Dani Pedrosa has been at the Red Bull Ring again as the MotoGP™ Legend and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing continue testing their RC16 that showed signs of brilliance at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España and Gran Premio Red Bull de Andalucia.
Pol Espargaro had led the way in praising the work Pedrosa has been doing with KTM since his arrival as a test rider in 2019, and results are showing on track with all four of the Austrian factory’s riders. Over the two weekends at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto, Espargaro equalled KTM’s best dry MotoGP™ result, with Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech3) equalling his best premier class finish – before the Portuguese rider stuck his RC16 5th on the grid for the Andalucia GP.
Rookie Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) turned heads in Jerez, with his race pace very similar to that of Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) and the podium finishers. Iker Lecuona (Red Bull KTM Tech3) may have crashed in both races, but the Spanish rookie also showed signs that he and the RC16 have gelled well.
The future is bright for KTM and with three-time World Champion Pedrosa steering the testing ship, there’s no doubt the improvements are going to keep on coming.