This season will mark KTM’s fifth within the premier class having made its debut again in 2017, and might be its third supplying equipment to Tech 3.
Final 12 months proved to be a banner season for KTM, with rookie Brad Binder securing the marque it is maiden MotoGP victory on the Czech Grand Prix, with Miguel Oliveira including two extra to its tally with Tech 3 on the Styrian and Portuguese GPs.
Because of this, KTM has misplaced its concession advantages for 2021, however – after settlement between the producers – will begin the marketing campaign as the one non-concession marque with a brand-new bike because it was permitted to develop a brand new engine.
KTM will area Binder and Oliveira at its manufacturing facility squad this 12 months, whereas Tech 3’s line-up will characteristic Iker Lecuona and Ducati exile Danilo Petrucci.
“The entire journey to this point has been a dream, however the venture began as properly with a dream to develop into a GP winner in that class, so it’s wonderful to look again and see we have now these GP wins,” KTM boss Pit Beirer stated.
“However I undoubtedly do not need to commit that we’re already title contenders.
“I feel this stress ought to nonetheless be on different guys within the paddock, however we’re actually, actually comfortable that the dream got here true with these GP wins, they’re a reality, they’re on paper and we’re undoubtedly comfortable for extra.”
Whereas the manufacturing facility squad’s colors stay largely the identical as final 12 months, Tech 3 is sporting a putting new all-orange livery after Crimson Bull withdrew its title sponsorship on the finish of final season.
On the Tech 3’s new livery, Beirer added: “Trying to that bike makes us smile. It’s a very clear assertion: KTM have arrived to MotoGP.
“We’re very comfortable and proud to see the bike and I can not wait to see it within the race as a result of bikes all the time look good once they experience for high positions.
“However I feel it’s a very clear assertion that KTM have arrived in MotoGP and we fell in love with this new design already.”