MotoGP – KTM extends test programme ahead of GP return

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KTM is expanding its MotoGP test programme after adding Randy de Puniet and Thomas Luthi to its test team ahead of the manufacturer’s return to racing’s premier class in 2017.

Alex Hofmann and Mika Kallio have already begun turning laps on the company’s RC16 bike, and they will be bolstered with the addition of WSBK exile De Puniet and Moto2 pilot Luthi.

De Puniet has extensive MotoGP and WSBK experience, and was instrumental in developing Suzuki’s GP racer, while Luthi will combine his testing role with his Moto2 ride.

The bike will be officially unveiled at the Red Bull Ring during the Austrian GP, and will make its racing debut as a wildcard entry at the season finale at Valencia.

 

 

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