The ninth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship involved a fabulous battle for MX1 victory in the second moto with Red Bull KTM’s Tony Cairoli frantically chasing Gautier Paulin at Maggiora. Cairoli, nursing a twisted knee, pushed hard in front of 38,000 noisy fans to catch the Frenchman and then try to pass with just two laps left. Here is what happened…
Two months have passed since the start of our world travel adventure. Meanwhile, we’ve accumulated about 17,500km with our two 1190 Adventure Rs. We renewed tyres in Baku, Azerbaijan at the new KTM importer and also made an oil change. Our bikes have been running absolutely problem free and digesting some of the worst roads, tracks and poor fuel quality without a hitch! If you ask us, KTM has developed a real world trip motorcycle!
Last weekend the Grand Prix of France, round eight of seventeen in the FIM Motocross World Championship, brought back some powerful memories for Red Bull KTM MX2 team manager Stefan Everts. It was at the Ernee circuit in 2003 that the ten times world champion won all three categories in one day (then 125, MXGP and 650 in the one moto per class format) and then in 2006 claimed his fourteenth triumph from fifteen rounds that year to retire from the sport with a phenomenal 101 Grand Prix victories.
Stefan Everts advises Jeffrey Herlings before the Qatar GP
It is one of those small stories that we love to share… It is always wonderful to see how special people enjoy themselves doing things they want to do, especially if it seems out of the ordinary. American seniors Jay and Ethel Rose from Taos in New Mexico embarked on a tour to Eastern Europe and Turkey on a rented KTM 1190 Adventure. The retired veterinarians are 73 and 72 years old. They travelled about 14,000km in ten weeks and never stayed longer than three days in one place. While passing through Austria a visit to KTM for a quick factory tour was also on their to-do-list.