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Tag: Jeffrey Herlings

The Great One: Tony Cairoli

There are not many motorcycle racers competing at the highest level with nine FIM World Championships to their name – just two in fact – and Red Bull KTM’s Tony Cairoli is one of them. What possessed the man to seek more silverware at 31 years of age? Will he reach that mythical ten? And how will he deal with a super-competitive teammate in 2018?



Team Orange: Ready to pounce

Will they get it this time? The all-orange Dutch squad will line up using powerful KTM offroad bikes in the MX of Nations; the country versus country motocross race that kicks off on Sunday at Matterley Basin.



“A pure Motocross bike …” talking about the factory KTM 450 SX-F

When Tony Cairoli crossed the finish line at the Dutch Grand Prix earlier this month he completed the set for the KTM 450 SX-F: AMA Supercross, Motocross and now the MXGP title. We asked one of the technicians at the forefront of the bike’s development in Grand Prix about the journey …



Controlling the racing chessboard

Robert Jonas works side-by-side with Pit Beirer in deciding a whole host of KTM’s racing strategy, particularly for offroad, so we sat down to ask what it was like in an often harsh world of plans, contracts and gambles …



The ‘stars’ behind the stars: MXGP race team

Racers regularly credit the team for their achievements and in 2017 the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing crew in MXGP has been chiming in sixth gear by leading both MX2 and MXGP categories all season. We journeyed behind the scenes to find out a bit more about the other ‘cogs’ of the machine that are making it all happen on the track.



Packing and dragging the show: What’s in the MXGP race truck?

What do Red Bull KTM keep behind the doors of their Grand Prix motocross unit and how does the whole show hit the road? We ask Pauls Jonass’ mechanic Ryan Deckert to reveal all.



Playing the motorsport mind game

Red Bull KTM MX2 Team Manager Dirk Gruebel has to deal with Grand Prix rookies to perennial winners and coax the best of his riders across a grueling nineteen race season. We asked about the intricacies of motivating and moving motocross athletes …



The most common injury in MX & how to fix it

With MXGP into full European swing we picked the brains of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s physio Giuseppe Chiodi on the bulk of his work at each Grand Prix and the biggest problem he addresses for the likes of Cairoli, Prado, Herlings and co …



Interview of the Month: Going large – Herlings and the change to MXGP

A fresh challenge for one of the very fastest offroad motorcycle racers in the world in 2017 as twenty-year old Herlings moves up from three FIM World Championships in the last five years in MX2 to tackle the ‘big boys’ in MXGP. We asked the Dutchman and his crew about the transition from pushing the limits on the KTM 250 SX-F to the KTM 450 SX-F …



MXGP – Before they ‘Go’: Did you know?

This week the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship – MXGP – starts its 61st year of existence. The series was inaugurated after five years of European status in 1957 (Swede Bill Nilsson was the first ever world champ on a 500cc AJS) and the latest incarnation will awaken far from EU shores with Qatar and the Losail lights opening proceedings for the fifth year in a row.