Cooper Webb and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Part Ways

Two-time AMA SX champ and Austrian manufacturer end working relationship.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing has announced it and Cooper Webb have mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately. After signing with the Austrian manufacturer in 2019, the North Carolina native captured his first premier-class title in AMA Supercross that year and his second in 2021, scoring many victories and podiums along the way.

After five race seasons together, Cooper Webb and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have mutually agreed to end their working relationship.KTM

“Cooper had the option in his contract as to whether he wanted to race outdoors and he decided at Daytona that he would not compete in AMA Pro Motocross in 2023,” Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team manager Ian Harrison said. “However, following his AMA Supercross season-ending crash in Nashville, Cooper reached out about racing MX and KTM agreed to support him for the summer. Both sides came into the series somewhat underprepared and a practice crash before RedBud sidelined Cooper once again.

“Both Cooper and the team have decided to part ways; this will give him time to recover and then move on to the next chapter of his racing career. The team and myself wish him all the best. I will always be reminded of the success we have had together because Cooper’s championship bikes and trophies stand proudly in the KTM race shop lobby.”

“On behalf of the team, I would like to thank Cooper for the years of successes we have had together. Over the past five years, we have been on the 450SX podium 52 times and of those, 21 were victories. We won the 450SX titles in 2019 and 2021, had a strong runner-up season in 2020, and finished third this year despite an unfortunate season-ending crash in Nashville.” —Ian Harrison, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team managerKTM

The entire Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team wishes Webb well in his future endeavors.