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Category: Racing

Electrifying history made at this year’s Motocross of Nations: A look at future talent and technology

The Motocross of Nations is the most prestigious event on the motocross calendar – it’s the Olympics of the sport let’s say, where the best of the best take part. Regular rivals become teammates to compete for their nations and they battle it out with pride for their country and the coveted Chamberlain Trophy. The event is in its 74th year, but the 2021 edition in Mantova, Italy had something extra on the agenda, with a new and futuristic junior class.



GROWING THE ORANGE: KTM AND RACING TALENT

The KTM GP Academy is driving fresh and exciting talent into MotoGP™ in the same way that the KTM system of ‘product-discovery-support-nurture’ unearthed such rich results in motocross and MXGP. We asked two of the youngest and clearest examples – Jorge Prado and Rene Hofer – for their stories…



BRILLIANT BINDER’S WILD WET WEATHER VICTORY IN AUSTRIA

KTM’s home track, the Red Bull Ring in Styria, Austria, recently played host to an incredible double-header for rounds 10 and 11 of the 2021 MotoGP™ Championship. The second of those race weekends saw one of the craziest races in recent memory take place, as the rain began to fall in the closing stages and flag-to-flag tactics came into play. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brad Binder took a chance by staying out on slicks in the rain and carefully steered his KTM RC16 to a sensational victory…



The unusual career of an Orange Kiwi: Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Crew Chief Paul Trevathan

Crazy as it might sound, the last MotoGP™ weekend before the summer break, which is at Assen, was actually a home race for New Zealander Paul Trevathan (52). In fact, Miguel Oliveira’s crew chief has lived on the other side of the world to his country of birth for many years, and now calls the Dutch town of Druten home. We interviewed him to find out more about how he ended up here and what he likes to get up to when he’s not on the circuit or at the airport.



WHAT IT REALLY FEELS LIKE TO GAS A WINNING MOTOGP BIKE

Impossible lean angles and cutting-edge technology help towards one of the biggest rushes on two wheels but what’s it really like to throttle a MotoGP™ bike (and equal the highest ever speed in Grand Prix…)? We asked the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team for some insight…



WRAPPING MIGUEL: KTM’S MOTOGP™ STAR TALKS RACING GEAR

2021 is Miguel Oliveira’s third season in MotoGP; all with the RC16. He now has four trophies in the premier class after backing up a maiden podium of the 2021 season in Mugello, Italy with a brilliant victory in Barcelona, Spain the following weekend. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider is the most experienced KTM athlete in the class and has tasted the soaring highs and the painful lows in just a few short seasons. What gear has the Portuguese counted on in that time? Using a moment in between practice sessions we decided to ask…



ROUND AND ROUND: HOW AND WHY KTM GO AMERICAN FLAT TRACK RACING

Did you know the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team is looking to lead one of America’s oldest motorcycle sports? The two-rider crew is aiming for top honors in the ‘Singles’ class of American Flat Track, so we asked Team Manager Chris Fillmore about the project…



KEEPING LIFE FUN, MANUEL LETTENBICHLER STYLE

Life’s good if you’re Manuel (Mani) Lettenbichler. The fun-loving Red Bull KTM Factory Racing enduro racer is uber-chatty (as always), full of the joys of Spring! With just a handful of weeks to go before the opening round of the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, even to the untrained eye, Mani looks very much like a rider that’s ready to race…



FLYING: SIX QUESTIONS WITH COOPER WEBB ABOUT ANOTHER SUPERLATIVE SUPERCROSS SEASON

2021 AMA Supercross has been typically tight around the seven venues of the series and in the points standings where Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb has again clasped his hands on the red plate. We spoke with the 450SX championship leader as the clock ticked down on the 17-round campaign.



LEADING THE LEADERS AND DEALING WITH 2021 SUPERCROSS

Only days and hours remain in the 2021 AMA Supercross season and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have been chasing their second 450SX title in the last three years. We called Team Manager Ian Harrison to ask about Supercross in a pandemic, the evolution of Cooper Webb, and more…