The next time you turn on the TV to watch a MotoGP race, take time to appreciate the complex logistics operation that goes on behind the scenes. It’s more than just getting a few motorbikes from one circuit to the other. To find out the full story, we decided to dig a little deeper.
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Red Bull KTM’s confirmation of a two-year contract with French ace Johann Zarco is one of the headline-grabbers of the MotoGP season so far. What can the works team expect once the #5 becomes orange? To gain some insight into the 28-year-old athlete we asked one of the people that knows him best; Aki Ajo.
Red Bull KTM riders Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaró explain some of the demands and criteria for being in shape to cope with the rigors of MotoGP™.
During the past season, the KTM RC16 – the MotoGP™ bike from KTM – has been causing something of a furor amongst the established brands. Almost straight out of the gate it was helping riders to score world championship points and land top 10 spots. And exactly 10 years ago the KTM 1190 RC8, one of KTM’s first superbikes, went into production, causing quite a stir before it even went on sale.
Grand Prix wins and world championships mean that Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaró know all about the spoils of MotoGPTM but 2017 was the first year for both as factory riders. We asked them about the experience …
Impressive, magnificent, and a whole host of other superlatives – that’s the kind of thing you’d have heard when talk turned to the Red Bull KTM MotoGP Factory Racing Team following the MotoGPTM 2017 season finale. In its very first season, KTM has become a heavyweight on the Grand Prix-circuit. There were, of course, some setbacks along the way, but the final standings after all that hard work show a team heading in the right direction – and straight for the top.
Could one of the greatest motocrossers ever be eying a career change? Tony Cairoli’s appetite and curiosity to try a new MotoGPTM machine was satisfied last week in Valencia. We’ve seen the images so now hear what the Sicilian had to say on his KTM RC16 debut.
We’ve come to learn a lot about the demands of MotoGP™ thanks to Red Bull KTM’s exploits through a 2016 of testing and now a maiden season in the Grand Prix paddock but we decided to ask Pol Espargaró’s Chief Mechanic Christophe Leonce a bit more about having a job in the orange and blue shirt …