Back to news


A hugely positive partnership that spanned more than 16 seasons, Gio spent his entire professional racing career competing for KTM. During that time he won numerous world titles while helping to progress the Austrian brand to where it is now – at the very top of the offroad world stage.

KTM would like to wish Gio all the best with his future endeavours.

Pit Bierer – KTM Motorsport Director: “Giovanni Sala is a true enduro legend and a rider KTM are honoured to have worked with. Spending his entire enduro and rally career on KTM machinery is something very special – it highlights the exceptional relationship KTM had with him. In his own way Gio wrote a chapter in KTM’s sporting history, and for that we are truly thankful. During his time as a KTM factory rider his fun-loving personality, dedication to his sport and unquestionable professionalism combined to make him the hugely well-liked and successful rider he became. Few riders have enjoyed such a strong bond with their fans as Gio did with his. We wish Gio all the very best for the future.”