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10 things you didn’t know about Red Bull KTM’s Pauls Jonass

Meet eighteen year old Pauls Jonass. The newest KTM factory rider and a youngster about to shake the FIM Grand Prix establishment.



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The Supercross Commitment: Why KTM had to succeed indoors

Two years ago, in the vast, dark confines of the Chase Field Stadium in Phoenix, Ryan Dungey was being swamped by hugs, backslaps and squirts of champagne. Then 23, Dungey – who currently leads the 2015 AMA Supercross Championship on his 2015 KTM 450 SX-F – gave KTM their first premier class win within the discipline. Why was triumph in the American arenas so important?



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Troy Lee´s big switch: Going orange

Troy Lee is a huge name in offroad. The former racer began his business painting helmets 33 years ago, before starting his own motocross race team in 2004, which has had varying success.



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Hanging with Chris Fillmore

KTM’s American road-racing star talks AMA Superbike, RC8s, going international and always being on the ‘go‘.



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Interview with Marc Coma: The Dakar warrior returns with a fifth trophy

Almost two weeks after the event and Coma is jubilant, but visibly tired after numerous interviews and celebrations as he returned to his home place in Avià, Spain. We caught up with the Dakar-man to talk about the feat he conquered this year and his reflection on the race after returning home.



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A conversation with Dean Wilson

We met Red Bull KTM’s newest AMA Supercross and Motocross star to talk racing, pressure, Red Bull and settling into a new team.



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Interview of the Month: Podium star Toby Price talks about his Dakar debut

KTM-ace Toby Price is an Australian enduro and offroad racer, whom has achieved numerous national titles, has won the Finke Desert race four times, and came second in the 2012 Baja 1000, which have all made him a national racing hero.



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#inthisyear2005: Good fortune and tragedy at the Dakar Rally

The KTM Team unwillingly experienced the closeness of good fortune and tragedy during the 27th edition of the Dakar Rally. Two-time Dakar winner Fabrizio Meoni lost his life the next day in a serious accident on Stage 11. Then on 16 January 2005, Cyril Despres arrived at Lac Rose in Dakar ahead of Spanish rider Marc Coma and the South African Alfie Cox, thereby securing KTM’s fifth Dakar victory in succession.



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A privateer´s view on the Dakar: Simon and Llewelyn Pavey

Like father, like son. Privateers Simon and his son Llewelyn Pavey take on the 2015 Dakar together.



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Mechanic Roland Bruckner about the Dakar 2015 preparations

The notorious Dakar Rally is renowned for being one of the toughest races in the world, but with most of the talk being about the trials and tribulations of the riders, it’s easy to forget the difficult task that their mechanics face. The KTM BLOG talked to the ultra-experienced Roland Bruckner, Jordi Viladoms’ mechanic, whom has been involved in rally racing since 1999, and knows just what it takes to be a Dakar Rally mechanic.