article The K2 Mountain Mountain Motorsports team, the most recent to win the KTM XC World Superbike championship, has decided to go down with the team and return to its roots.
The team, based in Kennesaw, Montana, has been in existence for about two years.
Last year, it won the World SuperBike Championship, the first ever World Super Bike Championship to be held in the U.S. The team won both the K2 Superbike and Superbike championships in the same year, with KTM’s Superbike team taking the crown.
“We have always been focused on winning championships and have been trying to build a strong team,” K2 CEO David Suter said.
“After doing everything possible to get a team to this point, we feel that we have reached a point where it is time to move on.”
“We believe in the K-1 family and the K1 program, and are excited to return to our roots and build upon our heritage.”
The team’s new name will be K2, a reference to the KII, the motorcycle that has been a part of KTM racing since the company’s inception in 1968.
The K2 team will still run the K3 series and its K4 Superbike, which has won both KTM World Superbikes, the World Pro Bikes, and the Superbike World Championship in its time.
The K3 and K4 are both represented by the same crew.
In the future, K2 will try to expand its racing lineup to other disciplines and will be open to working on a new motorcycle.
The most recent addition to the team is a new KTM Randonneur, which is scheduled to enter its first race in 2018.
“I would like to thank everyone who has supported us in the past, as well as our fans,” K1 CEO Mark Peltier said.