The rumors have officially been laid to rest. The #2 of Cooper Webb has officially announced his signing with the Red Bull KTM squad for 2019 and beyond. Cooper has had a rough go so far in his 450 class reign due to injuries. But, 2019 Could be a great year for the North Carolina native.

“It was an honor when Roger and Ian reached out for me to be the next guy on the Red Bull KTM team,” he said in a team press release. “It’s really encouraging to know what this team has achieved—they really have been there and done it, so I don’t see any reason why they can’t do it with me. I will be putting in the work and doing everything possible to come into the year as strong as I can be. With everything around me, I know I have put myself in the best possible position for winning on the track again. I had a very comfortable feeling with the guys from the very first moments and that just gives you confidence. Working with Aldon at the Baker’s Factory is another strong part of the whole KTM set-up. I have an opportunity that really involves the whole package, so the plan is to ‘stick to the plan’ and focus on getting ready with the bike for Anaheim I. I don’t want anything to take me away from that!”

Webb will make his debut at the Monster Energy Cup on October 13th!