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Tag: Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

THE SEARCH FOR MINIMAL (AND CRUCIAL) MOTOGP GAINS

The MotoGP™ ‘pressure gap’ is even smaller than ever. It consists of fractions of a second when peak performance is already at the limit. We asked Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager Francesco Guidotti about the difficulty of helping riders make the difference when they are already maxed-out…



A FLYING START IN QATAR

The iconic lights of the Lusail circuit in Qatar have lit up the start of MotoGP™ 15 times in the last 16 seasons, and in 2022 we were excited to see a strong tinge of orange at the front of the field as racing got underway. An incredible race, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brad Binder clinched second at the season opener in early March…



20 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT KTM’S MOTOGP™ FORCE THIS YEAR

On March 6th 2022 MotoGP™ heads off into the warm Qatari night to open the 74th year of the FIM Grand Prix series. For KTM it will represent the sixth season on the MotoGP grid and with the RC16. Here are some facts and trivia about the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Tech3 KTM Factory Racing riders as the Losail International Circuit ‘launcher’ comes into view…



BULLET FROM A GUN: TOM VIALLE TALKS MOTOCROSS HOLESHOTS

2020 MX2 World Champion Tom Vialle is the best starter in MXGP. Period. The Frenchman accumulated 22 holeshots from the 28 ‘gatedrops’ he’s made in 2021, more than any other racer in any class. We tried to ask for some of his secrets.



GROWING THE ORANGE: KTM AND RACING TALENT

The KTM GP Academy is driving fresh and exciting talent into MotoGP™ in the same way that the KTM system of ‘product-discovery-support-nurture’ unearthed such rich results in motocross and MXGP. We asked two of the youngest and clearest examples – Jorge Prado and Rene Hofer – for their stories…



BRILLIANT BINDER’S WILD WET WEATHER VICTORY IN AUSTRIA

KTM’s home track, the Red Bull Ring in Styria, Austria, recently played host to an incredible double-header for rounds 10 and 11 of the 2021 MotoGP™ Championship. The second of those race weekends saw one of the craziest races in recent memory take place, as the rain began to fall in the closing stages and flag-to-flag tactics came into play. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brad Binder took a chance by staying out on slicks in the rain and carefully steered his KTM RC16 to a sensational victory…



WHAT IT REALLY FEELS LIKE TO GAS A WINNING MOTOGP BIKE

Impossible lean angles and cutting-edge technology help towards one of the biggest rushes on two wheels but what’s it really like to throttle a MotoGP™ bike (and equal the highest ever speed in Grand Prix…)? We asked the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team for some insight…



WRAPPING MIGUEL: KTM’S MOTOGP™ STAR TALKS RACING GEAR

2021 is Miguel Oliveira’s third season in MotoGP; all with the RC16. He now has four trophies in the premier class after backing up a maiden podium of the 2021 season in Mugello, Italy with a brilliant victory in Barcelona, Spain the following weekend. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider is the most experienced KTM athlete in the class and has tasted the soaring highs and the painful lows in just a few short seasons. What gear has the Portuguese counted on in that time? Using a moment in between practice sessions we decided to ask…



KEEPING LIFE FUN, MANUEL LETTENBICHLER STYLE

Life’s good if you’re Manuel (Mani) Lettenbichler. The fun-loving Red Bull KTM Factory Racing enduro racer is uber-chatty (as always), full of the joys of Spring! With just a handful of weeks to go before the opening round of the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, even to the untrained eye, Mani looks very much like a rider that’s ready to race…



LEADING THE LEADERS AND DEALING WITH 2021 SUPERCROSS

Only days and hours remain in the 2021 AMA Supercross season and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have been chasing their second 450SX title in the last three years. We called Team Manager Ian Harrison to ask about Supercross in a pandemic, the evolution of Cooper Webb, and more…