KTM Select Binder & Luthi For Inaugural Moto2 Run In 2017

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KTM Racing currently is taking part in the Moto3 Championship and now it has confirmed its larger participation. The Austrian-based manufacturer has decided that it will be taking part in the 2017 Moto2 Championship as well.

Previously, KTM Racing Team was working feverishly to develop a competitive bike for MotoGP. In the 2017 season, KTM Racing will be taking part in all three classes of the most competitive racing series. KTM will be part of the Moto3, Moto2, and MotoGP Championships.

Stefan Pierer, CEO of KTM has acknowledged that the Moto2 KTM Racing Team will be led by Aki Ajo. KTM Racing Team will be fielding a two-rider team consisting of Thomas Luthi and Brad Binder. No other details on the upcoming project has been revealed so far.

Powering the KTM Racing Team in the Moto2 Championship will be Honda's CBR600RR engine. The chassis, however, will be developed by KTM for its own unique characteristics. Moto2 bikes have to use only Honda's CBR600RR engine until 2018, after which the Championship will have to find an all-new engine supplier.

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Story first published: Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 9:37 [IST]
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