Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and the new-look Tech3 KTM Factory Racing team took to the track for two sunny days of 2022 pre-season testing at Jerez. Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira continued to refine ideas for the latest generation of the KTM RC16 while rookies Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez got to grips with their first set-up work ahead of their maiden campaigns in the premier class.
Sebastian Risse, Technical Coordinator MotoGP: “Our new season has just begun! We had two intense days here in Jerez and with two new riders in our line-up. This was a good start and we still need to work a lot to integrate them into this class and to explore the bike and their abilities. With our two more experienced riders we focused on a lot of different development areas. We had new ideas and components in practically every area of the bike. Some we already tested in the previous IRTA session in Misano. There are also a lot of things coming over from the test team to the race team and luckily with good conditions we could get a lot done. As always, we are far from ticking all the boxes but we made some improvements and we know what we want to work-on over the winter. We will have a good plan ready for Sepang.”
Results MotoGP Jerez IRTA test 2021 Combined times
1. Francesco Bagnaia (ITA), Ducati 1:36.8722. Takaaki Nakagami (JPN) Honda +0.4413. Fabio Quartararo (FRA) Yamaha +0.4524. Johann Zarco (FRA) Ducati +0.4845. Enea Bastianini (ITA), Ducati +0.53013. Brad Binder (RSA), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +1.07016. Miguel Oliveira (POR), Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +1.21320. Raul Fernandez (ESP), Tech3 KTM Factory Racing +1.81922. Remy Gardner (AUS), Tech3 KTM Factory Racing +1.856Contact:Press & PR ManagerSebastian Kuhn+43 676 599 firstname.lastname@example.org