Never before has a South African seen the spectacle that is Red Bull X-Fighters, well not on South African soil anyway. A more scenic and historic location could not have been chosen for the SA tour finale, the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the country’s capital, hosted the 50th Red Bull X-Fighters event since its inseption in 2007.
30 years ago, almost to the day, Heinz Kinigadner became 250cc Motocross World Champion with KTM. Even today the Tyrolese, who is involved in social initiatives, is one of the most popular Austrian sportsman. Reason enough to recall Kini´s exciting season.
After a successful start at a 7 hours race at the end of April, the KTM Beast Boys made another race appearance with their KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE Rs at a 6 hours event in Oschersleben.
The spotlight falls on KTM’s Extreme Enduro star and Romaniacs winner Jonny Walker.
A South African MX youngster on the way up.
My story begins when KTM decided to enter the world of road racing. The plan was initially to gain GP experience with 125s from 2003 onwards. MotoGP would then be on the agenda from 2005. But everything turned out differently. My career was brief and turbulent.
Working for a team like Red Bull KTM can be a dream. We asked how to make it a reality …
As a guest starter, the 14-year-old Tim Holtz competed in the second of eight season races of the ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM. Already at his first appearance, the KTM Blog Team rider recorded a decent success.
In 1974, Gennady Moissev secures the first world championship for KTM. However, the first title in the 250 MX world championship was just the beginning of a long success story that is still continued today.
The current Moto3 championship leader chats about three essential pieces of his race kit.