KTM to remain in MotoGP until at least 2026 under new deal

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KTM will stay on the MotoGP grid until at least 2026 after signing a new deal with promotors Dorna.

The firm joined the premier class of FIM Grand Prix Motorcycling at the beginning of 2017. Races had been won in the 125cc and 250cc categories and the inaugural Moto3 championship was claimed in 2012.

KTM also racked 14 Moto2 GP victories in a three-year period thanks to current Red Bull KTM racers Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira.

“I’m extremely happy to be able to announce this new five-year contract with Dorna,” said KTM motorspot boss Pit Beirer.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank Dorna especially and Mr Carmelo Ezpeleta and his whole team because we’ve had four great years together already and they are a really professional partner in this important sport.

“After only a few seasons we have put this project on a very solid base, so it is a positive step to continue our MotoGP involvement up to 2026.”

The company enjoyed their first MotoGP podium finish at the end of the 2018 campaign and their maiden victories in 2020 with two different riders as the KTM RC16 swiftly hit a peak level of performance. In all Grand Prix classes KTM now count 110 winners’ trophies.

By finishing 4th in the 2020 MotoGP Constructors standings the standard has been set for further progression across the next six seasons. MotoGP has pride of place for KTM alongside other important series’ and disciplines such as Rally, MXGP, Enduro and AMA Supercross and Motocross.