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KTM juniors in high spirits for Catalunya

KTM juniors in high spirits for Catalunya

KTM juniors in high spirits for Catalunya

After securing an impressive 1-2 in last weekend's IDM round held at Pannoniar, Hungary, the Red Bull ADAC KTM riders are set for their first GP outing of the season.

19 year-old Michael Ranseder already had two wildcard entries last year, at Brno and Valencia. The Austrian is looking forward to the Catalonian GP, having had the opportunity to test there last winter.

"It's a great opportunity because the best riders are there and the races are tough and close. Anything can happen in the 125 races, you never know who will win until the chequered flag. It's also nice to travel to the races," said Ranseder.

"Barcelona will be the hardest of our four planned wildcard entries because there will be many Spaniards on the grid! They will be very motivated in front of their supporters. I think I will have to be quick from the very first practice session, so I don't lose too much ground on them – I'll need to get a good position on the grid. It will be hard, but not impossible. I hope I can do it; then I can think about scoring points in a World Championship race."

Stefan Bradl, 15 year-old son of former GP winner Helmut Bradl, will just be looking to gain as much experience as possible on his World Championship debut.
"I'm going to Barcelona to learn. I want to get the most from riding with the other riders, it will about gaining experience. In the German Championship, Michael and I are the strongest riders and our KTMs are the best bikes. It's fun racing against Michael, but I want to move on. In Grand Prix racing the fight is tough, harder and faster. So I'm looking forward to this weekend in Barcelona to see how far we can go…"


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