270 hk i ny KTM superbike
De to testpiloter Mika Kallio og Alex Hofmann har netop afsluttet den første rigtige test af den kommende GP racer fra KTM på Valencia racerbanen i Spanien, nemlig model RC16.
KTM løfter allerede nu sløret for motorydelsen, der er på hele 270 hk, trods det faktum at RC16 endnu ikke er helt færdigudviklet. RC16 kan altså let ende med endnu højere ydelse end 270 hk til de magre 157 køreklare kg.
KTM tror så meget på projektet, så de allerede nu har ansøgt om en wildcard plads til GP løbet i Valencia i november næste år. Egentlig er RC16 en 2017 model, der først skal konkurrere 100% mod de andre i Moto GP i 2017 sæsonen, men KTM vil altså “snydestarte” ultimo 2016.
Og husk, du kan også købe en KTM RC16 med +270hk til indsættelse i dansk racerløb. Hvis altså du ligger inde med 140.000 EUR der står roadracer på.
Her er den officielle pressemedd. fra KTM efter testen på Valencia:
FIRST TEST WITH KTM RC16 MOTOGP BIKE IN VALENCIA
Just four weeks after the official rollout, KTM test riders Alex Hofmann (GER) and Mika Kallio (FIN) last weekend completed the first tests with the new KTM MotoGP motorcycle at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.
Thanks to excellent conditions on the four-kilometer circuit, the two riders were able to put in numerous laps with Hofmann riding the new RC16 on Saturday and Kallio at the helm on Sunday.
Mike Leitner (MotoGP Consultant): “I’m very impressed with what the team has achieved in the four weeks since the rollout. There is already an excellent team spirit and this means a quick response onsite followed by considered action at the factory. The GP circuit at Valencia had a lot more grip than Spielberg (Austria’s Red Bull Ring) but even this worked very well with our package. I’m also happy with our current driver lineup. Both are working very professionally and are very analytical. Alex (Hofmann) delivers many useful inputs and even after one day Mika (Kallio) is already at a level where we can continue to work on improving the entire performance.”
Mika Kallio (MotoGP Test Rider): “Clearly there was still a lot of question marks before the test, but I’m now very happy and I can go into the winter break with a good feeling. Alex and the team have already done impressive work, we had absolutely no problems and we’re already on a really high level. Nevertheless we still have a long way to go and I’m looking forward to the next test. Until then I’m going home to do some racing on ice to keep myself fit.”
Alex Hofmann (MotoGP Test Rider): “It’s good to hear that what we have to say about the bike is going in the same direction. Mika was racing here a few weeks ago and he’s still in full racing mode. He was able to put in very respectful lap times at the end of his first day on the bike. This makes it clear that the entire package is working, which is another important step for the team before the winter.”
In the coming weeks there will be intensive further development of the KTM RC16 using the data collected and the inputs from both test riders ahead of the next test at the beginning of February.