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The Belle of the Ball, KTM Unveils Its 2021 MotoGP Liveries

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The MotoGP team unveilings continue, with now KTM showing its factory and satellite colors.

The livery on the Red Bull KTM Racing machines looks fairly unchanged from the previous season, but the new livery for Tech3’s KTM RC16 looks downright stunning in its low-key orange and black paint scheme.

Proof that less is more, the effect on the Tech3 KTM machines is palpable, and we are a big fan of the changes made to the fairing’s colors.

As a reminder, for the 2021 MotoGP Championship season, the factory KTM sees Brad Binder returning to the factory squad, while Miguel Oliveira is getting the bump from the satellite team to full-factory status. 

Meanwhile at Tech3, we see Danilo Petrucci moving from Ducati to the KTM, while we see Iker Lecuona hoping to improve upon his tough 2020 season with the French team.


“The whole MotoGP journey so far has been a dream but the project started with a dream to become a GP winner in that class, so it is amazing to look back and see where we have come,” said Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsport Director.

“However, I definitely don’t want to commit to us already being title contenders. I think this pressure should still be on other guys in the paddock but we are really, really happy that the dream came true with these GP wins. They are a fact. They are on paper and we are definitely hungry for more.”

“We have great staff and everybody is pushing hard. I think that is the style of KTM and the whole company: to have this new spirit with a new goal means the whole company sticks together and we do it together. It brings extra energy.”

“All four of our riders all have incredible skills and talent otherwise they would not be in that class but then in detail they are all different and in different ways they go for their goal. All four are still riding in that very last second of motorcycle racing.”

“We have our first wins in the pocket but now the new season is starts and everything begins from zero. I will be happy with 2021 if our riders finishing the last GP without any injuries and we can think back to some very successful races. That’s what I am looking for.”


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Photos: © 2021 Philip Platzer / KTM – All Rights Reserved

Jensen Beeler

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