Motorcycles at KTM Rollers Heads: TeM Manager Mike Leitner loses his job

11:40  25 november  2021
11:40  25 november  2021 Source:   de.motorsport.com

Oliveira in qualifying only penultimate: What digresses him in Silverstone

 Oliveira in qualifying only penultimate: What digresses him in Silverstone © Motorsport Images KTM Pilot Miguel Oliveira Fight in Silverstone with blunt weapons Even before the Motogp summer break Miguel Oliveira had a real run. In four races, the KTM driver collected as many points as WM-Leader Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha). But then Spielberg came: Oliveira crashed and struck the wrist. Since then, not really much went to Portuguese. He also drives in Silverstone. But with his physical, this has less to do as he explains.

KTM finishes cooperation with Mike Leitner. After five years of age, Leitner will no longer act as a team manager for the manufacturer from Mattighofen. It is expected that Francesco Guidotti of Pramac-Ducati changes to KTM and becomes the successor of Leitner.

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Pit Beirer, KTM Motor Sport Director, thanks Leitner for its contribution in recent years: "Mike was a key figure in our mission to fight the best in the world of street racing."

"Together we have created a MotoGP structure with the right personnel and the right drivers, which has scored outstanding results in the royal class of the sport," accounted at Amarer. "We started building our RC16 and the entire plan on a blank sheet of paper and under his leadership we put together a great team. A team that made the challenge of the MotoGP."

Brad Binder in Misano: KTM has again a difficult weekend

 Brad Binder in Misano: KTM has again a difficult weekend © Motorsport Images Since the summer break Brad Binder is the strongest KTM driver also at the Grand Prix of San Marino in Misano Brad Binder for KTM the coals from the fire . On an overall difficult weekend for the Austrian brand, the South Africans conquered nine. Thus, KTM was found in the end result behind Ducati, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and Aprilia. "A top-10 result is not bad, we were also just in eighth place," says TeamManager Mike Leitner.

"Now, after seven common years, we decided to reorganize our MotoGP leadership for the future, and I can not express how much we want to thank him for all the work he has put into this project," So the KTM motor sports director.

"Mike has worked very hard to bring us into the first row from the backstarts and his commitment has contributed a large part to our success story," thanks themselves with Leitner.

In the expired MotoGP season, Brad Binder landed as the best KTM pilot on position six of the driver's ranking. Team College Miguel Oliveira slipped down to the 14th position in the second half of the season. The Tech-3 pilots Iker Lecuona and Danilo Petrucci ended the MotoGP season at positions 20 and 21.

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Lecuona’s MotoGP farewell “difficult to manage” after pre-race tears .
Tech3’s Iker Lecuona says his final MotoGP outing at the Valencia Grand Prix was “tough to manage” as pre-race tears left his mind “in another world” at the start.Lecuona’s time in MotoGP has been tough, with his debut season last year coming after he’d contested 89 fewer grands prix than fellow KTM rookie Brad Binder having only made his circuit racing debut on production machinery in 2015.

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