KTM MotoGP – Revealed the new KTM MotoGP. Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith will run with the new bike. In 2016, the project sees the maximum development thanks to the testers Mika Kallio and Alex Hoffman. The Finnish driver will make some demonstration laps before the Austrian GP on Red Bull Ring, the tenth round of the season. “The first time I’ve been on this bike I heard of good feelings. The lap times were of a good standard.” said Kallio. “We need to further improve, although we have already made important strides. I think a couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to prove our value.”
“We are already very close to our competitors.” added Kallio. “I would say that the engine of this bike is already good and now we have four more tests before Valencia“. KTM Racing testing in Spielberg in late July. The brand will debut in Valencia, the last round of the 2016 season. “I’m almost two and a half years that we started this adventure. And we have increased sales of our road bikes.” said CEO KTM, Stefan Pierer, during the KTM MotoGP’s presentation. “The race is our philosophy. For sure we will learn a lot. However, I know that we will do well. The dream is to win in MotoGP.” After the demonstration on the Spielberg’s track, the Ktm MotoGP team will continue testing at the Misano circuit next weekend. Then, there will be three more tests before the race debut in Spain.
KTM MotoGP: Spirit of Competition
“It wasn’t hard to convince KTM to take part in MotoGP World Championship. The spirit of competition is in their hearts.” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. “So, we will have a balance between Japanese and European brands. I was so impressed with how Ktm works. When they started in Moto3 ASAP were very competitive. MotoGP is hard, but they did good tests. “