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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
In 1981, Welshman Elfed Weaver crashed out of a race at the Snetterton circuit in England and woke up paralyzed. Adjusting to life in a wheelchair was one thing, the inability to do what he loved most turned Elfed away from bikes. But the desire to race never left and – 34 years later – he’s back on the grid.
When is the right time? When can we – as theoretically mature, responsible and considerate parents – expose our offspring to one of the delightful sensations in life that is motorcycling?