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Tag: pit beirer

Mike Leitner (AUT) 2015

Interview of the Month #2: Mike Leitner – Leitspeed

From 125cc Grand Prix racer to World Championship-winning crew chief, Mike Leitner has a career in the MotoGP paddock that has lasted over four decades. After retiring at the end of 2014, he was tempted back to the premier class by KTM’s ambitious RC16 project to become Vice President Onroad for the Motorsport department.



Ales Hofmann (GER, #66) & Mika Kallio (FIN, #36) Red Bull Ring Spielberg (AUT) 2016

Presentation at the Red Bull Ring: KTM returns to MotoGP racing

The Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring was the perfect stage for KTM to officially present its MotoGP project. Starting in 2017, riders Pol Espargaró and Bradley Smith will represent KTM on the track in the premier class of motorcycle racing.



Jeffrey Herlings (NED) & Pit Beirer (GER) 2016

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.



Pit Beirer (GER) 2016

Interview of the Month: Pit Beirer & KTM Racing – A bit of the past, present and future

There are few more emphatic success stories in the wide breadth of motorcycle racing than Pit Beirer’s stewardship of KTM Racing. We asked the insanely busy but chatty German for his time to explain how some of that achievement was possible, what he had to go through and learned and a few teasers on racing matters for the future …



Glenn Coldenhoff (NED) KTM 450 SX-F 2016

Interview of the Month: The threat from the shadows – Red Bull KTM’s Glenn Coldenhoff

Quiet but with an easy smile, poster boy looks and a determination that is hard to match in a Grand Prix paddock already full of purposeful and dedicated athletes; Glenn Coldenhoff is a prospect.



Ian Harrison (RSA) 2016

The man behind the man

Technical Director Ian Harrison talks about his combination with Roger De Coster that has created so much success at Red Bull KTM in the U.S.



Alex Hofmann KTM RC16 Spielberg (AUT) 2015

Interview of the Month: Pit Beirer speaks about KTM´s MotoGP project

KTM’s eagerly awaited entry to MotoGP kicked up a gear in early November when the gorgeous KTM RC16 made a surprise first appearance at the Red Bull Ring.



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The Bull: How Red Bull help KTM go racing

KTM and Red Bull: two of the biggest names in their fields – motorcycle racing and energy drinks – have linked up for over ten years to hit the tracks. Here is a small examination of how and why.



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Run for a good cause: Wings for Life World Run

Something special is happening this weekend but it hasn´t anything to do with two wheels. This event involves the same amount of sweat, dedication and willpower as any high profile sport but the cause of the Wings for Life World Run is nobler.



Jon-Erik Burleson 2014

Interview of the month: Jon-Erik Burleson, master of KTM North America

“I have a professional understanding and a professional training that allows me to do my job but I think my biggest strength is that I understand motorcycles and absolutely love them. I grew up around dealers, racing and the industry so I have a feel for it.”