We catch up with engine guru Dudley Cramond in the USA to find out exactly what KTM Factory Services is responsible for, and how he came to be the head of the department!
How KISKA are coming up with ways to make life easier when the gate drops. When was the last time you really looked at a dirt bike? Of all motorcycles on the market a typical SX, for example, is fairly rudimentary: wheels, chassis, suspension, motor, plastics, seat and bars. There might be some superb tricks of technology going on that are invisible to the naked eye but rarely does a Motocrosser seem to push barriers of design. Or does it?
Here’s a MotoGP riddle. What am I? No one looks forward to going, but everyone’s happy when they’re there. That’s right, the Clinica Mobile: The hospital on wheels that’s been an institution in the MotoGP paddock for almost 40 years. A place where bruised and battered riders are looked after with the best possible care.
From coming close to hanging up his boots at the end of 2014 due to injury to winning the 2015 Enduro 2 World Championship and giving KTM a first 350 EXC-F powered EWC title, the past 12 months have certainly been memorable for Antoine Meo.
We chatted with one of the most influential motorsport organizers still active on the scene today for some insight as to what make a great event.
#inthisyear2005: Mika Kallio becomes Vice World Champion in the 125cc class, and KTM dominates the constructors’ championship
In 2005 – ten years ago – Finnish KTM factory rider Mika Kallio became Vice World Champion in the smallest Grand Prix class; on top of this, KTM dominated the constructors’ championship.
Is there nothing worth watching on television any more? I don’t think so! Check out MotoGP. The hugely expensive broadcasts from DORNA Sports, holder of the TV rights for MotoGP, have been rated as “highly recommended”. We were allowed behind the scenes.
MXGP’s leading star and multi champion Tony Cairoli turns 30 this Wednesday. He here talks about reaching a landmark while still at the very top.