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.
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.
Second part of our visit to Akrapovič in Slovenia. The KTM BLOG went to talk to company founder Igor Akrapovič.
Working for a team like Red Bull KTM can be a dream. We asked how to make it a reality …
Right before the start into the 2014 MotoGP season we paid a visit to Aki Ajo´s Red Bull KTM Moto3 workshop in Barcelona.
When it comes to Moto3, KTM uses a steel tube chassis, produced by Kalex, to insert the powerful 250cc engine. We visited the light metal specialists, located in Augsburg, and checked what makes the aluminium chassis and engine such a brilliant combination.
If Jack Miller still comes across as feeling a bit awkward in his surroundings as the leading light of the Red Bull Ajo KTM Moto3 team then this is not evident on the track where the 18 year old Australian has set the pace so far in tests leading up to the beginning of the new MotoGP season in Qatar next week.
Right after the first MX race and just before the first Moto3 race of the season 2014, we had a look at the similar but different Moto3 and MX2 engines.
On a KALEX-KTM Philipp Öttl starts into the 2014 Moto3 season. We talk to him about his career so far and his goals for 2014.
For the first time the Moto3 World Champion came to Austria to visit the KTM motorsports department in Munderfing and to celebrate together with the entire team the Moto3 tiltes (rider & manufacturer).