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Jose Butron moves up to MXGP in 2015

Butron, twenty-three years old, will be riding the KTM 350 SX F in the next MXGP World Championship season, and will be assisted already by KTM Marchetti Team at the 2014 Motocross of Nations, scheduled for 28th September in Kegums (Latvia) where he will race for the Spanish Team in the MXGP category.
Butron, ninth in the top-ten of the MX2 World Championship in 2014 season, in 2015 will also attend the Internazionali d'Italia Championship and the Spanish Motocross Championship.
Elio Marchetti (Marchetti Racing KTM team manager): ‘It's with great pleasure that I welcome a rider I admire for his determination, courage and desire to win; in MX2 he has been amongst the protagonists. Amazing in the starting, I think he has a great potential to express even in the difficult highest class, the MXGP, and I am sure he will settle very well in our team’.

Jose Butron: 'Next season will be very important for my career because it will be my first season in the hardest class, the MXGP. I am confident I can do well and I’ll try to prepare myself at best. The opportunity offered by the  KTM Marchetti team is perfect for me: I know that they guide and follow their riders a lot, and I am not too bad with Italian language. I have everything it takes to do the best’.

In the MX2 class is confirmed for the 2015 season the rider Ivo Monticelli, best italian of the category. Born in Filottrano (Ancona), twenty years old, Monticelli will ride the Internazionali d’Italia Championship and the Motocross World Championship MX2 class, with the KTM SX 250 F by KTM Marchetti Racing team.

Ivo Monticelli: "I am happy to continue with the KTM Marchetti team. I found myself very well with them and this season we did a great job. Unfortunately there was some physical problem but we have also done something good in the difficult and hard-fought MX2. I am confident for the next season; we will try to get in the best condition."
2014 has been a positive season for the KTM Marchetti Racing. Some injuries have not allowed Pauls Jonass and Ivo Monticelli to achieve the expected results, but both have shown a continuous growth, which has allowed Jonass to shine enough to earn promotion to the official KTM MX2 team , and Monticelli to fight consistently in the top-ten of the MX2 World Championship. 
The team has also increased its engagement with young riders, and has led Andrea Zanotti to the Italian junior 85cc. title.