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Tag: Tony Cairoli

MotoGP™ beckons? Tony Cairoli talks KTM tarmac debut

Could one of the greatest motocrossers ever be eying a career change? Tony Cairoli’s appetite and curiosity to try a new MotoGPTM machine was satisfied last week in Valencia. We’ve seen the images so now hear what the Sicilian had to say on his KTM RC16 debut.



The Great One: Tony Cairoli

There are not many motorcycle racers competing at the highest level with nine FIM World Championships to their name – just two in fact – and Red Bull KTM’s Tony Cairoli is one of them. What possessed the man to seek more silverware at 31 years of age? Will he reach that mythical ten? And how will he deal with a super-competitive teammate in 2018?



“A pure Motocross bike …” talking about the factory KTM 450 SX-F

When Tony Cairoli crossed the finish line at the Dutch Grand Prix earlier this month he completed the set for the KTM 450 SX-F: AMA Supercross, Motocross and now the MXGP title. We asked one of the technicians at the forefront of the bike’s development in Grand Prix about the journey …



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 …