Privateer No More: Andrew Short Lands with BTO Sports KTM

After the Chaparral Honda team folded during the Supercross season, Andrew Short was briefly out of a ride. He continued to compete though, going the privateer route and turning in top ten rides on a stock Honda. Less than a month later, Shorty has signed on with BTO Sports KTM for the rest of the 2013 season, including the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

He'll be joining Matt Goerke, who's quietly been delivering top ten SX finishes of his own, Michael Byrne, who has been out of action since last year's crash at Unadilla, and Les Smith on the team. The BTO Sports squad is receiving factory support from KTM this year for the first time.

This won't be Short's first time on a KTM. He rode for Red Bull KTM in 2011, but his outdoor season was cut short by injury with three races to go, and he finished 8th in the overall standings.

Go check out more pics of Shorty testing out the new bike on the BTO Sports site

Here's the press release that went out this weekend announcing the deal.

BTO Sports is proud to announce that Andrew Short will join the BTO Sports – KTM race team for the remainder of the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross series and the full AMA Outdoor National series.

“I’m very excited to have Andrew Short on board and riding for our team” says BTO Sports owner Vince Arimitsu. “This brings the BTO Sports – KTM team to another level with two solid riders in the top ten”

Andrew Short will begin racing with the BTO Sports – KTM race team next week at the Atlanta Supercross.

For more info on the BTO Sports – KTM team, visit www.btosportsracing.com.