MOTOGP™ | MOTO3™ | MOTO2™ | KTM GP ACADEMY
2020 was a historic year for KTM as the Austrian manufacturer took a sensational first MotoGP victory with Brad Binder at round three of the FIM Grand Prix World Championship. By the end of the season eight podiums, including three victories with three pole positions and four fastest race laps were orange. In 2021 KTM Factory Racing is certainly aiming for the next level.
KTM entered the premier MotoGP category with the newly developed KTM RC16 in 2017 and has since been developing its machine in an arena that demands the highest technical know-how. In a short time KTM has bridged the gap from the back of the grid to be serious competitors and race-winners in the premier category. KTM continues with a four-rider line-up in 2021; MotoGP race-winners Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira in the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team along with Danilo Petrucci and Iker Lecuona in the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing outfit. MotoGP Legend Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio ensure a deeply experienced test team.
KTM has one of the most extensive networks operating through MotoGP. The manufacturer pushes potential new and exciting athletes through a concept entitled the ‘KTM GP Academy’. Moto3 is the foundation on FIM Grand Prix World Championship level, and KTM boasts four Moto3 FIM World Championship titles in the class – two achieved with help from long-term partner Red Bull KTM Ajo in 2012 and 2016 – and two with a customer version of the KTM RC4 in 2013 and 2020. In 2021 Red Bull KTM Ajo´s Jaume Masia and Pedro Acosta – joined by Red Bull KTM Tech3 duo Ayumu Sasaki and Deniz Öncü - are four of 12 KTM RC4 riders aiming for glory in Moto3. Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez maintain fast and competitive links for Red Bull KTM Ajo in Moto2.
Since 2007 the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup has been a launchpad for a number of MotoGP careers. KTM has also pledged its support to the entry-level Northern Talent Cup and the Austrian Junior Cup meaning the KTM GP Academy has three important and high-profile first steps for finding, supporting and developing the MotoGP stars of tomorrow.
MotoGP Team 2021