KTM MX2 star Rene Hofer has died after getting caught in an avalanche.

The youngster and two of his friends were in Austria when in the incident occurred. Hofer and two friends didn’t survive.

A statement from KTM reads:


KTM would like to send love and heartfelt condolences to Rene’s family, friends, his team, along with the entire motocross community during this incredibly difficult time.

Rene, a multi-time junior champion and GP winner with a bright future in Grand Prix ahead of him, will be remembered not only for his talent on the track, but also for his approachable, fun-loving and friendly personality, along with his ever-present smile.

Tragically, shortly after midday on December 4th 2021, during an alpine skiing trip with 10 friends, the 19-year-old Austrian and seven others in his group was caught by an avalanche. Rene and two of his friends did not survive the incident.

Rene will be greatly missed by everyone in the KTM family.

Ride on peacefully Rene. You will be missed immeasurably. #711