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MANUEL LETTENBICHLER READY TO RACE XROSS HARD ENDURO RALLY

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler will return to competitive action today when he begins his participation in round two of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship – Xross Hard Enduro Rally. The young German was forced to sit out the opening event of the series following surgery on his left knee but is now well on the way to full fitness.

STRONG RUNNER-UP RESULTS FOR JOSEP GARCIA AT ENDUROGP OF PORTUGAL

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has finished as runner-up on both days of the second round of the FIM EnduroGP World Championship, held in Portugal. Placing second in the Enduro2 and overall EnduroGP classes on Saturday, Garcia then repeated his day one results on Sunday, frustratingly finishing both days just short of the top step of the overall podium.

Vialle blasts to brilliant Sardinia Grand Prix win

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2022 MXGP neared the halfway stage with the Grand Prix of Sardegna in the deep sand of Riola Sardo. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle guided his works KTM 250 SX-F to 1st position overall in MX2 during a hot and demanding round eight of the season.

DOUBLE PODIUM RESULT FOR JOSEP GARCIA AT ENDUROGP OF SPAIN

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has made an impressive start to his 2022 FIM EnduroGP World Championship campaign, overcoming a mixed opening day to top the Enduro2 class and take an imposing EnduroGP-class win on day two of the GP of Spain. Placing third in the hugely competitive Enduro2 category on Saturday, Josep removed all mistakes from his riding for the final day of competition i

STRONG TOP-FIVE FOR MUSQUIN AT SX FINALE

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The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team had a strong finish to the 2022 AMA Supercross Championship with 450SX riders Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb finishing fifth and sixth, respectively, at the season finale in Salt Lake City, Utah.

MUSQUIN CONTINUES HIS LATE-SEASON CHARGE WITH THIRD-PLACE RESULT IN DENVER

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The penultimate round of the AMA Supercross Championship took place earlier today in Denver, Colorado, and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin raced to a third-place podium finish in the 450SX class. Overcoming challenging track conditions, Musquin minimized his mistakes and managed the race to successfully land his fifth podium appearance in the last six rounds.

More Moto3™ silverware for Masia with runner-up finish in Portugal

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The Grande Premio Tissot de Portugal brought MotoGP™ together for round five and the first European date after sojourns to Qatar, Indonesia, Argentina and the USA so far in 2022. The drops, climbs and cambers of the Algarve International Circuit was the tricky setting for the latest chapter for the world championship as the KTM GP Academy hunted decent results in the Moto3 and Moto2™ classes.

Oliveira sets the early pace in Portugal…with hundreds of fans in tow!

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Miguel Oliveira felt the pressure of heading ‘the pack’ for the second time in just two years at the Algarve International Circuit. Instead of 23 other MotoGP™ riders, the 27-year-old was instead chased by hundreds of excited fans for a lap around the stunning Portuguese facility ahead of the Grande Premio Tissot de Portugal and the fifth round of the 2022 championshi

First 2022 Moto3™ honors for Jaume Masia at USA Grand Prix

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Round four of 2022 MotoGP™ dashed around the challenging curves of the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas as the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas served up more fascinating entertainment fare. Red Bull KTM Ajo had reason for cheer with Jaume Masia taking his first Moto3 victory of the season and his second for the team.

Vialle wins three in a row after Trentino MX2 success

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MXGP moved to Italy once more as the Grand Prix of Trentino constituted the fifth round of the 2022 season and ended the first quarter of the current championship. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle took his KTM 250 SX-F to a perfect 1-1 score sheet on the day and owns the red plate for the first time this term.

Binder rushes to 6th place in Argentina MotoGP™

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The first Grand Prix of Argentina since 2019 saw Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brad Binder dash around the flat and fast Termas de Rio Hondo circuit for 6th position on Sunday. The ultra-competitive series continues to produce new winners and podium finishers but KTM are highly placed in every championship table.

Holgado continues Moto3™ progress as MotoGP™ returns to Argentina

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MotoGP made its way back to the quick and relentless Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina and to race in front of the typically passionate and appreciative native fans for the first time since 2019. Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Daniel Holgado managed to capture 7th place in Moto3 while Pedro Acosta managed the same ranking in Moto2™.

MUSQUIN PODIUMS AT SEATTLE SX

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin continues to step into his stride late in the AMA Supercross Championship season, where he captured a second-straight podium finish in the highly competitive 450SX class.

Oliveira storms to wet Indonesian MotoGP™ victory

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The Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia at the new Mandalika circuit was wet and steamy but entirely memorable for a dominant performance by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Miguel Oliveira who sailed to his first victory of the season and the fourth MotoGP win of his career.

MUSQUIN AND RED BULL KTM BACK ON THE PODIUM AT INDIANAPOLIS SX

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The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team had a positive night in Indianapolis for Round 11 of the AMA Supercross Championship, where Marvin Musquin fought his way back to the podium with a third-place finish in the 450SX Main Event. Feeling the effects from a hard crash last weekend, teammate Cooper Webb rallied through injury to score a top-five finish.

MATTHIAS WALKNER CLAIMS THIRD ON FINAL STAGE AT ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has placed third on the short, final stage of the 2022 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. Toby Price, who was the second rider to enter the special finished in 10th. In the overall classification, both riders completed the event inside the top five, with Price finishing fourth and Walkner one place behind in fifth.

RUNNER-UP RESULT FOR TOBY PRICE ON ADDC STAGE FOUR

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has delivered his best stage result of the 2022 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge so far, placing second-fastest on the tough, 396-kilometer day four. Opening the stage, Matthias Walkner finished in 13th place, while unfortunately, after suffering a technical issue, Kevin Benavides brought his KTM 450 RALLY home in 26th.

MATTHIAS WALKNER WINS STAGE THREE AT 2022 ADDC

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has won stage three of the 2022 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, moving himself up to second in the provisional rally standings. Toby Price earned his best result of this year’s event so far placing fourth fastest, while teammate Kevin Benavides completed the stage in 10th despite opening much of the special and suffering a heavy crash in the latter kilome

KEVIN BENAVIDES TAKES OVERALL ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE RALLY LEAD

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The three-man Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team has successfully completed stage two of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge – round two of the 2022 FIM Rally-Raid World Championship. Kevin Benavides endured a tough day in the desert, stopping to assist an injured rider before continuing. After the time lost was returned to him, the Argentinian placed third and subsequently moved to the top of the provis

KEVIN BENAVIDES THIRD FASTEST ON ABU DHABI STAGE ONE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has made a strong start to the 2022 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge by placing third on the 297-kilometer opening stage. After posting the joint-fastest time on the event’s prologue yesterday, Matthias Walkner claimed fifth on stage one, with teammate Toby Price fighting back from a disrupted start to ultimately claim eighth.

2022 MXGP roars out of the gate with British Grand Prix

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Reigning world champions, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, will open their MXGP Grand Prix campaign this weekend in the UK and with Tom Vialle expected to push for MX2 title honours in 2022. World Champion Jeffrey Herlings is firmly on the recovery path after left heel surgery.

MARVIN MUSQUIN CLAIMS A TOP-FIVE AT ANAHEIM 3 SX

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin captured a top-five finish at Saturday’s Anaheim SX, serving as Round 6 of the 2022 AMA Supercross Championship. Returning to Angel Stadium for the third time in six weeks, it was a battle for riders to excel in the unforgiving track conditions but Musquin kept a steady pace to score his second-best finish of the season in fifth.

2022 MotoGP™: The search for perfection starts here

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KTM’s sixth season of MotoGP will see Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Tech3 KTM Factory Racing take the RC16 into competition for the longest series in the history of the sport. Brad Binder, Miguel Oliveira, Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner will attempt to find fresh milestones through the 21-Grand Prix campaign as the company chase their third successive year of race victory.

MATTHIAS WALKNER AND KTM FINISH THIRD AT 2022 DAKAR RALLY

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has claimed an impressive third-place finish at the incredibly tough 2022 Dakar Rally. Delivering strong, consistent results throughout the entire two-week event, the Austrian star fought hard right to the very end to ultimately finish less than seven minutes behind the race winner after close to 40 hours of racing. Toby Price secured a top-10 overall

KEVIN BENAVIDES TOPS PENULTIMATE STAGE AT DAKAR 2022

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has bounced back from a tough day 10 to win stage 11, the penultimate day of the 2022 Dakar Rally. On one of the toughest specials of the event, Matthias Walkner brought his KTM 450 RALLY home in an excellent fourth place, and now lies third in the provisional event standings with one day left to race. Opening today’s stage, Toby Price placed 28th, whi

TOBY PRICE WINS DAKAR STAGE 10

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has won day 10 of the 2022 Dakar Rally – his first stage win at the 44th running of the event. On what was a day of mixed fortunes for the team, Matthias Walkner lost some time while opening the stage, but still lies fourth overall in the provisional overall standings. Danilo Petrucci enjoyed a solid stage, finishing 11th quickest.

MATTHIAS WALKNER TAKES DAKAR RALLY LEAD ON STAGE NINE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has taken the provisional overall lead of the 2022 Dakar Rally following a fourth-place finish on day nine. Continuing to deliver strong and consistent stage results, the Austrian star now sits over two minutes ahead of the second-placed rider. Kevin Benavides placed second today, with Toby Price bringing his KTM 450 RALLY home in 17th. Danilo Petrucc

THIRD-PLACE FINISH FOR MATTHIAS WALKNER ON DAKAR STAGE EIGHT

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Matthias Walkner has finished as third quickest on the long 830-kilometer eighth stage of the 2022 Dakar Rally, closing the gap on the provisional event leader who he trails by under four minutes. Toby Price enjoyed another solid stage, bringing his KTM 450 RALLY home in sixth place. Kevin Benavides finished as 13th fastest with Danilo Petrucci 25th.

RUNNER-UP RESULT FOR KEVIN BENAVIDES ON DAKAR STAGE SEVEN

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has placed second fastest on the long stage seven of the Dakar Rally. In doing so the Argentinian moves himself up to third overall in the provisional overall standings, one place behind teammate Matthias Walkner, who led out most of today’s special to claim an eventual 24th place finish. Toby Price finished ninth quickest, with Danilo Petrucci success

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING READY FOR SECOND WEEK AT DAKAR 2022

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have successfully completed the demanding first week of the 2022 Dakar Rally. Matthias Walkner is currently the top KTM rider, sitting in a strong second overall in the rally standings. Kevin Benavides and Toby Price endured a tough start to their race campaigns, but both have been steadily fighting their way back up the order, and now sit eighth and 12th respectively.

WEBB LEADS RED BULL KTM TO A STRONG START IN 2022 AMA SX

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The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team delivered solid results aboard the all-new KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION at Saturday's highly anticipated AMA Supercross Championship opener with a striking podium performance from defending 450SX Champion Cooper Webb in second, and teammate Marvin Musquin finishing just off the podium in fourth.

WEBB PODIUMS AT ANAHEIM SX OPENER

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The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team delivered solid results aboard the all-new KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION at Saturday's highly anticipated AMA Supercross Championship opener. With a striking podium performance from defending 450SX Champion Cooper Webb in second, and teammate Marvin Musquin finishing just off the podium in fourth, Red Bull KTM is off to a positive start to the 2022 race season.

THIRD-PLACE RESULT FOR MATTHIAS WALKNER ON SHORTENED DAKAR STAGE SIX

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner remains in second place in the provisional overall Dakar Rally standings after finishing third on a significantly shortened stage six of the event. Toby Price finished ninth after close to one hour of racing against the clock, with Kevin Benavides just over one minute behind him in 15th. Stage five winner Danilo Petrucci completed the 100-kilometer se

DANILO PETRUCCI WINS STAGE FIVE AT DAKAR 2022

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Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Danilo Petrucci has won stage five of the Dakar Rally. Putting in a fast but measured performance, the former MotoGP™ star impressed once again by posting the fastest time on the 341-kilometer special. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price was initially quickest on the stage, but was later awarded a six-minute penalty, which dropped him down to fifth...

DANILO PETRUCCI THIRD FASTEST ON DAKAR RALLY STAGE FOUR

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Danilo Petrucci has finished as the top KTM rider on today’s fast and long stage four, claiming an outstanding third-place result. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner brought his KTM 450 RALLY home in eighth place, to move up to second in the provisional overall standings, with Kevin Benavides finishing 16th, and Toby Price 30th.

TOBY PRICE FINISHES AS RUNNER-UP ON FAST DAKAR RALLY STAGE THREE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has secured his best stage finish of the 2022 Dakar Rally so far, bringing his KTM 450 RALLY home in an impressive second place. On a shortened, but very fast special, Kevin Benavides finished eighth, with Matthias Walkner just two places behind in 10th. Returning to the race following his technical issue on stage two, Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Danilo Petr

THIRD PLACE FINISH FOR KEVIN BENAVIDES ON DAKAR STAGE TWO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Kevin Benavides has finished third on the fast and technical stage two of the Dakar Rally. Teammates Toby Price and Matthias Walkner also delivered strong results, finishing fifth and 14th respectively. Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Danilo Petrucci’s day came to a premature end when a technical issue forced him to withdraw from the stage.

MATTHIAS WALKNER FINISHES THIRD ON OPENING STAGE OF DAKAR RALLY 2022

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner, Toby Price, and Kevin Benavides have all successfully completed the first proper day of racing at the 2022 Dakar Rally – a challenging 514 kilometer looped stage from Ha’il to Ha’il. Managing to avoid the worst of the costly navigational issues that affected many of the leading riders, Matthias Walkner finished third fastest, eight-and-a-half minutes

SHAKEDOWN COMPLETE – RED BULL KTM ARE ALL SET FOR DAKAR 2022

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The three-man Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team of Matthias Walkner, Toby Price, and Kevin Benavides have successfully completed their pre-event shakedown and final administration tasks and are ready for the first stage of the 2022 Dakar Rally, which takes place tomorrow, January 1. Joining the three former race winners, KTM Factory Racing’s Danilo Petrucci will make his competitive rally debut.

KTM FACTORY RACING CLOSE A TROPHY-LADEN 2021

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2021 has been a memorable campaign for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing across the disciplines. Spirited presence in at least six different spheres of motorcycle competition has delivered notable success as well as the full range of emotions. Among the elation and the adversity on track and off, KTM were able to embellish stories and welcome new silverware with a total of 327 FIM world titles now in t

FOUR-RIDER RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM IS READY TO RACE 2022 SEASON ON ALL-NEW KTM FACTORY EDITION MODELS

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A solid four-rider Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team is set to enter the 2022 AMA Supercross Championship aboard the radically new KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION and KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION models. With only a month to go before the start of the series, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team came together in Murrieta, California to celebrate the launch of the new generation machines that all rider

Rest in peace Rene (Hofer)

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The entire KTM family is deeply saddened by the terrible news that MX2 factory racer Rene Hofer, along with two of his friends, has passed away following a skiing incident in Austria.

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING READY FOR DAKAR 2022

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner, Toby Price, and Kevin Benavides are fired up and focused on success as they enter the final phase of preparations ahead of next January’s Dakar Rally. The three-man team – all former Dakar Rally winners – will be joined in the Middle East by newly retired MotoGP™ rider Danilo Petrucci, who will make his Dakar debut at the 2022 event.

WALKNER WINS 2021 ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has won the 2021 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. Putting in another impressive ride to finish in second place on the fifth and final stage of the event, the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Champion secured the race win to cement his position at the top of the championship standings.

Herlings crowned 2021 MXGP World Champion

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Jeffrey Herlings has delivered Red Bull KTM Factory Racing their eighth premier class FIM Motocross World Championship since 2010 and third with the KTM 450 SX-F with victory at the 2021 season-closing Grand Prix Citta di Mantova in Italy.

Herlings ends sensational MXGP season as world champion for the second time

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing are MXGP World Champions for the third time since 2017 as Jeffrey Herlings rode to 1st position overall at the eighteenth and final Grand Prix of the season at Mantova in Italy. The 27-year-old Dutchman picked up his fifth FIM gold medal and his second in the premier class of the sport with the KTM 450 SX-F as teammate Tony Cairoli bade farewell to the series in front o

SECOND PLACE FOR WALKNER ON ABU DHABI PENULTIMATE STAGE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has delivered another strong day in the sand at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, this time claiming a provisional runner-up result on the penultimate stage of the race. With one day left at this final round of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, Walkner leads the overall standings by close to four minutes.

WALKNER ENJOYS RUNNER-UP FINISH ON ABU DHABI STAGE THREE

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Placing second on stage three, Matthias Walkner continues to put in fast, consistent performances at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing star is yet to finish outside the top two, and continues to lead the overall standings with the rally now past the halfway point.

MANUEL LETTENBICHLER WINS GETZENRODEO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has won GetzenRodeo in Germany, the final round of the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. Delivering a dominant performance at his home race, the KTM 300 EXC TPI rider secured his runner-up placing in the final series standings, tied on points with eventual championship winner Billy Bolt.

Cairoli back on top in MXGP as Hofer celebrates historic MX2 milestone win in Italy

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing returned to the hardpacked racetrack in Arco di Trento for the second of a triple header schedule of fixtures in 2021 MXGP. Tony Cairoli triumphed for the second time this season in MXGP as Rene Hofer succeeded in the MX2 class with the KTM 250 SX-F to become the first Austrian winner of a main category since Heinz Kinigadner in 1987. All six riders in Red Bull KTM colo

1-2 for Herlings and Prado at packed Spanish Grand Prix

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing continued their streak of premium results and podium presence in the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship as Jeffrey Herlings celebrated his sixth MXGP victory of the season ahead of Jorge Prado around the Spanish hard-pack of Intu Xanadú Arroyomolinos for round 13 of 18 in the current series. Tom Vialle finished runner-up in MX2 for his sixth rostrum appearance in a r

JOSEP GARCIA ENDS 2021 ENDUROGP SEASON WITH DAY TWO WIN IN FRANCE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has claimed yet another Enduro2 class win, this time on the 12th and final day of the series, in France. The newly crowned E2 Champion was still in with a mathematical chance of claiming the overall EnduroGP title and gave his all on the final day of racing. Placing third overall on the day, Josep secured second place in the 2021 EnduroGP standings, bring

JOSEP GARCIA AND KTM CLAIM ENDURO2 WORLD TITLE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has won the 2021 Enduro2 World Championship. Fighting hard through the nine special tests on day one in France, the KTM 350 EXC-F rider topped the E2 rankings, finishing close to 14 seconds ahead of his nearest rival. The result, and the 20 points earned, secured Garcia the E2 class crown with one day of racing remaining.

RUNNER-UP RESULT FOR MATTHIAS WALKNER ON STAGE FOUR OF RALLYE DU MAROC

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Matthias Walkner has finished second fastest on the fourth and penultimate stage of the Rallye du Maroc. Coming in just 36 seconds behind the winner, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider regains the provisional overall lead of the event. Toby Price and Kevin Benavides brought their KTM 450 RALLY machines home in sixth and ninth places respectively, while Sam Sunderland was forced to withdraw from

TOBY PRICE TOP KTM RIDER ON CHALLENGING RALLYE DU MAROC STAGE THREE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has finished as the top KTM rider on a long and technically demanding stage three of the Rallye du Maroc, claiming 11th place on his KTM 450 RALLY. Just behind, Sam Sunderland and Matthias Walkner finished 12th and 13th respectively, with Kevin Benavides completing the tricky-to-navigate stage in 20th.

DOUBLE WIN FOR JOSEP GARCIA AT ENDUROGP PORTUGAL

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has won the Enduro2 and overall EnduroGP classes on both days of racing in Portugal, round five of the 2021 world championship. The dominant result takes him to the top of the Enduro2 standings and to within 16 points of the EnduroGP class lead with two days left to race.

MATTHIAS WALKNER WINS STAGE TWO IN MOROCCO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has won the second stage of the Rallye du Maroc, while also taking the provisional rally lead. Teammates Kevin Benavides, Sam Sunderland, and Toby Price all enjoyed a strong showing in the Moroccan desert, finishing safely within the top 15.

RED BULL KTM READY TO RACE RALLYE DU MAROC

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing are ready to take on round four of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship – the Rallye du Maroc. Fielding a full four-man line-up of Matthias Walkner, Toby Price, Sam Sunderland, and Kevin Benavides for the first time this season, the team will be aiming to secure the world championship title with Walkner, as well as putting the all-new 2022 KTM 450 RALLY

Fernandez equals Moto2™ win record with victory #7 of 2021

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Raul Fernandez ruled Moto2 for the third race in a row thanks to success at the hot and bumpy Circuit of the Americas for only the second non-European Grand Prix of the 2021 MotoGP season. Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3™ teammate Jaume Masia was the highest finisher with the KTM RC4 in a complicated fourteenth GP of the year.

LETTENBICHLER CLAIMS THIRD AT HIXPANIA HARD ENDURO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has secured a podium finish at round seven of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, claiming third on the two-and-a-half-hour main event at Hixpania Hard Enduro. The result sees Lettenbichler successfully defend his second place in the championship standings, where he lies just three points behind the leader.

MANUEL LETTENBICHLER READY TO TAKE ON HIXPANIA HARD ENDURO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler is set to take on round seven of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship this weekend – the Hixpania Hard Enduro in Aguilar de Campoo, Spain. Lying second in the championship chase, just one point from the top of the standings, Mani will be looking to regain the series lead at this all-important penultimate round.

Binder recovers positions and speed for 9th at San Marino MotoGP™

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9th position and seven MotoGP championship points were earned by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brad Binder at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli today for the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini. The fourteenth round of the season took place in overcast conditions on the Italian east coast.

Misano stamped by Red Bull KTM Ajo in Moto2™ as Fernandez and Gardner go 1-2

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MotoGP ploughed onwards with the 2021 schedule and the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini - round fourteen of the season – saw Moto2 owned by Red Bull KTM Ajo for their tenth success in the category this year. Niccolo Antonelli was runner-up in Moto3™ at Misano.

  • Antonelli takes his second Moto3 podium of 2021 with 2nd place
  • Acosta, 7th, maintains 42 point lead in the Moto3 championship
  • Fernandez takes sixth Moto2 win and second-in-a-row as Gardner takes 2nd
  • Fernandez takes Moto2 Rookie of the Year accolade

 

Moto3

Niccolo Antonelli chased Dennis Foggia hard for victory in a cloud-covered 23-lap Moto3 race and was denied by half a second at the finish line. The Italian was able to celebrate his second podium appearance with the KTM RC4 from the last three Grands Prix thanks to his runner-up position.

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Pedro Acosta battled hard in the second group to make sure of 7th place which allows the rookie teenager to preserve a healthy margin in the championship standings over both Foggia and Sergio Garcia. The Spaniard leads by 42 points with just 100 left to win this season. Jaume Masia was 5th and the first KTM GP Academy rider home.

Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Deniz Öncü was chasing a strong grid position in Saturday morning’s FP3 session but a heavy crash into the last corner meant the Turk had to start from the back of the grid and required a fitness test to compete. He rode to 21st place. Teammate Ayumu Sasaki classified 10th.

 

Moto2

Raul Fernandez took his Red Bull KTM Ajo motorcycle to a fifth Pole Position of his rookie season on Saturday. The Spaniard is still recovering from a broken right hand but was in the heart of the battle for 25 laps on Sunday. The rookie eventually succeeded by less than half a second from World Championship leader and teammate Remy Gardner. While Fernandez toasted his sixth win (and second in a row) and his ninth podium result Gardner survived a massive moment on the last lap gain his eleventh trophy of the term. Misano was the eighth occasion the teammates have appeared on the rostrum together and just 34 points split the teammates.

Raul Fernandez: “Another really difficult race. I didn’t sleep well Saturday night so I’m really happy with this. The track was different to yesterday and I didn’t have much grip. I want to thank the team for an incredible bike and also the Clinica Mobile because the hand was still not good. I don’t know how I could ride or brake but we did it today.”

Remy Gardner: “I definitely had my heart in my mouth on the last lap! I had to come back from a long way. I was pushing hard and I honestly felt that I wouldn’t win it today but on the last lap a bit of hope came back and I pushed so hard to close the gap. I was lucky to save the bike through the fast kink. There have been worst days! I’m pretty happy and onto the next one.”

The Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas will take MotoGP outside of Europe for only the second time this year. The sweeping COTA circuit in Texas is the stage for round fifteen in two weeks.

 

Results Moto3 Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini 2021

1. Dennis Foggia (ITA) Honda 39:17.002

2. Niccolo Antonelli (ITA) KTM +0.565

3. Andrea Migno (ITA) Honda +0.817

5. Jaume Masia (ESP) Red Bull KTM Ajo +3.098

7. Pedro Acosta (ESP) Red Bull KTM Ajo +9.991

10. Ayumu Sasaki (JPN) Red Bull KTM Tech3 +10.344

21. Deniz Öncü (TUR) Red Bull KTM Tech3 +26.962

 

Results Moto2 Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini 2021

1. Raul Fernandez (ESP) Red Bull KTM Ajo 39:49.990

2. Remy Gardner (AUS) Red Bull KTM Ajo +5.408

3. Aron Canet (ESP) +6.824

MANUEL LETTENBICHLER THIRD AT HERO CHALLENGE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has finished third at round six of the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, HERO Challenge in Poland. A high-paced, three-hour extreme cross-country race, Mani finished just 21 seconds behind runner-up Billy Bolt. In doing so he maintained his 100 per cent podium finishing record in the series to date.

RED BULL KTM FINISH STRONG AT AMA PRO MOTOCROSS SEASON FINALE

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The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team had a strong finish to the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship as Cooper Webb and Max Vohland both scored season-best finishes at the Hangtown Motocross Classic finale. Securing his best combined moto scores of 3-2 on the day, Webb claimed another third-place podium finish to end the season on a high note with fourth overall in the 450MX Championship.

MANUEL LETTENBICHLER READY FOR HERO CHALLENGE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler is ready to race HERO Challenge in Poland, round six of the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. As a new addition to the HEWC calendar, Mani heads to Poland looking to extend his lead in the prestigious hard enduro series.

ANOTHER STRONG PODIUM FINISH FOR COOPER WEBB AT FOX RACEWAY II NATIONAL

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Carrying great momentum into the final stretch of the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb scored a third-place podium finish at Saturday’s Fox Raceway II National in Southern California, making it two-in-a-row at the penultimate round.

Igniting his charge with third overall at the last round, Webb powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into second-place off the line in Moto 1. He was challenged from behind early on, eventually slipping into third. He engaged in a fierce battle with Eli Tomac for podium contention before entering into lapped traffic around the midway point. Despite his best efforts to hold Tomac off, Webb was unable to make it back to a podium position – ending fourth in the first moto.

In Moto 2, Webb once again seized the holeshot but he quickly settled into third on the first lap. Shuffling back to fourth briefly, Webb charged his way back into a podium position and finished the moto strong in third.

Webb: “The track was super gnarly and just baked but I was super happy with today. Same as last weekend, we were a little bit further off the [leader’s] pace but I got a great start that second one and tried to run up there as long as I could. It was a tough day, just super warm and super rough but I’m happy to be on the podium. I usually struggle here, so I’m stoked with that.”

After a tough second moto at the previous round, Max Vohland had his sights set on redemption in the 250MX class. In Moto 1, Vohland captured the holeshot aboard his KTM 250 SX-F and he settled into second early on. He held onto that position for two laps before shuffling around in the top-four for the next few laps. Battling the scorching conditions late in the race, Vohland did his best to hold strong in the closing laps to ultimately finish seventh. Still feeling the effects of the heat going into Moto 2, Vohland lined up feeling less than 100% but he dug deep and powered his way to a 15th place finish. With 7-15 moto scores, Vohland was able to salvage 13th overall on the day.

Vohland: “Moto 1 was really good, I ended up holeshotting the moto and running up front for a while in the top three. I ended up slipping back to the top-five for a little bit and started getting really hot towards the end of the moto. The heat really took it out of me today, I was really struggling going to the line for the second moto, I didn’t think I was going to ride, but I did the best I could and ended up 15th. We’ve got one more round to go at Hangtown, my hometown track, so I’m looking forward to it and trying to end the season on a high note.”

The AMA Pro Motocross Championship will head to its final round of racing next Saturday, September 11 with the Hangtown National in Rancho Cordova, California.

Results 450MX Class – Fox Raceway II National

1. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, 2-1

2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha, 1-2

3. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, 4-3

OTHER KTM

9. Joey Savatgy (USA), KTM

10. Fredrik Noren (SWE), KTM

12. Ben LaMay (USA), KTM

14. Justin Bogle (USA), KTM

16. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM

31. Ezra Lewis (USA), KTM

36. Connor Olson (USA), KTM

37. Dennis Stapleton (USA), KTM

Results 250MX Class – Fox Raceway II National

1. Jett Lawrence (AUS), Honda, 1-1

2. Michael Mosiman (USA), GASGAS, 2-4

3. Justin Cooper (USA), Yamaha, 5-2

OTHER KTM

8. Joshua Varize (USA), KTM

13. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM, 7-15

16. Christopher Prebula (USA), KTM

23. Xylian Ramella (SWI), KTM

29. Chad Saultz (USA), KTM

37. Jeffrey Walker (USA), KTM

Standings 450MX Class 2021 after 11 of 12 rounds

1. Dylan Ferrandis, 486 points

2. Ken Roczen, 424

3. Eli Tomac, 415

OTHER KTM

5. Cooper Webb, 316

7. Marvin Musquin, 240

8. Joey Savatgy, 240

14. Justin Bogle, 156

18. Fredrik Noren, 79

Standings 250MX Class 2021 after 11 of 12 rounds

1. Jett Lawrence, 464

2. Justin Cooper, 441

3. Hunter Lawrence, 349

OTHER KTM

9. Max Vohland, 202

JOSEP GARCIA CLAIMS OVERALL VICTORY AT 2021 INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has successfully finished the 2021 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) as the outright fastest rider on his KTM 350 EXC-F. Winning the Enduro2 class along the way, Garcia’s incredible display of speed and consistency also helped Spain to a runner-up finish in the World Trophy competition.

ANOTHER STRONG PODIUM FINISH FOR COOPER WEBB

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Carrying great momentum into the final stretch of the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb scored a third-place podium finish at Saturday’s Fox Raceway II National in Southern California, making it two-in-a-row at the penultimate round.

WEBB PODIUMS AT IRONMAN MX NATIONAL

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb had a strong finish to Saturday’s Ironman National where he made his first podium appearance of the season with third overall in the 450MX class.

JOSEP GARCIA AND KTM READY TO RACE 95TH INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia is set to lead Spain’s World Trophy team at the 95th edition of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), held in the Lombardy-Piedmont region of Italy, southwest of Milan. Joining Garcia in Italy, FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Taylor Robert will once again compete as a key member of Team USA’s World Trophy team.

KTM AND JOSEP GARCIA SIGN TWO-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing are pleased to announce the signing of a two-year contract extension with Spanish enduro star Josep Garcia. The agreement will see the former Enduro World Champion remain with the team through to the end of the 2023 season, riding the proven KTM 350 EXC-F in the FIM Enduro World Championship and the ISDE.

WEBB SCORES A TOP-FIVE FINISH AT BUDDS CREEK MX NATIONAL

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb matched his best finish of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship season with a hard-fought fifth overall at Saturday’s ninth round of racing at Budds Creek MX in Maryland. Teammate Marvin Musquin had the speed to battle up front all day, despite working through a first-moto crash to come away with seventh overall on the day.

HARD-FOUGHT RUNNER-UP RESULT FOR MANUEL LETTENBICHLER AT RED BULL TKO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has finished as an incredibly close runner-up at round five of the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, Red Bull TKO. In what turned out to be an intense two-man fight for the win, Lettenbichler ultimately lost out by less than three seconds. FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Trystan Hart rounded out the podium in third.

Binder rolls the dice in Austria and storms to second MotoGP™ victory

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing sampled the sweet taste of success at their home Grand Prix as Brad Binder defied a crazy dry/wet Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich to win for the second time in his career in the premier class. The South African ensured that KTM trod the top step of the podium for the second time in 2021 and for the second year in a row at the Red Bull Ring.

STRONG SHOWING FOR MUSQUIN AND THE RED BULL KTM TEAM AT UNADILLA NATIONAL

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It was a rough and technical day of racing at the Unadilla National and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin proved that he was up for the challenge as he boasted a season-best third overall in the premier 450MX class at Round 8 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Teammate Max Vohland also put forth his best performance of the season, claiming 6-5 moto scores in the 250MX class to secur

MANUEL LETTENBICHLER HEADS TO AMERICA FOR RED BULL TKO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler will soon arrive in Tennessee, USA to contest Red Bull TKO, round five of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. Winner of the event in 2019, Lettenbichler will be looking to repeat that success to further extend his lead in the world championship standings.

MANUEL LETTENBICHLER SECURES RED BULL ROMANIACS HAT-TRICK

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has claimed victory at Red Bull Romaniacs, round four of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. Topping the timesheets on the fifth and final day of racing, Mani won the race by over 27 minutes to secure his third consecutive victory at the world’s toughest hard enduro rallye. The win also moves the KTM rider to the top of the world championship

MANUEL LETTENBICHLER SET FOR 2021 RED BULL ROMANIACS

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler is ready to race the 2021 Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro Rallye. Comprising five days of demanding offroad racing, from July 27-31, the iconic event marks the fourth round of this year’s FIM Hard Enduro World Championship.

Red Bull KTM lock-out Loket as Prado and Guadagnini win in the Czech Republic

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing left the confines of the tight, twisty and slick hard-pack circuit of Loket with full honors at the Grand Prix of Czech Republic and round five of 2021 MXGP. Jorge Prado won the MXGP class for the first time this season (ensuring all three factory riders in the category have climbed the top step of the podium in just five events) and Mattia Guadagnini seized MX2.

PODIUM SUCCESS FOR JOSEP GARCIA AT ENDUROGP SWEDEN

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has enjoyed another strong weekend of racing in the 2021 FIM Enduro World Championship. Securing a hard-fought runner-up EnduroGP class result on day one of the GP of Sweden, Josep then backed it up with an Enduro2 class win and a fourth-place finish in EnduroGP on day two. The Spaniard now lies second overall in both classes as the championship heads int

DOUBLE ENDUROGP WIN FOR JOSEP GARCIA IN ESTONIA

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has topped the EnduroGP timesheets on both days of racing at the GP of Estonia, earning his first EnduroGP class victory of the 2021 season. Backing up his winning day one performance with a second consecutive victory on Sunday, the KTM 350 EXC-F rider enjoyed a massively positive weekend and moved himself up into the runner-up position in both the Enduro

CONSISTENT DAY FOR MARVIN MUSQUIN AT ROUND 6 OF AMA PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

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The 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship reached its halfway point on Saturday with the sixth round taking place in Millville, Minnesota with the Spring Creek National. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin came away with a consistent seventh overall in the 450MX class, while \rookie teammate Max Vohland put in some solid laps up front to earn 11th overall in the 250MX class.

RUNNER-UP RESULT FOR MANUEL LETTENBICHLER AT ABESTONE HARD ENDURO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has placed a close second at the 2021 Abestone Hard Enduro. Completing the ultra-tough two-lap Super Final in an incredible time of one-hour-and-45-minutes, just 41 seconds behind the winner, the German earns his first FIM Hard Enduro World Championship points of the season, and will go into the next round lying second in the series standings.

WEBB CAPTURES A TOP-FIVE FINISH AT THE WICK 338 NATIONAL

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Five rounds into the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb is falling into stride as he inches closer to a podium finish in the outdoor season. The Wick 338 National is no slouch on the circuit and the reigning 450SX Champion saw perhaps his best performance of the season in the rough, sandy terrain as he claimed a top-five overall with 6-5 moto finishes

MANUEL LETTENBICHLER READY TO RACE ABESTONE HARD ENDURO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has travelled to Italy to race Abestone Hard Enduro. Marking the third round of the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, the three-day event looks set to test all competitors with a variety of race formats leading up to a three-hour, technically demanding Super Final on Sunday, July 11.

MATTHIAS WALKNER WINS THE 2021 SILK WAY RALLY

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has won the Silk Way Rally. Placing second on the fifth and final stage, Walkner extended his lead at the top of the timesheets to claim the race victory and finish over six minutes ahead of his nearest rival.

THIRD PLACE FOR MATTHIAS WALKNER ON SILK WAY RALLY STAGE FOUR

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Matthias Walkner has claimed a third-place finish on stage four of the 2021 Silk Way Rally. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider safely completed the second half of the event’s marathon stage with no issues to successfully extend his lead at the top of the provisional standings. With the event being shortened to just five days, Walkner now faces one final stage before the finish in Gorno-Altaisk

WALKNER WINS SILK WAY RALLY STAGE THREE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has topped the timesheets on stage three of the 2021 Silk Way Rally. The Austrian rider now leads the overall standings by over two minutes, with two stages left to race.

WALKNER PLACES FOURTH ON SILK WAY RALLY STAGE TWO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has put in another strong performance at the 2021 Silk Way Rally, racing to fourth place on the relatively short timed special on day two. The Austrian rider now lies third overall, just over three minutes down on the provisional leader.

RED BULL KTM’S MATTHIAS WALKNER READY TO RACE SILK WAY RALLY

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has arrived in Russia to race the second round of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, the Silk Way Rally. This year’s event, held across the two countries of Russia and Mongolia, will challenge riders with 10 stages of racing, covering more than 5,400km of tough, varied terrain. Walkner’s teammates, Sam Sunderland, Toby Price, and K

Red Bull KTM Ajo relentless in Moto2™ with Fernandez Dutch GP victory

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The Motul TT Assen brought MotoGP back to one of the most renowned and prestigious circuits in Grand Prix racing. The ninth round of the 2021 world championship season at the TT Circuit Assen was the scene for Red Bull KTM Ajo to dominate the intermediate class once more with Raul Fernandez triumphant just ahead of teammate Remy Gardner.

  • Fernandez takes third Moto2 win in rookie season, Gardner in 2nd
  • Red Bull KTM Ajo have won six of nine Moto2 grands prix in 2021 and with four 1-2 results
  • Acosta finishes 4th in Moto3 after recovering from a Saturday crash
  • Rossi Moor claims second race in round four of the 2021 Northern Talent Cup

 

Moto3

The 22-lap Moto3 contest opened race day that dawned with warm but cloudy conditions in the Drenthe region of the Netherlands. CIP Green Power’s Kaito Toba was the lead KTM RC4 rider on the grid in 5th place but Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jaume Masia was not far behind in 10th. The Spaniard’s teammate – teenage hotshot and Moto3 pacesetter Pedro Acosta was declared fit to race after his crash on Saturday that initially counted him out of Q2 and saw him start from 18th on the grid.

The rookie charged through to put himself into podium contention. With five laps to go the leading group consisted of nine riders and Acosta was at the tail end of the melee. He pushed up to 4th and was just 1.3 seconds away from winner Dennis Foggia. Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Deniz Öncü was 15th while Masia ended the day 20th after having to take a ride-through penalty.

Acosta’s advantage in the Moto3 standings is still a hefty 48 points over Sergio Garcia.

 

Moto2

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Raul Fernandez set off from Pole Position for the fourth time in the last five Grands Prix but had teammate, championship leader and winning of the previous three rounds Remy Gardner for company on the front row. The Spaniard and Australian filled positions inside a breakaway top-four as Fernandez impressively recovered from a mistake on the first circulation to burst through to the front with less than five laps remaining. He set a new lap record on the way to a one-second gap over Gardner by the finish line. Assen was the sixth occasion this year this year where both riders have taken to the podium together and the fourth time they have classified 1-2.

Remy has a 31-point margin over Fernandez and has only missed the top three once this season.

Raul Fernandez: “It was an amazing race. I’m a bit destroyed because I made two bad laps at the beginning and I had to really push to recover. It was a mentally difficult race but I want to say a big thanks to my team for giving me an incredible bike. At the end I was really strong.”

Now at the midway point of the season, MotoGP breaks for a five-week hiatus and resumes with back-to-back events at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria in the two first weekends of August.

 

Northern Talent Cup

Lorenz Luciano swept to victory in the first of two races (round four of seven) at the Motul TT Assen with a strong line exiting the Gert Timmer curve and claimed the checkered flag by a split second. For the second sprint in the Netherlands the Belgian was again part of the front-running pack but it was Rossi Moor who comfortably rode to the win for his second success in as many rounds.

 

Results Moto3 Motul TT Assen 2021

1. Dennis Foggia (ITA) Honda 37:35.287

2. Sergio Garcia (ESP) GASGAS +0.078

3. Romano Fenati (ITA) Husqvarna +0.207

4. Pedro Acosta (ESP) Red Bull KTM Ajo +1.352

5. Tatsuki Suzuki (JPN) Honda +1.445

15. Deniz Öncü (TUR) Red Bull KTM Tech3 +27.036

20. Jaume Masia (ESP) Red Bull KTM Ajo +45.670

 

Results Moto2 Motul TT Assen 2021

1. Raul Fernandez (ESP) Red Bull KTM Ajo 39:01.832

2. Remy Gardner (AUS) Red Bull KTM Ajo +1.066

3. Augusto Fernandez (ESP) +1.265

ENDURO2 PODIUM SUCCESS FOR GARCIA AT ITALIAN GP

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has secured Enduro2 class podium results on both days of racing at the GP of Italy, placing second on day one and third on day two. Making a one-off FIM Enduro World Championship appearance, Manuel Lettenbichler finished in seventh place on Saturday in E2, but was unfortunately forced to withdraw from day two following a technical issue.

MANI LETTENBICHLER JOINS JOSEP GARCIA FOR ENDUROGP OF ITALY

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler is ready to take on round two of the 2021 FIM Enduro World Championship. Joining teammate Josep Garcia in Edolo, Italy, Lettenbichler will make a one-off appearance in the series where he will contest the Enduro2 category on a KTM 450 EXC-F.

DOUBLE ENDURO2 PODIUM FINISH FOR JOSEP GARCIA AT GP OF PORTUGAL

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has secured podium places in the Enduro2 class on both days of racing at the GP of Portugal, round one of the 2021 FIM Enduro World Championship. Completing day one in second, Garcia dropped to third in class on Sunday following a couple of small mistakes. His results place him third overall in the Enduro2 standings at the close of round one.

RED BULL KTM MANAGE TOP-10 FINISHES AT HIGH POINT MX NATIONAL

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The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team returned to racing on Saturday with Round 3 of the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship at High Point Raceway. In the 450MX class, teammates Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb overcame their own challenges to finish inside the top-10 overall, while rookie 250MX riders Max Vohland and Kailub Russell took away some positives from a building year in the class.

JOSEP GARCIA READY FOR ENDUROGP RETURN

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia will make his much-anticipated return to the FIM Enduro World Championship this weekend at round one of the 2021 series, held in Portugal from June 18-20. Riding the KTM 350 EXC-F, Garcia will be looking to claim his second Enduro2 class title while also fighting for overall honors in the EnduroGP category.

MATTHIAS WALKNER FINISHES AS RUNNER-UP AT 2021 RALLY KAZAKHSTAN

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has successfully completed a shortened fifth and final stage of the 2021 Rally Kazakhstan in sixth place, earning him second overall in the event’s provisional classifications. Unfortunately, Sam Sunderland suffered a fall around kilometer 20, injuring his hip, and was unable to continue.

RUNNER-UP RESULT FOR WALKNER ON RALLY KAZAKHSTAN STAGE FOUR

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has finished as runner-up on stage four of the 2021 Rally Kazakhstan. The result moves him up to second place overall in the provisional rally standings with one stage left to race. Sam Sunderland completed the timed special in an excellent seventh place, despite opening the stage, and lies fourth in the overall rankings.

STAGE THREE WIN FOR SUNDERLAND AT RALLY KAZAKHSTAN

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland has taken the win on the long stage three of Rally Kazakhstan. Finishing two minutes ahead of his rivals, the result moves Sunderland up to fourth in the provisional overall standings. Matthias Walkner safely completed the stage in 10th, just under 12 minutes down on his teammate.

MATTHIAS WALKNER TAKES OVERALL LEAD AT RALLY KAZAKHSTAN

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has put in another superb performance at the 2021 Rally Kazakhstan to finish as second fastest on stage two, moving himself into the provisional lead of the event. Sam Sunderland also enjoyed a strong showing, placing sixth for sixth overall with three days left to race.

MXGP 2021: the view from the top

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The 65th year of the FIM Motocross World Championship gets underway with the Grand Prix of Russia. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing is hoping to defend the MX2 title and compete for their third MXGP crown since 2017. As the race in Orlyonok fast approaches, KTM’s race management explained their views and hopes for the 19-round series.

WEBB AND MUSQUIN COLLECT TOP-10 FINISHES AT THUNDER VALLEY MX NATIONAL

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Two rounds into the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the 450MX class has revealed a highly-competitive field of the nation’s top motocross racers. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammates Cooper Webb and Marvin Musquin have proven to be in the elite category but a top-10 result didn’t come without a fight at Saturday’s Thunder Valley MX National in Colorado.

Gardner confirmed for 2022 Tech3 KTM Factory Racing MotoGP™ saddle

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Grand Prix winning Moto2™ star Remy Gardner will move into the MotoGP class next season and steer one of the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing RC16s as he continues his upward trajectory at world championship level.

Gardner, the current Moto2 championship leader, Italian Grand Prix victor and owner of five podiums from six events this season as part of Aki Ajo’s Red Bull KTM Ajo squad, has signed a contract to make his MotoGP debut next year and completes the final step on the KTM GP Academy career ‘ladder’ by joining his former team.

The 23-year-old’s potential has been evident through an education that involved one term in Moto3 and five in Moto2. He was finally snared by KTM to round-off advanced phases of his development under Ajo’s watchful eye and in the crew that has pushed both the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing athletes – Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira – to triumph in MotoGP.

Remy made his GP debut in San Marino in 2014. He first stood on the Moto2 podium in 2019 at the Grand Prix of Argentina and has progressed to be one of the main protagonists of the division. After his success at Mugello last weekend he now holds two Moto2 winner’s trophies and fronts the standings by six points.

Gardner will fire-up the Tech3 KTM RC16 for the first round of the 2022 season, almost three decades after his father, Wayne, retired from the premier class of Grand Prix racing in 1992.

Remy Gardner: “I’m extremely happy that KTM have given me this opportunity. It’s a dream come true for me and what we have worked for up until this point. It’s an incredible chance for me and I cannot wait to ride the bike. I just want to thank KTM for believing in me. Right now we need to focus on finishing 2021 in a strong way. I want to thank also everyone who has supported me to reach MotoGP. We’re just getting started.”

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsport Director: “It’s a real pleasure for us to bring Remy to MotoGP next season because we knew about his speed and ability for Moto2 and he has confirmed that potential. We believe there is much more to come from him and it’s important he has this opportunity to keep growing. Remy is a typical racer. He’s super-determined and never gives up. He’s exciting to watch and we’re looking forward to working with him in this next step. Again, we’re also showing that the KTM GP Academy can give the right opportunity for riders that want to go all the way.”

Hervé Poncharal, Tech3 KTM Factory Racing Team Principal: “We are very proud, happy and confident to welcome Remy. We believe he will be a strong asset to the KTM MotoGP line up and I think having taken this decision is now going to help Remy to focus 100% on his Moto2 World Championship and will also help us, the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing Team to focus on our 2021 season. So, welcome back, Remy, keep on pushing and come to join us for your MotoGP adventure in 2022!”

RED BULL KTM BATTLES THROUGH INTENSE PRO MOTOCROSS SEASON OPENER

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Saturday kicked off the start to the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship taking place at Southern California’s popular Fox Raceway at Pala. The demanding two-moto format made for an intense opening round and the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team came away with mixed results in both the 450 and 250 MX divisions.

KTM climbs the Moto3™ podium and Fernandez wins Moto2™ in Le Mans

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Ayumu Sasaki and Deniz Öncü gave their Red Bull KTM Tech3 team a pair of top ten results through a difficult mix of wet and dry conditions at Le Mans for the squad’s home Shark Grand Prix de France. Italian Riccardo Rossi was the top KTM RC4 racer in 3rd position. Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner finished 1-2 in a sunny Moto2 race and both riders top the championship.

MANUEL LETTENBICHLER CLAIMS SECOND AT EXTREME XL LAGARES

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has finished as runner-up at Extreme XL Lagares – round one of the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. Despite the race format being extensively revised and officials taking the decision not to award championship points, Lettenbichler raced on, earning a commendable second place overall in tough and muddy conditions in Portugal.

LETTENBICHLER READY TO RACE EXTREME XL LAGARES

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler is ready to take on the 2021 edition of Extreme XL Lagares. The three-day Portuguese event, running from May 7-9, marks the opening round of the inaugural FIM Hard Enduro World Championship.

Acosta sensational again for third straight Moto3™ Grand Prix win

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Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Pedro Acosta continues to stun the Moto3 World Championship in his rookie season and claimed his third win in a row – meaning a 100% podium record in 2021 - at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España for the fourth round of 2021 MotoGP™. Remy Gardner maintains his lead in the Moto2™ series after finishing 4th at a sunny Circuito de Jerez.

COOPER WEBB IS CROWNED 2021 450SX CHAMPION

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb had an incredible conclusion to the 2021 AMA Supercross Championship, clinching his second-career 450SX title with a dominant victory at Saturday’s season finale. Marvin Musquin furthered the remarkable night for the team as he delivered a strong runner-up performance to give Red Bull KTM back-to-back 1-2 sweeps in Salt Lake City, Utah.

POINTS LEADER COOPER WEBB FINISHES SIXTH IN ATLANTA

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The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team salvaged a tough day of racing on Tuesday as teammates Cooper Webb and Marvin Musquin came away with sixth and seventh-place finishes, respectively, at Round 14 of the AMA Supercross Championship at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With three rounds remaining, Webb holds a 13-point lead in the 450SX Championship.

KEVIN BENAVIDES JOINS RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing are excited to announce that Argentinian racer Kevin Benavides has joined the ultra-successful rally team with immediate effect. The 32-year-old from Salta will compete in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship and the prestigious Dakar Rally riding the KTM 450 RALLY.

Acosta celebrates stunning first Moto3™ victory

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Pedro Acosta starred for the KTM GP Academy at the second Grand Prix of 2021 to take place at a windy and challenging Losail International Circuit. The 16-year old 2020 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Champion recorded his first win in just his second GP start and after beginning the race from the pitlane. In Moto2 Remy Gardner was runner-up for the second Sunday in a row and rookie teammate Raul Fern

Oliveira & Binder score first MotoGP™ points at 2021 season opener

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The lights were on at the Losail International Circuit but the red start lights fell for the first of nineteen Grands Prix in 2021. Through tricky and blustery conditions in Qatar Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Miguel Oliveira challenged for the top ten of the premier class before classifying 13th, one position ahead of teammate Brad Binder.

Superb Qatar GP opener for KTM GP Academy with Moto3™ victory

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The Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar was the stage for an emphatic showing by the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 team as Jaume Masia triumphed around a sweeping, quick but also dirty Losail International Circuit with high winds causing further problems. Sixteen-year-old rookie Moto3 teammate Pedro Acosta grabbed a career defining debut result with 2nd place. Remy Gardner scores 2nd spot in the Moto2™ race.

WEBB SWEEPS ARLINGTON WITH THIRD-CONSECUTIVE WIN ON SATURDAY

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb made it a clean sweep in the Lonestar state this week as he clinched a third-consecutive victory inside AT&T Stadium on Saturday for Round 12 of the 2021 AMA Supercross Championship. Coming into the three-race residency in Arlington, Webb sat two points down in the championship standings but he fought his way back to a 15-point lead as the series heads int

WEBB EXTENDS POINTS LEAD WITH ANOTHER WIRE-TO-WIRE VICTORY IN ARLINGTON

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb continues to keep his momentum rolling in Arlington as he raced his way to another wire-to-wire victory in Tuesday’s 450SX Main Event. With back-to-back wins through the first two rounds of “residency” in Texas, Webb now carries a 12-point championship lead into Round 12 of the 2021 AMA Supercross Championship on Saturday where he looks to make it three-fo

WEBB CHARGES TO THE PODIUM AT DAYTONA SUPERCROSS

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb had a statement performance inside ‘The World Center of Racing’ on Saturday, where he made a striking last-lap pass to secure second-place at the Daytona SX in Florida. With his fourth consecutive podium appearance at Round 9, Webb continues his momentous run for a second-career title in the 450SX class.

MOTOGP™ 2021: TIME FOR THE NEXT LEVEL

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KTM Factory Racing unveiled the KTM RC16 colors for the 2021 MotoGP FIM World Championship through a digital presentation that introduced the new look, line-ups and objectives for the anticipated season ahead.

WEBB AND MUSQUIN SHARE THE PODIUM AT INDY 3 SX

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The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team returned to action in Indianapolis on Saturday with Round 6 of the 2021 AMA Supercross Championship and they capped off their stay in the Hoosier state with a double-podium finish in the 450SX class. It was Cooper Webb who led the charge with a statement performance and second overall, while teammate Marvin Musquin put himself in a favorable position late in th

MOTOGP™ 2021: NEXT LEVEL

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Join us to unearth the new look KTM MotoGP line-up for 2021 with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Tech3 KTM Factory Racing showing off their fresh faces and colors for the forthcoming season.

WEBB LANDS PODIUM FINISH AT INDIANAPOLIS SX 1

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Four rounds into the 2021 AMA Supercross Championship, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb is beginning to step into his stride as he raced his way to a third-place podium finish in what proved to be an intensely chaotic 450SX Main Event in Indianapolis.

KTM AND JOSEP GARCIA RETURN TO FIM ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia is ready to take on the 2021 FIM Enduro World Championship. The 2017 Enduro2 World Champion, who spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons contesting the World Enduro Super Series, will return to the Enduro2 (E2) category and compete onboard a KTM 350 EXC-F.

WEBB DELIVERS RED BULL KTM ITS FIRST 450SX WIN OF 2021 AT HOUSTON

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The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team put a stamp on their final night of residency in Houston on Saturday as Cooper Webb led the charge to top the 450SX podium with an impressive closing performance at Round 3 of the 2021 AMA Supercross Championship. Rookie Maximus Vohland continues to improve and impress, racing his way to a season-best sixth-place in the 250SX Eastern Regional division.

WEBB FIGHTS BACK TO FINISH FOURTH AT SECOND ROUND OF HOUSTON SX

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Just three days after an exciting season opener in Houston, Texas, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team returned to action inside NRG Stadium on Tuesday for Round 2 of the 2021 AMA Supercross Championship. The racing was intense in the 450SX division as track conditions kept riders on their toes in addition to a stacked field of competition in the premier class.

SUNDERLAND AND KTM THIRD OVERALL AT DAKAR RALLY 2021

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland has claimed an impressive third place finish at the incredibly demanding 2021 Dakar Rally. Matthias Walkner fought back from a technical issue early in the event to clinch ninth place overall following a strong ride on the final stage. KTM Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders, competing in his first ever Dakar, impressed by finishing as top rookie in fourth.

SAM SUNDERLAND WINS STAGE 11 AT DAKAR 2021

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland has won stage 11 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. Putting in an impressive performance through the demanding 464km timed special, the Brit made up over six minutes on his rivals and now lies second overall in the provisional standings. KTM Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders enjoyed another strong stage finishing in fourth, with Matthias Walkner less than one-minut

TOP FIVE STAGE FINISH FOR WALKNER ON DAKAR RALLY DAY 10

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has secured a fifth-place finish on stage 10 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. On the short but technically demanding day all three factory riders placed inside the top 10 with Daniel Sanders one place behind Walkner in sixth and Sam Sunderland completing the special as eighth fastest.

KTM to vie for MotoGP™ glory until 2026

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KTM Motorsports will be gunning for new milestones and more MotoGP ‘highs’ for the next six years after signing a contract extension with commercial rights-holders and promoters Dorna Sports S.L., ensuring that the KTM RC16 will be present on the grid until 2026.

TOUGH DAY FOR KTM ON DAKAR STAGE NINE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland and Matthias Walkner have successfully completed an eventful stage nine of the 2021 Dakar Rally where unfortunately, due to a crash around kilometer 155, Toby Price was forced to retire from the event. KTM Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders placed ninth on the demanding timed special.

INCREDIBLE RUNNER-UP FINISH FOR PRICE ON DAKAR RALLY STAGE EIGHT

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has successfully completed stage eight of the 2021 Dakar Rally in an excellent second place. Teammate Sam Sunderland put in yet another strong performance for fourth, with all four factory riders finishing inside the top 10 as Daniel Sanders and Matthias Walkner claimed seventh and eighth respectively.

POSITIVE OPENING LEG OF DAKAR RALLY MARATHON STAGE FOR KTM

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland and Toby Price have enjoyed a hugely positive day of racing on stage seven of the 2021 Dakar Rally to finish fourth and seventh respectively. Price now sits second overall in the provisional standings, just one second off the lead, with Sunderland in third and only two minutes further back. Claiming another top-five stage result, KTM Factory Racing’s Da

RED BULL KTM READY TO TAKE ON WEEK TWO OF 2021 DAKAR RALLY

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders have completed an extremely successful first week at the 2021 Dakar Rally. Toby Price leads the overall provisional standings, with Sam Sunderland in sixth. Matthias Walkner suffered a technical issue on stage two but has since delivered strong performances to move himself back up the leaderboard, sitting just outside the top 20.

TOBY PRICE LEADS DAKAR RALLY AT HALFWAY STAGE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has put in another strong performance at the 2021 Dakar, finishing as seventh fastest on today’s sixth stage to take the provisional overall lead going into Saturday’s rest day. Rally rookie Daniel Sanders finished the day as top KTM, claiming his second top-three result of the event in third, with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner and Sam Sund

SANDERS CLAIMS THIRD ON DAKAR STAGE FOUR

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KTM Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders has delivered his best single stage performance of the 2021 Dakar Rally so far, placing an impressive third fastest on the high-speed special. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland, Toby Price and Matthias Walkner all enjoyed solid rides, safely completing the stage without mishap.

TOBY PRICE SECURES STAGE THREE DAKAR RALLY WIN

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has taken the stage win on day three of the 2021 Dakar Rally, his second stage victory of the event so far. Teammates Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland also delivered strong rides, finishing in third and fifth respectively. KTM Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders secured his second consecutive top-10 result in eighth.

CHALLENGING DAY FOR KTM ON STAGE TWO OF 2021 DAKAR RALLY

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At the end of what was a demanding day for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, Sam Sunderland and Toby Price both put in solid rides from the front to finish 17th and 22nd respectively on stage two of the 2021 Dakar Rally. Matthias Walkner unfortunately lost a lot of time on the stage when a technical issue forced him to make repairs mid-special. KTM Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders enjoyed a strong day t

TOBY PRICE WINS STAGE ONE AT DAKAR 2021

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has got his 2021 Dakar Rally campaign off to the perfect start with victory on stage one. Teammates Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland also put in strong results on the opening day, finishing third and fourth respectively.

KTM RIDERS COMPLETE SHAKEDOWN TESTS AHEAD OF 2021 DAKAR RALLY

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The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing trio of Toby Price, Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland have successfully completed their Shakedown tests ahead of this year’s Dakar Rally. Joined by KTM Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders in Jeddah, the team will now complete all administrative tasks before the qualifying Prologue on Saturday, January 2.

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING FULLY FOCUSED ON DAKAR PREPARATIONS

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With the 2021 Dakar Rally now just one month away, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have their sights firmly set on battling for the number one position at the world’s toughest cross-country rally. In what has been a hugely disrupted year, which saw the team make only one competitive outing following the 2020 Dakar, Toby Price, Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland are all fully fit and keen to get racin

Oliveira dominates home MotoGP™ in Portugal as Arenas wins 2020 Moto3™ title

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Red Bull KTM closed an intense but memorable 2020 MotoGP campaign with Miguel Oliveira romping free of the pack to win his second race of the season at the challenging Algarve International circuit for the Grande Prémio MEO de Portugal. Oliveira’s home GP success was the company’s third victory from fourteen rounds. Pol Espargaro ensured two KTM RC16s in the top four and finishes the year 5th in t

Arenas lifts 2020 Moto3™ world championship in Portugal

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Albert Arenas is the 2020 FIM Moto3 World Champion after a mature race to 12th position in the Grande Prémio MEO de Portugal and the fifteenth and last race of the season. The Spaniard became KTM’s fourth title winner in the class with the Solunion Aspar KTM RC4 and delivered KTM’s 314th FIM crown.

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM ANNOUNCES A THREE-RIDER ROSTER FOR 2021 RACE SEASON

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With “off-season” preparations underway for the 2021 race season, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team has announced its three-rider line-up alongside a press event held today at the company’s North American test track facility “RD Field” in Southern California. Featuring two of the sport’s top contenders – Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb – in the 450 cc division, the team is also proud...

DAY TWO WIN FOR JOSEP GARCIA AT 2020 ENDUROGP FINALE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has secured his second EnduroGP win of the season with victory on day two of the final round of the series in Portugal. Joining Garcia and making his competitive debut at an FIM EnduroGP World Championship event, Manuel Lettenbichler posted some solid special test times on his way to a 10th place Enduro 2 class result on day one but unfortunately was unab

Espargaro doubles-up as Red Bull KTM outshine the opposition at second MotoGP™ in Valencia

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Red Bull KTM celebrated their second consecutive podium appearance and their seventh trophy of 2020 as Pol Espargaro flew to 3rd position in Spain. The factory saw all three of their KTM RC16s place in the top six to end the penultimate round of the season as the leading brand in the race classification. Jorge Martin scored a victory in Moto2™ as Raul Fernandez finished 3rd in Moto3™.

Espargaro back on the MotoGP™ podium with 3rd place in Valencia

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Red Bull KTM lifted their sixth trophy of 2020 MotoGP as Pol Espargaro finished in the top three for the fourth time this season at a sunny Ricardo Tormo Circuit for the Gran Premio de Europa. Raul Fernandez recorded his first visit to the top step in Moto3 and Jorge Martin was runner-up in Moto2 to complete a successful Sunday for the Red Bull KTM Ajo crew.

JOSEP GARCIA ENJOYS WINNING ENDUROGP RETURN

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Returning to the FIM Enduro World Championship, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has delivered two impressive performances at the EnduroGP of Portugal, battling challenging weather and changing track conditions across two tough days of competition. Ending the event with a runner-up Enduro 2 class result on day one, Garcia went on to top the class, and the event’s overall EnduroGP classif

Vialle wins 2020 MX2 FIM Motocross World Championship at Grand Prix of Pietramurata

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Tom Vialle has won the MX2 FIM Motocross World Championship at the Pietramurata circuit in Italy and the penultimate round of the 2020 campaign. The 20-year old Frenchman changed his red number plate for a gold one after winning the first moto on his KTM 250 SX-F and acquired the necessary points to wear the #1 for 2021. In MXGP Tony Cairoli steered his KTM 450 SX-F to 5th and chases the status of

Cairoli wins Trentino MXGP as Vialle edges close to MX2 history

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle moved to within striking distance of the 2020 FIM MX2 FIM Motocross World Championship thanks to 3rd position in Italy on Sunday and his 13th podium finish this season. In the MXGP class Tony Cairoli claimed victory for the third time in 2020 for what was the 16th round of 18.

MANUEL LETTENBICHLER WINS 2020 RED BULL ROMANIACS

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler has won the 2020 edition of Red Bull Romaniacs. In an event that saw the top two contenders take the battle for victory right down to the wire, Lettenbichler put in a superb performance on the demanding fourth and final day to secure the overall win by over two minutes.

MANUEL LETTENBICHLER SET TO RACE 2020 RED BULL ROMANIACS

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler is ready to race the 2020 edition of Red Bull Romaniacs. The grueling five-day event consists of a time trial qualification, followed by four long days of racing in the Romanian Hills. Based once again around the town of Sibiu, the hard enduro takes place from October 27 to 31.

KTM ONE-TWO ON ANDALUCIA RALLY STAGE FOUR

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KTM Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders has won the fourth and final stage of the 2020 Andalucia Rally. Pushing hard on the dusty, Spanish tracks, the rally rookie beat his Australian teammate Toby Price to the day’s win by just seven seconds. Also delivering a strong performance, Matthias Walkner placed fourth, less than two minutes down on Sanders.

SECOND PLACE FOR MATTHIAS WALKNER ON ANDALUCIA RALLY STAGE THREE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner has put in an excellent performance on stage three of the 2020 Andalucia Rally, covering the 230 kilometers of timed special in less than two hours to finish as provisional runner-up. Teammates Daniel Sanders and Toby Price successfully completed the day’s racing in ninth and 10th respectively.

TOBY PRICE FIFTH FASTEST ON ANDALUCIA RALLY STAGE TWO

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price has completed the second stage of the 2020 Andalucia Rally as fifth-fastest. Fellow Australian Daniel Sanders finished in 11th place with Matthias Walkner 15th. Sam Sunderland’s rally came to an unfortunate and premature close following a crash just 10km into the stage.

TOUGH OPENING STAGE AT THE 2020 ANDALUCIA RALLY FOR RED BULL KTM

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have successfully completed the opening stage of the 2020 Andalucia Rally. Sam Sunderland posted the best result from the team, finishing seventh-fastest, six-and-a-half minutes off the stage winner. Matthias Walkner also claimed a solid result in 12th, unfortunately losing several minutes in the last few kilometers of the stage.

Prado walks the podium at Mantova for Lombardia MXGP

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MXGP ‘rookie’ Jorge Prado captured his fourth podium result of 2020 and his third in a row with 3rd place overall at the Grand Prix of Lombardia. The Spaniard was denied a second victory with the KTM 450 SX-F after penalization for jumping while yellow flags were waved in the second moto at Mantova.

Oliveira wins jaw-dropping Styrian MotoGP™ as Espargaro also takes podium finish

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Red Bull KTM toasted their second MotoGP victory in the space of two weeks with Miguel Oliveira’s brilliantly judged first-ever success at the Red Bull Ring for the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria. The 25-year old not only claimed the first win for his Red Bull KTM Tech3 team in MotoGP but also for Portugal. Pol Espargaro fought for the checkered flag until the last corner and scored his second career

Herlings triumphs at Kegums Grand Prix and final MXGP Latvian event

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Red Bull KTM have ended the three-races in one-week spell in Latvia still in control of the 2020 MXGP and MX2 FIM Motocross World Championships. Jeffrey Herlings picked up his 89th career win for the Grand Prix of Kegums while Jorge Prado captured his first podium finish in the premier class. Tom Vialle walked the rostrum for the second time this week in MX2.

Binder races to 4th at the Red Bull Ring as Martin and Arenas claim Moto2™ & Moto3™ wins

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Red Bull KTM experienced the rough with the smooth at the myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich. Brad Binder scored 4th position and moved up to the same ranking in the MotoGP standings while Iker Lecuona posted his first finish with 9th place but there was disappointment for Pol Espargaro and Miguel Oliveira who both crashed while fighting in the top five. In Moto3 Albert Arenas used his KTM

VIALLE TAKES MX2 WIN AT LATVIAN GRAND PRIX AS 2020 MXGP RESTARTS IN STYLE

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing resumed their 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship campaign with victory in the long-awaited third round of the series, disputed under the fierce Latvian sun and across the sandy Kegums circuit, 50km from the city of Riga. Tom Vialle took his KTM 250 SX-F to the top step of the MX2 podium for his second win in a row and the third of his career.

Red plates and high goals: 2020 MXGP launches again with Latvian triple

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing restart their 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship this weekend with the Grands Prix of Latvia, Riga and Kegums in the space of seven days. Rounds three, four and five will take place at the established Kegums circuit. Jeffrey Herlings and Tom Vialle go into the triple header holding the red plates as leaders of the MXGP and MX2 classes respectively.

WEBB SECURES RUNNER-UP FINISH IN 2020 450SX CHAMPIONSHIP AS THE SEASON CONCLUDES IN SALT LAKE CITY

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Cooper Webb has finished runner-up in the 2020 AMA 450 Supercross Championship, following a valiant effort to secure a second-straight title amidst a unique set of challenges this season.

Heading into Sunday’s finale at Rice-Eccles Stadium, the seventh stop in Salt Lake City, Webb held an eight-race podium streak with three victories taking place in Utah. The 2019 450SX Champion started the day off strong, sharing pole position with championship rival Eli Tomac as both riders laid down a fast time of 49.438 in qualifying. In 450SX Heat 1, Webb got off to a top-five start and he worked his way through the pack to ultimately secure a second-place finish in the heat.

In the Main Event, Webb had a good jump off the start but he got tangled up with another rider in the first turn and went down. He was able to rally from almost last to 14th by the end of lap one and from there he put his head down and charged through the pack. After 25 laps, Webb was able to make it up to eighth-place, where he ultimately finished for the night. Webb finished out the season in second overall with a consistent string of 13 podiums in the 17-race championship, four of which he stood in the center of the box.

Cooper Webb: “It was a rough Main Event. I kind of struggled with the track a little bit and I didn’t ride my best race but I came back to eighth, so I was able to secure second in points. I obviously wanted to keep the podium streak going but it is what it is. Overall, it was a great season and we’ll get ready for outdoors.”

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team will take a brief break from racing as they switch gears for the 2020 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, which is set to begin July 18 in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

 

Results 450SX Class – Salt Lake City (Round 17)

1. Zach Osborne (USA), HQV, 25 laps

2. Jason Anderson (USA), HQV, +03.063

3. Dean Wilson (GBR), Kawasaki, +05.369

Other KTM

8. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM

10. Chad Reed (AUS), KTM

14. Benny Bloss (USA), KTM

16. Blake Baggett (USA), KTM

17. Martin Davalos (ECQ), KTM

 

Standings 450SX Class 2020 after 17 of 17 rounds

1. Tomac, 384 points

2. Webb, 359

3. Roczen, 354

Other KTM

12. Baggett, 200

13. Davalos, 178

16. Reed, 113

17. Bloss, 108

 

Results 250SX East/West Showdown – Salt Lake City

1. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda

2. Shane McElrath (USA), Yamaha 

3. Michael Mosiman (USA), Husqvarna

OTHER KTM

6. Brandon Hartranft, (USA), KTM

9. Derek Drake (USA), KTM

 

Standings 250SX East Class 2020

1. Sexton, 218 points

2. McElrath, 209

3. Shimoda, 122

OTHER KTM

9. Brown, 92

 

Standings 250SX West Class 2020

1. Ferrandis, 200 points

2. Cooper, 180

3. Forkner, 176

4. Hartranft, 158

OTHER KTM

7. Drake, 120

WEBB TAKES 450SX CHAMPIONSHIP DOWN TO THE FINALE WITH A HARD-FOUGHT WIN IN SALT LAKE CITY

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Cooper Webb earned a hard-fought victory at Wednesday’s penultimate round to bring the 2020 450SX Championship battle down to the season finale this Sunday for what will serve as the series’ seventh consecutive stop inside Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium. Additionally, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown finished just off the podium in fourth as the 250SX Eastern Regional Championship returned to racing. 

 

With a modified schedule rounding out the final seven rounds of the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship, the reigning 450SX Champion has made a habit out of winning on Wednesdays, as he swept all three of the mid-week races, while earning respectable runner-up finishes on the Sunday bouts to keep himself in the running for a second-straight title.

 

After qualifying fifth overall earlier in the day, Webb powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into a top-three start in 450SX Heat 2 and he quickly jumped into the second-place position. He battled hard to ultimately secure second-place in the heat race.

 

In the Main Event, Webb had a great jump off the start as he battled through the first-turn with the front of the pack, settling into third early on. Five laps in, Webb overtook second and from there he set his sights on catching the leader, Zach Osborne. Webb soon found himself in a close race once again with championship points rival Ken Roczen and the duo continued to battle until series points leader Eli Tomac joined the fight. Webb and Tomac broke away from the rest of the field and with seven laps to go Webb made the pass to take over the lead. He held off a hard-charging Tomac for the remainder of the 29-lap race to ultimately secure his fourth Main Event victory of the season.

 

Cooper Webb: “We were all really close in speed, not a lot separating. I fixed the whoops about halfway – I think that’s what was holding me back – and I started hitting them really well. It was a tight race between us four and the whole race it seemed like a lot of pressure between us all because we weren’t making many mistakes. I’m sure it was a fun race for the fans to watch and it was a fun race to win, for sure.”

 

After a week off, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown and the 250SX Eastern Regional division lined up once again before taking on the season finale East/West Showdown on Sunday. Brown had a great day, earning a solid third-place finish in the heat race to transfer with ease into the Main Event. In the Main, he got off to a great start and put his KTM 250 SX-F into podium contention for the first half of the race before ultimately securing a fourth-place finish for the day.

 

Next Race: Round 17 (finale) in Salt Lake City, Utah – Sunday, June 21

 

Results 450SX Class – Salt Lake City (Round 16)
1. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, 29 laps

2. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, +02.214

3. Zach Osborne (USA), HQV, +05.291

Other KTM

8. Martin Davalos (ECQ), KTM

10. Blake Baggett (USA), KTM

11. Benny Bloss (USA), KTM

15. Chad Reed (AUS), KTM


Standings 450SX Class 2020 after 16 of 17 rounds
1. Tomac, 366 points

2. Webb, 344

3. Roczen, 338

Other KTM

12. Baggett, 193

17. Bloss, 99


Results 250SX East Class – Salt Lake City

1. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda

2. Shane McElrath (USA), Yamaha 

3. Colt Nichols (USA), Yamaha

4. Pierce Brown, (USA), KTM

OTHER KTM

11. Curren Thurman (USA), KTM

13. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM

17. Hunter Sayles (USA), KTM

 

Standings 250SX East Class 2020 after 8 of 9 rounds

1. Sexton, 192 points

2. McElrath, 186

3. Marchbanks, 119

OTHER KTM

8. Brown, 92

HOFER TIES-UP RED BULL KTM MX2 CONTRACT UNTIL 2022

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing are pleased to announce a two-year contract extension with FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship rookie Rene Hofer. The 18-year old Austrian will steer the works KTM 250 SX-F for the 2021 and 2022 Grand Prix seasons.

Hofer was drafted into the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team for 2020 after showing promise through the EMX European Championship ranks with the KTM 125 SX and the KTM 250 SX-F in the EMX125 and EMX250 divisions. Rene impressed with his maturity, work ethic and strong mentality and brought those characteristics into the beginning of the 2020 Grand Prix campaign where he captured two top five finishes in four motos before the season was halted.

So far Hofer has shown encouraging signs of continuing KTM’s powerful lineage in the MX2 class. The manufacturer has owned the category 12 times in the last 16 years; including every season since 2008, with the exception of 2015. Eight different racers have earned the #1 plate while riding the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 250 SX-F. 2019 rookie and teammate Tom Vialle is the current series leader. Hofer is the first Austrian to represent Red Bull KTM in the principal MX2/MXGP Grand Prix competitions since Robert Jonas at the turn of the century.      

Rene Hofer“I’ve been with KTM for about a decade now and every time I step into the company, I feel like I’m in the right place. It’s only my first year with the factory team but it already feels like home and it’s a pleasure to work and spend time with the guys and achieve our goals together. All I can say is that I am super-excited about what the next two years will bring and I will enjoy every minute of it. From my side, I will obviously put in maximum effort and I know everybody in the team will do the same. Working together with an Austrian brand will hopefully have a positive effect on Austrian motorsport as well. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to live my dream but I can’t forget to give-it-up to all the people who helped me get here, especially my family.”

Robert Jonas, Vice President KTM Motorsports Offroad“Rene came into the factory team pretty close under the microscope, but we were thrilled to see how he responded to winter training and preparation and then how he adjusted to the speed of MX2 right away. He made a few good wildcard appearances in 2019 so he was able to see a little bit of what was in store for 2020 and then adapted well to the demands of being a factory rider. His career keeps progressing and we’re excited to continue that journey together. Hopefully the FIM World Championship can begin again soon and both Rene and Tom can continue to learn and develop.”

WEBB CONTINUES HIS PODIUM STREAK IN SALT LAKE CITY

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RUNNER-UP FINISH FOR THE RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM

 

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Cooper Webb continues his podium streak in Utah with a runner-up finish at Sunday’s 15th round of the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship, the fifth of seven rounds taking place inside Rice-Eccles Stadium this month.

Coming off a statement win at the previous round on Wednesday, Webb came into the day with victory on his mind. He got off to a top-five start in 450SX Heat 2 and he passed his way into fourth by lap three. He raced back-and-forth with Jason Anderson through the final few laps where he ultimately secured fifth in the heat race.

In the Main Event, Webb powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into the holeshot as he secured the early lead. He led a hard-charging Ken Roczen for the first five laps before getting passed, and he maintained a close second-place position for the remainder of the race. After 29 laps of hard racing, Webb claimed the runner-up position, where he now sits one-point back in third in the 450SX Championship Standings.

Cooper Webb: “The holeshot was huge tonight. Kenny was riding well and I knew he was a little faster, so when he got by me I was just going to try to pace him. I made a charge at the end but we were so close in times it’s hard to make those chunks up. The track was definitely tough – it had a lot of flat turns, which was a little different than what we’re used to. We’ll come back in a few days and try to get the top step.”

Next Race: Round 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah – Wednesday, June 17

 

Results 450SX Class – Salt Lake City (Round 15)

1. Ken Roczen (GER), HON, 29 laps

2. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +3.140

3. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, +14.704

Other KTM

7. Blake Baggett (USA), KTM

11. Chad Reed (AUS), KTM

13. Benny Bloss (USA), KTM

19. Martin Davalos (ECQ), KTM


Standings 450SX Class 2020 after 15 of 17 rounds
1. Tomac, 343 points

2. Roczen, 319

3. Webb, 318

Other KTM

12. Baggett, 180

17. Bloss, 87


Results 250SX West Class – Salt Lake City (Round 8)

1. Austin Forkner (USA), Kawasaki

2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha

3. Jett Lawrence (USA), Honda

OTHER KTM

8. Brandon Hartranft (USA), KTM

9. Derek Drake (USA), KTM

 

Standings 250SX West Class 2020 after 8 of 10 rounds

1. Ferrandis, 181 points

2. Forkner, 174

3. Cooper, 164

OTHER KTM

4. Hartranft, 141

8. Drake, 106

WEBB DOMINATES IN SALT LAKE CITY FOR ROUND 14 OF AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Cooper Webb led all 26 laps of Wednesday’s 450SX Main Event en route to capturing his third victory of the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship – his second of the first four races held inside Rice-Eccles Stadium this month. Webb’s nearly flawless performance vaulted the reigning Champion into second overall in the 450SX standings as he continues to fight for a second-straight title with three rounds remaining in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Despite a tough start to the season, Webb has been extremely consistent in the final stint with 2-1-2-1 Main Event finishes through the last four rounds. With that momentum, Webb came into Round 14 with plenty of steam as he topped the first 450SX qualifying session, ultimately claiming fourth overall in the combined times. In 450SX Heat 1, he powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into the lead on the opening lap and from there he never looked back, leading all nine laps of the heat race.

In the Main Event, Webb once again shot off the line to narrowly miss the holeshot but he quickly put himself into the lead on lap one. He held off a hard-charging Ken Roczen early on and the two riders diced back-and-forth for a lap until Webb fell into his groove and checked out for the remainder of the race.

Cooper Webb: “It was a great race, I almost got the holeshot and led every lap, which is the first time I’ve been able to do that this year. Kenny was riding really well at the beginning. I made a few mistakes and we battled there for a second but I regained focus and I was able to ride my laps and ended up getting a decent lead, which is nice. I feel like the first three [rounds] we’ve been battling down to the last lap so it was cool to be able to enjoy that one a little bit more, not so stressful.”

The 250SX Western Regional division returned to racing on Wednesday with Round 7 of the 10-race championship. Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammates Brandon Hartranft and Derek Drake each captured top-10 finishes in the Main Event finishing seventh and 10th place, respectively. 

 

Next Race: Round 15 in Salt Lake City, Utah – Sunday, June 10

 

Results 450SX Class – Salt Lake City (Round 14)
1. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, 26 laps

2. Zach Osborne (USA), Husqvarna, +5.091

3. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, +3.592

Other KTM

4. Blake Baggett (USA), KTM

6. Martin Davalos (ECQ), KTM

10. Benny Bloss (USA), KTM

11. Chad Reed (AUS), KTM


Standings 450SX Class 2020 after 14 of 17 rounds
1. Tomac, 322 points

2. Webb, 295

3. Roczen, 293

Other KTM

12. Baggett, 164

17. Bloss, 77


Results 250SX West Class – Salt Lake City (Round 7)

1. Austin Forkner (USA), Kawasaki

2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha

3. Cameron Mcadoo (USA), Kawasaki

OTHER KTM

7. Brandon Hartranft (USA), KTM

9. Derek Drake (USA), KTM

 

Standings 250SX West Class 2020 after 7 of 10 rounds

1. Ferrandis, 158 points

2. Forkner, 148

3. Cooper, 147

OTHER KTM

4. Hartranft, 126

8. Drake, 92

PRADO UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL COLLARBONE SURGERY AFTER TRAINING CRASH

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The 19 year old MXGP class rookie for 2020 suffered a clean break in the wake of his tumble at a circuit in Olmen, Belgium. He was transported to hospital in Herentals for examination and x-rays and entered corrective surgery the same day, performed by Dr Tom Claes, who inserted a plate to help re-join and support the bone. A scan late Tuesday evening showed the operation had been a success and Prado is expected to be back at his residence today [Wednesday]. Early indications point to a four-week rehabilitation phase if the injury heals well and the Spaniard can ride his KTM 450 SX-F once more.

Prado defied a short winter of preparation to make his MXGP debut at Matterley Basin and the British Grand Prix at end of February for the first round of the 2020 series. He has been training and working at his base in Belgium in readiness for the resumption of the FIM World Championship that is provisionally scheduled to begin again with the Grand Prix of Russia on August 2nd.

Jorge Prado“It’s disappointing to be dealing with another injury but I’m really happy with how the operation went and how the collarbone is looking. I was riding through a fast corner and there was a rider ahead of me; I just misjudged the line. I lost the front end and went over the handlebars. At first I wasn’t sure if I’d broken anything but after about thirty minutes it was clear that something was wrong. Anyway, we are on the recovery path again and I hope to be able to do some training again after about a week and we’ll wait another three to be back on the bike. Luckily we have some time before the races start again.”

RUNNER-UP FINISH FOR WEBB AND THE RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM AT ROUND 13 OF SX CHAMPIONSHIP

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb battled down to the very last moment in Sunday’s 450SX Main Event to claim a hard-fought second place finish at Round 13 of the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the 250SX East division, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown continued his quest for a podium finish as he secured a career-best finish of fourth amidst less-than-favorable conditions.

In the series’ third-consecutive appearance inside Rice-Eccles Stadium, Sunday’s track conditions were anything but typical as heavy rainfall mixed things up all day long. Qualifying was shortened to only one session and riders were faced with everything from standing water, to sticky mud, deep ruts and even some dry spots on the racetrack. Webb secured the fourth-fastest time in qualifying, where he came into 450SX Heat 1 READY TO RACE as he powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into the holeshot and early lead. He made a mistake on lap two that dropped him into second but he rallied back to overtake the lead with two laps to go and he was able to secure the heat race victory and a top gate choice for the Main Event.

A good start proved to be vital as the rain returned before the start of the 450SX Main Event. As the gate dropped, Webb powered his way to the front where he sat in second early on before taking over the lead by lap two. With a clear track ahead, Webb made an early charge out front before going to battle with Eli Tomac on lap nine. Tomac took over the lead but Webb didn’t give up as he fought to reclaim the position on lap 16. As the clock ran low, Webb and Tomac engaged in an intense head-to-head battle through all kinds of lapped traffic and after 24 laps of hard racing, Webb finished 1.281 seconds back for second-place.

Cooper Webb: “It sucks I got second but man, it was a battle from lap one until the last lap. The conditions were tricky and the lappers were gnarly – a lot of it came down to that. It seemed like one lap I might get it right and one lap he might get it right but we were really pushing hard. It was a fun race even though I got beat. We’ll try to get the top spot on Wednesday.”

The 250SX East class wrapped up its seventh round of racing on Sunday and Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown put forth another stellar ride in his home state of Utah. Following an impressive third-place finish in the heat race, Brown powered his KTM 250 SX-F into a top-five start in the Main Event. He quickly made his way into fourth and from there he rode a solid race to finish just off the podium in fourth. 

Pierce Brown: “All-in-all it was a solid day and I couldn’t be happier. I ended up third in my heat race and fourth in the Main Event. This is my fifth Supercross race ever so to have my best finish yet, I’m stoked!”

The 250SX East class will now take a 10-day break from racing as the Western division competes at the next two rounds. Brown and the Eastern division will return on June 17 for a final bout before heading into the East/West showdown at the season finale on June 21.

 

Next Race: Round 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah – Wednesday, June 10

 

Results 450SX Class – Salt Lake City (Round 13)
1. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, 24 laps

2. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +01.281

3. Jason Anderson (USA), Husqvarna, +43.995

Other KTM

8. Martin Davalos (ECQ), KTM

12. Blake Baggett (USA), KTM

13. Benny Bloss (USA), KTM

14. Chad Reed (AUS), KTM


Standings 450SX Class 2020 after 13 of 17 rounds
1. Tomac, 301 points

2. Roczen, 275

3. Webb, 269

Other KTM

12. Baggett, 145

18. Bloss, 64


Results 250SX East Class – Salt Lake City (Round 13)

1. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda

2. Shane McElrath (USA), Yamaha 

3. Colt Nichols (USA), Yamaha

4. Pierce Brown, (USA), KTM

OTHER KTM

12. Hunter Sayles (USA), KTM

17. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM

 

Standings 250SX East Class 2020 after 7 of 10 rounds

1. Sexton, 166 points

2. McElrath, 163

3. Marchbanks, 119

OTHER KTM

9. Brown, 73

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING’S COOPER WEBB BACK ON TOP AT SALT LAKE CITY SX

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The 2020 AMA Supercross Championship returned to racing on Wednesday night with Round 12 of the 17-race championship inside Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb topped the 450SX Main Event with an impressive performance in the high altitude.

Webb qualified sixth overall in the combined sessions but he quickly changed the momentum as soon as racing commenced as he powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION off the line in 450SX Heat 1 to capture the holeshot and early lead. He went on to lead the first seven laps before getting passed with two to go, ultimately securing a solid second-place transfer into the Main Event.

In the Main, Webb captured a second-place start and he patiently chipped away at the leader for the first 20 laps of the race. He made his move into the lead on lap 21 and from there he focused on minimizing the mistakes to maintain his lead through the checkered flag. Webb’s Round 12 victory marked the reigning champion’s second win of the 2020 season. 

Webb: “It was a great night overall but it was a tough race – the track conditions were definitely tricky and you had to be patient out there. The whoops were tough, I just committed to my lines from the beginning and it played out pretty well. It was a great night to get a win, these are not easily regained, especially with the top guys up here tonight so I want to soak it in but we’ve got five more rounds to go.” 

Coming off his best finish of the season at the last round, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown got caught up with a downed rider early in the Main Event and was forced to come through the pack. He battled all the way up from 18th to ultimately capture a top-10 finish.

 

Next Race: Round 13 in Salt Lake City, Utah – Sunday, June 7

 

Results 450SX Class – Salt Lake City (Round 12)
1. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, 27 laps

2. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, +1.908

3. Zach Osborne (USA), Husqvarna, +13.512

Other KTM

11. Martin Davalos (ECQ), KTM

13. Benny Bloss (USA), KTM

14. Blake Baggett (USA), KTM

17. Chad Reed (AUS), KTM


Standings 450SX Class 2020 after 12 of 17 rounds
1. Tomac, 275 points

2. Roczen, 262

3. Webb, 246

Other KTM

12. Baggett, 134

19. Bloss, 54


Results 250SX East Class – Salt Lake City (Round 12)

1. Shane McElrath (USA), Yamaha 

2. Colt Nichols (USA), Yamaha

3. Jeremy Martin (USA), Honda

OTHER KTM

10. Pierce Brown, (USA), KTM

16. Curren Thurman (USA), KTM

19. Dustin Winter (USA), KTM

 

Standings 250SX East Class 2020 after 6 of 10 rounds

1. McElrath, 140 points

2. Sexton, 140

3. Marchbanks, 118

OTHER KTM

10. Brown, 54

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM MAKES A POSITIVE RETURN TO AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

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COOPER WEBB CLAIMS RUNNER-UP FINISH IN SALT LAKE CITY

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Cooper Webb and the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team made the highly-anticipated return to AMA Supercross racing on Sunday where the Reigning 450SX Champion secured a second-place podium finish in the first of seven “made-for-tv” races that are set to take place inside Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium over the next four weeks.

Webb, who currently sits third overall in the championship standings, remains within striking distance of a second consecutive title in what has proven to be a unique and historic situation for the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship. Racing without the roar of fans inside the stadium, riders underwent a much different race day experience on Sunday with everything from the modified race times to drier-than-usual track conditions. Webb seemed to adjust quickly as he qualified fourth overall aboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION before lining up in 450SX Heat 1. He got off to a second-place start in the heat race and he put in a solid ride to capture a second-place transfer into the Main Event. 

In the Main, Webb got off to a sixth-place start and he quickly fought his way up to third early on. He bounced back-and-forth between second and third through the first half of the race before settling into second. He pushed hard to make a charge on the leader in the final laps but a mistake at the end of the race cost him some time and he ultimately finished 3.7 seconds behind the leader for second-place. 

Webb: “It’s good to be back racing. It’s awesome just to be able to do what we love. I was battling up there in the beginning – we were all sandwiched – and I was able to actually get around Eli [Tomac] but then he went around us and really laid some good laps. During the middle of the race, I kind of lost speed a little bit and at the end I was really trying hard. I missed a rhythm at the end though, and that really cost me in maybe catching him.”

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown, a Utah native, secured his best finish of the season with fifth-place in the 250SX East Main Event.

 

Next Race: Round 12 in Salt Lake City, Utah – June 3, 2020

 

Results 450SX Class – Salt Lake City
1. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, 29 laps

2. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +3.771

3. Ken Roczen (GER), Honda, +9.770

Other KTM

6. Martin Davalos (ECQ), KTM

7. Blake Baggett (USA), KTM

13. Benny Bloss (USA), KTM

19. Chad Reed (AUS), KTM


Standings 450SX Class 2020 after 11 of 17 rounds
1. Tomac, 252 points

2. Roczen, 244

3. Webb, 220

Other KTM

12. Baggett, 125

19. Bloss, 44


Results 250SX East Class – Salt Lake City

1. Shane McElrath (USA), Yamaha 

2. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda

3. Garrett Marchbanks (USA), Kawasaki

Other KTM

5. Pierce Brown, (USA), KTM

17. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM

18. Dustin Winter (USA), KTM

 

Standings 250SX East Class 2020 after 5 of 10 rounds
1. Sexton, 121 points

2. McElrath, 114

3. Marchbanks, 100

KTM BACK ON TRACK AT RED BULL RING IN PRIVATE MOTOGP TEST

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MotoGP 2020 Private Test (AUT)

KTM relocated to the confines of the Red Bull Ring and in full adherence to Health and Safety guidelines in the wake of COVID-19 remissions on Wednesday and Thursday this week. The wheels of the KTM RC16 were spun for the first time since the IRTA test at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar at the end of February. Over twenty team members – most of which travelled inside the country but also from neighbouring territories – joined current racer Espargaro and test rider Pedrosa for further set-up work with a view towards a potential first event of the season in the coming months. All had tested negative for COVID-19 before resuming MotoGP activities after a three month pause.

Espargaro’s teammate, Brad Binder, could not take part in the test due to the travel restrictions affecting his current location in South Africa.

KTM are expecting to run another private testing session in the near future and then continue to prepare resources and material for all four MotoGP riders in anticipation of the first round of Grand Prix this summer.

Pol Espargaro“I don’t think I have ever been so long without a bike – especially one for competition – so it was a little bit difficult in the first few runs yesterday but I was quickly up to the kind of rhythm I was setting in Qatar. It was great to get back in action and I think we all felt that: there were a lot of smiling faces in the box. Technically we made some improvements. The first priority was to get our feeling back with the bike but we also brought quite a lot to test and this was interesting. The good weather meant we could play with a lot on the bike and we improved mostly with the chassis but also some electronics. I’m really happy. Now just to look forward to the first race.”

Mike Leitner, Red Bull KTM Race Manager“I’m really happy we could organise these two days here in Spielberg and get the MotoGP team back on track. It was a big effort to get it done but we tested everybody, made it happen and I think it was key for the mentality of the company, the team, everyone in the racing department and especially the riders. In general, we have been lucky with the weather. It was good for Pol to get back to race speed: after such a long time off the bike riders really need laps. For Dani also it was important to restart the test programme. Thanks go to the team for making this happen and to Spielberg for letting us test here. We now hope to have more news on the calendar in the middle of June and we are really looking forward to go racing again.”

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsport Director“Seeing the bikes on the racetrack - where they belong - was great for all of us. It was a pleasure to see the happy faces of the riders and the crew but then it was back to work and back to normal. We tried to make the most of the time at the Red Bull Ring. With Pol we were able to check his 2020 bike on a new track and with Dani we ran a very extensive test program. But the most important thing was also the significance: we are making great strides. There is definitely an interesting Grand Prix calendar ahead of us and it is time to prepare our team for it. In the past weeks and months we had been very radical with our response to the virus situation through the closure of our motorsport department, but I promised the team that we would be the first to go out again. We were finally able to keep that promise here at the Red Bull Ring.”

A full gallery from the test session can be found HERE

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Herlings and Vialle celebrate victory at wet Dutch Grand Prix

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Copious rainfall created a rough and treacherous Eurocircuit in Valkenswaard south of Eindhoven for the second round of 2020 MXGP. The sand was demanding and technical and a thorough test for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing quintet.

MXGP

Jeffrey Herlings got back to winning ways on home territory after missing the Dutch GP in 2019. With moto tallies of 2-1 he shared the same points total as Tim Gajser but ruled the final event standings courtesy of his second race result. The 25-year old Dutchman maintains his grip on the red plate as MXGP series leader after his second victory of the season.

Tony Cairoli, still competing with a tweaked right knee, rode two solid motos in the draining conditions to record a 7-5 scorecard and only just missed out on a successive rostrum appearance. The nine-times world champion was 4th overall and five places in front of Jorge Prado in 9th. The Spaniard guided his factory KTM 450 SX-F to a decent 4th in the first moto and was lucky to escape a high-speed crash and pile-up at the start of the second outing. Prado picked up and raced back to 13th for what was only his second MXGP fixture.

Jeffrey Herlings: “This was one of the most difficult Valkenswaard wins. Tim did a great job but it was important for us to think about the overall than the 1-1 and to not lose points. This was a good GP for us. Going to Argentina I hope we can find some good weather! It has been two in a row now with rain! We’ll try to make the best of the situation there and go again for a podium spot.”

Tony Cairoli: “Valkenswaard is a race where we struggle a bit but with some experience we could come away with 4th overall, which is good and in spite of the conditions and my knee. I wasn’t comfortable and it wasn’t the best for a track where you need to attack. In the end we have to be happy even if this is not the result that we normally want. We know in the first races we have to stay in the top five. Let’s hope in Argentina the race will be a bit more flowing with some more places to pass. Today was a very difficult track.”

Jorge Prado: “I’m happy with the way things are going in these first rounds considering I had so little bike time and my leg was not feeling great. It has been getting better and I showed really good speed here. I had the holeshot in the first moto and was riding my own rhythm. To finish fourth was great and not anticipated. In the second moto I lost the front in the first corner. It was a big crash and luckily nobody hit me. I got up and tried to push hard to gain some positions. The track was really physical in the second moto and I was struggling a little bit. I was 9th overall, better than last week, and now we are 8th in the championship. It’s all positive.”

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Tom Vialle triumphed for his second career Grand Prix victory and made sure of his spoils in Holland with a commanding second moto win. The Frenchman used the power of the works KTM 250 SX-F to gain both holeshots on Sunday. He was passed for the lead by local favourite Jago Geerts in the first race but escaped to take the chequered flag in the second. Vialle’s results mean he leads the MX2 FIM World Championship for the first time and at the start of just his second season in Grand Prix. Rene Hofer showed his fast adaptation to the rigours of MX2 by classifying 4th in the first race at Valkenswaard. An early crash in the next sprint required a pitstop and led to several small errors that forced the Austrian out of the points. Hofer was 9th for the day.

Tom Vialle: “A really good weekend for me and I’m really happy with the result. I took two holeshots and led almost the whole moto but then I had a small problem with my goggles and I didn’t want to take too many risks. I was really motivated for the second moto and went full gas in the first laps to make a gap. I was quite far ahead by the end. I’m happy to have the red plate. We still have a long way to go, and now I’m looking forward to Argentina.”

Rene Hofer: “All in all a good weekend. It was positive to get the 4th starting position on Saturday and then the first race was amazing. I was second behind Tom and then made a little mistake and dropped back but still managed a 4th place which was really good for my first sand race in MX2 and on such a rough track. I had a massive start crash in the second race and had to sort out my forks in the pitlane it took some time to do that and then I crashed again and damaged the bike a bit more. I struggled but will take the good parts from that first moto. We go to Argentina now. It will be my first time and I hear it is a long way but a really nice track.”

Round three of MXGP takes place at the popular circuit of Neuquen for the Grand Prix of Patagonia-Argentina on March 22nd.

Results MXGP Netherlands 2020

1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (2-1)

2. Tim Gajser (SLO), Honda (1-2)

3. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU), Husqvarna (3-3)

4. Tony Cairoli (ITA), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (7-5)

5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL), Honda (8-6)

Other KTM

9. Jorge Prado (ESP), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (4-13)

Standings MXGP 2020 after 02 of 20 rounds

1. Jeffrey Herlings 94

2. Tim Gajser 85

3. Tony Cairoli 68

4. Clement Desalle 60

5. Gautier Paulin 58

Other KTM

8. Jorge Prado 47

Results MX2 Netherlands 2020

1. Tom Vialle (FRA), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (2-1)

2. Maxime Renaux (FRA) Yamaha (3-3)

3. Jago Geerts (BEL), Yamaha (1-7)

4. Jed Beaton (AUS), Husqvarna (6-2)

5. Ben Watson (GBR), Yamaha (5-4)

9. Rene Hofer (AUT), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (4-26)

Standings MX2 2020 after 02 of 20 rounds

1. Tom Vialle 87

2. Jago Geerts 82

3. Jed Beaton 74

4. Maxime Renaux 61

5. Rene Hofer 53

Fernandez lines-up 2nd on Moto3 grid for first 2020 race

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A typically busy set of Qualifying Practice sessions around the quick curves of the Losail International Circuit ended with Fernandez – provisional pole position holder after topping the classification on Friday – being denied 1st place on the grid by a mere eight-thousandths of a second. The nineteen-year old from Madrid managed to classify ahead of fellow KTM riders Aspar Team Gaviota’s Albert Arenas and CIP Green Power Darryn Binder. SKY Racing Team VR46’s Andrea Migno (7th) and Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Deniz Oncu – the Turk making his debut as a full-time member of the Moto3 field and for the French team’s new Moto3 effort – was 8th fastest.

The first Moto3 Grand Prix this season will commence at 14.20 tomorrow (CET) and run for 18 laps. If any of the KTM fleet take the checkered flag then this achievement will mark the firm’s 100th Grand Prix win on tarmac. In Moto2 today Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jorge Martin was less than four tenths of a second from Pole Position and will fill the 8th slot on the grid.

Raul Fernandez: “For me and for the team this is very important. I am happy with the work we did because this morning I can do the [lap] time with the hard tire. For tomorrow, for the race especially, we will use the hard because my feeling is better. Now we’ll look forward to tomorrow; maybe this bike is the best that I have tried in Moto3.” 

Races: March 8th, 2020 – Moto3 14.20 | Moto2 16.00 CET 

Results Qualifying Moto3 Losail International Circuit 2019

1. Tatsuki Suzuki (JPN) Honda 2:04.815

2. Raul Fernandez (ESP) Red Bull KTM Ajo +0.008

3. Albert Arenas (ESP) KTM +0.110

4. Darryn Binder (RSA) KTM +0.211

Results Qualifying Moto2 Losail International Circuit 2019

1. Joe Roberts (USA) 1:58.136

2. Luca Marini (ITA) 1:58.136 

3. Enea Bastianini (ITA) +0.107

8. Jorge Martin (ESP) Red Bull KTM Ajo +0.396

14. Tetsuta Nagashima (JPN) Red Bull KTM Ajo +0.602

WEBB INCHES HIS WAY BACK TO TITLE CONTENTION WITH PODIUM FINISH IN DAYTONA

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It was a solid night for Cooper Webb and the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team as they raced their way to a podium finish at Saturday’s Daytona Supercross for Round 10 of the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship. With his second-straight podium finish, Webb has moved into third overall in the 450SX Championship with nine rounds remaining in the season.

It’s been a tough start for the reigning 450SX Champion, who battled sickness early in his title defense and just as he began to hit his stride halfway through the season he suffered a hard crash in Texas that left him bruised and a little broken the last two rounds. He was able to bounce back in Daytona, though, kicking off the day with a third-place qualifying position inside the world-renown Daytona International Speedway.

Lining up in 450SX Heat 2, Webb got off to a second-place jump and he quickly powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION to the lead on the opening lap. With two riders pressuring him from behind, Webb held strong to capture his first heat race victory of the season as he carried a favorable gate pick into the Main Event. In the main, he grabbed a top-five start and raced his way into third by lap three. Determined to reach the lead battle, Webb diligently climbed into second, setting his sights on the leader ahead. He made a couple of mistakes and lost the second-place spot with six laps to go, but he maintained a solid pace in the final laps to secure his seventh podium finish of the season with third.

Webb: “I felt like I put myself in a good position – I was in second and a little way back and Eli [Tomac] was able to get me. I started making a lot of mistakes and let him get away. It’s good to be on the podium, so I’m stoked on that but I’m going to work this week. I think I’m at a point where I’ve finally healed up good enough to try to contend, so I’ll take the podium but I really want to get another win.”

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown finished sixth in the 250SX Eastern Regional division following a solid performance in Daytona. 

Next Race: Indianapolis, Indiana – March 14, 2020

Results 450SX Class – Daytona

1. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, 18 laps

2. Ken Roczen (GER), Honda, +0.707

3. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +9.882

Other KTM

12. Benny Bloss (USA), KTM

14. Martin Davalos (ECQ), KTM

16. Ryan Sipes (USA), KTM

17. Henry Miller (USA), KTM

20. Daniel Herrlein (USA), KTM

Standings 450SX Class 2020 after 10 of 17 rounds

1. Tomac, 226 points

2. Roczen, 223

3. Webb, 197

Other KTM

12. Baggett, 109

19. Bloss, 34

Results 250SX East Class – Daytona

1. Chase Sexton (USA), Honda

2. Jeremy Martin (USA), Honda

3. RJ Hampshire (USA), Husqvarna

Other KTM

6. Pierce Brown, (USA), KTM

16. Curren Thurman (USA), KTM

19. Dustin Winter (USA), KTM

Standings 250SX East Class 2020 after 4 of 10 rounds

1. Sexton, 98 points

2. McElrath, 88

3. Hampshire, 80

Arenas Moto3 success gives KTM’s 100th Grand Prix victory on the asphalt

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The eighteen-lap Moto3™ race opened the 2020 FIM World Championship season and produced an unpredictable spectacle. Almost fifteen riders disputed podium positions in the late afternoon sun at the Losail International Circuit.

Arenas was one of the main protagonists in the pack that also saw Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Raul Fernandez again showing his speed and Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Deniz Oncu gaining experience running with the leading group. Arenas seized control of the race on the final lap and pushed hard to make a small break with John McPhee in tow. The Spaniard kept the Briton at his rear wheel and gained good drive out of the final right-handed turn to gun his RC4 to the finish line.

The triumph marked KTM’s milestone, sixteen years after Casey Stoner opened the company’s account in Malaysia in 2004. The feat meant Arenas’ fourth winners garland of his career. Fernandez came home in 10th and Oncu was a creditable 12th.

In the Moto2™ class Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Tetsuta Nagashima took victory in what was his first visit to a Grand Prix podium. The KTM GP Academy set-up excelled as the 27-year old Japanese became another rider to reach a professional landmark under the tutelage of Team Principal Aki Ajo. Jorge Martin was circulating with the leaders but was involved in a collision and lost a lot of ground. He eventually classified 20th and 20 seconds from his teammate.

MotoGP™ should move on to the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas on April 5th at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Albert Arenas: “I have no words. It was an incredible race, the best of my life and my career. I enjoyed every lap and had to manage the race from the beginning and gave everything I had.”

Tetsuta Nagashima: “I cannot believe it, my first time on the podium! Thanks to family and team for helping me to be at this level. I’m really happy.”

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports Director: “This Moto3™ victory means a lot to us because the Losail Circuit was always a difficult place for our RC4. We left no stone unturned in recent months to move our Moto3™ motorcycle one step forward and we seem to have succeeded in doing this with a completely revised chassis and many, many new small engine parts. That's why we're really happy. I would like to thank my team for the great work, on the basis of which we were now able to achieve 100 GP wins on the asphalt and, of course, to Albert for what he produced out there today and all the Aspar Team Gaviota guys. We have to keep going to be a strong opponent for the competition in the Moto3 World Championship as it is an important category for us and with some special history. Congratulations also to Tetsuta, Aki and all the guys for the success in Moto2™. It was a great first Grand Prix for us.”

Results Race Moto3™ Losail International Circuit 2020

1. Albert Arenas (ESP) KTM 38:08.941

2. John McPhee (GBR) Honda +0.053

3. Ai Ogura (JPN) Honda +0.344

10. Raul Fernandez (ESP) Red Bull KTM Ajo +0.834

12. Deniz Oncu (TUR) Red Bull KTM Tech3 +1.485

Results Race Moto2™ Losail International Circuit 2020

1. Tetsuta Nagashima (JPN) 40:00.192

2. Lorenzo Baldassarri (ITA) +1.347

3. Enea Bastianini (ITA) +1.428

20. Jorge Martin (ESP) +20.662

Qatar drives forward 2020 Grand Prix action: who can take #100?

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Concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus and subsequent travel restrictions led to cancellation of the MotoGP™ class race at the QNB Grand Prix of Qatar as well as postponement of the second round at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand for the whole championship. Losail will still open the 2020 contest as the Moto2™ and Moto3™ teams are already stationed at the floodlight facility just outside of Doha in the wake of recent tests from February 28-March 01. 

At least 15 new KTM RC4 motorcycles will dispute wins, podiums and points in the Moto3™ division this year. Red Bull KTM Ajo (Raul Fernandez and Kaito Toba) and Red Bull KTM Tech3 (fielding riders in Moto3™ for the first time and enlisting Deniz Oncu – the youngest on track - and Ayumu Sasaki for the task) will join other riders include Andrea Migno and Celestino Vietti (SKY Racing Team VR46), Max Kofler and Darryn Binder (CIP Green Power), Jason Dupasquier and Dirk Geiger (CarXpert PruestlGP), Albert Arenas and Stefano Nepa (Angel Nieto Team) Davide Pizzoli and Riccardo Rossi (BOE Skull Rider Facile Energy) and last year’s Red Bull MotoGP™ Rookies Cup winner Carlos Tatay (Reale Avintia Racing).

The Losail International Circuit habitually opens the Grand Prix campaign and will stage the FIM World Championship for the 17th time. KTM will be hunting their first Moto3™ win at the track since Jack Miller triumphed in 2014. The race starts at 14:20 CET on Sunday and if any of the competitors listed above reach the checkered flag first then they will achieve the distinction of gifting the manufacturer their 100th Grand Prix win on the tarmac.

KTM ceased official participation in the Moto2™ category as a chassis manufacturer at the end of 2019 but still retain an important connection to the competition thanks to the Red Bull KTM Ajo crew and KTM-contracted riders Jorge Martin and Tetsuta Nagashima. Directed by long-term KTM collaborator Aki Ajo, the squad fills a key stage in the KTM GP Academy program as the last rung on the ladder to MotoGP™ contention. The scheme identifies, assists and supports the best young racing talent that stands out from the Red Bull MotoGP™ Rookies Cup and the new Northern Talent Cup initiative and filters through each level up to the premier class. Former Rookies racer, Red Bull KTM Moto3™ World Champion and Moto2™ championship runner-up Brad Binder is the first athlete to scale the KTM GP Academy pyramid.

The 2020 MotoGP™ calendar has been adjusted with the movement of the Grand Prix of Aragon and the rescheduling of the Thai Grand Prix.

Updated 2020 MotoGP™ calendar

  • 08. March: Losail International Circuit/QAT (MotoGP class cancelled)
  • 05. April: Circuit of the Americas/USA
  • 19. April: Termas de Rio Hondo/ARG
  • 03. May: Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto/ESP
  • 17. May: Le Mans/FRA
  • 31. May: Autodromo del Mugello/ITA
  • 07. June: Barcelona-Catalunya/ESP
  • 21. June: Sachsenring/GER
  • 28. June: TT Circuit Assen/NED
  • 12. July: KymiRing/FIN
  • 09. August: Automotodrom Brno/CZE
  • 16. August: Red Bull Ring-Spielberg/AUT
  • 30. August: Silverstone/GBR
  • 13. September: Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli/ITA
  • 27. October: Motorland Aragón/ESP
  • 04. October: Chang International Circuit/THA
  • 18. October: Twin Ring Motegi/JPN
  • 25. October: Phillip Island/AUS
  • 01. November: Sepang International Circuit/MYS
  • 15. November: Circuit de Ricardo Tormo/ESP

 

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports Director: “It’s a shame that our MotoGP™ boys still have to wait some weeks before they can begin their season, but we’re excited to start racing in Qatar this weekend. We have some brilliant names and talent on the Moto3™ grid this season and it will be interesting to see how they progress and what results they can reach. Moto3™ action will again be intense and we hope to be right in the middle of it.”