After four years of creating the RC16 in MotoGP, Pol Espargaró will certainly not belong to the 2021 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team. Espargaró will certainly be replaced by Miguel Oliveira for the 2021 MotoGP World Champion Collection. Oliveira is presently on the Red Bull KTM Tech3 satellite group. Oliveira will be teamed with 2020 novice Brad Binder on the factory team. With Oliveira going up, current Ducati Team factory cyclist Danilo Petrucci is taking the Tech3 port in 2021, riding with existing newbie Iker Lecuona.
Oliveira and also Binder have a rich background as Red Bull KTM colleagues. MotoGP They were matched together in 2015 on the Red Bull KTM Ajo team in Moto3, and also 2017 and also 2018 in Moto2. The two motorcyclists have shared a General Practitioner podium six times in their jobs.
” I’m truly satisfied regarding this possibility that KTM have actually provided me for the next two years,” Oliveira said. “I really feel that they trust me to reveal my worth as a cyclist in this project. Because day one, I have actually provided my ideal to the bike and believed in its prospective to attain great results, as well as this is what we want to deliver in the near future. I assume we remain in the appropriate place to do it, and for me to develop as a motorcyclist. It’s a great, wonderful opportunity. We still have to concentrate on 2020, yet I feel happy for this excellent challenge.”.
This increases the rumors that Espargaró is headed to Repsol Honda Group to change present Moto2 World Champion Alex Márquez. As a result of the delayed start of the MotoGP schedule, Márquez has actually not lined up for a race in the MotoGP class.
” It offers me wonderful enjoyment to stick these 4 starving people together for our MotoGP program,” KTM Motorsport Supervisor Pit Beirer claimed. “Brad as well as Miguel have an efficient working relationship as well as have actually shown the ability as well as the need to win races through all stages of Grand Prix. Our team believe they have the determination essential to press our MotoGP task ahead.”.
Red Bull KTM Race Supervisor Mike Leitner included, MotoGP “We have 2 really skilled motorcyclists in Red Bull KTM Manufacturing Facility Competing for 2021, as well as we’ve seen in both Moto2 as well as Moto3 what they are able to do. It’s wonderful to be able to bring both of them with the rankings into MotoGP. Miguel has actually currently made positive very first steps in the classification and also performed so well at Red Bull Ring last year. He was unfortunate with the crash at Silverstone due to the fact that he experienced his shoulder for the remainder of the period. We expect him to have a good champion this year and also be much more all set to change set-ups for 2021.”.