Taylor Robert Takes First at Round 1 of WORCS

A good kick off to the WORCS season for the KTM rider

Taylor Robert takes first at WORCS round 1
Taylor Robert took on the rough conditions at the first round of WORCS and came out in first.Photo Courtesy of KTM

The 2017 U.S. offroad racing season officially kicked off on the west coast over the weekend with the opening round of the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) in Mesquite, Nevada. FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Taylor Robert got off to a great start as he captured a demanding victory over the competition at Sunday’s season opener.

The Mesquite MX track presented rough conditions for racers, including plenty of sand mixed in with some hard-packed sections. Robert, aboard a KTM 450 XC-F, didn’t get the best jump off the start but the Arizona native was able to charge his way into the lead about halfway through the opening lap.

From there, Robert maintained a steady and consistent pace out front, where he ultimately topped the field by one minute and 20 seconds.

Robert: “I’m really excited to be back at the WORCS races, especially this race with the sandy terrain and super rough conditions. I took some time off after the ISDE so I was really anxious to get out there and race. I just rode my own race and had a lot of fun, it was a great way to start the 2017 and I’m looking forward to the season ahead!”

Round 2 will take place in Primm, Nevada on January 28-29, 2017.

Taylor Roberts takes first at WORCS round 1
Robert took the win with a one-minute-twenty-second margin.Photo Courtesy of KTM

Pro Results
1. Taylor Robert (KTM)
2. Gary Sutherlin
3. Robby Bell

Pro 2 Results
1. Logan Chambers (KTM)
2. Dante Oliveira (KTM)
3. Alex Dorsey (KTM)