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Tag: Tony Cairoli

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 …



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.



The hardest sport: 3 ways in which MX will blow your body (as well as your mind)

Anybody who has ridden a dirt bike in anger will know how demanding it can be. For the very top professional motocross athletes at a Grand Prix or AMA National then each race brings as much punishment as it does exhilaration. In an effort to work out what is going on with the human body over the course of a thirty-five minute Grand Prix moto we asked renowned Sport Scientist Stephan Neusser for some more information …



Playing the motorsport mind game

Red Bull KTM MX2 Team Manager Dirk Gruebel has to deal with Grand Prix rookies to perennial winners and coax the best of his riders across a grueling nineteen race season. We asked about the intricacies of motivating and moving motocross athletes …



Interview of the Month: Go fasta, eat pasta – The diet of a champion

Eight times FIM Motocross World Champion Tony Cairoli is still winning Grand Prix at the age of 31 and defeating opponents a decade younger. We decided to ask the Sicilian what ‘petrol’ keeps him at the peak of arguably the toughest motorsport there is …



The most common injury in MX & how to fix it

With MXGP into full European swing we picked the brains of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s physio Giuseppe Chiodi on the bulk of his work at each Grand Prix and the biggest problem he addresses for the likes of Cairoli, Prado, Herlings and co …



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 …



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.



Pit Beirer: Season review

It’s been a very successful season for the Red Bull KTM Factory Teams. Be it in America, Europe, Africa, on Supercross, Motocross, Enduro, Rally, Moto3 or even MotoGP, the success and participation has been what we have come to expect from the very strong Austrian company.



The Apprentice: 5 things you might not know about Davy Pootjes

Red Bull KTM’s latest Grand Prix rising star might share the same nationality as world champion powerhouse Jeffrey Herlings but eighteen year old Davy Pootjes is very much looking to carve his own niche at the highest level.