Orange Brigade KTM's Daniel Baker recently relocated to Florida in an effort to focus and develop the most fail proof program possible. The Kentucky kid has been making waves in amateur motocross since his mini days and no less should be expected of him as he continues to take on the A class. Contrary to most of his fellow racers, Baker won't be participating in the Road to Supercross as he has already acquired his pro license. From one premier team to another, the former Rockstar Elite rider is now aboard an Orange Brigade backed KTM and is more motivated to win this spring than ever! We caught up with Daniel after a day of riding with his trainer Ronnie Tichnor to find out what he's doing to prepare for 2015.
MP: It seems that you've been flying under the radar...and most are unaware you actually already had your SX card. Since you made it before the new rule was in effect, tell me about your personal journey to earning your pro privileges?
MP: Judging from your Instagram, it's clear you have a great relationship with your sponsors. How long have you been apart of the historic "Scott Goggles" program and what's it like to be with such an esteemed company?
Daniel Baker: I was actually on the program back in 2012. I came back two years later after putting together a solid year and went back to Scott at Mini O's. It was like I never left. They welcomed me back with open arms and I'm super pumped to be using their products again.
MP: Another great organization behind you is KTM. The KTM Orange Brigade is home to many of the nations fastest, yourself included. It seems as if the bikes and crew suit your style and you're very comfortable. Tell me about your experience being a member of the Orange Brigade heading into 2015?
Daniel Baker: KTM has always been a great bike ever since I was on mini bikes. After Loretta's last year, KTM came to me and offered me a deal for 2015. Even before that, the people at KTM were awesome to me when I had no support. It's really an honor to be on such a decorated and winning brand.