MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM North America, Inc. has announced that AFT Singles championship contender Max Whale has signed a two-year deal to remain with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team through the 2023 American Flat Track Championship season.
“I am so pumped to sign a two-year extension with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team,” Whale said. “I’ve been having an awesome time this year with my team, racking up victories and points! I’m excited for the next two years of my career with the crew.”
In his fourth season in the class, the Aussie has established himself as a force in the AFT Singles division as he prepares to battle for the class championship, which is mathematically still up for grabs at the Charlotte Half-Mile finale next month.
With four Main Event victories and four top-five finishes in his first season with the team, Whale continues to build on his solid platform aboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION for the next two seasons.
“I’m really looking forward to having Max with us for the next two seasons and to continue with the progression we’ve seen in just his first year with the team,” said Chris Fillmore, Red Bull KTM Team Manager. “Max is a racer by nature – he is self-determined, has a never-give-up attitude and truly passionate about the KTM brand and motorcycling. This year was an adjustment year for Max with a new bike, team, sponsors and responsibilities, so with that nearly behind us, we can narrow our focus.”