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Tag: mxgp

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.



READY TO RACE: The value of racing

KTM expend a vast amount of resources and cash to enter tracks from Dakar to Doha. Like most companies they take valuable benefit from their racing exploits. We asked the Vice Presidents in R&D at Mattighofen for some more details …



Pit Beirer: Season review

It’s been a very successful season for the Red Bull KTM Factory Teams. Be it in America, Europe, Africa, on Supercross, Motocross, Enduro, Rally, Moto3 or even MotoGP, the success and participation has been what we have come to expect from the very strong Austrian company.



Dennis Ullrich: “The KTM is ideal for me”

Three titles in the ADAC Motocross Masters – Dennis Ullrich is the only rider to have ever achieved such a feat. And every time he makes it to the start line of the World Championships, the KTM rider is always up there with the frontrunners. Ullrich, who is now 23 years old, doesn’t let the odd setback throw him off course.



#inthisyear1996: KTM goes Orange

Orange – this mixture of yellow and red is much more than just a color to KTM; it has also been the company’s philosophy for two decades now. In the world of motorcycles, KTM Orange carries the same meaning as “Ferrari Red” for motor vehicles, and when other manufacturers paint their motorcycles orange, the motorcycle world thinks only of KTM.



End of an era: Herlings leaves MX2 vacuum

One of the greatest 250cc riders ever faces a new challenge in 2017 and leaves a void of statistics, victories and trophies in his wake. We take a little look at how world champ Jeffrey Herlings decimated MX2.



Weird! 5 strange sights in MXGP

MXGP stars are a fairly accessible lot. They can often be seen preparing their kit or having a team debrief in full view of the public. This informality means that eagle-eyed fans can see some curious behind-the-scenes part of being a pro racer … here are a few we have spotted in the Grand Prix paddock …



Making a Grand Prix

What goes into making an MXGP meeting (besides a large budget)? We talked with the man behind the recent Grand Prix of Americas at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for some insight.



The Hard Push: Fitness for offroad

Riding offroad is damn hard. What does it take to make it at the top level? To win races and lead rivals in an FIM World Championship like MXGP? How do the pros rank with other sportsmen? We asked around in the Grand Prix paddock and cornered Wilvo Virus Performance KTM double British Champion and GP winner Shaun Simpson for some insight …



Interview of the Month: Signing the star – How KTM kept Jeffrey Herlings

We chat to Pit Beirer on the brand new three year contract for KTM’s Motocross star.