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.
As good as it gets – exactly ten years ago, the KTM Enduro Team came away victorious across the board. KTM factory riders Ivan Cervantes from Spain, Samuli Aro from Finland, and David Knight from Great Britain won the Enduro World Championship overwhelmingly in all three classes. Moreover, the three world-class riders in the team managed by Fabio Farioli and Kari Tiainen didn’t even need any points from the final round held in the Italian Enduro stronghold of Bergamo.
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.
David Knight MBE is perhaps one of the more outspoken riders in Enduro, and he’s certainly a favourite with the fans. The 36-year-old Manxman once dominated everything he raced in and is a real powerhouse on a motorcycle.
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.
The KTM Junior Supercross Challenge (KJSC) is an important program in the USA promoting the very grass roots of offroad racing, which gives juniors the opportunity of a lifetime to live a day in the life of a factory Supercross racer.
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?