MotoGP – KTM gets wings at Red Bull Ring test

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The MotoGP field will be bolstered for the final race of the season after KTM announced its stunning RC16 will be making its competitive debut at the Spanish track.

The bike was tested again at the Red Bull Ring in Austria earlier this week, with both test riders Mika Kallio and Thomas Luthi posting impressive times.

The bike is due to be launched to the public during the Austrian GP, with a parade lap and display, but the Austrian giants will also be wildcarding at the Valencia GP before participating in the post-season testing that follows the final round on the calendar.

The bike’s development programme seems to be going well – Kallio and Luthi were just two seconds behind the factory Ducatis, which stopped the timesheets – and many insiders believe they’ll be competitive from the off next season.

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