Randy de Puniet to become KTM test rider

Veteran Frenchman to step in until the end of the season

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing test rider Mika Kallio crashed in the German GP and damaged his knee, with serious surgery needed and a longer period of recovery expected after the incident. That leaves Austrian factory KTM without a test rider, and it has been announced that veteran Frenchman Randy de Puniet will be stepping into the role for what remains of 2018.

De Puniet, a former premier class podium finisher, was also involved in the project in its infancy.