP last weekend.
In the Bulgarian GP, held in Sevlievo, Nathan Parker earned his first championship points of the year while it took a late fall to prevent Matiss Karro taking eighth place in the second race after some incredible riding. Team STR go to Fermo with Karro lying 17th overall in the rankings and Parker 26th. The team are keen to move up the leaderboard at this weekend’s GP.
After the Italian GP, the team’s attention will turn to the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship ahead of their third round race at Lyng in Norfolk on the 5th and 6th of May 2012. After a fantastic victory in the second round at Canada Heights, Karro is 2nd overall with 121 points, 16 behind leader Kevin Stribos. Karro’s teammate, Nathan Parker, is in eleventh place on 62 points.
Commenting ahead of the Italian GP, Team STR Manager Steve Turner said:
“On Sunday Matiss showed that he has the ability to race in the top ten and that has given the whole team a great deal of confidence going into this weekend. Nathan rode superbly at the weekend too and we were delighted to see him pick up his first points of the Championship in only his second GP. We know that the Italian Grand Prix won’t be easy but we’ve been building up a good head of steam and can go into this weekend’s action feeling confident.”
Matiss Karro said: “I raced really well at the Bulgarian GP but crashed out of eighth and threw away a top ten finish. I’m keen to build on that this weekend and hopefully we can get some good results over there and come back with some more points on the board.”
Nathan Parker said: “I was stocked to get points on the board in Bulgaria and I’m really looking forward to this weekend’s riding. I rode really well at the weekend and I’ll certainly be looking to build on that going into this weekend’s Italian GP.”