Spanish professional rider Jonathan Barragan has underlined his current top form in a very impressive way with his recent Grand Prix victory for the season.Â Riding his Factory 450 SX-F, Barragan is currently fifth in the MX1 championship standings. With his undisputed riding talent, consistency and self confidence he has become a regular on the hard fought world championship podium in the 2008 season. As well as proving he can win in the MX top bike class, the 23-year-old Silver Action Team rider has brilliantly demonstrated his skills with a victory at home the MX3 class in Murcia, where he was a guest starter.
Barragan himself sees clear grounds for his impressive racing success in the current season. “Currently things couldn’t be better for me and my team. I feel extremely encouraged by the present situation, our team is working together really well and at the same time I can count on the full support of the factory team. Because all the factory riders are using the same material and are working with the same chassis and engine technicians and that allows me and the other factory riders to concentrate on our racing,” Barragan said after his GP victory last weekend in South Africa.
KTM Offroad Motor Sports boss Pit Beirer is also satisfied with the current situation and confirmed the philosophy behind KTM’s activity with the MX factory teams. “After our sensationally successful racing weekend with the overall win in both classes, we can only congratulate everyone concerned. I am especially happy with the great progress in the MX1 class and in particular Jonathan’s development in the Silver Action Team. This means our plan to give him the right environment and our full support so that he can show his full potential is really working. Jonathan is having his strongest GP season yet and we are all convinced that things couldn’t be better for KTM with him, Max Nagl and their MX2 team-mates Tyla, Tommy and Rui,” Beirer said.