KTM Leaves Superstock for German Superbike

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KTM has been taking Bill Murray’s “baby-steps” approach to racing with their 1190 RC8 R. Moving out of superstock racing, KTM has announced that they will enter into the German Superbike (IDM) series. This move shall be KTM’s last step before entering into the World Superbike Championship (WSBK) in 2010.

KTM will enter into the IDM with the same team and rider as they have been using in the Superstock series using the experience of Konrad Hefele, with German Stefan Nebel and Belgian Didier Van Keymeulen at the helms. Nebel has IDM titles, while Van Keymeulen IDM is the winner of the 2005 World SuperStock Series.

Despite this incremental moves, KTM has already been testing their SBK bike in Spain in past weeks. Look for Team Orange at a paddock near you in the 2010