How KTM has ended up with an embarrassment of MotoGP riches
Forming a ladder all the way from Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP, KTM has created a steady stream of top talents in grand prix racing delivering the Austrian marque with the success expected of the brand. Here's how it has gone about it.
There are few brands in motorsport in any form throughout history that have been as successful across multiple disciplines as KTM. It’s won more championships on two wheels than I’ve had hot dinners.
The bulk of its success has come off-road. KTM has been the all-conquering force in motocross and Enduro racing since it won its first title in the former category in 1974 with Russian racer – and later a Major of the Soviet Army – Guennady Moisseev in the 250cc class. This marked the first of 96 world titles for KTM in the MXGP’s various classes, while it would win 114 in Enduro. You can also add 19-successive wins in the Dakar Rally on two wheels for KTM.
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