Beta Factory Race Team and Kyle Redmond

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  1. Admin

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    This is old news at this point, but I still haven't found any good information around the forums or anywhere on the internet for that matter.

    We know that Beta did not sign Kyle for 2017, and word had it that he was shocked at the time....so it's not like they had a disagreement and this was something he saw coming.

    I hate it when we lose talent to the big Austrian Machine as happened with Cody Webb, and I understand why these guys may jump to a new sponsor to further their careers, but in this case it seems like Beta said "thanks, but we aren't interested in you anymore"

    Now, Kyle has no shortage of talent and has already picked up a new ride on a Husky, but what does this tell us about Beta's philosophy at least when it comes to the US market? I know Beta doesn't have the deep pockets that KTM has, but guys like Webb, Gerston, and Redmond really put Beta on the map at least in the US!

    I love Beta, but I'm disappointed in their commitment to keep talent on the team. Hopefully Gerston stays with Beta for a long time.

    this was the last thing I read from Kyle's Instagram account



    kyleredmond777So I've been asked a lot recently what I'm doing next season and what bike I'm on. I have been asking myself the same thing but I have parted ways with Beta. It was a little surprising they didn't resign me but I have to move forward and keep my head up. If I've learned anything in the past listening to these negative ppl especially when they have money on there mind is not smart, I know what I've done and I know it's not the best but I'm happy with myself. I will do my best to stay on the track next season and thanks to my family, friends and loyal sponsors.
     
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    I like Kyle Redmond..for what little I know of him and as a representative of Beta I've enjoyed watching him. He also projects as a kind and humble respectful guy while being an animal on the bike. I just think it happens to be about what Beta can handle as far as having sponsorships.. I just can't even imagine that they can sustain having so many sponsored riders.. I mean I like watching..but I've always wondered how the brand pays for everything.. There are so few Betas sold here . Beta just doesn't make many bikes overall as a company including their whole line of bikes let alone their enduro line.. I guess how I'll be thinking of Beta and Redmond will be how I think of Cody Webb and Beta.. or Dougie Lampkin riding Beta and winning... just fond memories.. .. but we have a bunch of great talent and that will be great.. It still just seems weird as Kyle Redmond is a known great rider.. idk.. did they expect more for their money? I guess we can't see the background of why they parted ways..but the one that I think overall is just plain affording to pay for him.. and no offense to our other Beta sponsored riders but Redmond is the biggest name we had.



     
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    Kyle Redmond claimed the win over Mario Roman and David Knight....Good thing Beta didn't keep him, we didn't really want to give KTM any competition!

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    Yea he's awesome.. I figured it was a matter of time..Maybe he was in a rut and getting fired kicked his ass.. It woke him up and he won!! I mean he's placed but when is the last time he won? Has he outright won in a while? not that I can remember.. and I know he's a bad ass rider.
     

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