In November, the KTM MotoGP team tested a new version of the steel chassis made based on input from Dani Pedrosa. Using a flat steel profile (not round), which according to the drivers is promising. Pol Espargaro: All his life at KTM, becoming a KTM ambassador after retirement ..
For 2020, the Austrian team was strengthened by manufacturer racers Pol Espargaro and Brad Binder, then the second tier team (Tech3) were Miguel Oliveira and rookie Iker Lecuona.
Guard the racer
KTM CEO Stefan Pierer has projected to continue to use troops without any change in formation at the 2021 MotoGP World Championship. Experience with high-label racers such as Johann Zarco, who was bought for 1.8 million per year may be a valuable experience.
Stefan Pierer said he would try to keep the drivers currently with them. Their current MotoGP racers are all growing with Red Bull and KTM. In addition, Spaniard Jorge Martin is quickly bound by a contract with KTM (Moto3 World Champion 2018). Will be a challenger of the Moto2 title for 2020.
It’s no secret, Jorge Martin, who was carefully cared for and built by Jorge Lorenzo’s manager, Albert Valera, wants to advance to the MotoGP World Championship in 2021. Jorge Martin is under contract with KTM, and theoretically KTM has five drivers for four seats in MotoGP in 2021.
Pol Espargaro Becomes KTM Ambassador
Of course Pol Espargaro must remain part of the KTM MotoGP project after the 2020 season and beyond. “We always try to keep the racers who are suitable for us in the long run. Preferably also a lifetime after his career. That is our philosophy, “Stefan Pierer told speedweek.com.
The new agreement with Espargaro will be sealed no later than the spring (late March). “We will see the first race with a new motorcycle next year, then we will negotiate with Pol,” Pierer said.
KTM company boss Stefan Pierer doesn’t want to risk anymore after a failure with Zarco. “We prefer to keep the racers who are suitable for us in the long run. Pol Espargaro must remain a KTM ambassador after his career. “…