With today’s team presentation close to KTM’s headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria, Red Bull KTM Tech3 ultimately kicked off the 2019 season, unveiling their brand-new blue and orange livery, which captivates with some particular elements in chrome. Both, Hafizh Syahrin and Miguel Oliveira, who will compete in the MotoGP class this year, plus Philipp Öttl and Marco Bezzecchi, leading the Red Bull KTM Tech3 Moto2 project where on stage to proudly uncover their new machines.
Following some intense days at the Sepang International Circuit, the Red Bull KTM Tech3 duo rounded out the pre-season test in Malaysia today with significant steps forward. While comparing different geometry settings and tyres, Miguel Oliveira lowered his pace from Wednesday by a full second, braking the 2-minutes mark while doing 38 laps today and 158 laps in total over the course of the official test. Moreover, the MotoGP rookie missed out on the top KTM rider by just 0.309 seconds.
With track temperatures up to 60 degrees Celsius, the Red Bull KTM Tech3 duo faced a second boiling hot day of testing at the Sepang International Circuit today. Following an intense opening, Miguel Oliveira completed further 61 laps on Thursday while working on various settings; from chassis to engine. The Portuguese MotoGP newcomer wrapped up the day in 20th, improving his lap time from Wednesday by 0.230 seconds.