Any excuse to see some high-resolution photos of the KTM RC16 in its Tech3 livery – amiright???
The start of the 2022 MotoGP Championship season is rapidly approaching us, which means that the various grand prix teams are launching their racing efforts for the year.
My colleague David Emmett called the team launches glorified dog and pony shows, and that is largely because the bikes we see aren’t really the 2022-spec machines, and most of what is said at these events are platitudes written for sponsors.
I will retort though, that high-res images of some of the finest motorcycles on the planet never gets old, and the satellite Tech3 livery on the KTM RC16 is certainly a stunning combination that adds to the motolust.
For this season, the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing team is racing with two MotoGP rookies: Remy Gardner and Raúl Fernández.
Our eyes might be on the bikes today, but it will be the Tech3 riders and their progress in 2022 that will surely capture the headlines going forward – there are big expectations in the paddock for Gardner and Fernández.
Tech3 boss Hervé Poncharal is known for his eye for talented young riders, and in Gardner and Fernández, the Frenchman has two rookies who could become big-name stars in the sport…if their prospects go the right way.
As I am fond of saying, time will tell on that accord.
Until the MotoGP season starts in earnest, let us feast on the 165 photos below (shot by the talented Philip Platzer) and wonder if the KTM RC16 will make the step it needs in 2022 to rival at the front of the pack. Enjoy!
Photos: © 2022 Philip Platzer / KTM – All Rights Reserved