MotoGP is the fastest, most prestigious, and most-watched motorcycle racing contest around the globe. 2024 will represent the 75th year of the FIM Grand Prix Motorcycling World Championship and is set to be the longest season to-date with 22 rounds. The 2023 campaign was watched by almost 3 million people at the circuit fences. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have been part of the MotoGP elite since the start of 2017.
In 2023 they placed 2nd in the Constructors Championship, 4th in the Riders Championship – thanks to Brad Binder who scored a total of 8 podium appearances and two Sprint victories as well as setting a new MotoGP top speed record of 366.1 kmph (227 mph) at the Gran Premio D’Italia in May – and were the 4th best team.
One of the highlights was the double podium finish for both Binder and teammate Jack Miller at Jerez for the Gran Premio de España. KTM have banked six outright Grand Prix wins before the start of the 2024 championship, which will be their eighth assault on the competition with the KTM RC16.
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KTM is one of only three brands in the FIM Grand Prix Motorcycling World Championship to have an extensive racing presence through all three divisions - Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP – and with distinction. Moto3 is the foundation level in Grand Prix and KTM boast five Championship titles – three achieved with help from long-term partner Red Bull KTM Ajo in 2012, 2016 and 2021 and two in 2013 and 2020. KTM have accumulated almost 90 wins with the KTM RC4 since owning the very first Moto3 championship in 2012. In Moto2 KTM extended their unbeaten run of rider and team championships to three consecutive years thanks to Pedro Acosta and the Red Bull KTM Ajo squad. Moto2 has provided a crucial route for talent to make a break in the MotoGP category. Since 2018, Brad Binder, Augusto Fernandez, Miguel Oliveira, Remy Gardner and others have all come through KTM Moto2 efforts to enter MotoGP pit boxes.
The KTM GP Academy was created as a talent filtering system to identify, support and nurture some of the brightest prospects from development series like the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, the Northern Talent Cup and the Austrian Junior Cup through the learning process of Moto3 and Moto2. The factory-run structure is established with the close cooperation of key teams and partners such as Red Bull KTM Ajo and Red Bull KTM Tech3 with the goal of eventually elevating an athlete onto the MotoGP grid. Names like Brad Binder, Augusto Fernandez, Miguel Oliveira, Remy Gardner and more have all made full steps through the KTM GP Academy while Pedro Acosta has won two titles in just three seasons of Grand Prix competition. KTM’s expanding culture in MotoGP, the presence of different models of machinery and valued collaborators such as WP Suspension mean that individuals in the KTM GP Academy are very familiar with the technology and ethos of the company to evolve and chase their dreams.
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