The KTM BLOG spoke to Red Bull KTM Grand Prix rookie Pauls Jonass – currently going for second place in MX2 – about reaching the fitness necessary to compete at the highest level.
There was a moment when I was worried about the sharp air penetrating straight through to my heart. It was reassuring to know that at thirty-eight years old that there are still plenty of ‘first time’ experiences in life. I am stood in my underwear with only some thermal gloves and a pair of clogs in a ‘Cryosauna’: a cylindrical chamber not unlike a shower cubicle and I’m surrounded by plumes of dry ice.
At nineteen years of age Moto3 racer Karel Hanika has to grow up quickly. The grin, locks and carefree demeanour of the youngster was given leeway in 2014 to learn the ropes of the unforgiving entry category in MotoGP, but as part of the Red Bull KTM Ajo crew for a second year the spotlight is getting warmer.
When is the right time? When can we – as theoretically mature, responsible and considerate parents – expose our offspring to one of the delightful sensations in life that is motorcycling?
Red Bull KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings is just twenty years old and already a double FIM Motocross World Champion. Now blazing a trail through the 2015 campaign after three rounds we caught up with the ‘Sand Master’ to talk about how he gets dressed for victory and the items that people might see even more in 2016 if he makes the move from MX2 to MXGP.
From almost 200mph to studies of tooth decay: MO brings an unusual lifestyle blend to Red Bull KTM but the Ajo crew could have landed themselves another title contender – meet Miguel Oliveira.
Red Bull KTM’s Jonny Walker is one of the factory’s most versatile young stars. When he’s not battling the elements at Hells Gate or winning The Tough One then he’s trying to de-throne the likes of Taddy Blazusiak or David Knight in the Indoor arenas of SuperEnduro. This weekend the last round of six takes place in France and Walker is pushing for a final podium place in the championship standings.