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Category: Racing

Laia Sanz KTM 350 EXC-F Belgium 2015

Interview of the Month: Laia Sanz – Time To Focus On Rallies

With a comfortable lead at the top of the Women’s Enduro World Championship, Laia Sanz is now focused on her other major goal – continuing to shine at the Dakar Rally. With preparations for next January’s event soon to start, the KTM BLOG caught up with Laia right after she grabbed a third consecutive double victory at the EWC GP of Belgium.



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Finding the line

When a Motorcycle World Championship rider comes to a new race course that was previously unknown to them, this is a delicate ride of discovery. Brad Binder from the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 Team describes how he manages this task.



Miguel Oliveira (#44) & Karel Hanika (#98) KTM RC 250 GP Mugello 2015

In the ‘Stream‘: Making the tow in Moto3

The KTM BLOG spoke to Red Bull KTM Moto3 staff to gauge the importance of slipstreaming and what goes into construction of the KTM RC 250 GP to help riders make the most of a ‘tow’.



Marc Coma Rally Dakar 2015

Marc Coma – The Journey of a Star

After 20 years of racing, twelve Dakar Rallys including five wins and six Cross Country Rallies World Championship titles the Catalan KTM factory rider Marc Coma recently announced his resignation. The KTM BLOG looks back on the eleven brightest moments of his career and honors a true champion on and off the bike.



Bernhard Schöpf Rovetta 2015

Bernhard Schöpf – An EWC First Timer

Racing the Enduro World Championship is something that almost every Enduro rider aspires to do at some stage in their riding career. For some it’s the dream of racing in, and hopefully winning, world championships – being the best in the world. For others it’s simply about getting the opportunity to race alongside the best in the world.



Karel Hanika Jerez 2015

Interview of the Month: Karel Hanika talks pressure, fights and motocross

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.



Tony Cairoli KTM 450 SX-F Maggiora 2015

Catching up with Cairoli: Switching to a 450, racing for the championship and blitzing around on a 125!

The new generation SX MY16 range will soon be hitting dealer floors around the globe. The KTM BLOG caught up with eight time Motocross World Champion Tony Cairoli on his season so far, his input on the bikes and riding 2-stroke!



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Robbie Maddison: Erzberg 2016?

Robbie Maddison, perhaps best known as a Guinness world record holder, jumping off Arc de Triomphe in front of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Tower Bridge in London, being a James Bond double and all round Freestyle legend, visited the Erzbergrodeo for the first time at the weekend as part of the “On Any Sunday – The Next Chapter” launch.



Jonny Walker Erzbergrodeo 2015

Julian Stevens: Jonny Walker´s helping hand

Julian Stevens has been working in the Enduro scene for over 25 years and is now known as being Jonny Walker’s right hand man. After an ultra-tough Erzbergrodeo, where Julian was also exhausted, covered in dirt and can be seen encouraging Jonny all the way through the race, we ask him about his role as Jonny’s manager as well as the Erzbergrodeo 2015.



David Knight Red Bull Hare Srcamble 2005

#inthisyear2005: David Knight wins the Red Bull Hare Scramble for the first time on KTM

It was 20 years ago that the starting flag first dropped on the Erzberg Rodeo – the 21st race will be hosted from 4th to 7th June 2015. This dirt track race in the ore mine has enjoyed cult status for many years. In 2005 Britain´s David Knight won the notorious Red Bull Hare Scramble for the first time on KTM.