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In today’s increasingly globalized world, it is not enough for any company to just
have excellent products. There has to be passion; there has to be soul, and there
has to be a drive to go beyond excellence not once, but always. That is why KTM
is first and foremost a company that has, since its inception, actively engaged in
motor sports. It does it with only one goal: to win races, to be the best and out of the experience gained, to produce premium quality motorcycles. KTM is, and will always be “Ready to Race”.

Back in 1955 two KTMs roared their way to victory and second place in the international Rupert Hollaus Memorial Race on the Salzburg Autobahn. Onboard the two 125 ccm machines were national champion Paul Schwarz and Erich Trunkenpolz, son of the KTM founder Hans Trunkenpolz. Even before KTM’s overwhelming offroad success, the company had signalled its intention to link its future to motor racing. More than half a century later, after winning an astounding 135 world championship titles and six consecutive victories in the legendary Dakar Rally, the brand KTM is inimitably linked to all forms of motorcycle racing.

Through this commitment to be actively engaged at the highest level, KTM can
draw on the living laboratory of racing to produce the finest motorcycles for its
customers. Feedback from the KTM factory teams, and their passionate and direct involvement in the development process, is the guarantee that every bike that rolls off the production line is also“Ready to Race” and capable of victory.

MOTORSPORT 2008*


ROAD RACING 125
Rider: Randy Krummenacher
Bike: KTM 125
(factory supported teams / riders to be
announced)

ROAD RACING 250
Rider: Hiroshi Aoyama
Mika Kallio
Bike: KTM 250 FRR
(factory supported teams / riders to be
announced)

RED BULL MOTOGP ROOKIES CUP
Bike: KTM RC 125

SUPERSTOCK 1000 FIM WORLD CUP
(selected events)
Bike: KTM 1190 RC8

MOTOCROSS MX1
Team: Red Bull KTM
Rider: Max Nagl
Bike: KTM 450 SX-F

Team: Team Silver Action
Rider: Jonathan Barragan (Factory)
Bike: KTM 450 SX-F

Team: Team Saarholz Racing
Rider: Marcus Schiffer (Factory)
Bike: KTM 450 SX-F

MOTOCROSS MX2
Rider: Tommy Searle
Tyla Rattray
Rui Goncalves
Bike: KTM 250 SX-F

MOTOCROSS MX3
Rider: Sven Breugelmans
Alvaro Lozano
Bike: KTM 505 SX-F

ENDURO
Team: KTM Enduro Factory Team

E1
Rider: Ivan Cervantes
Tom Sager
Bike: Factory KTM 250 EXC-F

E2
Rider: Juha Salminen
Alessandro Belometti
Bike: Factory KTM 450 EXC-R

E3
Rider: Samuli Aro
Marko Tarkkala
Bike: Factory KTM 530 EXC-R

RALLY
Team: Red Bull KTM
Rider: Cyril Despres

Team: Repsol KTM
Rider: Marc Coma
Jordi Viladoms

Team: Telefonica KTM
Rider: Francisco Lopez
KTM Factory support
Rider: David Casteu
Frans Verhoeven
Bike: Factory KTM 690 Rally

SUPERMOTO
Team: Red Bull KTM
Rider: Bernd Hiemer (Factory)
Bike: KTM 450 SM-R

* subjects to change.

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