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Tag: red bull

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™.



Interview of the Month: The Ringmaster – Aldon Baker

When KTM secured the exclusive services of the most revered trainer in Supercross and Motocross KTM Motorsport Director Pit Beirer was moved to say: “Now the package is complete.” Aldon Baker is a name that evokes fear, desire, confidence and respect in AMA racing. We asked him about his ‘orange’ union, his work and the future of motocross training …



Life as a MotoGP™ mechanic

We’ve come to learn a lot about the demands of MotoGP™ thanks to Red Bull KTM’s exploits through a 2016 of testing and now a maiden season in the Grand Prix paddock but we decided to ask Pol Espargaró’s Chief Mechanic Christophe Leonce a bit more about having a job in the orange and blue shirt …



“A pure Motocross bike …” talking about the factory KTM 450 SX-F

When Tony Cairoli crossed the finish line at the Dutch Grand Prix earlier this month he completed the set for the KTM 450 SX-F: AMA Supercross, Motocross and now the MXGP title. We asked one of the technicians at the forefront of the bike’s development in Grand Prix about the journey …



Controlling the racing chessboard

Robert Jonas works side-by-side with Pit Beirer in deciding a whole host of KTM’s racing strategy, particularly for offroad, so we sat down to ask what it was like in an often harsh world of plans, contracts and gambles …



Secrets of a teenage holeshotter (or not)

There is little doubt that Jorge Prado is the most sensational starter in the FIM Motocross World Championship. In his first Grand Prix year the sixteen year old Spaniard is set to take home the Fox Holeshot Award with fourteen distinctions so far from thirty-four motos on his works KTM 250 SX-F … we wanted to find out how.



Interview of the Month: Mike Leitner – Moving the MotoGP™ puzzle pieces

What’s it like to build and govern a MotoGPTM setup from scratch? We grabbed some time with the man at the peak of the Red Bull KTM operation to find out.



The ‘stars’ behind the stars: MXGP race team

Racers regularly credit the team for their achievements and in 2017 the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing crew in MXGP has been chiming in sixth gear by leading both MX2 and MXGP categories all season. We journeyed behind the scenes to find out a bit more about the other ‘cogs’ of the machine that are making it all happen on the track.



A Zany Character

Ice Speedway is an unconventional sport: Riders lean their bikes at the most extreme angles on the iciest of tracks, with the motorcycle handlebars just skimming the track surface. Austrian rider Franz Zorn has been one of the world champions for many years, with a few technical treats from KTM fitted to his motorcycle.



Interview of the Month: Going large – Herlings and the change to MXGP

A fresh challenge for one of the very fastest offroad motorcycle racers in the world in 2017 as twenty-year old Herlings moves up from three FIM World Championships in the last five years in MX2 to tackle the ‘big boys’ in MXGP. We asked the Dutchman and his crew about the transition from pushing the limits on the KTM 250 SX-F to the KTM 450 SX-F …