Bastianini & Viñales confirmed at Red Bull KTM Tech3 from 2025

The Italian and the Spaniard are to race in a re-branded Red Bull KTM Tech3 squad with full-factory machinery

KTM have announced an all-new line-up for Red Bull KTM Tech3 from 2025: Enea Bastianini and Maverick Viñales! In a new era for KTM’s MotoGP™ factory presence in 2025, the Red Bull KTM Tech3 squad will be re-branded and complement the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team in orange.

Bastianini and Viñales be equipped with full-factory KTM RC16 machinery in 2025 as part of a multi-year agreement and will form a Red Bull orange quartet with stars Brad Binder and Pedro Acosta in the adjacent set-up at Red Bull KTM Factory Racing.

Bastianini made his world championship debut ten years ago with a KTM RC4, after also becoming a race winner in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. He claimed six victories and more than 30 podiums in both Moto3™ and Moto2™ through a seven-season education phase culminating in winning the 2020 Moto2™ World Championship. The Italian moved up to MotoGP™ in 2021 at the age of 23 and has logged six wins and 12 podiums through the course of his three and a half years in the division to-date.

Already a race winner in 2024, and the first rider in the MotoGP™ era to triumph with three different manufacturers, Maverick Viñales brings outstanding experience and talent to the team. The #12 was also KTM’s second-ever Moto3™ World Champion back in 2013. Four seasons in Moto3™ and Moto2™ resulted in four consecutive top three championship finishes. He joined the premier class in 2015 and registered the first of his 10 MotoGP™ wins to date in the following campaign. Viñales has taken 35 premier class podiums and banked two championship bronze medals in his decade tenure. He has won at least one Grand Prix in seven of those ten years in MotoGP™.

Red Bull KTM Maverick Viñales 2025 Signing
Red Bull KTM Maverick Viñales 2025 Signing

Nicolas Goyon, Tech3 Racing MotoGP Team Manager: “We are delighted to announce that Enea and Maverick will be with us next year and we convert back to KTM. We cannot forget our first MotoGP wins were taken in orange! We cannot hide our pride that these two talented riders have decided to ride our bikes. It shows we’ve followed the right road, and our technology can fight at the front for the championship. We would like to thank Pierer Mobility AG for the quality of their support. Our collaboration has reached the top level this year and I’m sure it will keep growing in the future. We’d also like to thank Red Bull for their dedication with us. We have a clear commitment towards victory and that’s why Enea and Maverick have decided to join the program.”

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports Director: “We’re very happy we could bring both Enea and Maverick into our MotoGP project and give them full factory backing and support to keep following their goals and to reach their maximum performance. It’s clear we are talking about two of the fastest riders in the world right now and it is a compliment that they trust us and the first-class operation we’ve created together with Red Bull KTM Tech3. The team’s label for 2025 says it all: it is time to strengthen the KTM name again and we couldn’t think of a better way to bring this kind of value to the company than for Enea and Maverick to go full Red Bull orange. Let’s push on for the rest of 2024 now and then look forward to this new start for next year.”