The life of a motocross technician in the USA would be a dream for many aspiring young mechanics. The KTM BLOG talks to recently crowned AMA 450SX World Champion Ryan Dungey’s chief mechanic. Carlos Rivera talks about life on the road, working with KTM and just how much that title means to him.
They are young, they are fast – and they are dreaming of a career in World Championships. The junior pilots in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, some as young as 13, kicked off the 2015 season last weekend in the Spanish city of Jerez. This speedy group of racers, many still with braces on their teeth, is following the trail of many renowned names.
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.