News 19 Feb 2020
Organics by Red Bull branding uncovered by KTM Tech3
New look for Oliveira and Lecuona this MotoGP season.
Red Bull KTM Tech3 will sport ‘Organics by Red Bull’ branding on its pair of RC16s this year in the MotoGP World Championship.
The KTM satellite team launched its 2020 livery alongside Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, where the covers were pulled off the new look that will spearheaded by Miguel Oliveira and Iker Lecuona.
“2020 is about to begin and I would say we are exactly where we expected to be,” said KTM motorsport director Pit Beirer. “We’ve had everything on a road map and have followed it with the full support of the company and the board.
“Last year we worked with a satellite team and four riders that provided valuable feedback and the groups spurred each other on, but, at the same time, it pushed us to the limit for resources and raised us to the peak where we are now. I would not say we have a ‘satellite team’ now but instead we are a KTM ‘pack’ with friendship and trust, and I include our test team in that whole organisation.
“It’s fascinating to be able to develop insanely powerful, high-quality motorcycles – the pinnacle of motorcycling engineering – and we push the materials to the limit. Miguel will definitely put the factory guys under pressure this year and we have huge faith in Iker who has impressed us already.
“Working on the Moto3 project in 2012 was the foundation of our current MotoGP programme and one of the most important steps for our racing department because it allowed us to start, learn fast and build with largely the same group of people.
“We’re happy to be able to play such a big role in that category. We will continue to give it everything we’ve got to make improvements in MotoGP. This is an important season for us. I’m convinced we have done an excellent job in the background to be lining up with a very good motorcycle on the starting grid but we will be measured by our lap-times!”
The MotoGP World Championship kicks off on 1 March at Losail International Circuit in Qatar.