The new KTM satellite team has presented the KTM RC16 team motorcycle as a great novelty, which from now on appears in the red and white characteristic of GasGas.
After having its own structure in Moto3 and Moto2, KTM completes the cycle by taking GasGas to MotoGP. Hervé Poncharal will continue to manage the structure, and not Jorge Martínez Aspar, as happens in the small categories. Basically it’s just a name change, but everything remains the same as it was with the Tech3.
What changes are the pilots. Raúl Fernández and Remy Gardner were ruled out by KTM, the first going to the Aprilia satellite team and the second to the Superbike World Championship with Yamaha. KTM wants experience.
Pol Espargaró returns to the orange house to wear the colors of GasGas. After two tortuous years at Honda, the little Espargaró is back in the KTM environment
The team is completed by Augusto Fernández (AF37), the only rookie that will be in MotoGP in 2023. The current Moto2 champion arrives in the premier class with the hope of having a great first season. It has quality for it and it will be necessary to see its adaptation to the most demanding category of the World Cup