Euphoria or excessive feelings of excitement expressed by KTM racing boss, Pit Beirer started at Misano. And he believes the KTM RC16 developed by experienced test driver Dani Pedrosa creates an excellent technical foundation for the future. Euphoria Pit Beirer on Dani Pedrosa’s motorbike race was seen at the Misano GP
Euphoria of Pit Beirer on Dani Pedrosa Motorcycle, Seen at Misano GP
The Red Bull KTM team has high hopes for the latest RC16 KTM for MotoGP 2020. Pol Espargaro made a prototype looking promising at the Misano GP in mid-September. He started second in qualifying, and finished 7th in Sunday’s race. It was the second best result of the 2019 season after finishing in 6th place at Le Mans.
Espargaro’s good results at Misano are no accident. The motorbike was first tried by Dani and then by Miguel Oliveira. Dani Pedrosa then continued to work on the test. Miguel Oliveira was actually the first person to drive a new package at the Austrian GP. At that time, Pol regularly passed in Q2 .. For the new team GP Misano was considered a real success ..
But then the next setback in the Aragonese GP happened. All due to the fall of Pol on FP4. And it is unfortunate that the racer confidence phase is gone. Pol suffered a hand injury on Saturday afternoon, which later affected him again for weeks. Miguel Oliveira suffered a shoulder injury at the time. And Mika Kallio had to get used to the rhythm of racing again when he replaced the official drivers in Aragon.
Not Changing the KTM Frame Concept
KTM then made a new breakthrough with square side profile frames or steel tubes. This happened during testing after the Valencia GP. Pol Espargaro states 80 percent of the frame is still made of pipes. The new KTM RC16 frame differences also feature angled frame profiles, not just round models.
At KTM, the most important thing is to keep the new chassis from deviating from the previous concept. “Nothing has changed with us. We still have a tubular steel frame. We always install square tubes, for example in the footrest area. And when I look around the motocross racing department at KTM, I also see frames with square or angled tubes “, said KTM Motorsport Director Pit Beirer.
Actually the direction of developing KTM has shown the right direction. Under the direction of Dani Pedrosa the team’s motivation grew stronger. And the results can already be felt from the Misano series. But the youngest team in MotoGP is constrained by the problem of the drivers. Johann Zarco who lost his confidence and finally gave up. Then their main driver Espargaro was injured.