Check out the 2020 Red Bull KTM MotoGP Team Presentation video!
KTM has just showcased their 2020 MotoGP race colours and has officially launched their Grand Prix season through a set of videos. The team will focus on its fourth season in the premier class with the twenty-race calendar that will commence at the Losail International Circuit on March 8th.
The line-ups for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Red Bull KTM Tech3 have been known for a few months. They include Pol Espargaro, Brad Binder, Miguel Oliveira and Iker Lecuona. Espargaro will be making his return to his KTM Rc16 for his fourth term. Binder will be making his MotoGP debut with Oliveira, who is sitting for the championship for the second time. Lecuona will be the youngest racer on the grid forming the Tech3 line-up.
Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsport Director:
“2020 is about to begin and I would say we are exactly where we expected to be. We’ve had everything on a road map. We have followed it with the full support of the company and the board. Last year we worked with a satellite team and four riders that provided valuable feedback. The groups spurred each other on. At the same time, it pushed us to the limit for resources. It also raised us to the peak where we are now. I would not say we have a ‘satellite team’ now. Instead we are a KTM ‘pack’ with friendship and trust. I include our test team in that whole organisation.”
“It’s fascinating to be able to develop insanely powerful, high-quality motorcycles – the pinnacle of motorcycling engineering – and we push the materials to the limit. “
“Then there are the riders; Pol brings so much to this project and we know Brad very well and it is a great story for us to have our own Moto3 world champion now racing in MotoGP. Miguel will definitely put the factory guys under pressure this year. We have huge faith in Iker who has impressed us already.”
“Working on the Moto3 project in 2012 was the foundation of our current MotoGP programme. It is one of the most important steps for our racing department because it allowed us to start, learn fast and build with largely the same group of people. We’re happy to be able to play such a big role in that category. We will continue to give it everything we’ve got to make improvements in MotoGP. This is an important season for us. I’m convinced we have done an excellent job in the background to be lining up with a very good motorcycle on the starting grid but we will be measured by our lap-times!”