20 years and counting – KTM and Motorex continue partnership
The alliance between KTM Factory Racing teams and lubricant provider, MOTOREX, will reach two decades of existence as the two companies have united once more for a multi-year contract across the disciplines.
The collaboration between KTM’s factory motorsport department and the Swiss oil manufacturer began in 2003, with the Austrian manufacturer fresh from their first years of Dakar Rally success – a streak of performances since 2001 that has now reached 19 victories.
That has since spread into MXGP, EnduroGP, Hard Enduro and SuperEnduro World Championships as well as countless national series.
KTM’s technical development at the sharp end of racing aligns perfectly with the high standards of MOTOREX’s range and their own goals of evolution through single-minded competition. The subsequent use of MOTOREX product in KTM’s vast production portfolio and as their main ‘first fill’ choice further underlines the mutual trust.
For 2023 MOTOREX will continue to be a valuable partner in KTM’s work and goals on various racetracks. From the speed of Moto2™ and Moto3™ to the tough, diverse challenges of MXGP, AMA Supercross and Pro National Motocross, OFFROAD, Hard Enduro, EnduroGP and, of course, to Rally where Kevin Benavides’ recent DAKAR success fired the year on all cylinders; the distinctive MOTOREX green logo will continue to be a visual part of the READY TO RACE KTM package.
Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports Director: “MOTOREX have been with us from the beginning, and from the point where KTM became a major international racing force across the world. Our development and all of our results, now over 330 world titles, have been built on some shared values and the fact that we both want the best and we both aim to win! We go again for 2023, where we have already taken the DAKAR and we can be hopeful for some stories on the tracks as we get deep into the seasons.”
Edi Fischer, CEO, and Ronald Kabella, Director of Powersports, MOTOREX AG: “Trust and reliability are essential qualities in any partnership and our numerous joint projects in the areas of first fill, series production, global aftermarket and racing over the past 20 years have only served to strengthen them. Even after nearly 120 world championships involving countless hours of nervous anticipation, nail-biting and finger-crossing at the racetrack, our collaboration has lost none of its allure. Both partners are thoroughly convinced that the partnership between KTM and MOTOREX will deliver more interesting results in the future too. And we're proud to play our part in the continuing success story of the KTM Group going forward.”