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Encouraging start for KTM Moto2 team in Jerez test

PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:29 pm
by Scotty
http://m.crash.net/motogp/news/240673/1 ... debut.html

Miguel Oliveira, a real class act, posted the fastest time on day 1 of the Jerez Moto2 test. The signs are looking promising, I have a feeling that he and Brad Binder will have a good season, and it's good to see something other than the ubiquitous Kalex chassis at the front of the pack.

Only just over two weeks to wait.....

Re: Encouraging start for KTM Moto2 team in Jerez test

PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:07 am
by Mr_Trecolareco
Yep, hopefully some wins and lot's of top5 for our brand with Miguel 8)

It's a tuff class but it's good start in testing.

Re: Encouraging start for KTM Moto2 team in Jerez test

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:06 pm
by Ducati Pete
Going well so far.

Re: Encouraging start for KTM Moto2 team in Jerez test

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:54 pm
by Colonel_Klinck
Yeah great result in first race of the season. Considering they've never made a 600 frame before it's pretty impressive.

Think it's going to take the MotoGP team a while longer to get competitive though. Hoped they might have done a Suzuki, that bike went very well in its first season.

Re: Encouraging start for KTM Moto2 team in Jerez test

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:32 am
by CEREC1
Colonel_Klinck wrote:Yeah great result in first race of the season. Considering they've never made a 600 frame before it's pretty impressive.

Think it's going to take the MotoGP team a while longer to get competitive though. Hoped they might have done a Suzuki, that bike went very well in its first season.

Just wondering if their commitment to a steel trellis frame maybe a misplaced obsession :roll:

Re: Encouraging start for KTM Moto2 team in Jerez test

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:10 pm
by Ducati Pete
Isn't the motoGP bike a "traditional" ally twin spar affair?

Re: Encouraging start for KTM Moto2 team in Jerez test

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:43 pm
by Scotty
Ducati Pete wrote:Isn't the motoGP bike a "traditional" ally twin spar affair?

No Pete, the MotoGP bike uses a tubular frame like all their other bikes. They have a few iterations of it, I think I recall Bradley Smith saying they brought along five to test recently, and I'd be interested to know the geometric differences between them, and how they felt to ride in comparison with each other....

Re: Encouraging start for KTM Moto2 team in Jerez test

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:08 pm
by Scotty
Just like he did in Moto3 two years ago, Miguel Oliveira gets his first win and then they just keep coming 8) He and Brad Binder will be real forces to be reckoned with in next year’s championship.... how long do we have to wait, how many sleeps left?
Absolutely top job by KTM to make such a good chassis, first time out. :D

Re: Encouraging start for KTM Moto2 team in Jerez test

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:49 pm
by Colonel_Klinck
Will be interesting to see Lowes on a KTM Moto2 next year. I fancy Oliveira for the title. Binder and Lowes hopefully challenging.

MotoGP was a good year as well for KTM. Pol did well. Smith showed glimpses of what he can do. He better up his game or he'll be out for 2019. I'm still hopeful KTM will put that V4 in a road bike. I'd fooking love that as a trackbike.

Re: Encouraging start for KTM Moto2 team in Jerez test

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:40 pm
by Scotty
Yeah, MO44 is my tip for the title too. Should be a very good year in Moto2, with Binder, Lowes and Aegeter (sp?) also on KTM chassis, plus Pasini, Bagnaia, Márquez, Vierge and Danny Kent (if he turns up), just a shame they won’t yet be using the Triumph engines, I’m quite bored with the rather anaemic sound of the current Hondas.