Stefan Everts, multi MX world champion and head of the KTM factory squad also has a keen eye for recognising tomorrow' stars. That's why he will mentor young Brent van Doninck, one of Belgium's most outstanding motocross talents as he embarks on his racing career.
On the occasion of Brent's 12th birthday - he was born on January 15, 1996, KTM extends birthday greetings to this impressive young rider whom Everts has pinpointed to achieve greatness on two wheels. KTM, always committed to the nurturing of new talent and being "Ready to Race" will also support Brent through sponsorship.
Extreme potential, Everts has the depth of experience that gives him a keen eye for talent spotting. He has been watching the young Brent develop over a period of time during various training sessions at his motocross school in Spain. Convinced that he is looking at a potential champion, Everts has decided to mentor him to ensure the young Belgian has the opportunity to exploit what he describes as his "extreme measure of potential". Everts should know. He is a living legend on the world motocross competition circuit. He won all there was to win in top-level international competition, before, in 2007, taking on the role of team manager for the KTM Motocross Racing Team.
Confident of success, "I believe Brent has an extreme measure of talent. The idea of supporting him in this way is not about pushing him in a certain direction. What we want to do is to give him the opportunity to develop his natural talent. If he goes on to be a champion, which I believe he has the skills to do, he will do it with our support, but at his own pace," Everts said of the development program.
Serious race experience in 2008, Brent van Doninck lives in Herentals, not far from Antwerp. In 2008 he will be onboard his KTM machine getting a taste of top class competition two races in the European Junior Championship series and one race in the World Junior Championships. He will also ride in the Dutch National Championship and the ADAC Championship in Germany.
Everts has gone one step further in his desire to assist what he is convinced is one of tomorrow's best talents. He has organized sponsorship support from leading companies who will lend practical and above all, psychological support to the young rider. KTM heads the list, which also includes IS, Acerbis, SIDI, HGS Exhaust Systems, Lazer, Ariete, Motorex, Tommaselli and Twin-air.