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Tag: Miguel Oliveira

THE SEARCH FOR MINIMAL (AND CRUCIAL) MOTOGP GAINS

The MotoGP™ ‘pressure gap’ is even smaller than ever. It consists of fractions of a second when peak performance is already at the limit. We asked Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager Francesco Guidotti about the difficulty of helping riders make the difference when they are already maxed-out…



20 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT KTM’S MOTOGP™ FORCE THIS YEAR

On March 6th 2022 MotoGP™ heads off into the warm Qatari night to open the 74th year of the FIM Grand Prix series. For KTM it will represent the sixth season on the MotoGP grid and with the RC16. Here are some facts and trivia about the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Tech3 KTM Factory Racing riders as the Losail International Circuit ‘launcher’ comes into view…



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…



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…



5 (MOTOGP) THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT: RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING

KTM mark five years on the MotoGP™ grid in 2021, so to welcome the half-decade and the upcoming new season we dug up some trivia about the two Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders, both products of KTM’s GP Academy system.



Brad Binder: “It’s the best training tool I’ve ever had”

This summer KTM injected fresh speed into the KTM 450 SMR and warmed the throttle for a new generation to discover the rasping thrill of supermoto, but for the Red Bull KTM MotoGP™ stars the KTM 450 SMR has always been essential. We asked three Grand Prix athletes to explain how and why a different pair of slicks carries such appeal…



MotoGP™ SPEED: “IT DOESN’T SCARE YOU…BUT IT DOES MAKE YOU WONDER”

As 2020 MotoGP reaches the Red Bull Ring for the second time this season, Miguel Oliveira talks about existence at 340kmph plus



GROOMING A NEW HORSE

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing gets a new MotoGP™ rider for 2021 and the team composition starts again. We asked Crew Chief Paul Trevathan about the challenge of molding the next Grand Prix star.