KTM Factory Racing and Tech3 KTM Factory Racing have become the latest teams to unveil their bikes for the upcoming MotoGP season.
In a joint presentation, which took place online, the two teams uncovered their liveries which will take to the grid in 2021.
The KTM Factory bike remains relatively unchanged from previous seasons however, the Tech3 KTM has undergone a striking change.
The Tech3 KTM will run without the blue that has been present on the bike in the past few years, instead taking to the grid in a very striking orange, matching that of KTM’s ‘traditional’ colour.
Both KTM teams will have new riders in their pit-box this year, with Miguel Oliveira switching from Tech3 to KTM Factory Racing and Danilo Petrucci jumping from Ducati to Tech3.
In a press release, KTM Motorsport Director, Pit Beirer, said KTM’s factory outfit does not want to commit to being title contenders before the season gets underway.
“The whole MotoGP journey so far has been a dream but the project started with a dream to become a GP winner in that class, so it is amazing to look back and see where we have come,” he said.
“However I definitely don’t want to commit to us already being title contenders.
“I think this pressure should still be on the other guys in the paddock but we are really, really happy that the dream came true with these GP wins.”
In 2020, both KTM Factory Racing and Tech3 scored eight podiums altogether, which included three wins throughout the season.
This year both teams will head to the grid with the aim of pushing even further and be consistently finishing in the top points positions.
Herve Poncharal, Team Manager at Tech3 KTM Factory Racing, said in a press release that his team will be pushing for more this year, after a strong 2020 campaign.
“We are a happy team, everybody is very impatient to start the 2021 season but before we go to Qatar, there is a great moment for KTM and Tech3 to happen, which is this presentation,” he said.
“We will be wearing the full KTM factory colours, which is a great recognition for our partnership but also a lot of weight on our shoulders to keep pushing even more.
“We know we represent the brand and we know how important a MotoGP bike with the full factory colours is for everyone.”