At KTM, boss Stefan Pierer ensures that he will not change his troops in the 2020 transfer market … His team’s policy is that it is better to invest the budget for engine development rather than spending on expensive racers up to millions of euros … Stefan Pierer: Even though KTM is capable Marquez recruits, he doesn’t want the bike to be blamed!
Reported by German media, speedweek Pierer said: “We remain with our young drivers. We still have a staff reserve. The Ajo Moto2 team will consist of Jorge Martin, world champion Moto3 2018 “. Pol Espargaro, Brad Binder for his factory team, then Miguel Oliveira and Iker Lecuona for the Tech3 satellite team.
Invest in Machines
Is there any chance the riders will defect to other teams? … Stefan Pierer assured: “Our MotoGP racers have grown with Red Bull and KTM. This creates a different relationship. Our goal is to keep all these racers with us. We do not intend to be active in the transfer market in 2020. We want to invest this money in MotoGP motorcycles. “
Marquez? If you lose the wrong motor!
Two years ago, Pierer strongly believed that a 25 million euro contract for drivers for two years was not feasible. He talked about Ducati’s approach to Jorge Lorenzo. But with such an approach, is there no possibility of having Marc Marquez in his garage? He answered about this prospect with this sentence: “If he (the racer) wins, it will be said thanks to the racer. If he is defeated, it’s because of my (bad) motorcycle. “
With this statement hoping that at KTM, their motorbikes will be able to match at least one of the four drivers currently to make the Austrian manufacturer able to compete. The point is that the Austrian team does not rely on the top racers and spends a big budget to buy the top racers … Could he be traumatized by Zarco ..?