In Catalan the word ‘bo’ also means ‘good’ or ‘of quality’. Rookie Dutchman Bo Bendsneyder has been catching attention just four Grands Prix into his greenshoots career. As his name would indicate to some of his team and those in the Granollers town there is something special about the ‘64’.
5.4 million inhabitants. 20 different motorcycle world champions in eight different disciplines, over 200 world championship solo medals. The world´s most successful country in motorcycle sport compared to the number of inhabitants. What is their secret? We travelled to Finland to find out more about this country of silent success.
Joan Olivé is a familiar face in the Red Bull KTM set-up. The former Grand Prix athlete and owner of nine podium finishes now helps the current factory riders and has transitioned from one side of the pit wall to the other. We wanted to ask how the transformation felt for the (still trim) thirty-one year old Spaniard and how an ex-racer can still fit into the world where he was once one of the leading names …
When Moto3 riders line up at the Losail Circuit in Qatar for the opening round this weekend, KTM will have another strong presence on the grid with the aim of continuing the success the brand has enjoyed since re-entering the competition in 2012.
The cut-and-thrust, chop-and-change and general craziness of Moto3 is a tough playground and ‘school’ for MotoGP’s brightest young talents. Podium battles often involving up to ten riders and more are the norm on the pacey 250cc four-stroke motorcycles. How does it feel to be in the middle of it all? And how satisfying is it to emerge from an intense and stressful scrap with the taste of rostrum champagne?
The motorcycle world championship represents a very particular group of travelers: 18 races per year, seven of which are overseas. Each time, hundreds of tons of materials and equipment have to be set up, dismantled, packed away and then unpacked again. A logistical masterclass.
When a Motorcycle World Championship rider comes to a new race course that was previously unknown to them, this is a delicate ride of discovery. Brad Binder from the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 Team describes how he manages this task.
The KTM BLOG spoke to Red Bull KTM Moto3 staff to gauge the importance of slipstreaming and what goes into construction of the KTM RC 250 GP to help riders make the most of a ‘tow’.
At nineteen years of age Moto3 racer Karel Hanika has to grow up quickly. The grin, locks and carefree demeanour of the youngster was given leeway in 2014 to learn the ropes of the unforgiving entry category in MotoGP, but as part of the Red Bull KTM Ajo crew for a second year the spotlight is getting warmer.