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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 …



The MotoGP Challenge: What do they think?

The third and final test of the MotoGP ‘pre-season’ is just around the corner at Qatar next week with the 2017 championship getting underway also at Losail on March 26. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team colors have been shown and the countdown to a momentous day for the company is hotting up.



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.



Interview of the Month: Bradley Smith – One day in snowy Austria

While his MotoGP grid mates relax on holiday, fraternize with sponsors and indulge in some training Bradley Smith is clocking up the hours in the depths of Thalgau and the Red Bull Diagnostics and Training Center. We decided to get in touch to ask what he was up to …



KTM in MotoGP: What’s going on?

Over a year, tens of thousands of track kilometers, five tests with rivals for company and a first wild-card race appearance: KTM has certainly built the foundations for their first MotoGP season in 2017 but after all the images, soundbites, assessments and output with the RC16 what is the actual state of play with the project? We asked the open and jovial Crew Chief Paul Trevathan for some information at the Jerez shakedown …



Hardcore MotoGP fans from Hartberg

They’d been waiting for this Austrian Grand Prix, their home race, so very eagerly. Fritz Dorn and his 130-man troop are a special kind of MotoGP fans. Hard-drinking? You bet. But creative too. A visit to the campground at the Red Bull Ring.



MotoGP through the expert’s eye

We spoke to Red Bull KTM’s Joan Olivé recently here on the BLOG and were intrigued to know how exactly the former Grand Prix rider advises and helps Moto3 racers Brad Binder and Bo Bendsneyder by watching them trackside. What can the Spaniard see? What does he observe different to the rest of us – perhaps motorcyclists but also race fans – enrapt through television or at the fences?



Rok Bagoroš: Dream big, never give up – and go to Jordan!

Rok Bagoroš is the first stunt rider in the world to perform his tricks 432 meters below sea level – and the first to leave his tire tracks in the ancient and majestic Jordanian city of Petra.



Interview of the Month: Checking in with double AMA Supercross Champ Ryan Dungey

Friday night at Le Mans and the MotoGP paddock has finally quietened. Mechanics and staff are busy toiling in the claustrophobic pit garages and the odd bike engine revs in the distance. There might be an eight-hour time difference to the west coast of the USA but – in contrast our situation – the AMA Supercross series is on the edge of wrapping.