Gabriel SS24 KTM are proud to announce their rider line-up and plans, as they head into 2024 all guns blazing. Becoming an official partner of KTM Austria and KTM UK for the 2024 season, Gabriel SS24 KTM will attack the full MXGP season and EMX250 Championship, as well as the Dirt Store ACU British Championship.
With two new riders joining the team for 2024, Josh Gilbert will lead the way, as he competes in the full MXGP series as well as the British Championship, aboard his KTM 450 SX-F. Alongside him will be Dutchman Cas Valk, who has his eyes set on the EMX250 Championship, as well as making his mark in the British Championship in the MX2 class. Cas will also wildcard some MXGP rounds, equipped with his 250 SX-F.
After stepping into a Team Manager role in 2023, Shaun Simpson will now apply his full focus on helping the team develop and succeed on the big stage in 2024, adopting his management role full-time.
Shaun Simpson – Team Manager: “2024 is going to be an exciting year for us at Gabriel SS24 KTM.
We have been building up to this point for 3 years, and now have the resources and riders to compete at the top level in our respective classes. We are delighted to welcome two new riders to our line-up; Josh Gilbert will be competing in the full MXGP championship, and Cas Valk will enter the EMX250 Championship for his second year. Both riders will also compete in the British championship.
We expect great things from both riders and are excited to embark on our full MXGP and EMX250 debut with them.
Josh has already enjoyed some great results in selected MXGP and AMA races, and we are confident that he will build on this in what will be his first full season. Cas is already a veteran on the EMX podium, and is a serious title contender for the 2024 season.
A massive thank you to KTM and Simon Gabriel for putting their faith in me, in what will also be my debut year as a full-time manager. We are excited to see what the future will bring.”
Backed by the support of KTM, Gabriel SS24 KTM will take on the full MXGP calendar in 2024, in what will be their debut season of competing in the full series. Josh Gilbert will also be competing in his first full MXGP season, after a successful 2023 in his domestic series in Britain.
Josh Gilbert – MXGP: “I’m really happy to be joining the Gabriel SS24 KTM team for the 2024 season. Massive thanks to the team for giving me the opportunity to race on the World stage, and show my full potential in both the British & World Championship. I can’t wait to get started.”
Gabriel SS24 KTM will also make their first attempt at tackling the hotly contested EMX250 Championship, with 18-year-old Cas Valk. The 2022 EMX125 Champion will compete in the EMX250 class in what will be his second season, and will be aiming his sights at the top step.
Cas Valk – EMX250: “I’m super happy to be riding for the Gabriel SS24 KTM team for the 2024 season. I will compete in the EMX250 class and the British championship. I will do some MX2 races as well! A big thanks to KTM for picking me up and supporting me with the official material. I’m looking forward to getting started!”
Team Owner Simon Gabriel has put his faith into Shaun, Josh and Cas for the 2024 season, and is excited to get the ball rolling.
Simon Gabriel – Team Owner: “We are proud to be welcomed by KTM as an officially supported team, racing the full MXGP season in 2024. With Shaun taking on the full time role as Team Manager in 2024, and Josh and Cas joining the ranks, we are excited about where the year will take us.
It’s another big step for us, and we are ready to hit the ground running in 2024.”
Team Gabriel would like to thank all sponsors and partners heading into 2024 with them, and are ready for a great season of racing. Let’s get Ready To Race!