The young KTM rider is the first to sign a long-term contract with JDR Motorsports that will allow him to race two more years as an amateur and his first year as a pro rider as a professional athlete under the JDR/J-Star/KTM Team in the Supercross Lites and 250 Motocross classes.
Bell has achieved numerous titles as an amateur athlete and just made the move to KTM last year before the Monster Energy Cup. “We have been watching Chase for the past year and are really happy with his work ethic, results and progress,” commented JDR/J-Star/KTM Team Manager Nathan Ramsey. “We know the amateur riders are the future of our sport and in order to encourage up-and-coming stars to join our team when they turn pro we need to be present at the amateur level as well.”
For 2013, Bell will compete in the 250 B Stock and Modified classes aboard his KTM 250 SX-F. Bell will receive full support from the JDR Motorsports crew at the major amateur racing events and will pit out of their support vehicle. Look for more information on the JDR Motorsports amateur racing effort in the coming months by following them on twitter @jdr_motorsports or on their website www.jdrmotosportsusa.com/.
Source: KTM North America