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Motorcycles KTM Confirmed: Francesco Guidotti becomes successor to Mike Leitner

02:06  02 december  2021
02:06  02 december  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Storm hits KTM : Mike Leitner ‘falls’ in the manufacturer structure to become team consultant. This morning came the unexpected announcement of the departure of Mike Leitner from KTM to take up roles in the MotoGP structure. The position of director of the austrian team then remains open, but it may not take long to be found – this is because Francesco Guidotti is appointed as a possibility to take on the place.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing has confirmed that Francesco Guidotti will be its team manager from the 2022 MotoGP season. The now former Pramac Racing team manager replaces Mike Leitner , whose departure was announced just under a week ago. The move represents a homecoming for Guidotti , who oversaw KTM ’s 125cc and 250cc world championship efforts for four years. He subsequently worked in the Superbike World Championship for two years, and then a decade at Pramac. “I was a team manager for KTM from 2006 to 2009 and then took some valuable experience

Neuzugang Francesco Guidotti mit KTM-Motorsport-Direktor Pit Beirer © KTM New entry Francesco Guidotti with KTM Motorsport Director Pit Beirer

KTM has officially confirmed that Francesco Guidotti became successor to Mike Leitner in the MODOGP season 2022. Guidotti changes from Pramac-Ducati to KTM and takes over the role of the team manager in the Austrians. Already 15 years ago, the Italian worked for KTM.

"I was from 2006 to 2009 team manager at KTM and then collected some valuable experiences in another series before I returned to the MotoGP," says Guidotti and is looking forward to his return: "Now I can close the circle."

With KTM Guidotti wants to make the next step in his career. "KTM has always been very ambitious and hungry with her racing programs and we can see that it is not different in the MotoGP. It's unbelievable what you have achieved in such a short time and there is still a lot of what we can do" , the former Pramac-Ducati manager is convinced.

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Upheaval for Ducati: KTM has snatched the manager from the Tuscan team. The indiscretion comes from La Gazzetta dello Sport, but it’s confirmed news: Paolo Campinoti learned about it only in the morning and it came as quite a surprise because recently Guidotti had refused a similar offer from Suzuki which has to find a manager to replace Shinichi Sahara , also having to fill the role this year. At the same time - but this was already known - as the arrival of Fabiano Sterlacchini, the ex-Ducati man who left the Borgo Panigale manufacturer some time ago, comes the news that Mike Leitner will be

KTM MotoGP technical director Mike Leitner will depart the team, with Pramac's Francesco Guidotti set to take his place in the role. The KTM team, which will enter its sixth season in MotoGP next year, is currently seeking to take a new step forward in its project which, after a successful 2020 in which the Austrian manufacturer secured its first victories in the top tier, has stagnated On Thursday morning KTM confirmed Motorsport.com's report by officially announcing Leitner 's departure from his current role - though confirmed he would remain in a consultancy position with the Austrian manufacturer.

"I'm very happy to be back and to be a part of the ambitious quest for more success," notes Guidotti. And KTM Motorsport Director Pit Beirer is pleased about the obligation and looks at a promising future.

"It's a pleasure to have Francesco again with us and someone who knows our culture and the species as we deny at KTM racing," commented at Amarer. "We wanted to refresh the MotoGP management structure and we believe that his Input and his ideas will give us a new momentum for our sixth season."

personnel is well prepared for the coming years. "With people like Francesco, Fabiano Sterlacchini, Herve Poncharal, Jens Hainbach and Aki Ajo we know that we have the best possible leadership to advance us and to put more MotoGP milestones for the company," says Bitherer.

MotoGP 2022: Pramac-Ducati obliges successor of Francesco Guidotti .
© Pramac Racing Claudio Calabresi becomes new team manager at Pramac-Ducati Claudio Calabresi is the new Team Manager of Pramac in the MotoGP. Thus, the search for a successor of Francesco Guidotti has ended an end, which was covered by KTM a few weeks ago ( more information ). Calabresi is considered an experienced manager and has already gained experience as a team manager at the Pramac Motoe team.

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