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Tag: Pol Espargaró

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.



MOTOGP™️ IN LOCKDOWN! THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

What about the bikes, the re-organization, a skeleton crew for closed-doors GPs, the lack of testing, the future? KTM’s MotoGP™️ Technical Co-ordinator Sebastian Risse tackles some of the big current question marks over the sport.



FOOD FOR A MOTOGP™ RACER – POL ESPARGARO DISHES UP ON CULINARY DISCIPLINE & REQUIREMENTS WHILE LIVING AT 350KMPH

In the immediate hive of Sunday’s activity after a European MotoGP™ it can be easy to find Pol Espargaró sitting in the Red Bull Holzhaus Energy Station eating a bikini. The 28-year-old is not chewing on beach clothing but a toasted ham and cheese sandwich (so called in Catalonia). It’s almost a ritual. A small ‘reward’ for the sandwich-crazy lead rider of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team that is deep into its third term at the pinnacle of motorcycle racing.



THE ART OF BRAKING IN MOTOGP™ AND HOW TO MASTER IT

Getting to the finish line first is what MotoGP™ is all about, but to make that happen, you need to be able to scrub off speed efficiently. We take a closer look at how braking force supplier extraordinaire Brembo successfully control the negative acceleration forces for all four Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MotoGP™ riders.



Master of the road: Talking KTM in MotoGP™

Numbering well over 120 people and fabricating up to 70 race bikes to tackle classes from the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup to the peak of MotoGP, the road racing division of KTM’s motorsport department has expanded and developed at a rate of speed akin to the motorcycles themselves. Pit Beirer is at the helm of any operation involving an orange two-wheeler going for a chequered flag but responsibility for MotoGP in particular falls to Jens Hainbach.



Interview of the Month: Sweet RC16 – Talking the MotoGP™ motorcycle with the man behind the data

A conversation with MotoGP Technical Director Sebastian Risse at the 2019 Qatar Grand Prix about ‘hidden’ winter work, changing the KTM RC16, and how the factory have tried to catch up in just two years of Grand Prix racing.



Floating the Armada: 2019 KTM MotoGP™ lineup gets ready for the sea

Nine riders and motorcycles filled the new City Hall building in Mattighofen. The 2019 presentation not only showcased the fresh faces and colors that will adorn KTM’s fastest ever collection of race machinery but also the stunning breadth of the factory’s effort in MotoGP.



Interview of the Month: Pol and Bradley’s favorites

There are plenty of just a bit too serious interviews on our MotoGP heroes, so instead we thought we’d keep it nice and casual. We met up with Pol Espargaró and Bradley Smith in the Red Bull Hospitality to do a little quiz. The KTM duo had to guess each other’s favorites, and for every right answer they scored a point. Let’s see who came out on top!



KTM FAN PACKAGE 2018

Back in March, the start of MotoGP signaled a new, exciting season of Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP racing action: KTM is READY TO RACE in all classes.



The Hard Yards: Getting ready for MotoGP™ riding

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™.