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Tag: Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

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…



5 (MOTOGP) THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT: RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING

KTM mark five years on the MotoGP™ grid in 2021, so to welcome the half-decade and the upcoming new season we dug up some trivia about the two Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders, both products of KTM’s GP Academy system.



MARCHING MOTOGP™ FORWARDS: THANKS POL!

The Spanish star ends a special four-year arc with Red Bull KTM and after helping the MotoGP project move from the back to the front of the grid. Here’s some of the story…



Getting in the game: Becoming a MXGP mechanic – Part 2

Travelling the planet and working with some of the most insanely talented racers to chase world championship glory is a career many would dream of; but just what does it take to become a mechanic for a rider like Jeffrey Herlings or recently crowned FIM MX2 Motocross World Champion Tom Vialle?



GETTING IN THE GAME: BECOMING A MECHANIC IN MXGP – PART 1

How do you get to the very top of motocross? Do you have to be a technical genius? Lucky? A boisterous team player? Or well connected? We asked the Red Bull KTM mechanics for their stories…