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F1 stars go two-wheels

F1 stars go two-wheels

F1 stars go two-wheels

The partnership between Red Bull and KTM is proving fruitful : the team managed by Harald Bartol appears as one of the most outstanding teams of the 125cc World Championship and the Austrian factory currently holds second in the Constructors' classification.

Red Bull KTM's Mika Kallio leads the Championship after the first three rounds of the season, and the team scored three consecutive podium, with a third and a win for Kallio at Jerez and Estoril, and a third for Gabor Talmascsi last weekend in Shanghai.

Aside from their 125 World Championship, KTM is also trying to conquest new territories, including the Formula One paddock : Red Bull F1 drivers Christian Klien, David Coulthard and Vitantonio Liuzzi now ride on KTM Supermoto bikes to work.

While the others use bicycles or tiny scooters to move along the race track, Red Bull F1 drivers Christian Klien, David Coulthard and Vitantonio Liuzzi rely on "big bikes" provided by KTM. Red Bull and KTM share a successful relationship, therefore the idea to provide some Supermoto motorcycles to their F1 drivers was obvious.

The three pilots enjoy their new toys anyway, the Austrian Christian Klien even loves to ride on one wheel – just like a pro…

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MotoGP, 2005

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