“The out-of-year might have been heading high. I continue to have a month left to arrange to the 2022 Supercross season, but I’m very delighted getting my personal next 12 months towards the 450 and cannot expect A1!”
Reddish Bull KTM Warehouse Race shell out homage towards soul and you will personality of its much-appreciated more youthful motocross star, Rene Hofer, one to tragically passed away into the a ski experience inside the Austria last month
“December driving within Superstar Race studio within the Florida close to my personal teammates might have been high preparation. Weve the already been pushing for another level and so are ready to choose the newest 2022 Supercross season!
We had off to just a bit of a slow begin and you can in the exact middle of the year I found myself still striving out-of the lack of rushing inside the 2020
Rene Hofer is actually towards the side of FIM Motocross World Championship success. From inside the 2021, from the age 19 as well as in their second season (and you will maiden ‘full’ campaign about MX2 class), Hofer currently turned into the original Austrian so you’re able to winnings a huge Prix on dominating categories since the 1987. His victory at Grand Prix out-of Pietramurata is among a couple podium ends on the road to a supporting 6th during the the past standings. Hofer climbed to the MX2 early in 2020. He previously generated his method through the ranks owing to a keen early contact with the fresh factory, earning Western european and you may World ent. The new racing from Linz was front side-running the newest 2018 EMX125 Eu Title up until a season-end crash put your towards sidelines. The guy recovered and you may continued to demonstrate guarantee having a series of better five results in EMX250 from inside the 2019 and you will is actually timely-monitored towards MX2 for 2020.
Rene flower on issue out of Grand Prix quickly with a great 2nd lay moto end up in great britain having their debut given that part of the Red-colored Bull KTM Facility Racing line-upwards. He treated one or two way more finest five categories in the next a few series before the Covid-19 pandemic delay the brand new agenda. Abreast of the fresh new go back to action to the multiple header into the Latvia during the summer regarding 2020, Rene suffered a remaining neck injury you to levered the fresh rookie out out-of assertion throughout the year and you will shortly after simply five Grands Prix in ‘orange’ colors.
2021 was his advancement label in addition to platform to own big advances regarding their physical fitness, his depend on, his racecraft and sense. “Today I’m sure what it is want to be an expert motocross athlete at that peak!” he beamed at the end of the new tournament inside the middle-November. “It’s quite an excellent effect to be with the class the whole year. The previous few GPs was high. I experienced several Rod Ranking, a few podiums and you may an effective GP earn. For certain they delivered myself sometime nearer to the target and you will are a believe enhancement. I’ve revealed what i can do…” Rene try endured from the a virtually and enjoying relatives: dad Reinhard, mother Karin and you may sis Nadine.
Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports Movie director:“When you look at the sport and you can existence there are many different ups-and-lows and many times which can be tough to accept. Losing Rene – who was simply including a young and you may preferred member of all of us and you may our house amor birracial – along these lines is virtually incredible. Our minds are towards the Hofer friends. Rene was a young child one pressed and you can pressed to reach where he was. He was a man one to lived to-be a portion of the Yellow Bull KTM class but understood one getting MX2 was just the start. The way in which the guy has worked and in what way he dedicated their life so you’re able to rushing prior to the guy hit 2 decades old are an illustration so you can people. Rene, we’re going to miss your.”