News 21 May 2024

TLD GasGas names new team manager entering Pro Motocross

Frank Latham called in for the summer following departure of Max Lee.

Image: Align Media.

Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing has called upon Frank Latham to be team manager for the upcoming 2024 Pro Motocross Championship, replacing Max Lee in the position to work with Justin Barcia, Pierce Brown and Ryder DiFrancesco.

A highly-regarded former title-winning mechanic of Marvin Musquin and factory team coordinator within the group for over a decade, Latham will step in for the summer, but nothing has been confirmed beyond the outdoors.

“I’m excited for the new opportunity and new venture,” he explained. “By moving into this new role I hope I can make an impact, along with the team and the riders.

“I am very grateful that Troy and the KTM Group are giving me this opportunity, the interest they’ve shown, and the support given to me in moving over to the Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing Team. I am eager for the outdoor rounds to start and am excited to see how the season develops.”

Outgoing manager Lee – son of team owner Troy Lee – had been in the role since the beginning of the 2023 season, but has opted to take a different course in his career following 1.5 seasons.

“It’s been an honor to work with the entire Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing Team these last two seasons,” Lee said. “I truly appreciate this amazing experience and the opportunity to live this dream.

“It’s bittersweet leaving as I’m going to miss the races and working with such an incredible team, but I am very excited to start this next chapter of my career. I wish the team the best of luck this outdoor season and I’d like to give a special thanks to Roger De Coster and John Hinz for their help and guidance.

“I know Frank Latham will do an outstanding job, as he brings with him years of experience validated with his team relationships and rider results. All the best to everyone at Troy Lee Designs, GasGas and the KTM Group. On to the next.”