2019 February 14

MotoGP 2019 at Spielberg: KTM power times four!

Ready to race! In Mattighofen KTM presented its new RC16, its MotoGP racers for the upcoming season and the new KTM Tech 3 Racing Team. When the Motorcycle Racing World Championships 2019 kicks off in Qatar in March, they will go all in. KTM’s season highlight, however, will be its home race on 11 August at the Red Bull Ring. For the fourth time the myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich 2019 will bring a veritable racing festival to the Red Bull Ring including the popular side event highlights of recent years.

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“The Spirit of KTM”: Zarco and Espargaró want to win

Following the first podium by Pol Espargaró at 2018’s season finale in Valencia and the first tests for the 2019 season in Sepang, the Austrian works team is optimistic. The riders said:

Pol Espargaró (ESP): “We might still have to improve a little bit more to win our first race. But I can promise you: If there is even the slightest chance for a win, we will give 1000 percent and go for it! Johann is very good for our team. He has this special sparkle in his eyes. He wants to win more than anything else – just like me!”

Johann Zarco (FRA): “We have made great progress at Sepang. I have started to understand the RC16 and become faster. Nonetheless, we still have a lot of work to do to catch up to the top teams. No matter how hard we have to fight and how much work lays ahead of us – KTM will not be intimidated. The team is ready to solve any problem. If necessary, it will put in 24 hours a day. That’s the ‘Spirit of KTM’.”

Besides the marque’s two MotoGP riders, Miguel Oliveira (POR) and Hafizh Syahrin (MAS) from the new KTM Tech 3 Racing Team will pin it for red, white and orange. Oliveira? That’s right! Only a few weeks ago the Portuguese pro gave the reopened Gleinalm Tunnel a proper shakedown with brutal MotoGP sound and, at the same time, inaugurated the World Championship season 2019.

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