KTM begins 2015 Moto3 assault

By Matthew Birt -

MotoGP

 09 May 2014 09:35

KTM has already kicked off its factory Moto3 assault for 2015 after testing next year’s factory bike in a behind-closed-doors test at the Almeria track in Spain recently.

The bike is a complete revamp of the current machine that has made a stunning start to 2014, with Romano Fenati’s second win of the season in Jerez preserving the Austrian factory’s 100% winning record in 2014.

It was KTM’s 50th Grand Prix success, but they are clearly not resting on their laurels.

MCN has learned that Tarran Mackenzie, the 18-year-old son of triple BSB champion Niall, who competes in the National Superstock 600 series in Britain, was involved in the first test of the 2015 KTM not long after Jack Miller’s opening race triumph in Qatar.

Dakota Mamola, who is the son of four-times MotoGP runner-up Randy, was reportedly also asked to give his impressions of the new KTM, which features an all-new engine and chassis package.