Wilvo Forkrent KTM rider Adam Sterry is set to make his World Motocross Championship debut during round three in Argentina on March 28-29. Replacing injured MXGP rider Jake Nicholls, the 18 year old will join the team to compete in the MX2 class.
With Nicholls sidelined after sustaining a broken arm whilst competing in a pre-season race at La Chapelle Marival last month, and with the team bikes already on their way to Argentina, Sterry was the natural choice to join MXGP rider Steven Frossard.
Sterry showed some very impressive form last season taking third place overall in both the British MX2 and European EMX250 Championships and has been working hard in pre-season training.
Commenting on announcement, Team Manager, Steve Turner said: “I’m looking forward to seeing Adam competing against the GP regulars in Argentina.
“We already planned to enter Adam in a number of GPs throughout the season as preparation for 2016 so it makes sense to take the opportunity to give him an early outing, especially as Jake’s bikes are already there and with the chassis being the same for the 250 and 350 we only have to ship Adam’s engines and exhausts.”
On the news Adam Sterry said: “So it looks like my first MX2 World Championship GP has come sooner than expected which I’m really excited about.
“With Jake being injured I’ve been given the opportunity to step-up and race in Argentina. I’m looking forward to showing what I can do and enjoy what I’ve worked for since I started racing. I know my speed is good so it will be great experience for later this year and 2016. I would really like to thank everyone involved for making it possible.”