Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

As well as Mo­togp, KTM will make their de­but on the Moto2 grid in 2017 with a new bike built in col­lab­o­ra­tion with their in-house sus­pen­sion part­ners WP.

Pre­vi­ously un­able to of­fer rid­ers any ca­reer pro­gres­sion be­yond the Moto3 class since the end of their 250GP team, the new project means the Aus­trian firm can now bring rid­ers from feeder se­ries Red Bull Rook­ies all the way to the premier class.

And the first rider in line to make the step up will be South African Brad Bin­der, who will join 2015 Moto3 run­ner-up Miguel Oliv­era on the Moto2 bike in 2017, af­ter sign­ing a deal to re­main with the Ajo Mo­tor­sport team that cur­rently run the Red Bull KTM Moto3 squad.

KTM boss Ste­fan Pierer told MCN: “We’ve ex­pe­ri­enced all the big stars like Mar­quez and Stoner start­ing on KTMS, so the next step is Moto2 for us. It came out of the con­fu­sion of the Mo­togp project – when we were look­ing around for rid­ers. We’ll try to bring up the best rid­ers – and the door to Mo­togp is open to the two rid­ers we have signed.”

Brad Bin­der (41) will be mak­ing the step up to Moto2 with KTM next sea­son

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.