This is the factory’s fourth season in the premier class with the 20-race calendar getting underway with the Qatar GP at the Losail International Circuit on March 8.
Spaniard Pol Espargaró, 28, returns for his fourth term at Red Bull KTM Factory Racing as holder of the most Grand Prix points and one podium at the 2018 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix, while 24-year-old rookie teammate Brad Binder of South Africa makes his MotoGP debut.
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“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 and 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 and the groups spurred each other on, but, at the same time, it pushed us to the limit for resources and raised us to the peak where we are now,” said Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsport Director.
“I would not say we have a ‘satellite team’ now, but instead we are a KTM ‘pack’ with friendship and trust and I include our test team in that whole organisation,” he added.
“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.”
Source: Red Bull Content Pool/KTM