Last night I had the pleasure of attending the 2012 KTM Canada team launch party at Red Bull’s offices here in Toronto. Andy White at KTM was kind enough to send me an invitation and I was honored to attend. I had a great season shooting for KTM in 2011 and was very excited to see what was under the hood for 2012. This year’s roster consists of two-time MX1 champion Colton Facciotti, national #2 Dusty Klatt and 2011 Montreal Supercross winner Jeremy Medaglia. According to my math, 15+2+1 = podiums.
I wanted to stop in at the Toronto Motorcycle Show to check out the latest issue of MXP and walk the floor a bit. I got there in the early afternoon and met up with Charles and Gauldy at the booth. The mag looks amazing and I am really pleased with how it turned out. We took the opportunity to talk about next season and the upcoming photo issue. It’s going to feature some of my best images from the summer and I am really looking forward to seeing it. I waited until the show was over and headed to Red Bull with Gauldy, Frankie B, Dylan Kaelin and Fabs. It was a chilly walk but it wasn’t long before we got warmed up at Red Bull’s killer digs. I wasn’t planning on shooting anything but just couldn’t leave my camera behind. I didn’t snap anything at the show but am happy I brought it to record the great night at the launch party.
Florian, Andy and their team did a great job with the launch. Their passion and desire to win was felt by all. This is a tight team and they will be tough to beat. From the top down, everyone is committed and will accept nothing less than 100%. The bikes and kits look amazing – the best on the circuit in my opinion. Stephan Leblanc did a outstanding job of preparing the bikes. I can’t wait to snap some action shots of these! Once the launch portion was complete, everyone mingled and enjoyed the great party they put on for us. Red Bull knows how to host a great event.
Huge thanks to Florian, Andy and the team at KTM for inviting me to your launch! Thank you J.D. and everyone at Red Bull for hosting such a great party.
I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings for this team and look forward to capturing it all.