Over ten years have passed since KTM last saw a reigning world champion change disciplines and hunt fresh glory as a ‘rookie’ in another series. We asked Tom Vialle about the professional and personal conversion from Grand Prix motocross to the stadia of American Supercross.
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New season, new challenge, new motorcycle, same outcome? We asked how Red Bull KTM Factory Racing were able to mould the fresh 2023 KTM 250 SX-F to win at the highest level.
The most successful race team in the modern era of MXGP heads into a new phase for the soon-to-launch 2022 season. Technical Director Dirk Gruebel answers several key questions as the 66th FIM Grand Prix campaign looms.
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…
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?
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…
19-year old Tom Vialle’s transition from middling European Championship racer to FIM World Championship leader in less than 18 months is one of the biggest stories in MXGP right now. How did the Frenchman make the jump?