After signing-off a successful rookie term in the premier class of the FIM Motocross World Championship and with the Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe team last weekend at the Motocross of Nations, Glenn Coldenhoff is now ready to ‘darken’ the shade of yellow and take up his role as Tony Cairoli’s team-mate at Red Bull KTM.
The 24-year-old Dutchman will begin 2016 tests with the factory squad in a little over a month and after having enjoyed a break to recover from a maiden season racing in MXGP and also a knock to his right shoulder that affected his speed at Ernee.
“First is a holiday with my family in New York and then we will start testing with the new team at the beginning of November,” Glenn said. “At the end of the month I will do a big Dutch beach race and that will be my first appearance with the KTM.”
With Tommy Searle departing the team after just one year and Cairoli already testing parts and components with a view to steering the 450SX-F in 2016 there could be space for the Latvian GP winner to consider the 350SX-F also. However #259 says he is likely to pair with Cairoli on the bigger machine: “Normally it should be the 450. I think I can test both but I already have a year on the 450 so I think I will stay with this bike.”